Intercultural Effectiveness in Fragile States - Haiti


In support of the Government of Canada's (GoC) Whole-of-government approach, The Centre for Intercultural Learning has developed the Intercultural Effectiveness course – Haiti.

The course focuses on working effectively within the cultural context of Haiti, examines the realities of adapting to its environment and analyses the overall cultural characteristics of its society. Topics include: regional issues and conflicts, gender issues, the realities of day-to-day life, current trends and priorities for peace-building as perceived and defined by Haitians. Practical and skill-building features of these courses include effective communication within the Haitian cultural context.

The outcomes for this course include knowledge development of the diversity within Haitian culture as well as enhanced learning related to cultural influences impacting operations at planning and strategic levels. In order to achieve these learning outcomes, this training is facilitated in class with Haitian Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).


Participants will:

  • acquire knowledge of how one's culture influences one's own values, beliefs and actions;
  • acquire knowledge of the concept of culture;
  • develop skills related to intercultural communication in Haiti;
  • acquire knowledge of the diversity of Haitian culture;
  • develop skills related to relationship development in Haiti; and
  • develop strategies to respond to intercultural challenges specific to Canada's work in Haiti.

Who is this for?

Government of Canada employees going on mission or working with Haiti.

When and where?

This course is available on demand.

How can I register?

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Additional information

For more information, please communicate with the Centre at:

Telephone: 343-203-8400

Toll free (in Canada): 1-800-852-9211

Facsimile: 819-997-5409

Facsimile toll-free (in Canada): 1-877-723-1604


Participant Comments

“I received good training. The trainers were dynamic and very high-performing. The presence of two Haitian speakers was interesting for understanding Haitian culture.”

“ […]. Very specific instructional support.”

“Two very packed days. Starting with an open mind. Taking the time to observe and take a chance. The time will be well-spent in assuring that my contribution (in Haiti) is both “successful” and positive.”

“Very dynanamic. I really appreciated the intersection of theory and practice.”

Participants in an Intercultural Effectiveness – Haiti course in Gatineau, August 2010.