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14 Sep 2019 6:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Three SIETAR USA Local Groups have started their Autumn programs. Their activities offer SIETAR USA members and local members an opportunity to gather, learn, and network.


Yuko DeNeuville, SIETAR Florida reports that they held a virtual meeting in August as a “Get Together—Back to School” session. The goals of this call were:

To meet with every member and friends. Many new members joined in 2019!

  • To explain what is SIETAR Florida mission
  • To brainstorm new ideas and suggestions from existing and new members
  • To seek for new volunteers in this wonderful organization
  • To share about upcoming webinars and social gathering events in Florida.
  • To have fun!

Our latest SIETAR Florida Newsletter includes our next events and it is a busy upcoming 6 months, which is great! Also many of us will be at SIETAR USA Conference and some of us will present:

Neil Goodman:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 R5 10:30-11:30 AM "Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Cross-cultural Practice" Presentation - 60 minutes

Yuko Deneuville:

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 R3 2:00 PM 3:30 PM 90 minutes workshop about "How Energy can reinvent Interculturalists work & maximizes impact and awareness"

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 R1 1:45 PM 3:15 PM
Ned Talk 10 minutes " Which BOX are you in?"


Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, who has been involved with SIETAR for decades, has recently joined the SIETAR DC leadership team. In partnership with Georgetown University, SIETAR DC has conducted a study in an effort to revitalize the local group and capitalize on the incredible intercultural talent in the DC area. The report was summarized at the September meeting.

They launched the new season with a book reading with author Michelle Gelfand, who has recently published "Rule Makers Rule Breakers." Her talk became the subject of animated conversation for the rest of the afternoon.

For our next meeting we have October 10 the Senior Vice President of partnerships and executive editor for Time magazine coming. This will be both interesting and topical!

The SIETAR Minnesota Group meets monthly at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the campus of the University of Minnesota. They serve light refreshments and start with networking, introductions and training tips.

September Topic:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hubert H Humphrey International Fellows: A Panel Discussion

Discover a broader global perspective on intercultural education, training, and research. Hailing from around the world, the University of Minnesota’s newly arrived Humphrey International Fellows will get together early in their stay to discuss the role of interculturalists in their respective countries.

Panel facilitated by Karen Lokkesmoe, SIETAR-Minnesota member, Fellows advocate, and support coordinator.

October/November Preview

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Show and Tell: Icebreakers and Energizers

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Understanding the Roles of Corporate Global Mobility & The Interculturalist

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