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Building Bridges Through Intercultural Competence: Assessment (In-person)

Carina Kleter

  • January 31, 2023
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Nonprofit organizations work with and serve increasingly diverse communities. To effectively support our communities, nonprofit leaders must be able to build connections across lines of difference.

Intercultural competence is a skill set that allows us to adapt to cultural differences and commonalities, thus providing a foundation for better working relationships with people of varied backgrounds and experiences. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a rigorously developed assessment tool that places individuals on a spectrum of intercultural competence, providing insight as to where they currently stand on the continuum and recommending strategies for growth.

If you would like to better understand your level of intercultural competence, this training is for you. Trainer Meriel Martínez explains more about what to expect and why to attend:

Prior to the class, you will:

  • Take the IDI assessment to determine your current orientation in the intercultural competence continuum
  • Receive and review your IDI assessment results

During the class, you will:

  • Learn what intercultural competence is and how it impacts you personally and professionally
  • Develop an understanding of the IDI assessment and your individual results
  • Explore tangible steps you can take to increase your intercultural competence

Please note the registration deadline for this training is January 25 to allow time for registrants to complete the assessment in advance of the training.

$295.00 Only $125 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our funders

This event is being held IN-PERSON at our training room in Tampa, FL.

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on January 25, 2023.

Meet Your Trainer

Meriel MartínezMeriel Martínez is NLC’s Program Director with particular focus on training and development in areas of DE&I. Meriel manages our cohort programs and serves as a key leader on the program team.

Originally from New Jersey, Meriel began her professional journey as an editor for a major educational publisher. Years later, a family move to Virginia prompted a career shift towards areas of long-standing personal involvement. Meriel served as Logistics Coordinator for the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network’s (VALHEN) Hispanic College Institute, amongst other endeavors. She then became Education & Training Coordinator at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. In that role, she designed and facilitated educational programs on diversity and inclusion for schools, workplaces, and communities across the state. More recently, Meriel moved with her family to Tampa, where she has resumed efforts to serve her community both professionally and as a volunteer.

CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 4.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Health Protocols for In-Person Classes

The health and safety of all visitors, students, trainers and staff is our top priority.

  • NLC uses targeted cleaning protocols in our Training Room and office space.
  • Any person who is feeling unwell or suspects they have been exposed to contagious illness is asked to refrain from attending in-person training events.
    • COVID-19: If you are not feeling well on the day of your training or are aware of exposure (within the previous 10 days) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your visit with us, whether or not you appear to be experiencing symptoms of illness.
    • If you need to cancel for this reason, please notify us, and we will be happy to provide program credit equivalent to the registration fees already paid.

Registration & Cancellation Policies

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, cancellation and refunds.

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) No-Show Policy
If you use a CBHC code to register for an NLC event, you will be responsible for paying the registration and processing fees if you do not show up for the class. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to other questions you may have.

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Venue Phone: 813-287-8779 or

Venue Website:

1408 N Westshore Boulevard, Suite 140, Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States


Towers at Westshore is at the corner of W Laurel Street and N Westshore Boulevard.