International MultiCultural Institute (IMCI) History

Founded in 1983, the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI, formerly the National MultiCultural Institute or NMCI) is proud to be one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation’s need for new services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and diversity.

In the past few years, over 50,000 participants have attended our national conferences and on-site workshops. Conference participants come from all 50 states and several countries around the world. Our Organizational Training and Consulting clients are nationwide. We have extensive experience working with corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations in the areas of workforce diversity, human resource management, multicultural education and cross-cultural conflict resolution.

As a private, non-profit organization, iMCI is funded through fees for service, contracts, foundation grants, and corporate and individual contributions. Our highly qualified staff and network of trainers, consultants and clinicians include women and men of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the work.

Our Mission

The mission of the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI) is to work with individuals, organizations, and communities to facilitate personal and systemic change in order to build an inclusive society that is strengthened and empowered by its diversity. Through the development of strategic initiatives, partnerships, and programs that promote an inclusive and just society, NMCI is at the forefront of global efforts to address critical and emerging issues in the diversity field.

With more than two decades of experience, iMCI’s proven methods help individuals and organizations gain the skills necessary to seamlessly integrate effective diversity and inclusion practices into their organizational culture.