What We Do
IC Edge is a full-service, diversity consulting firm that specializes in moving organizations to higher levels of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
We accomplish transformational change by increasing intercultural competence in individuals and organizations through:
- Diversity Strategy Development
- Educational Experiences for Skill Building
- One-on-One Executive Coaching
- Diversity Presentations that Inspire
- Specialized Board Training
Why Choose IC Edge?
- We help you identify, clarify, and achieve your diversity goals
- We guide you with experienced facilitators, researchers, and DEIB coaches
- Our experiential learning methodology helps you to internalize key concepts without feelings of shame or blame
- We customize the process and programs to fit your organization’s needs
- We are a minority-owned company with several decades of corporate, educational, and global experience that brings theory and practice together
Since its inception in 2015, IC Edge has worked across all major industries.
- Mid-Size Companies
- Education (K-12 and College)
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Government Agencies
We work with all levels of your organization, from individual contributors and teams to executives and boards of directors. Our team brings 40+ years of combined DEIB experience in creating transformational change. We have worked with hundreds of clients and thousands of workshop participants.
Our People-Centered Approach
IC Edge takes a people-centered approach to building DEIB at your organization. We meet individuals where they are regarding their development and help each person move forward without feelings of blame and shame. We use a rigorously tested, research-based approach to move your team forward. We assess your organization’s level of competence, educate it and then guide it through our unique and customized diversity strategy development process. Please see Services for more details.
A World that Values and Respects Everyone
To create unity, equity, and inclusion through intercultural understanding and appreciation
Our Core Belief
We believe that progress starts at the individual level. To begin the journey, we work on each individual’s intercultural competence. It’s a mindset and a skill that is needed to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within any environment.
What Is Intercultural Competence?
Intercultural Competence is an individual and organization’s ability to recognize and adapt to cultural differences in order to:
- build stronger cross-cultural relationships
- create inclusive & equitable workplaces
- achieve organizational and social goals.
Simply put, it is a mindset and skill that allows an individual to work effectively across cultural differences based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ableness, generations, and many more identities that make us different. Since organizations are made up of individuals, starting at the people level, the entire organization is transformed to a higher level of intercultural competence.
An interculturally incompetent organization will usually struggle to genuinely and authentically foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. They often get caught in the many misconceptions about diversity work (we call diversity clutter) and go in a circle until the organization is fatigued. Having intercultural competence as the foundation eliminated diversity fatigue and created an inspired organization.
The good news about intercultural competence is that it is measurable at the individual and organization level using one of the most widely used assessments, the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®). So an organization can learn their level of intercultural competence, and then IC Edge can develop programs to help you improve based on where you are on the intercultural scale. This takes the guesswork out of moving an organization forward.
We are happy to talk further with you about the mindset and skill of intercultural competence that has made the difference between organizations that have been successful in fostering DEIB and those that have not.
“I’ve traveled the world extensively, leading workshops with 30 different cultures. My global exposure has been incredibly insightful and has heightened my cultural competence. However, this workshop opened my eyes to the nuances of culture and how to “connect” on a different level by building strong cultural relationships. It was my “missing piece” to drive transformational behavior shifts and outcomes.”
Scott A. Morris, International Sales Development Leader
Get in touch with Intercultural Competence Edge today to start building a better future.