About Us

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at International House Berkeley is a center of excellence for training to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. CIL consultants have decades of experience providing customized training across all sectors: education, business, government, and non-profit.

CIL’s products combine the best insights from the worlds of intercultural leadership development, with its global focus, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with its commitment to social impact.

CIL’s core value of impact drives all that we do. You will leave our workshops and courses with concrete skills and strategies to apply in your daily work. We accomplish this through best-in-class facilitation, combined with state-of-the-art interactive design.

Our programs equip professionals and students to:

  • Lead inclusively and create a culture of belonging, across identities and geographies

  • Manage interpersonal conflict rooted in cultural differences

  • Communicate effectively on diverse teams

  • Recognize and mitigate biases 

  • Develop and implement equity and inclusion strategies 

  • Build and sustain trust among diverse teams

  • Leverage diversity for optimal organizational outcomes