Intercultural professional development programs (IPDP)

Bridging Cultures, Changing the World

Are you:

  • A vibrant and motivated thinker with a respectful curiosity about global cultures?
  • Keen on developing critical intercultural understanding and knowledge?
  • Looking to build a professional portfolio and skill set that enables you to work with diverse groups of people locally and internationally?
  • Interested in paid opportunities to help foster a more culturally aware Brock campus?
  • Committed to equity, inclusion and helping to create a sense of belonging?

If your answer to three or more of these questions is YES, then you may be an excellent candidate for one of our Brock University Intercultural Professional Develop Programs. 

As an intercultural mentor you will have the opportunity to:

  • Create and/or lead intercultural workshops, activities and/or events across campus for students that incorporate evidenced-based adult learning approaches.
  • Participate in free leadership development opportunities and intercultural training sessions.
  • Acquire the Intercultural Mentorship Certification from the Brock University President at our annual awards ceremony.
  • Gain Campus Wide Co-curricular credits.
  • An option to obtain the Instructional Skills Workshop Certification (ISW) in collaboration with Brock’s Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI)
  • Get PAID to lead various intercultural workshop activities.

All while working as part of a dynamic and motivated team of peers.

Requirements

In order to become an intercultural mentor, candidates must:

  • Submit an application via email to tmclennon@brocku.ca
  • Complete the Student Intercultural Certificate Level 1.
    • This certificate contains three modules and can be completed in a total of six (6) hours.
  • Participate in 10 hours of training which includes: Intercultural, conflict management anti-racism, global citizenship, anti-ableism, decolonial and human rights education and skill development.

Interested in gaining intercultural skills, training and certification?

Eager to help create a culturally aware Brock campus but don’t have the availability for the mentorship program?

Well then, our intercultural volunteer stream may be perfect for you.

  • Gain valuable experience and participate in stimulating dialogue.
  • Make meaningful connections while building leadership skills.
  • Earn Campus-wide Co-Curricular credits.
  • Acquire the Intercultural Ambassador Certificate.

 

Requirements

In order to become an intercultural volunteer candidates must:

  • Submit an application via email to tmclennon@brocku.ca
  • Complete the Student Intercultural Certificate Level 1.
    • This certificate contains three modules and can be completed in a total of six (6) hours.

To acquire the Ambassador certification volunteers must then:

  • Complete fifteen (15) volunteer hours over any two consecutive terms (16 weeks/8 months).
    • These hours can be completed in a way that works with your academic schedule.

Are you looking to gain work experience as part of your program of studies at Brock? We offer opportunities for a limited number of Intercultural interns each term including spring/summer. We will happily work with you, your professor or academic supervisor to get you the experience that will set you up for success. Email tmclennon@brocku.ca with your request.

These programs allow Brock students to increase their cross-cultural knowledge base while also developing critical problem-solving and leadership skills, invaluable in today’s global and diverse society.

Each program features unique learning and work opportunities with varying levels of required time commitment and benefits. Everyone can choose the program that best suits their needs and schedules.

For more information follow the links or contact Trecia McLennon at tmclennon@brocku.ca