STORY CIRCLES Train the Trainer

Verba Volant LSP is honored to present Developing Intercultural Competences through Story Circles Train the Trainer Workshop.

Intercultural competence refers to the skills, attitudes, and behaviours needed to improve interactions across difference, whether within a society or across borders.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recognizing the importance of intercultural competencies developed a conceptual framework and published a manual written by the distinguished researcher, Darla K. Deardorff.

In this manual, the author shares the concept of Story Circles applied to the development of intercultural competencies.

Story Circles methodology serves as a tool to develop those competencies, presenting an innovative adaptation of what could be considered an ancient tradition of storytelling found in many cultures from the begining of our civilization.

This methodology has been used in different countries and UN uses it to train their staff. 

We want to break down borders and build bridges to share experiences with people around the World.


Darla K. Deardorff is a researcher at Duke University, author of 8 books and more than 50 articles and book chapters, founder of ICC Global and the World Council for Intercultural Competencies, guest professor at different institutions, frequent guest speaker and consultant at various parts of the world.

Among its publications we can find the “Manual for the Development of Intercultural Competencies” developed on behalf of UNESCO in 2020.

She is currently Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).


Language professionals, intercultural trainers, educators of all levels, community managers, cultural mediators, civil society leaders and students interested in developing intercultural competencies as a means of understanding and appreciating the differences and overcoming the gaps between the different communities.

Places are limited


Developing intercultural competencies through Story Circles Train the Trainer Workshop will be carried out synchronously and online on Zoom.

The facilitator will introduce the topic and then you will be assigned to a small group depending on the language you prefer, English or Spanish.

Participants will receive instructions and will learn to how to organize story circles in their own contexts.

The idea is that you can organize your own Story Circle and then we will meet again in March 2022 to follow up on your experiences and ask the facilitator more questions.


Professor Darla K. Deardorff speaks English so the introduction and debrief will be in English. Non-English speakers will have access to simultaneous interpretation into Spanish.

When you register you must choose the language you feel more confortable speaking.

We will deliver guides with instructions in your language.

Everyone in your group will speak the same language you chose to facilitate communication.



The first hour is a free introductory webinar to intercultural competencies and storytelling circles on November 30. REGISTER HERE

Story Circles will take place on January 13, 2022. The activity will last 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The idea is that you can replicate the Story Circle in your own context, so we will meet on March 3, 2022 for a follow-up session where you can ask any questions directly to the facilitator and share your experiences with the rest of the group. The follow-up session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

All activities will be at 3:00 p.m (GMT-3).


At the end of the training, participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by Verba Volant LSP and Darla K. Deardorff.


Proficiency in Spanish or English to understand the instructions and communicate with other participants when you are in the small groups.

Create a free account at Zoom.

Headphones with a microphone.

Computer camera.

Internet connection. Upload and download speed of at least 8 Mbps (


From Chile
  • CLP
From outside Chile
  • USD



If you require any further information, feel free to contact us.