Best Practices for Writing an Intercultural Book

  • 14 Oct 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.

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Best Practices for Writing an Intercultural Book

Have you ever wanted to write an intercultural book but didn't know where to begin? Many interculturalists carry extensive knowledge that they already share with their clients and students, that could also reach a much wider audience. Join us for a panel discussion during which several authors will share their experience of writing and publishing an intercultural book. Learn key insights into proposal writing , tips on the research and writing process, the pros and cons of self-publishing versus working with a publishing house, and best practices for co-writing and marketing your book. 

Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

About the Panelists

Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators and a research scholar with the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University. In addition to her many accomplishments, Dr. Deardorff has published widely on topics in international education, global leadership and intercultural learning/assessment and has published eight books including as editor of The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence. Darla holds a master’s and doctorate from North Carolina State University where she focused on international education.

Shannon Murphy is CEO of BrainSkills@Work, a consultancy that applies neuroscience to help individuals be more inclusive, culturally agile, and more effective leaders.  Shannon brings over 20 years of expertise in diversity and inclusion, intercultural management, and leadership development.  She is co-author of book Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times, and the BrainStates Awareness Profile. Shannon holds an M.A. in Intercultural Management and Leadership Development.

Dr. Patricia Cassiday is founder of Collaborative Connection, LLC, a cross-cultural consultancy based in the greater Seattle area. She has extensive experience living and working abroad for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Tricia is co-author of 52 Activities for Exploring Values Differences (2003), 52 Activities for Improving Cross Cultural Communication (2009) and 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation (2014). She holds a doctorate in leadership from Seattle University.

Sandra Fowler  is the Immediate Past President of SIETAR USA and Senior Editor of the 2-volume series: Intercultural Sourcebook: Cross Cultural Training Methods. Her publishing experience includes numerous book chapters and journal articles and she is currently the editor of The Interculturalist: A Periodical of SIETAR USA. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology.

About the Moderator

Julia Gaspar-Bates is president of Intercultural Alliances, LLC, an intercultural training and consulting firm based in the Washington DC metro area. She has worked globally for over three decades, lived in six countries and trained on five continents in multiple languages. Julia is in the process of co-writing her first book on cultural differences between Americans and the French. She holds an M.A. in Intercultural Relations.

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