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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WEBINAR: 'Exploring African Culture'

February 15, 2023 - 11:30 am-1:00 pm (US Eastern)

Presenter: Geremie Sawadogo
, HR Manager, The World Bank Group

This webinar will explore the rich diversity in African cultures and discuss the case for African cultural unity around six shared cultural values, including: (1) communication style; (2) individualism/collectivism; (3) power distance; (4) uncertainty avoidance; (5) polychromic use of time; and (6) long term/short term orientation.  Participants will further their knowledge, appreciation and understanding of African cultures and learn tips to effectively communicate and interact with Africans in both a professional and personal context.


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About Your Presenter

Geremie Sawadogo

Geremie Sawadogo is HR Manager at The World Bank Group in Washington DC.  Prior to joining the Bank, Geremie was the Country Director for the US Peace Corps in Benin, and he has also taught education and intercultural communication and directed international education programs at universities and community colleges across the US.  Geremie is a published author in the areas of intercultural competencies and international education, and he wrote the African cultural assessment tool ( which allows individuals to assess themselves against an African cultural values benchmark.

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The SIETAR USA Webinar Team is always on the lookout for new and different presentations that will appeal to practitioners in intercultural relations, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, and more. 


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