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Professional Development Report

15 Nov 2021 6:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

SIETAR USA Living Code of Ethical Behavior

The Ethics Committee of 2021 has worked hard this past year to update the Living Code of Ethical Behavior which was created in 2013. The committee worked together to make it more relevant to the work we are all doing in the DEI and intercultural fields. So, after months of working on the document, getting input from reviewers and approval from the Board of Directors, we will soon be ready to present it to the membership. We are also making a few other changes to the Ethics webpages which will include new resources on Ethics. Stay tuned and check the SIETAR USA website in the next few weeks for the changes. We encourage you to read through the document and agree to abide by the code.

Thank you to all the committee members for all your contributions: Kurt Nemes, Ethics Committee Chair, Sandy Fowler, Immediate Past President of SIETAR USA, Cheryl Woehr, Board Member and SIETAR Professional Development Director, Alan Richter, President, QED Consulting, LLC, Lobna “Luby” Ismail, Founder of Connecting Cultures and Bettina Byrd Giles, Executive Director Klein Arts & Culture. Thank you also to our reviewers: Andy Reynolds, Robert Hayles, Maria Thacker, Soumaya Khalifa, and Karen Fouts.


A special thanks also goes to the Webinar committee, Carolyn Ryffel, Chair, Sandy Fowler, Julia Gaspar-Bates and Cheryl Woehr for organizing all of the webinars for the year. I think we can all agree, the quality of speakers was amazing! Reminder, there will not be a webinar in December! With the holidays approaching we thought everyone might be busy and need a break. Enjoy your holidays and we look forward to seeing you at the January webinar.

Date: January 12, 2022; Time: 11:30-1:00 PM EST; Topic: Rolling in the New Year (A SIETAR USA Activity).

Have a wonderful holiday!

We have a lot of talent in SIETAR USA so please consider submitting a proposal to present at one of our monthly webinars or suggest someone that you think would be good. You can email Carolyn Ryffel, Chair of the committee at carolynryffel@gmail.com or Cheryl Woehr, Professional Development Director at cherylwoehr@gmail.com.

SIETAR USA Saturday Seminars

We are looking for members who are interested in being part of the planning committee for Saturday Seminars for 2022. Joining a committee is a great way to get involved in the organization and meet more people. For more information or to join the committee please email Cheryl Woehr, Professional Development Director at cherylwoehr@gmail.com

Mentoring Committee

This coming year we plan to revisit the goal of creating a Mentoring Program. We will take a different approach and look at a different format. If any of you are interested in being a mentor or joining the Mentoring committee please contact Cheryl Woehr, Professional Development Director at cherylwoehr@gmail.com.

Written by: Cheryl Woehr

Director, Professional Development Portfolio

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