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Professional Development News

10 Apr 2021 7:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Mentoring Committee sent out applications to those who expressed an interest in being either a mentor or mentee and the deadline to return them was March 26. To date, we have only received one mentee application and one individual who expressed an interest in being a mentor. I’m not sure if this is because people didn’t receive their applications, if they are no longer interested or just plain overwhelmed with all that is going on in the world right now.

After more consideration I believe it would be best to offer an informational session on the Mentoring Program at the SIETAR USA conference in Omaha in October. This would provide an opportunity for members to learn more about the program and what’s expected, along with giving mentors and mentees a chance to meet. Please consider being a mentor as many of our new members are interested in connecting with those who are more seasoned in the field and this is an opportunity to expand our profession. I am going to send out the applications again and have included the links to the Google applications here. If you did not receive an application before, it may have gone into your spam email box.

Mentee Application

Mentor Application

Please email me at profdevelopment@sietarusa.org if you would either like to hear more about the program or have questions.

The Ethics Committee has been reviewing the current SIETAR USA Living Code to make it more inclusive and bring it up to date. This past week we reviewed and edited the document and it will soon be sent to a review committee. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please contact me at profdevelopment@sietarusa.org and I will pass your name onto Kurt Nemes who chairs the committee. In addition to Kurt, committee members include Alan Richter, Bettina Byrd Giles, Luby Ismail, Sandy Fowler, and Cheryl Woehr. Once the reviewers have completed their work with the document and made their suggestions, we will be offering a session at the Conference in October to give SIETAR USA members a chance to provide their input.

The Webinar Committee has done a fabulous job of booking speakers for our webinar series for the entire year so be sure to register!

Our next webinar speaker will be Andrej Juriga, Founder and Managing Director of Cultural Bridge on April 14 for 11am – 12:30pm ET. Andrej will be presenting on the The Psychology of Cultural Humility: An Emotion Critical for Intercultural Development.

On April 17, we will have the pleasure of having Thiagi offering another all day training entitled: LOLA: Live Online Learning Activities!

We hope you will join us for both events!

Cheryl Woehr
Professional Development Director

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