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Diversity Icebreaker – a Tool for Diversity Management and Inclusion – Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Sunday, 30 September 2018 · 10:00h - 14:00h

La Térmica




Diversity Icebreaker – a Tool for Diversity Management and Inclusion – Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Diversity Icebreaker (DI) is a training tool used in various areas of intercultural consultation: team and project work, communication, leadership, diversity management and kick-off sessions.

DI is often the "tool-of-choice" in work with intercultural teams and organizations, because it provides a fast-track to build a third culture and enhance interpersonal communication. The cultural differences are not a topic per se in DI - the tool focuses on creating a language and understanding of diversity that is functional and cuts across the cultures. It diversifies to unify.

The workshop will be a combination of a standard DI workshop (first 1 h) and a train-the-trainer session in using the tool (remaining 3 h).

The tool is of Norwegian origin and it is used all over the world, with close to 1000 facilitators, HR-specialists and consultants active in our user-database.


  1. The classic Diversity Icebreaker workshop

    1. Filling in the questionnaire

    2. Group work

    3. Group presentations

    4. Collective reflection

  2. Understanding the DI model and workshop from theoretical point of view

  3. Conducting the classic workshop: train-the-trainer guidelines and tips

    1. Alternative ways of conducting the workshop

    2. Different groups

    3. Challenges

  4. Advanced use of DI

    1. Group-work forms following the classic workshop (one-color groups, multi-color groups, trialoguing, reflective teams)

    2. Examples of application areas (cross-cultural teamwork, project work, communication training)

    3. Case studies

  5. R&D


Facilitators and trainers participating in the session will first experience a real Diversity Icebreaker workshop (first 1 h) - just the way the "regular" participants in workshops do. It will be the starting point for the latter train-the-trainer part, during which the facilitation of DI with various groups and in different areas will be discussed in detail.

Following the workshop you will:

  • be able to conduct the classic Diversity Icebreaker workshop with groups from 9 to 100 and more participants,
  • as well as design follow-up group activities based on the tool;
  • will gain knowledge about research and theory behind the tool;
  • will become part of the ever-growing network of the DI facilitators;
  • will obtain access to user-materials (PowerPoints, databases, documentation, etc.);
  • get tokens for discounts for future DI orders;
  • get 25 Diversity Icebreaker online licenses + extra materials (value of 500,- €) included in the workshop fee.

Piotr Pluta - an organizational psychologist and is the managing director responsible for consultancy at Human Factors AS, one of the leading team-test providers in Norway. He has delivered workshops and organizational development to both private and public sectors, for companies and institutions. His fields of expertise include teamwork, communication, psychometrics, and the Norwegian culture. Piotr is also involved in further development of the most used team-tool in Norway, the Diversity Icebreaker, and considered an expert on the topic alongside with the tool's creator. Piotr is also a scholar, TEDx speaker and the author of the His research interests relate to humour in organizational and cross-cultural contexts, as well as to individual differences in how we use humour. He is part of the Humour Profiler project, aimed at creating a tool for mapping 'humour practice' in teams.


Telephone number: +47 960 49 421

Anna Zelno - an expert in intercultural competence, Diversity & Inclusion management and global leadership. For past twelve years she's been developing leadership consultancy projects for multinational companies and public administration and teaches at different universities and business school in Europe.

Anna holds B.A. degree of German Philology from the Jagiellonian University (Poland), MA degree in Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany) and MA degree in Talent Management from University of Valencia (Spain). She is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Wroclaw University (Poland). 
She is currently the President of SIETAR Spain (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), board member of SIETAR Europe, founder and honor member of SIETAR Polska. Anna has living and working experience in Poland, Germany and Spain. 


Telephone number: +34 633 076 411

Date and Time

Sunday, 30 September 2018

10:00h - 14:00h


La Térmica

Av. de los Guindos, 48, 29004 , , ES

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