The Bridging Principles™ One Day Seminar

The Department of International Urbanism and the IUSD Master’s program, along with The Bridging Principles™ Europe, are very pleased to host The Bridging Principles™ One Day Seminar on November 16th, kindly funded by DAAD. 

We cordially invite you to this immersive professional development event, which is now open for registration (fee waived for University Faculty and Staff).

The Bridging Principles™ are a set of cross-cultural strategies to build bridges for successful business development and communications between individuals, businesses, corporations, and government agencies in any cultural context.The Bridging Principles™ shift the focus from the impossible task of knowing in advance the history and protocols of every culture, to providing one with a process that can be used to build bridges for effective communication in any context,  anywhere in the world.

This one-day seminar will build on the “hard skills” of urban and planning, design and management taught in the IUSD Master’s program, by adding essential complementary soft skills. The focus will include an emphasis on diversity, and the important of effectively managing diversity to reach social innovation and inclusion. After the training is complete, participants will be able to apply these essential skills into a professional opportunity in their home country, an international development agency role, or the German job market. All participants receive a certificate upon completion of the seminar (also, the organizational team has asked for awarding qualification points at AKBW).

The registration fee is waived for University Faculty and Staff. Please join us! Registration link:



For further questions, you may contact Dory Estrada at