The INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT Certification programme (icm)

Certification in Intercultural Management

An exclusively offered certification Programme designed for consultants and managers. Our main goal is to offer high-quality education in the field of culture and management based on a fusion of academic research and practical experience.

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The programme

The ICM programme consists of four parts:

  • Pre-course e-learning (including readings, group exercises, a virtual master class on culture)
  • Four days face to face course and workshops or 10 virtual modules.
  • Six personal coaching sessions *
  • Observation and feedback 

To ensure the safety of both our participants and expert trainers, our programmes have been completely redesigned to offer the same high level of learning via virtual means. Should the situation warrant it, the ICM programme is delivered virtually.


Designed for

Our intensive blended learning programme is designed for consultants and managers interested in using our know-how in the field of culture and management. Please note that you can only participate if and when you also want to become an Associate Partner of Hofstede Insights. 

Are you an internal consultant? We offer a modified attendance to this programme for internal corporate trainers to use our materials for internal talent and learning training development. For more information please contact us below. 



This intensive blended learning programme is organised twice a year and is hosted by certified Senior Hofstede Insights consultants.

DATE LOCATION Download the brochure Apply
September 20th 2021- Feb 23 2022. Virtual (0 seats left) Download More information and application
April 25, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 6, 8, one on one coaching, September 21. Virtual (12 seats available)   Download Apply 



The objective of the certification process is to enhance your proficiency in the field of Intercultural Management by incorporating classical cultural theory and Hofstede Insights' knowledge, concepts, methodology and materials into your existing intercultural skill set.

Pre-course learning

This dedicated online learning includes

Face to face courses and workshops or virtual equivalent

Conducted by one or two senior certification agent(s) this course includes:

  • An extensive background on the 6-D model of National Culture
  • Practical applications of the model 
  • Consulting and training exercises
  • Sales exercises 
  • Two dinners for informal learning and sharing (in case of face to face) 
Post-course assignments

The goal of the post-course assignments is to ensure your continuous development as a Hofstede Insights consultant.*

  • During six coaching sessions, you will work together with your assigned coach on improvement points suggested by our learning specialists. 
  • You will observe a member of the network during a training programme. 
  • You will be observed by a member of the network during a complete first project, including the acquisition of an assignment, the preparation and the delivery. 
  • Your Coach will then evaluate your first delivery. The minimal grade to obtain the final certification is 4 (scale 1-5).

(*only for associate partners) 

Timetable for the next virtual Certification 

Module 1 

Kick-off & Introduction

April 25 15.00 to 17.00 EEST

Module 2

The Dimensions

April 27th15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 3

Applications and Practical tools

May 4th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 4

Combination of Dimensions 

May 11th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 5

The Culture Clusters

May 18th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 6

Developing a Training Session 

May 25th 15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 7

Developing a Case Study

 June 1st   15.00 to 18.00 EEST

Module 8

Available tools and marketing guidelines

 June 6th 15.00 to 17.00 EEST

Module 9

Sales Pitch

 June 8th  15.00 to 18.00 EEST


Coaching Sessions: Six coaching sessions starting from Module 9 *

To be agreed upon between participant and Coach

Module 10

How to Make a Proposal

September 21st 15.00 to 18.00 EEST.

I found the quality of the course to be world-class, extremely professional and very well run. Overall I really loved the experience, the relaxed nature of the team, the professionalism of the course, the content and the facilitators.

Certification course participant 2019

The course itself provides the right context to make the theory fall into place. Both facilitators make the content come to life by the stories they share.

Certification course Participant 2019
Thank you so much for this great opportunity. It was great that I could meet many working people from various countries with a lot of intercultural experiences. It was a very interesting experience.
Certification Course Participant 2018
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