Grant Douglas is co-director, ICIE (IÉSEG Center for Intercultural Engagement), Lille, France.
Grant has been involved in international education and training in different capacities since 1991. Originally from Newcastle- Upon-Tyne in the North-East of England, Grant is a long-term expatriate who has lived and worked in France for over 30 years. He was in charge of the International Relations Service of different higher education institutes for 17 years. Since 2000, Grant has focused on the conception, organization and implementation of undergraduate, post-graduate and professional development study and training programmes with an international and intercultural dimension.
Grant is currently in charge of developing the intercultural communication/diversity management track at IÉSEG School of Management. He is vice-president of SIETAR France (Society for Intercultural Training, Education and Research), and a council member of IACCM (International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management). Grant is also a long-standing member of the Global Community Dialogue on Leadership, Diversity and Change (GCD).
In recent years Grant’s focus has moved more from a purely international/intercultural perspective to a more broadly diversity and inclusion perspective which is reflected in his participation in projects aimed at fostering more diversity and inclusion in higher education institutes and in making them zero tolerant of physical and verbal harassment. He is currently involved in an international research project examining the International Student Experience (ISE) as well as two internal IÉSEG projects designed to increase student engagement and inclusion and eradicate verbal and physical harassment. When he is not at work, Grant likes to spend time cultivating his vegetable patch, listening to music, and following his local soccer team, LOSC.
Work for CID:
Grant Douglas serves as a reviewer for French.