Intercultural Institute for Master Coaches (IIMC)

The first-ever Intercultural Institute for Master Coaches will be held this summer. Join us for an intensive 2.5 day program, June 14-16, 2018

Are you ready for the exciting challenge of intercultural learning, specifically designed for advanced-level coaches?

The PhD research* conducted by this workshop's facilitator/coach uncovered that being a well-trained, experienced, certified, and renowned coach does not (unfortunately) equal being interculturally effective.

Join fellow coaches for this 2.5 day advanced coach education program for already-experienced, masterful coaches, to add intercultural competence to their collection of coaching strengths. Be a part of an exquisite cohort of committed coaches to discover and strengthen a missing, critical competency that will help equip you for transferring your coaching expertise and practice across various contexts and client diversity.

During the IIMC, you will:

  • Gain multiple lenses to increase your self- and other- cultural awareness
  • Learn essential intercultural knowledge and framework
  • Understand what it means to engage in a life-long journey of intercultural development
  • Explore how your intercultural awareness, competence, and leadership may be affecting your coaching practice
  • Identify goals and action steps for continuing intercultural learning and development after leaving the IIMC
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Intercultural competence is a missing, critical competency for masterful coaching.

* Akiko Maeker, IIMC lead faciilitator, PhD Dissertation, University of Minnesota, Coaching in a Diverse World: Coaches' Perceptions of Culture and Intercultural Competence in Coaching, 2017


The program will be held at this beautiful retreat center, near Lake Phalen in the in t heart of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.


Program Details

Dates: June 14-16 (Thursday-Saturday), 2018

Location: Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Instructors: Akiko Maeker, PhD; Paul Maeker (Click to read about your instructors. pdf)



Priority $1,200 (For coaches who contributed to Akiko Maeker's PhD dissertation research through completing the IDI and participating in an individual interview; registration opens on March 4.)

Early Bird $1,200 (Opens on March 11 and ends on April 20.)

Standard $1,400 (Begins April 21 and ends on June 5 or when seats are filled.)

** The above tuition includes 6 meals (Day 1 - lunch; Day 2 - breakfast, lunch, dinner; Day 3 - breakfast, lunch) and snacks throughout.

Hotel Accommodation:

Cost is not included in the tuition. However, there is accommodation at the Minnesota Humanities Center, where the program will take place. The Center has rooms reserved for our program participants, up to 20 people, at a very reasonable rate ($85 per person, per night). If you would like to stay at Minnesota Humanities Center, please contact them directly to make reservations at 651-772-4242.



Upon full attendance of the program, you can request a Certificate of Completion from IIMC, which you can use to apply for International Coach Federation (ICF) Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU) as Resource Development (RD) units. Pending ICF approval, up to 17.0 units out of 17.5 total units may qualify as Core Competency (CC) units.


CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellation requests must be in writing via email to by May 14, 2018 to receive a full refund (less a $100 administrative processing fee). No refunds will be granted after May 14, 2018.


Enjoy the great company of your fellow coaches and engage in fun and thought-provoking  intercultural learning!


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