Course “Diversity and intercultural competences”

Fünfmonatige Weiterbildung, die Wissen, eine klare Haltung und Handlungskompetenzen vermittelt, um souverän mit Interkulturalität und Vielfalt umzugehen.

Seminars & Trainings
Education, Intercultural Competences, Migration & Refugees


5 modules
(96 teaching units)

5 months
(12 days, usually Thu/Fri)

Addressing the topics of “migration, flight and integration” is often characterised by emotions, prejudices, intolerance and exclusion. Therefore, a space is needed where personal insecurities and questions can be expressed and alternative action strategies can be developed. The course offers space for confrontation and learning. Accordingly, experts and practitioners relay knowledge and methods for a confident approach to diversity in one’s work environment as well as private environment.

“This course offers a great opportunity to deal interactively and reflexively with your own roots, to question your own prejudices and to get to know the foreign (what is rather in you) – beyond that there are exciting speakers, experiments and enough space to exchange experiences”.

Lars Roesky,

Target groups

The training is aimed at persons from the educational sector (kindergarten teachers, school teachers, etc.), youth work, community and public administration, social and health sector, voluntary and professional employees in the integrational field, as well as from the business sector (service sector, human resources, etc.) and everyone who is confronted with diversity and intercultural issues in his or her professional and/or private environments and wishes to acquire respective competences.


Karl-Popper-Straße 8
1100 Vienna

Vier Personen sitzen vor einer Küchenzeile im Halbkreis und lachen in die Kamera

Educational objectives

  • Broadening of the individual, social and professional competence to act
  • Achieving confidence in inter- and transcultural issues
  • Broadening of the options to act in inter-/transcultural conflicts
  • Developing strategies against racism, sexism and for civic courage
  • Acquiring background knowledge (migration in Austria, legal situation, asylum system,…)
  • Exchange of personal experiences, issues, dialogue and supervisory editing of practical examples

“The course is a great mixture between theory and practice. The diversity of the topic is reflected in the program, the methodology and the selection of the lecturers. All in all a successful total work of art and highly recommended for all those who work or would like to work in a diverse environment”.

Gudrun Rabussay-Schwald – Amnesty Austria,
Participant 2018


For more than 30 years, IZ has been active in the educational sector in Austria as well as internationally. The organisation has at its disposal a broadly based expertise in the fields of international youth work, intercultural competences, non-formal education, inclusion and diversity. IZ offers a wide range of training opportunities. Get an overview of our offers and activities.

Drei Personen sitzen zusammen und schreiben Begriffe auf einen Flipchart


1.500 €
inkl. Unterlagen und Pausengetränken


DSA Martina Fürpass and Mag.a Alice Scridon of the IZ not only organize the course, but are also speakers in most of the modules. For specific topics, they bring in renowned external speakers.