In today’s schools, teachers are expected to meet the needs of diverse students and colleagues, and yet many teachers report feeling unprepared because they do not have the social and cultural competencies needed. This interdisciplinary synchronous online course Mindfulness as Human Action: Mindful Cross-Cultural Action Research uses qualitative and quantitative grounded theory to identify cognitive processes of information as behavioral changes demonstrating cultural competency occur. This work requires explicit teaching and practice around becoming aware of unknown assumptions. This course does not use mindfulness practices, such as meditation, yoga, etc. This course has the Mindfulness into Action (MIA) platform– which goes beyond traditional paradigms because, uses Indigenous knowledge to take action, given that Indigenous people have a broad knowledge of how to live sustainably. While doing Action Research, this course will teach students how to use grounded theory, as well as the use of NVivo in data analysis. The MIA methodology focuses on leadership skills development, in the area of diversity issues within organizational settings.