Dear Global Movers and Shakers,

SIETAR USA always strives to increase membership outreach and diversity. This month we'd like to reach out to the Latino communities and invite our members to introduce SIETAR USA to potential new members. Please email names of those you feel could benefit from being part of the SIETAR family:

In September the USA celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 we will recognize the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans(*). Let us use this time to identify, embrace, collaborate with, learn from our fellow Latino (*) SIETARians and interculturalists. Maybe learn or practice Spanish, visit art galleries, listen to and/or sing Latinos tunes, taste Latin food or simply reach out and touch our Latino community showing how grateful we are for the diversity it contributes to our country and our lives.  My own local group, SIETAR Florida, will host a webinar to celebrate Back to School 2016 and Hispanic Heritage Month. The topic will be "International Education and Bilingualism." To attend, be considered a panelist or for general information on this or other SIETAR Florida
events, email

Let's dare having those important yet difficult conversations of immigration, citizenship by birth right, second and third generation Latinos challenges vs advantages of the Latino community.

Please take part of our social media post and comment on upcoming questions and trivia honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.

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(*) Please note that the term Latino is used to describe Spanish speaking individuals and Latino for any one with Latin American heritage (Another source of discussion). 


Patricia M Coleman

SIETAR USA President


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Be An Early Bird!

The Early Bird pricing ends on October 1. 
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in Tulsa


Immediately following this year's SIETAR USA conference in Tulsa, OK, Cultural Detective will be offering certification for their program. Past President of SIETAR USA, Tatyana Fertelmeyster explains the many benefits of attending the conference and the opportunities that can be realized by taking advantage of Cultural Detective certification. Click here for more information and to register:

Tatyana Fetermeyster, the program facilitator, explains...


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A Survey to Help
our Research into
Ethical Decision-Making:

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has partnered with QED Consulting to create a survey to explore global responses to ethical issues and dilemmas, and examine the influence of culture as well as gender, age, education, profession, etc., on ethical decision-making. The survey results will illuminate differences in ethical decision-making across diversity dimensions, specifically in the workplace. We wish to gather data from all around the world, so please share this invitation and link to take the survey. It will only take about 15-20 minutes to complete. We will post findings on the PMI website once we have sufficient data analyzed.

To take the survey, please go to:

Please only take it once, but share the link freely. The survey will stay open to the end of 2016.

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Being Accepted

The 2016 Margaret D. Pusch Founders Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated commitment and service to the intercultural relations field.  (Click here to view the full criteria. Nominations will close September 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm eastern standard  time (NYC). Nominations should be emailed to

Members of any SIETAR around the globe are eligible for nomination for the award. Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves. The nomination requires support from a minimum of two other individuals who can speak to the individuals intercultural work and service. Nominations and supporting information must be provided in a written format.

The successful nominee will be notified a month prior to the SIETAR Annual Conference that will be held November 9-12, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. 

For questions please contact:

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Thought You Should


"Cultural Heritage:  How Intangible and Tangible Culture
has Created and Shaped Australian and Global Culture"
November 24-25, 2016, Sydney

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"Applying Research to Improve Intercultural Relations"

The International Academy for Intercultural Research Conference
10th Biennial Conference
Staten Island, New York
June 25-29, 2017

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Three brilliant speakers will offer us insights into the disconnection and polarization of people and places.  Their scholarship and lived experiences will enhance our knowledge and encourage our work.

Thursday, November 10

Dr. Shakti Butler


November 11

Brenda Toineeta Pipestem


November 12

John (Jack) Condon

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Master Workshops

November 9

Our 2016 Master Workshops are organized into a 4-track framework.  Each track includes two coordinated workshops.  The 8 workshops relate to 4 themes:  (1) Diversity/Inclusion; (2) Consulting and Coaching:  Best Practices; (3) Trainig Design and Facilitation of Fames and Experiential Exercises; and (4) Insights into Polarization.

Click here to view the Master Workshops being offered.


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Why Tulsa?

Curious about Tulsa and why it was selected
for this year's conference? 
Click below to find out

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Our 2015 Sponsors:


Special Sponsors



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