Intercultural Trainer Training




LTS has been a leader in the field of intercultural trainer training since 2005, when we launched our 5-day course called

Developing intercultural training skills.  The course is aimed at experienced trainers from fields such as language,

communication skills and management training, who want to develop skills to design and deliver intercultural training courses.

Since 2005, we have run more than 70 sessions of the course in Bath, with groups sizes ranging from 4-12, as well as other

sessions elsewhere in Europe. In 2021, we started running an adapted version of the course online. The online version using Zoom

is organised as 8 modules of 3 hours per week, with tasks and short assignments between modules. There is a two week gap between

Modules 7 and 8 to allow more time for the final course design assignment.


In 2009, we started to offer a more advanced course called Designing and Delivering Intercultural Training. This is a follow-up

to Developing Intercultural Training Skills  but can also be attended by trainers who have not attended our first course, but who

already have good experience in the intercultural training field, and who would like to share and exchange ideas and experiences

with trainers from different countries, as well as to learn new skills and techniques in intercultural course design and delivery.

This is also a 5-day course, which runs three times a year in Bath for groups of 4 -8. An online version is under development.


Developing intercultural training skills

This course is designed for experienced trainers from fields such as language training, communication skills training and management

training, who wish to learn more about the theory and practice of intercultural training, both to integrate intercultural topics into their

current training and also to deliver their own intercultural training courses. Exchange of experience with other participants is also a

valuable part of the course. By the end of the course, participants will:

•     have a good understanding of the key concepts and theories of the intercultural field
•     be aware of how culture forms an integral part of international communication
•     be able to incorporate intercultural elements into their own areas of training
•     be familiar with the main types of intercultural training
•     be able to design different types of intercultural training courses
•     have experience of using different training techniques, activities and materials for intercultural training
•     be familiar with different tools to assess intercultural competence

•     be familiar with different ways to evaluate the success of intercultural training

•     have ideas to further develop their career in the intercultural field

All participants who complete the course successfully will receive the LTS Certificate in Intercultural training

As stated above, the course was adapted for online delivery at the start of 2021, and so far two courses have been run successfully.

Dates for 2022

10 February - 7 April 2022 (online course 3 hours per week over 8 weeks. The course will run on Thursdays, 17.00 - 20.00 CET).

Dates for September - November TBC


Click here for a PDF brochure of  Developing intercultural training skills online version - Spring 2022.pdf


Designing and Delivering Intercultural Training

This course is suitable for trainers who work in a wide range of areas of education and training. The course was originally designed as

a follow-up to Developing intercultural training skills. It therefore assumes that the participants will already have a good level of

knowledge about the intercultural field, and good experience in the design and delivery of different kinds of intercultural courses. The

course may also be followed by participants who have not attended the first five-day LTS course, but who have similar experience to

those who have. Please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of your experience. An important element of the course is the chance

to share and exchange ideas and experiences with trainers from different countries. By the end of the course, participants will have:

•     an expanded set of skills to design different types of intercultural training courses
•     greater experience and skills in using and creating a range of training and learning materials for different kinds of intercultural courses,

       taking account of different learning style preferences
•     greater experience of different training delivery and facilitation styles and methods

There will be some pre-course reading and tasks. All participants who complete the course successfully will receive an

LTS Certicate of Attendance listing the topics covered.


Date for 2022

Online version of the course currently being developed


Click here for a PDF brochure of Designing and delivering intercultural training 2021.pdf


Click here for course outlines of both courses in their face-to-face version

Click here for comments from past participants


Location for the courses

Both courses will be held in Bath, UK, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its 18th century architecture.

We also run tailored versions of the courses for closed groups in other parts of the UK and throughout Europe. Courses have been run for staff in the international department at Aston

University and the Global Mobility team at De Montfort University, both in the UK: Air France in Paris; Audi Akademie, Fokus Sprachen, ELTAS and Interact in Germany; KEY AB in Sweden; The British

Council in Italy, IESEG Business School in France; University of Leon in Spain, and for facilitators from the SkyTeam airline alliance from France, the US, Italy and Mexico.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this option in more detail.




Adrian Pilbeam, Philip O’Connor and guest intercultural specialists

Both Adrian Pilbeam and Philip O’Connor have long experience as senior training consultants with LTS in Bath, and have run intercultural training and trainer training sessions

in many parts of the world.


Click here for details of  LTS intercultural training projects