SIETAR-USA Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

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

    This past year has motivated many interculturalists and DEI professionals to “up” their virtual game, with much time and energy devoted to learning and practicing new tools and strategies for engaging online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. While many in the field have been facilitating uncertainty management and adaptation skill development for years, the current pandemic presents new challenges and opportunities. The ‘forced relocation’ of much of our face-to-face work to online platforms prompts us to figure out new ways to “walk the talk” of these important skills we have been teaching for so long.

    This session focuses not only on strategies for recreating online the value of our work present in face-to-face contexts, but on a proactive approach to considering all the things we can do online from a value-added perspective. We’ll engage in intercultural activities from an inclusive perspective and explore best practices for interactive learning online. We’ll focus on overcoming ‘Zoom fatigue’ through a creative and energizing approach to our work. Join us to add more spark to your virtual, intercultural teaching and training.

    Registration = FREE for current SIETAR USA members in good standing

    Registration = $25.00 for nonmembers

    About the Presenter

    Basma Ibrahim DeVries is a Professor of Communication Studies with Concordia University, St. Paul, MN, USA. She specializes in teaching intercultural and interpersonal communication courses, facilitating campus-wide intercultural/diversity sessions and integrating service learning into the classroom. As an Egyptian-American, Basma has spent much time traveling and living in Egypt, Europe and the USA, and leading annual student travel and service-learning groups to Egypt, Mexico and Russia. Her previous teaching and curriculum development experience involved working with a variety of Arabic and ESL programs.

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

    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.

    • 17 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online classroom - CENTRAL Time Zone

    During the past 10 years, Thiagi has field-tested and improved more than 20 types of Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs) that have been incorporated IN virtual online training sessions. He has published a book on this technique, providing detailed instructions for conducting 11 of these LOLAs. He is currently working on the second book.

    This 1-day workshop walks the talk and teaches you to use different types of training activities in live online sessions. Thiagi and Matt will provide you with a conceptual framework for LOLAs, as well as countless activities you can modify and adapt for your own multicultural training sessions. You will learn activities for technical, management, sales, and interpersonal content. You will use these activities to also teach you how to adapt them to best fit your needs, handle the virtual participants, and decide which activity will best work with your training objectives.

    About Your Presenters

    Sivasailam Thiagarajan, also fondly known as Thiagi, has conducted interactive training in 25 different countries in five different continents. He has written more than 40 books on designing and facilitating engaging and effective training for intercultural communication. For the past 12 years, he has specialized on Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs). Thiagi is known as the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group.

    Matthew Richter is the co-author of the revised and updated second editionofthe book on Live Online Learning Activities (LOLAs). He has conducted online training session on this topic. An experienced user of different virtual platforms, he has also conducted live online training around the world on how to use the Zoom platform for improving interactivity in training. Matt is President at The Thiagi Group.

Past events

10 Feb 2021 Evolution of Change: From Revolutionary to DEI Interculturalist
13 Jan 2021 Creating Inclusive Multicultural Teams Remotely
02 Dec 2020 The Power of Art to Promote Intercultural Understanding
10 Nov 2020 Using Cultural Assets to Shift Paradigms: A Case Study in Ensley
15 Jul 2020 InterSEXtions: Working at the Intersection of Culture, Relationships, and Sexuality
25 Jun 2020 Tight versus Loose: A Key to Unlocking Our Cultural Divides
15 May 2020 Becoming American: How Prominent Immigrant Women Cracked the US-American Culture Code
14 Apr 2020 Change Management with Insight from Brain Science
13 Mar 2020 Understanding Misunderstandings in the Era of Globalization
04 Feb 2020 Intercultural Frameworks for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work
14 Jan 2020 Style Switching for Success with Multicultural Groups
05 Dec 2019 Nuevo Mexico’s Mid-Winter Celebrations: A Look at the Intercultural Symbols and Reexamination of the Tri-Cultural Myth
08 Nov 2019 Personal Leadership: 6 Practices & 2 Principles to Help Build Cultural Competence and Resilience, or a Tool That Keeps on Giving
10 Sep 2019 Experiencing Civil Rights: My Story
11 Jun 2019 WEBINAR: Promoting Age Inclusion in the New Millennium - NEW DATE
27 May 2019 SIETAR Europa Congress
14 May 2019 WEBINAR: Making Sense of Russia in the 21st Century
26 Apr 2019 Families in Global Transition Annual Conference
26 Mar 2019 WEBINAR: Dispelling Myths About Muslims and Islam: Intercultural Interventions for Pluralism and Inclusion of American Muslims
12 Mar 2019 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC)
12 Dec 2018 SIETAR USA 2018 Annual Members Meeting
06 Dec 2018 Webinar -- Navigating Diversity and Inclusion Work as a Practitioner
17 Nov 2018 Saturday Seminar — Walk the Talk: Achieving Civility and Respect in Times of Polarization
13 Nov 2018 Webinar -- Leveraging Multicultural and Global Experience into Workplace Strengths
26 Oct 2018 SIETAR Russia & SIETAR Europa East and West Bridges Event
16 Oct 2018 SIETAR Minnesota Meeting
12 Oct 2018 SIETAR Polska Congress 2018
10 Oct 2018 Webinar: Marketing Your Cross-Cultural Business
13 Sep 2018 SIETAR Brasil Conference
18 Jul 2018 Japanese Culture – Getting from Konnichi wa to Karaoke
18 Oct 2017 SIETAR USA 17th Annual Conference
27 Apr 2017 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
24 Apr 2017 Yom HaShoah
24 Apr 2017 Isra and Mi'raj
16 Apr 2017 Easter
14 Apr 2017 Good Friday
10 Apr 2017 Passover
09 Apr 2017 Palm Sunday
08 Nov 2016 Super Tuesday (USA Elections)
01 Nov 2016 Native American Heritage Month
31 Oct 2016 Halloween
30 Oct 2016 Diwali
16 Oct 2016 World Food Day
07 Sep 2016 Independence Day Brazil
05 Sep 2016 Labor Day in USA
22 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Executive Board meeting
21 Jun 2016 International Day of Yoga
20 Jun 2016 National Refugee Day
19 Jun 2016 Father's Day (USA)
19 Jun 2016 Juneteenth
14 Jun 2016 Flag day
08 Jun 2016 SIETAR USA Board Of Directors meeting
06 Jun 2016 Start of Ramadan
01 Jun 2016 June - LGBT PRIDE month
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day in China
01 Jun 2016 Children's Day In Poland
20 Apr 2016 All You Need to Know about Proposing for and Presenting at SIETAR-USA Conference
17 Mar 2016 March 2016 Webinar: Millennials and Generational Competence
17 Feb 2016 The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Riot, Remembrance, and “Reconciliation”
15 Aug 2015 Sneak-Peak of SIETAR-USA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference
15 Jun 2015 Being an LGBT Ally
15 May 2015 Discussion with Authors: Reading Hong Kong, Reading Ourselves
15 Apr 2015 Cultural Detective’s Contest!! Also, Check out the SIETARUSA Conference CFP
15 Mar 2015 How to Use Technology to Build Your Platform in 2015
15 Feb 2015 Uncovering the Secrets of African Americans' Contributions Around the World
23 Jan 2015 Janet Bennett’s Forecast of Intercultural Crossroads
15 Jan 2015 Patricia M Coleman, SIETAR-USA President's Vision of SIETAR-USA 2015 and beyond
06 Nov 2013 SIETAR-USA 2013 Conference
17 Oct 2012 SIETAR-USA 2012 Conference
13 Apr 2011 SIETAR-USA 2011 Conference
22 Jan 2011 Intercultural Solutions for a Sustainable World
01 Dec 2010 ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010
25 Nov 2010 Young SIETAR's 11th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2010 2010 NASAGA Conference
06 Oct 2010 Languages & The Media
30 Sep 2010 Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity
26 May 2010 eLearning Africa 2010
03 May 2010 LANGUAGES & BUSINESS 2010
14 Apr 2010 SIETAR-USA Annual Conference
20 Nov 2009 EXPOLINGUA Berlin 2009
03 Nov 2009 Global Dialogue Conference
28 Oct 2009 Coaching Across Culture
22 Oct 2009 SIETAR-New York Meeting
07 Oct 2009 Laughter, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Learning
05 Jun 2009 IALIC Symposium
27 May 2009 eLearning Africa 2009, the 4th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
01 Apr 2009 SIETAR-USA 2009 Conference
12 Mar 2009 Milestones in Intercultural Relations: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals
12 Feb 2009 Fifteenth International Education Fair
29 Oct 2008 LANGUAGES & THE MEDIA, 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media
22 Oct 2008 SIETAR 2008 Global Conference
15 Oct 2008 NASAGA 40th Annual Conference
13 Oct 2008 Moving Beyond Mobility
19 Aug 2008 Understanding Conflicts - Cross-Cultural Perspectives
11 Aug 2008 Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
09 Jul 2008 Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication
07 Jul 2008 Leadership & Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Conference
22 Jun 2008 SHRM 2008 Annual Conference
21 Jun 2008 Asian Texans: Our Struggles for Texanness
19 Jun 2008 Disney Keys to Excellence
18 Jun 2008 Global Leadership Forum
21 May 2008 ICCC5 Global Learning: Educating the World Citizen
21 May 2008 Annual Spring Intercultural Event
01 May 2008 Intercultural Cities Conference
25 Apr 2008 Center to Advance Education for Adults Conference
19 Apr 2008 Al Andalus! The Legend: then and now
15 Mar 2008 SIETAR Global Call for Papers Deadline
13 Mar 2008 Current Issues in Intercultural Relations

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