MASTER WORKSHOPS

Friday, October 8, 2021

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Learn about advances in research?

Spend time with experts in the field?

The SIETAR USA Master Workshops are continuing education for intercultural and DEI professionals. For 2021, we have one of our best arrays of workshops from which to choose. Education, leadership, healing, and training techniques are all part of the mix. Browse the tentative schedule and detailed list below to see which one(s) capture your attention!

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Master Workshop Schedule
Friday, October 8, 2021

Tentative as of May 27, 2021

 TIME TITLE PRESENTER(S)
8:00AM- 12:00PM Impact! High Leverage Interventions for Cultural Change dr. joe verstandt
  Intercultural Creativity for Collective Healing Tatyana Fertelmeyster &
 Marie Sheffield
  Breadth-Depth Tensions in Intercultural Learning & Equity Minded
 Pedagogy in Higher Education
 Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair &
 Nastasha Johnson
  How to Use Theatre as a Tool for Intercultural Understanding Kelli McLoud-Schingen
   
12:00PM -  1:00PM    Lunch - on your own 
   
1:00PM - 5:00PM Global Leadership Effectiveness: An Interactive Workshop in Developing Strategies
 That Work for You and Your Clients
 Dr. Deborah Pembleton &
 Dr. Karen Lokkesmoe
  Intercultural Playground: Creative Experiential Approaches to Facilitate Learning &   Connection Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries & Jon     DeVries
  Opening Up the World Through Multi-Media Shelley Morrison &
 Barb Galyen

Impact! High Leverage Interventions for Culture Change

dr. joe verstandt, Acclaimed Speaker, Author and Advisor


Informed by “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System,” by Donella Meadows, this session will begin with a conversation about leverage, the power (and leverage) of paradigm change, and the need to change the organizational paradigm regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity. We will then explore common language, narrative and story-telling, individual development, and behavioral expectations as tools for paradigm change, and how to use these tools to get as much possible impact from our efforts.  Read More...

About joe verstandt

dr. joe verstandt is a speaker, author and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts. joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, government entities, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits and is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum. His insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, numerous other print and on-line journals, and he co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.  Read More...



Intercultural Creativity for Collective Healing

Tatyana Fertelmeyster, LCPC, Founder/Principal of Connecting Differences, LLC

Marie Sheffield, LCPC

For centuries, the historical trauma of racism has spread like an infection, through individuals, communities, and across generations. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the collective trauma and the disparity of humanity is at its apex. We are contemplating a ‘reentry’ into divided and disconnected societies. Furthermore, going back to ‘the way things used to be’ would be detrimental; showing up in a different way has possibility. We have a collective injury, which means healing needs to occur in the community.  Read More...

About Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Tatyana Fertelmeyster, LCPC, a Founder and Principal of Connecting Differences, LLC is an intercultural consultant, trainer, and coach with background and extensive experience in mental health. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tatyana has provided individual, couple’s, family, and group counseling to US- and foreign-born clients for over ten years. Tatyana’s experience of engaging with people as a trusted advisor stretches across populations and settings. It includes counseling refugees, supporting global executives, coaching DEI leaders, and mentoring fellow interculturalists just to name a few.  Read More...



About Marie Sheffield

Marie Sheffield, LCPC, is a licensed clinical counselor and art therapist working in the field of collective trauma and collective healing. Within the mass trauma field, she worked specifically with children whose parent(s) died on 9/11 and families resettling to the United States from war and persecution. In addition to consulting and training, Marie is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine.  Read More...


Breadth-Depth Tensions in Intercultural Learning & Equity-Minded Pedagogy

in Higher Education

Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair, Director of CILMAR, Purdue University
Natasha E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

Increasingly, missions and strategic plans of higher education institutions (HEIs) include references to the development of intercultural competencies, the cultivation of global citizens, and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many of these HEIs, however, struggle to operationalize their intentions meaningfully and across the entire institution. In this hands-on workshop, we will work together to generate possibilities for scaling up intercultural learning and equity-minded pedagogy to all areas across universities and all levels of organizational structures. Read More...

About Dr. Acheson-Clair

Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair is Director of the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) at Purdue University and holds a courtesy faculty position in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. CILMAR's mission is to support intercultural development for everyone in the Purdue community. Led by Dr. Acheson, CILMAR's staff works with faculty and staff at Purdue to embed intercultural learning across the curriculum, to support faculty and staff development, and to produce cutting edge intercultural research. Read More...


About Nastasha E. Johnson
Nastasha E. Johnson is Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University Libraries & School of Information Studies in West Lafayette, IN.  She also serves as a Provost Fellow in the Office of the Provost, Division of Diversity & Inclusion and an Intercultural Learning Officer for the Center of Intercultural Learning, Mentoring, Assessment, and Research (CILMAR). She is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development (IDI) and Beliefs, Events, Values Inventory (BEVI), and has completed Phase 1 of the Racial Equity Institute of REI in Greensboro, NC. Read More...


How to use Theatre as a Tool for Intercultural Understanding

Kelli McLoud-Schingen, President, KMS Intercultural Consulting


One of the most powerful and under-utilized tools in cross cultural understanding is Theatre.  Theatre is a form of storytelling that many feel that if they are not actors, or haven’t studied theatre, they aren’t equipped to work with theatre and drama as a tool.

Theatre is storytelling and it offers opportunities for listeners to merge the storyteller’s experience with their own – resulting in connections that can turn into trance-formational experiences. Everyone is a storyteller. We live inside stories; we communicate through stories.  Read More...

About Kelli McLoud-Schingen

Kelli McLoud-Schingen, former President of SIETAR USA, is also President of KMS Intercultural Consulting. She is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Consultant who specializes in Cultural Competence, Multicultural Teambuilding, Cross-Cultural Communication, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Storytelling, Inclusive Leadership and Healing Racism.  Kelli has facilitated development workshops for educational, governmental, non-profit, and corporate institutions since 1989 in the U.S and abroad.  Kelli holds a Master of Arts degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Houston, Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Aurora University.  Kelli is a certified Mediator and an administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).  Read More...


Global Leadership Effectiveness: An Interactive Workshop in Developing Strategies

That Work for You and Your Clients
Dr. Deborah Pembleton, Associate Professor, Global Business Leadership Department & Director of the Asian Studies Program, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (CSBSJU)

Dr. Karen Lokkesmoe, Professor, Trainer and Specialist in Global Leadership Development, Intercultural Competence and Public Policy


Why do good leaders fail in global contexts?  What is it that makes one leader effective at home and ineffective globally?  What are the global competencies a leader needs to develop the dexterity and wisdom to meet increasingly global demands? And, how do you provide training and development to foster those competencies?

In this session, we will explore global leadership and global competency models outlining core competencies as well as engaging in activities whereby participants can identify strategies for their own global competency development or that of their clients and trainees. Read More...

About Dr. Deborah J. Pembleton

Dr. Deborah J. Pembleton is an Associate Professor in the Global Business Leadership Department and Director of the Asian Studies Program at the College of St. Benedict / St. John’s University (CSBSJU) in central Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative International Development Education with an emphasis on global leadership from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from St. Louis University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.  Read More...


About Dr. Karen J. Lokkesmoe
Dr. Karen J. Lokkesmoe’s passion and professional expertise are in the intersection of leadership development and intercultural competence.  She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative International Development Education with a focus on global leadership development from University of Minnesota and a Master of Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.  She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in leadership, global leadership, and public policy since 2001. Read More...


Intercultural Playground: Creative Experiential Approaches to Facilitate Learning
and Connection

Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries, Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University 

Jon DeVries, Intercultural Trainer/Consultant - Intercultural Competence Development, Leadership Development, Team Building and Training Design 

Life is a non-stop experiential learning opportunity, and as interculturalists, we continuously practice how to capture those learning moments and facilitate new connections – between people, ideas, and lived experiences. Experiential approaches engage us holistically, strengthening mind-body connections and enhancing learning through self-exploration and real-world application. During these dynamic times, we invite you to join fellow workshop participants to expand your toolkit in assisting clients/students in understanding, truly appreciating, actively engaging, and ultimately, bridging and leveraging differences.  Read More...

About Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries

Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries is a professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Minnesota, a faculty member at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and an intercultural and DEI trainer and consultant. Basma co-authored Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles and Cultural Detective┬«Egypt. She served on the national board of SIETAR-USA and as Board Vice President of GiGi’s Playhouse – Twin Cities, Down Syndrome Achievement Center.  Read More...



About Jon DeVries

Jon DeVries is an intercultural trainer and consultant specializing in Intercultural Competence Development, Leadership Development, Team Building and Training Design with a background in Experiential Education and Adult Learning Theories. Jon held positions at the University of Minnesota, including Short-Term and Custom Programs Director in the International Student and Scholar Services Office. He has worked with large and small businesses, K-12 and higher education institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations.  Read More...


Opening Up the World Through Multi-Media!

Shelley Morrison, Educator, Coach, Trainer, Faciliatator, Shelley Morrison Associates

Barbara Galyen, Thought Leader in Crossing Cultures and Global Leadership

What have most of us done throughout the Pandemic? 

Most likely watched tons of movies and TV shows.  As interculturalists, let’s take advantage of this unusual circumstance!  In this highly interactive workshop, we “focus on films” (excuse the pun), plus other multi-media sources as valuable tools for intercultural training.  We include movies, TV series, documentaries, film shorts, animated shorts, plus advertising and infomercials.  Streaming media and the explosion of many access possibilities to multi-media has opened up unique opportunities to enhance your learning and training outcomes!  Read More...

About Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison is an experienced educator, coach, trainer, and facilitator.  Her firm, Shelley Morrison Associates (SMA), provides consulting and training in leadership, marketing, negotiations, communication, and intercultural relations for corporate, non-profit, and higher education clients.  Shelley specializes in working with global teams and has developed programs to help other trainers provide their services virtually. Shelley has been training globally for 18 years.  Read More...



About Barbara Galyen

Barbara Galyen is a recognized leader in the fields of Crossing Cultures and Global Leadership. She delivers a wide range of consulting, facilitating, training and coaching services worldwide to corporate, non-profit, United Nations, and education arenas. Barb has a BA in Social Science, an MA in Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership. She continues her life-long learning through organizations like the Commonwealth Club and World Affairs Council.  Read More...


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