Integrating Intercultural Competencies
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Integrating Intercultural Competencies Workshops


Workshops have been conducted at Chestnut Hill College, outside Philadelphia, and Loyola University Chicago. Each workshop covered the following modules:

Module 1: Frame issues of diversity theologically, in terms of the Church's identity and mission to evangelize.

Module 2: Seek an understanding of culture and how it works.

Module 3: Develop intercultural communication skills in higher education settings.

Module 4: Expand knowledge of the obstacles that impede effective intercultural relations.

Module 5: Foster integration rather than assimilation in college and university settings, with a spirituality of hospitality, reconciliation, and mission.



Select a workshop location:

WHEN: October 11 & 12



Loyola University Chicago

Regents Hall (Day 1) & Beane Hall (Day 2), Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus

111 E. Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611



October 11:

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome, breakfast, and introductions
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Opening prayer
9:45-10:00 a.m. Creating a Learning Environment
10:00. - 11:30 a.m. Module 1: Lisa Reiter, Director of Ministry, Loyola University Chicago
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Module 2: Maria Vidal de Haymes, Professor, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Module 3: Joe Saucedo, Director of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Loyola University Chicago
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:45 p.m. Module 4: John DeCostanza, Director of University Ministry, Dominican University
4:45-5:00 p.m. Closing and review of Friday schedule


October 12:

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast,  opening, and getting settled for the day
10:00 a.m. - Noon Module 5: Lisa Reiter, Director of Ministry, Loyola University Chicago
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Planning and designing your on-campus training
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Assessment and feedback
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Closing and presentation of certificates




Please note that meals are included as part of the registration fee.


Early bird registration: June 15 – July 31: $250

Regular registration: August 1 – September 27: $280



June 15 – September 27: $400


Registration for the Chicago session closes on September 28.



The registration fee does not cover the cost of lodging. There is no designated hotel for the training. However, ACCU would like to suggest the following options, given their close proximity to campus. Please contact hotels for rates and availability.

Loyola Lodging at Baumhart Hall (managed by Loyola University)
26 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-6178
Contact: Judy Sunvold
Booking Link:

The Whitehall Hotel
105 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 944-6300
Contact: Amy Leeds

The Talbott
20 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 397-3619
Contact: Mallory Wayne
Booking Link: Select the link above for Loyola Discount and enter corporate code 3224

Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile
166 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 523-0905
Booking Link: Select this link for 10% Loyola Discount or call the hotel directly at (312) 787-6000


Please see a map of the Water Tower Campus

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When: September 27 & 28

Where: Chestnut Hill College
SugarLoaf Conference Center
9220 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118



When: October 11 & 12

Where: Loyola University Chicago
Lewis Towers, Water Tower Campus
111 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL, 60611


When: November 10 & 11

Where: Loyola Marymount University
McIntosh Center, UNH 3999
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90045




Registrant cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to Alexandra Flinn-Palcic, Cancellations received on or before the respective dates below are entitled to a full refund minus a $75 processing fee, per registrant for the training. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made after the dates below.


  Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill College)   September 12, 2018
  Chicago (Loyola University Chicago)   September 28, 2018
  Los Angeles (Loyola Marymount University   October 26, 2018



Substitutions of registered attendees is allowed at any time with the written authorization of the person who is no longer able to attend. The substitute attendee must be from the same institution as the prior registered attendee. Send the name of the registrant and substitute attendee’s name and contact information to Alexandra Flinn-Palcic:


ACCU accepts all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. For those who are not able to pay with a credit card, there is also the option of mailing in a check for your registration. Payments must also be paid in full or a check must be post-dated for the last date of the registration period. All registration fees must be paid in full before the beginning of the conference, or the registrant will not be able to attend the training. No payments will be taken on-site.


Please contact Alexandra Flinn-Palcic: with any questions that you may have.