Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership & Programs (CILP) at International House UC Berkeley is a center of excellence for training to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. CILP consultants have decades of experience providing customized training across the public, non-profit, government, education, and corporate sectors. Through expert facilitation, highly participatory workshops, and skilled coaching, we create powerful learning experiences. Our programs equip professionals and students to do the following:

  • Lead inclusively and create a culture of belonging
  • Engage and communicate effectively across cultural differences
  • Build and sustain trust among diverse teams
  • Manage conflict effectively
  • Leverage diversity for optimal organizational outcomes 

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Meet the Team:

Nayeli Vivanco, VP, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs

Nayeli VivancoNayeli Vivanco joined our team in August 2022 as Vice President to lead the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership and Programs (CILP), a center of excellence for training to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures.

Nayeli is a multi-lingual, cross-cultural, social justice practitioner with more than a decade of international education experience. She has a deep passion for cultural diversity and understanding, having lived, worked, and studied around the world in six countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. As a first-generation Latina who grew up on the U.S. – Mexico border, Nayeli has become a true citizen of the world.

Prior to joining International House, Berkeley, Nayeli worked for EF Education First, among the largest international education companies in the world. During her tenure at EF, Nayeli advocated for, established, and led the company’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. Before that, she served as the head of student services and operations for Hult International Business School’s campuses in Shanghai, Boston, and New York.

Nayeli is guided by the philosophy of Ubuntu, Zulu for “humanity towards others.”

Learn more about Nayeli's leadership experience

Manita Rana Magar, Leadership Program Coordinator

Adi Diaz, Leadership Program Coordinator