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While I am available to speak on a variety of topics, here are some of my favorite topics
If you have another theme in mind for your event or training, feel free to ask.

Business and Industry

Beyond P.C.-Intercultural Development & Diversity Training

I am a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), the premier, cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. IDI research in organizations and educational institutions confirms two central findings when using the IDI: Interculturally competent behavior occurs at a level supported by the individual’s or group’s underlying orientation as assessed by the IDI. Training and leadership development efforts at building intercultural competence are more successful when they are based on the individual’s or group’s underlying developmental orientations assessed by the IDI. The IDI has been demonstrated through research to have high predictive validity to both bottom-line cross-cultural outcomes in organizations and intercultural goal accomplishments in education.

The Results

  • Better training tools to bring about change
  • Better communication to reach target audience
  • Better market engagement
  • Better retention of employees and customers

Why use the IDI in your organization?

Click to see which organizations use the IDI.

The Intercultural Development Inventory, IDI and IDI Guided Development are registered trademarks of IDI, LLC in the United States and other countries. Glen Guyton has obtained a license to use the IDI® from IDI, LLC.

How Do You Like Your Stake-Holders? Well-Informed (Event Planning)

A rare steak may make your mouth water, but you will be in hot water without effective communication and strong support from your stakeholders. Uniformed stake-holders can leave your plans a bloody mess. Their feedback will ultimately make or break your event. You’ll leave this session with strategies and tech tools that will keep your stakeholders connected and well-informed pre-event, during, and post event.


  • Learn how to connect communication channels to the cultural needs and understandings of participants.
  • Explore easy to use apps to connect with stakeholders.
  • Learn best practices for developing a crisis communication plan for events.

You Lead Me with No Other Choice

We no longer live in a one size fits all work place. Our values and work styles often reflect the generation we were raised in. While Boomers, Gen X, and Millienials share the same work space, they don’t always share the same viewpoints when it comes to how the actual work is carried out. Stop leading like it’s “Your way or the highway.” Leaders can mangers need to understand that need for intercultural competence and communication applies to age differences as well. For instance, “more than people of other generations, Millennials tend to change jobs frequently. This has particular significance for managers: As the saying goes, employees don’t quit their companies; they quit their bosses. To limit costly turnover—and help all employees succeed—managers need to understand people’s communication styles and interact with them accordingly.”


  • Explore generational communications styles.
  • Evaluate your organizations communication culture.
  • Explore at least 3 methods to improve the communication practices for your organization.


Community Topics

Finding Your IDEAL (Youth & Young Adults)

The IDEAL life is typically just at our fingertips, just one choice or decision away, but we get distracted, either by the bright shiny lives of others or the overload of information and input for those in our environment. We have to realize that what is the IDEAL for someone else may not be our IDEAL. Many well-meaning people will tell us what they think we should do, what they would do, and what works for them. The advice they give may very well have worked for them. The advice they give may be sound, solid advice, but it may not be the advice that will lead you to the place you need to go. We are given our own unique lives to live. We have our own set of gifts and talents. The way we interpret and touch the word is unique to who we are. It is our IDEAL.

Questions explored:

  1. Who am I?
  2. Where do I want to go in life?
  3. How do I stay relevant in an ever-changing world?
  4. How can I stay sharp and honed in on my IDEAL path?
  5. How do I release the baggage of my past and continue to move forward in life?

Life Sentence (Parenting and Teens)

How to you create a path towards success for the next generation? Being a teen is tough and parenting teens is tough. I don’t have all the answers, but I can share with you from being a parent of two teens and over 20 years of experience in youth ministry at all levels. I am still in touch with many of the “teens” now adults whom I mentored over the years. Parents and teens you can get through these years

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.”


  • Gain practical tips for creating a culture of success in underprivileged communities.
  • Explore ways of developing and maintaining long-term mentoring relationships in your setting

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