SIETAR USA Webinar Series

Dedicated to providing continuing professional education opportunities, the Webinar Series from SIETAR USA features leading practitioners working in key areas of intercultural and DEIB theory and practice.

The depth and diversity of the webinars is designed to grow your knowledge base and to provide a positive impact on your work in the ever-evolving professional landscape. The Webinar Series is just one example of  SIETAR USA’s commitment to support transformational growth and intercultural understanding through professional interchange with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and social justice.

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Forging Bonds To Build Relationships Across Cultures

June 12th 11:30 am-1:00 pm (US Eastern)



In this session, Andy Molinsky and Melissa Hahn will discuss building professional relationships across cultures, the focus of their new book "Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce" (McGraw Hill). They argue that the real pain point on today's global teams is no longer to merely become aware of differences, but to create an initial spark, establish rapport, and build trust with people who come from a wide range of backgrounds. To do so, they present a package of new frameworks, strategies, and tools that your students and clients can deploy in the situations they face. Join us for a stimulating conversation with Melissa and Andy.


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Melissa Hahn:

Melissa Hahn is an intercultural professional who helps people collaborate, adapt and thrive across cultures. She earned a master's degree in intercultural relations from the University of the Pacific, has lived abroad in Poland, and has an extensive professional background spanning international relations, ESL, and global mobility/corporate relocation. She works independently as a trainer, coach and consultant; teaches intercultural communication at American University; and is on the leadership team of the Global Dexterity Certification. She believes that intercultural skills are for everyone and she aims to show how practical, do-able, and even fun this process can be for people of all ages.


Andy Molinsky:

Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.  Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University, holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University. Andy’s research and writing has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, Psychology Today, and many other publications. His first book, Global Dexterity, received the Axiom Award (Silver Medal) for Best Business Book in International Business & Globalization, and has been used in organizations around the world. He has also published his book Reach and his newest book Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce. He teaches, consults, and lectures to university and corporate audiences.

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