Psychology of Cultural Humility: An Emotion Critical for Intercultural Development

  • 14 Apr 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom Webinar - Eastern Time Zone


  • The webinar registration fee for non-members of SIETAR USA is $25.
  • The webinar is free to SIETAR USA members only.

The globalized and interconnected world has made the case for the development of intercultural skills stronger than ever before. The intersection of cultural anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience is helping us to develop methods, concepts, and tools to enhance one’s ability to work effectively across differences. We aspire to understand the world around us mainly at the cognitive level, reflect on how to bridge the differences, and eventually step out of our comfort zones flexing our own behaviors. And yet, we still experience many heated conversations and clashes which are far from intercultural effectiveness.

The ontological approach to psychology offers a whole new way of looking at the intercultural skills development through making meaning of our emotional reactions when being exposed to conflicting attitude, beliefs, or behaviors. There are around 200 distinct emotions and each of them is providing us with an important message. Some serve us well when facing a difference, others are not as helpful at that very moment. Cultural humility is one of those emotions that can build a very strong foundation for further intercultural skills development. In this webinar, Facilitator and Presenter Andrej Juriga will provide answers to these questions and many others:

  • What is psychology telling us about humility?
  • What is the cultural humility informing us about?
  • Is there a common interpretation of humility?
  • Can we go around a fake humility?
  • Is cultural humility enough or do we need to invite more emotions to become more efficient in diverse settings?
  • Is there a practical way of using cultural humility at workshops and in coaching?

Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

About the Presenter

Andrej Juriga is the founder and managing director of Slovakia-based training company Cultural Bridge. As a certified facilitator of Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Intelligence, Andrej delivers workshops and coaching to large corporations and international medium sized businesses across a variety of countries and industries. He also designs Diversity & Inclusion strategies for clients in Central Europe and the Middle East. Andrej has a background in corporate Sales and HR at a national and global level. He holds a master’s degree in German and South-American cultures as well as in higher education, pedagogy and psychology. He has lived in five different countries across Europe and Africa.

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