Intercultural competence

is the ability to produce culture

by creating familiarity and

thus cohesion and

to enable inclusion.

Stefanie Rathje




Visualisation: Elli Kosek

My trainings are about getting people fit for diversity in their home country and abroad. The specific objectives of a training are carefully developed together with the client and are adapted to the specific target group. My approach is resource, process and group-oriented. I aim at generating learning results on the cognitive, emotional and action levels. My trainings are based on the methods by Augusto Boal (Theater of the Oppressed) and Betzavta (Democracy as a Way of Life). Where possible I like to co-operate with co-trainers from my broad network.



These trainings are about getting fit for the diversity in Germany or to raise awareness for diversity in general. Issues can include intercultural differences in dealing with communication, time, hierarchy, co-operation and conflict, exclusion, anti-discrimination, intercultural competence in personnel management and within a team.




  • Train of Trainer for the Culturatorium approach, three training groups (about 8 days each), VIA Bayern
  • Trainer in the project “Capacity Development of Personnel from Vietnam to Qualified Nurses”. Training Vietnamese personnel and the supervisors of the vocational training (2 days) organised by the Protestant Organisation for Welfare and Social Work, Munich and GIZ in Frankfurt.
  • Trainer for volunteers accompanying to public authorities (2 hours) once a year since 2013, Munich Educational Institute
  • Trainer of the workshop “Intercultural understanding in social work” (2 days), Protestant organisation for welfare and social work Munich
  • Trainer of the workshop “Intercultural understanding”, one a year since 2012, state chancellery, Munich
  • Trainer for the general chapter of the international missionary Benedictines, arch abbey St. Ottilien


In these trainings people receive specific training for countries they will be working in or for contact with the people of those countries. The trainings raise awareness on personal cultural imprint, on cultural differences (presentation, small talk, co-operation , etc) and available intercultural resources are activated. I only provide training for countries in which I have lived.


  •  Trainer for expatriates and their partners for Belgium (1 to 2 days) once a year from 2006 to 2011, BMW Munich
  •  Trainer for Turkey, Fraunhofer Institute  Nuremberg
  • Trainer for Egypt in the project Leading Change across the Mediterranean, CAP/ LMU University of Munich


Improving Cross Cultural Communication in Vietnam
Report Vietnam.pdf
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I intensively got acquainted with Judaism, Christianity and Islam as a project leader of several interreligous projects. These trainings try to raise the awareness of the relevance of religion on a personal and social level. On a personal level it is about questions like sense or perspective of life. And on a social level it is about questions like power, majority and minority in religious practice in a country, community or group.



  •  Initiator and Trainer at the interreligious conference “Adam and Eve what you want, but get along!” (2 days) Evangelische Akademie Loccum
  •  Trainer for young women who take part in a voluntary social year (2 days), Augustinum gGmbH
  • Trainer for young people take part in a voluntary social year Intercultural Moderators (5 days), Evangelische Jugend München
  • Trainer for stakeholders in interreligious dialogue (2 days), bishopric Essen
  • Trainer for workshops in a formation for teachers in the institute for further training of teachers in Thuringia (2 days), THILLM