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Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course

Build bridges to foreign cultures and support teams in their intercultural collaboration!

Since 2010, BAMIK's Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course provides people who want build bridges across cultures with the skills and knowledge they need. With our flexible, interactive training concept, we prepare you for this great task!

Hands-on and well-grounded on academic research

Whoever wants to make a convincing impression on his or her clients should be equipped with practical experience, theoretical knowledge and the right methodology. Many people who think about starting a career as intercultural trainer already have lots of practical experience in a variety of fields. For example, they may know a specific culture very well. The challenge is now how to get this expertise across to the participants.

Soon, one will realize that there is quite a difference between one's own practical experience and the skills to explain these based on research-based models and theories. This is where our Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course comes in. From us, you will receive the theoretical know-how and the practical skills necessary for the development and implementation of sustainable intercultural training.

Who should take this course?

Communicating across cultures and creating a diverse and inclusive workplace are key topics of adult education, HR and leadership. Private and public sector employers need intercultural and/or diversity trainings for a number of reasons. These include, among many others:
  • preparation for foreign assignments
  • building multinational project groups
  • integrating international employees at the local workplace
Our successful alumni include freelance or employed trainers of very diverse backgrounds:
  • Intercultural trainers, coaches and consultants: Do you want to demonstrate your training competence to the market – whether at the beginning of your career or as an experienced colleague? Get our accredited trainer certificate! 
  • Regional experts / consultants: Optimize your training skills and use a certified quality concept for curriculum development in your training projects.  
  • Trainers of international audiences: Is your training topic not intercultural communication but your participants come from around the world? Strenghten your ability to deal with cultural differences in teaching and learning styles.
  • HR professionals: If you are responsible for a culturally diverse staff, you will benefit from a better understanding of your international employee's need and sustainable strategies to address them.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Managers: If you are actively contributing in the development of your company's corporate culture, for example by focusing on diversity management. 

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Course Structure

Our modular concept with lots of flexibility for you

Our intercultural train-the-trainer course is divided into four subject matter modules that cover the central topics and competencies for intercultural trainers. Those who wish to obtain a certificate can then continue with another certification module with a colloquium. The modules are offered as online courses throughout the year in German and English. Additionally, we offer intensive courses in Berlin and Dubai.

At a glance

  • Four stand-alone modules
  • Option 1: Online course with weekly meetings on Zoom and a colloquium in Berlin or other cities
  • Option 2: Intensive courses in Berlin and/or Dubai
  • Languages of instructrion: English and/or German
  • Certification module with DVWO
This modular structure gives you a very high level of flexibility. The course offers you just the right mix of theory and practice. You will receive comprehensive course material, including many templates that you can use in your own training.


Each module consists of a combination of content that is partly completed in e-learning and partly in face-to-face seminars. The combined work load required for each module corresponds to approx. 3 days or 24 teaching units of 45 minutes.
  1. Concepts of Culture and Professional Ethos of the Intercultural Trainer
  2. Methodology & Didactics, Designing Sustainable Intercultural Trainings
  3. Intercultural Conflict Resolution
  4. Intercultural HR Development and Diversity Management

Flexibility in sequence, language and location

We offer all modules several times a year in German and English. You can choose between the online course with colloquium or the intensive courses in Berlin and Dubai. You can combine the modules in any variant and complete your training in one city or combine both cities as you wish. You determine the order of the modules yourself. This means that entry is possible at any time. If you are prevented from attending a scheduled module, you can catch up on it at a later time without additional costs. If you are proficient in both languages, you may freely combine English and German modules, which will give you the utmost flexibility.

Course Material and Documentation

In two modules, you will present your own intercultural training project and receive intensive feedback from the instructor and the group. We will record this presentation for you so that you can make your own personal assessment after the module.

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Online Course

You can start right away!

The Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course has been a central part of BAMIK's program since 2010. During the 2020 pandemic, we introduced our successful online course consisting of weekly Zoom meetings, webinars on our e-learning platform, and a colloquium.

Weekly meetings

The online course includes 64 teaching units, which are carried out in the form of live meetings. There are eight meetings of 90 minutes length (= 2 units) per module, which we hold every week. In order to accommodate to the needs of participants from various time zones, we offer three parallel time slots:
  • Group A: Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. CET (in English)
  • Group B: Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. CET (in German)
If you would like to take two modules at the same time, you can do so, for example, by attending module 1 on Mondays and module 4 on Thursdays.

Self-learning webinars

Comprehensive theoretical content is provided as asynchronous self-learning webinars in our eCampus. You can work on these webinars flexibly at any time of your convenience. Since the online course is new, it will take until the end of 2020 until all content for self-learning is available online. Please take this into account, when you sign up.

Scope of the online course

  • 64 training units in 32 weekly meetings on Zoom
  • 24 training units in the colloquium 
  • approx. 20 hours of webinars on our e-learning plattform
  • 2 hours of individual coaching


Classroom instruction is very important for a sustainable train-the-trainer course and therefore remains part of our program. For the participants of the online course, we offer a special three-day colloquium. Since the theoretical part takes place predominantly online, we use the collquium to concentrate on practical exercises, exchange of experience, expansion of methodological competence and the development of a personal profile as a trainer.

The colloquium is independent from the four modules and can be taken at any time during the course. It is offered throughout the year in various locations. Participation in the colloquium is a requirement for all those who want to obtain DVWO certification.

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Intensive Courses in Berlin or Dubai

Do the complete training in just two weeks!

Become a certified intercultural trainer with one of our two-week intensive courses. The program is open to English-speaking participants from all over the world who would like to combine the intensive and in-depth training program with a visit to the fascinating cultures of Berlin or Dubai.

In our intensive courses, we conduct all four modules of the train-the-trainer course in face-to-face classes in two consecutive weeks. It doesn't get any more compact than this!
  • In Berlin, the intensive course takes place as a summer academy. Next date: July 24 - August 4, 2023
  • After many successful years in Bangkok, we are moving our second intensive course to Dubai from spring 2023. The exact date will be announced soon. However, you can already make a non-binding reservation and we will inform you immediately when the date is fixed.
Both cities - Berlin and Dubai - are characterized by great cultural contrasts, which we will of course explore as part of the Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course.

Combining Berlin and Dubai

If you can't decide between Berlin and Dubai, or if you can only spare one week at a time, you may also split the intensive course between the two cities. In this case, you will attend week 1 in one city and week 2 in the other. It doesn't matter in which order you take the modules. For example, you can do modules 3-4 in Berlin and modules 1-2 later in Dubai.

The program of the intensive course

Week 1:

  • Monday-Wednesday: Module 1
  • Wednesday-Friday: Module 2

Week 2:

  • Monday-Wednesday: Module 3
  • Wednesday-Friday: Module 4
Arrival to Berlin or Dubai should be the day before, as we start first thing in the morning at 9:00am. The weekend is at your (and our) free disposal!

Certification after the intensive course

Please note that certification does not take place during the intensive course, but several weeks or months later. The certification includes the development of a training concept, for which you should plan some working time. The participants of the intensive courses will be certified together with those of the online course on several dates during the year. It is not necessary to travel to Berlin or Dubai again for this.

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Demonstrate your expertise with an internationally recognized certificate!

After the course, participants may apply for certification with DVWO, Germany's independent umbrella organization of the adult education industry. Certification takes place in a separate module and, after successful completion of all requirements, our graduates will be awarded with the certificate DVWO Certified Intercultural Trainer (BAMIK).

For each completed module, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Once you have attended all four modules, you are eligible to register for the separate certification module. Participants of the online course must also have attended the colloqium. The certification requirements are:
  • development of a training concept for a two-day (16 units) intercultural or diversity training
  • presenting a training unit of 45 minutes from your concept in front of a life audiance
  • written exam of about 90 minutes


Our collaboration with the DVWO guarantees that the certification is conducted by a neutral (!) institution of the German education industry that is widely acknowledged across Europe. The certificate shows that the trainer is able to develop and implement training according to the DVWO's strict quality guidelines.

The DVWO was established in 2002 as a representation for the professional interests of adult educators and is an umbrella organization of professional associations that represent over 10,000 members. The members of the associations within the DVWO are mostly trainers, consultants, and coaches who work regularly as freelancers in adult education. The DVWO unifies approximately 80 percent of Germany’s adult educators. In dialogue with industry, politics and academia, the DVWO participates in the political procedures related to educational topics. As an umbrella organization, one of the DVWO’s central tasks is to shape the conditions under which adult educators pursue their profession.

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Online Modules

→ Detailed meeting calendar

Module 1: Concepts of Culture

Module 2: Course Design

Module 3: Conflicts in Training

Module 4: Interc. HR Development

Classroom Modules


Currently, no date is scheduled. If you want to be informed about the next date first, drop us a message.

Summer Academy in Berlin

Intensive Course in Dubai

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Pricing & Registration

Onlinekurs (ohne Zertifizierung)

Onlinekurs mit Kolloquium und Zertifizierung

Upgrade Kolloquium und Zertifizierung

Intensive Course in Berlin or Dubai

Course language

English / German

English / German

English / German


Number of full days (classroom)





Number of online meetings (Zoom)





Total scope (teaching units)





Modules can be attended in any order.



You can start your course at any time.


Independent working on course content on our eCampus in accordance with participant's schedule.


Certificate of attendance

DVWO Certificate

DVWO Certificate

DVWO Certificate

Beverages, snacks and lunch


Course Fee

USD 2190,00*

VAT-free in accordance with Art. 4, 21, a, bb UStG (German VAT Act).

USD 3190,00*

VAT-free in accordance with Art. 4, 21, a, bb UStG (German VAT Act).

USD 1300,00*

VAT-free in accordance with Art. 4, 21, a, bb UStG (German VAT Act).

USD 3190,00*

VAT-free in accordance with Art. 4, 21, a, bb UStG (German VAT Act).


Online Registration
Online Registration
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Berlin 2023
Dubai 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. General questions about the courses
  2. Certification
  3. In-company solutions
  4. Schools, universities and teachers
  5. Course fees, additional expenses

General questions about the courses

What are the differences between the Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course and BAMIK Trainer Academy?

  • The Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course is a specialist course for trainers who focus on intercultural communication or diversity & inclusion. It comprises four modules totaling 96 seminar units plus further work for the certification. It is offered in German and English.
  • The BAMIK Trainer Academy is a comprehensive training program that provides participants with the necessary tools for success in any training field. It comprises nine modules totaling 220 teaching units. Graduates of this course usually work on a wide range of topics - not just on interculturality or diversity. It is only offered in English.

Can I attend just one module?

Yes! We offer a modular course concept that allows you to pick just one or more modules based on your specific interests. Please be aware that trainer certification requires the completion of all modules.

What if I have already done the Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course and want to attend the BAMIK Trainer Academy?

Participants who have already completed our Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course are of course more than welcome to join us again! It also isn’t necessary for you to complete all modules in the BAMIK Trainer Academy as there are some overlaps in content. Graduates of our Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course who wish to complete the BAMIK Trainer Academy only have five additional modules to complete. We are happy to welcome return participants and accommodate them in this way. Please check our special offer for alumni.


When and where does the certification take place?

Certification of trainers does not take place during the course/module phase but at a later date. Part of the certification requirements is the development of a written training concept. For this, participants usually should plan 4-6 weeks of work time after the completion of their last module. The training concept must be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the certification date. This means that at least 8-10 weeks should be calculated between the last module and certification.
Throughout the year, we offer several certification dates in collaboration with DVWO. On each date, up to four candidates may be certified. The particular certification dates are coordinated together with the participants. On request, we can also arrange individual dates and places.


Can we have a train-the-trainer course in our company?

Absolutely! We will be happy to get you a customized version of our train-the-trainer courses that meets the needs and requirements of your trainers. Please contact us through our contact form for a detailed proposal.

Schools, Universities and Teachers

I do not plan to work as a (business) trainer, but I wish to improve my skills as a teacher or lecturer. Do you have a relevant program for me?

Both in the Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course and the BAMIK Trainer Academy have several modules that are ideal for teachers and lecturers to join! They can be booked stand-alone at any time.

Intercultural Train-the-Trainer Course
BAMIK Trainer Academy

I am a school administrator and would like teachers at my school to take the teacher-specific modules. Do you offer inhouse group packages?

Of course! We offer packages for schools, universities and other educational institutions in which we have amended the content for their needs and we are happy to provide inhouse training on content agreed upon with the institution. This package comprises the teacher-specific modules of the BAMIK Trainer Academy and is amended for teacher groups. We can tailor the content to your needs in terms of language, length, and location. BAMIK offers training in 12 languages and offers complete flexibility in the training contents, so there is an option to suit any situation.

Course Fees

Which additional costs are related to the course?

The course fee includes the modules, comprehensive course material, access to our eCampus, certification, and food/beverages during the breaks. Travel and accommodation are not included. We will also suggest addtional literature for purchase, which is not included in the course fee. You will find a detailed list of what is included when you click on the button "Course Fees & Registration Options".