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People experience change all the time, both in the workplace and in their private lives. Some are sent abroad to work, some come from abroad, and others come face to face with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. These situations constitute personal social challenges which can be approached pro-actively.

The impact on our everyday lives of so many different ways of thinking can lead us to change our own point of view and to see things in a different light.

culture in motion will open your eyes to the creative possibilities these changes can offer. It will accompany you with experience and creativity on your intercultural journey.


Inspired by the ever-changing world and the resulting dynamics, culture in motion offers seminars, workshops and consultations on your specific intercultural topics. Seminars are usually carried out by a team of two experts and include the following:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Business training for Germany
  • Intercultural seminar USA
  • Preparation for international projects
  • Immigration and integration
  • Training and further education in multi-national contexts
  • Coping with diversity and intercultural team-building
  • Making documentaries, writing articles and compiling brochures


Among others, culture in motion has a successful cooperation with the following companies and organisations:

Clients of the commercial field include global players from the pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, cosmetics, transport and automotive sectors.

Seminars and workshops are realised for non-profit organisations, for example for the Robert Koch Institute, Caritas, the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, the Bildungswerk der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut, Engagement Global, for the Campus of Excellence, the Justizakademie NRW or for the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BiB).

The universities for which scientific assignments are realised include the University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin), Steinbeis University of Applied Sciences, Technical University of Berlin in the form of Adult Education (TU Berlin), the former FHVR, TH Wildau and University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein.

University projects include the Engage project for the HWR Berlin, a diversity project at the University of Potsdam, continuing education programmes for the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin as well as for the Free University of Berlin and the University of Dresden.

Among academic projects are to be named the Engage Project at the Berlin School for Economics and Law, a Diversity Project at the University of Potsdam and advanced trainings at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

Profile and Contact

Friederike von Denffer, dipl. Soc.

Freelance trainer and consultant for intercultural communication since 2000

Friederike von Denffer graduated in Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich · Degree course in Sociology, Psychology and Intercultural Communication (1993-1998) · Further education includes Intercultural Mediation, Tolerance Management, Diversity Management and Licensing for The International Profiler (TIP) by WorldWork London · She has travelled extensively in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and the USA · Chief Editor of the professional journal mondial (ed. SIETAR Deutschland e.V.)

For further information, please feel free to contact:

Friederike von Denffer

Wundtstraße 58
14057 Berlin

+49 30-88 53 23 12 · skype: culture-in-motion

Other projects

Journal mondial

For many years I have been the editor of mondial, the SIETAR Journal for Intercultural Perspectives.
For years, the journal mondial (formerly SIETAR Journal) has been one of the leading journals for intercultural issues from theory and practice in the German-speaking region. In a balanced relationship between science (research) and practice (profession), reports, interviews and professional articles can be found. The journal provides information about events on intercultural communication and competence and offers references to activities of the regional groups and specialist groups of SIETAR Deutschland e.V.

Reading samples can be found on the website

mondali world culture calendar

Every day is a day of celebration – worldwide!

I enthusiastically develop and produce the mondali world culture calendar in a team, whose idea is unique. Based on my experience and sensitivity for global issues around diversity, tolerance and communication, an intercultural calendar is created that shows day by day what is celebrated where. With explanations.

mondali is an invitation to travel around the world: the Tamborrada of San Sebastián – the 24-hour drum festival in Spain, the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles or Thadingyut Full Moon in Myanmar, where the bright, happy season begins, where little boats decorated with lanterns float away at night in the jet-black Mekong. mondali is a colourful collection of festivals and holidays of different cultures and religions.

Here you can find more information and a shop:

Ene, mene, muh – Counting-out rhymes in various languages

Concept: Friederike von Denffer
Design: Dirk Biermann ·