CRAIC NI offers the following services:

  • Providing advice and support in relation to race, ethnicity and equality issues
  • Fostering cultural learning about ethnic communities
  • Leading workshops on topics such as hate crime and responding to racism
  • Managing cross community events
  • Supporting integration and community relations

Training Programmes

CRAIC NI training courses are available either at one of your training facilities or at a local community centre, school or during sports activities, places where you and your group will feel most comfortable, confident and relaxed.

We usually recommend a one day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule including one or two hours training or one to one coaching sessions. The most appropriate training format, content and approach will be tailored and designed to meet your specific needs.

We also provide pre and post training evaluation and feedback.


1)   Full cultural awareness training on Black, Minority Ethnic communities

  • Positive, neutral and negative views about the community
  • Famous People
  • Faith
  • Language and useful terms
  • History 
  • Emigration
  • Statistics
  • Issues
  • Stages of culture shock
  • Cultural differences between Northern Ireland and minority ethnic communities 
  • Migrants in Northern Ireland – consequences of cultural differences

2)   Cross cultural awareness – intercultural communication training

  • What is cultural awareness?
  • Cultural values and attitudes (time, space, group dynamics, authority, tasks, relationships)
  • Communication styles
  • Cross-cultural management skills
  • Working together across cultures
  • Developing cultural awareness
  • Language issues

3)   Myth busting session focusing on myth and stereotypes about migrants population

  • Definition of stereotypes
  • Example of myths and stereotypes
  • Media and stereotypes
  • Scapegoating
  • Examples of good practice
  • Methods and strategies of addressing myths and stereotypes in your environment

NOTE: Please remember that you have the option of tailoring the content to your specific needs.

Who Should attend:

  • Political and community leaders, including parliament and councilelected members, community representatives
  • Government community relation officers – our training is suitable for community relation trainings, cultural awareness and myth busting sessions
  • Service providers in area including policing, housing, health, social support
  • NGO staff , including youth workers, community development officers, race relation officers
  • Members of the local society


  • Improve the awareness of cultural values and how these compare with people from other cultures
  • How to communicate effectively and how to overcome language barriers
  • Techniques and strategies to improve the understanding cultural differences
  • In-depth cultural awareness and understanding of the impact of cultural differences
  • The necessary foundation and tools to become culturally competent
  • A better understanding of the cultural challenges facing multicultural society
  • The opportunity to enhance cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Practical tools to reduce cross-cultural misunderstanding and encourage positive  working relationships

Please contact us for more information about our services and programs:


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