2020 SIETAR USA Webinars

***All webinars take place 11:00 am-12:30 pm (Eastern US time) unless otherwise noted.***

Join us for the first webinar of 2020 on January 14!

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Eastern US time)

Register HERE

Style Switching for Success with Multicultural Groups

Presenter: Julia Gaspar-Bates, President, Intercultural Alliances, LLC

As interculturalists, our goal is to help our clients and students cultivate sufficient awareness and sensitivity to effectively navigate the unpredictable route to create successful interactions across cultural borders.  Yet how often do we get caught in a rut by not practicing what we preach? It’s important to be mindful of our need to also adapt ourselves to the cultural nuances to create transformational change for our diverse clients. Given that many theories and practices are rooted in Western thought, interculturalists often need to stretch themselves to engage culturally-diverse groups in ways that will appropriately address their differing needs and expectations.

Join us for this interactive webinar during which Julia will present anecdotal stories as well as practical tips and skills learned from over three decades of working and training across cultures to remind intercultural practitioners of the need to walk the talk in their work to overcome a “one size fits all” approach to training and teaching widely diverse audiences.

Your Presenter

Julia Gaspar-Bates is President of Intercultural Alliances, LLC, a global cross-cultural training and consulting firm. She has delivered customized programs to thousands of executives, educators and students, and governmental and non-governmental employees in multiple languages on four continents. As a lead intercultural consultant with the World Bank, Julia frequently trains multicultural groups to enhance cultural awareness and skill-building. Julia previously taught as adjunct faculty at George Washington University and currently serves on the SIETAR USA Board of Directors.



The following is a list of webinars held in 2019. If you're a SIETAR USA member, you can access these through the 'Members Only' section of the website. Recordings are also available for purchase (non-members).

December 2019

Neuvo Mexico's Mid-Winter Celebrations

Presenter: Miguel Gandert, Distinquished Professor of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

November 2019

Personal Leadership

Presenter: Rita Wuebbeler, President/Founder, Interglobel Cross-Cultural Services, Inc.

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

October 2019

Unconscious Bias Training & Implications for Interculturalists

Presenter: Dr. Neal Goodman, President/Founder, Global Dynamics

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

September 2019

Experiencing Civil Rights: My Story

Presenter: Kelli McLoud-Schingen, President, KMS Intercultural Consulting

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

June 2019

Promoting Age Inclusion in the New Millennium 

Presenter: Tamara Thorpe, Organization Development Consultant & Millennials Mentor

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

May 2019

Making Sense of Russia in the 21st Century

Presenter: Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Founder/Principal, Connecting Differences, LLC

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

March 2019

Dispelling Myths About Muslims and Islam: Intercultural Interventions for Pluralism and Inclusion of American Muslims

Presenter: Lubna 'Luby' Ismael, President/Founder, Connecting Cultures

To purchase the recording of this webinar, click here.

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