Communicating on Multicultural Remote Teams (Webinar)

EventsCommunicating on Multicultural Remote Teams: Is it really so hard? Webinar presented by Presented by Sophie Lechner and Dr. Deborah Smith, and sponsored by SIETAR Tri-State, September 22, 2020, 11AM (EST).

Do you work on a team? Is your team multicultural? Is your whole team working remotely now? This can be called the trifecta of chaos! Chances are you’ve experienced communication challenges with the resulting consequences of miscommunication, missed deadlines, increased absenteeism, disengagement, frustration, conflict, confusion, and even revenue loss. Join SIETAR Tri-State as they make your lives easier and share strategies and tools to improve communication in your multicultural remote team.

Onboarding Best Practices for Transformation Projects Webinar

EventsOnboarding Best Practices for Transformation Projects, presented by Mithun Mridha, sponsored by SIETAR Tri-State, Webinar, August 31, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST).

Are you working in a global organisation with multiple transformation initiatives involving significant turnover of employees over time? Do you have to deal regularly with onboarding new people in your project teams? Do you struggle with business continuity on your projects? Major challenges faced by project teams following ineffective onboarding include failed deliveries, staff turnover, unproductive employees and low knowledge retention.

Global Delivery Centres, Outsourcing and Nearshoring have become pillars of the current enterprise project landscape for international companies. Mithun Mridha, will present examples of unusual onboarding activities that managed to create extraordinary experiences for project team members, that enabled exceptional quality of project deliveries from his more 15+ years of consulting experience on Project Portfolios.

The Future of Intercultural Training (Webinar)

EventsThe Future of Intercultural Training by Nicole Barile (President & Founder of NB Intercultural), offered by SIETAR Tri-State, USA, July 28, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST), online event.

The future of work is here – and it’s global. No matter your industry, role, or where you work, you will be interacting with people from other cultures, even if you never leave home. Intercultural training is needed more than ever, but it needs to adapt to today’s modern worker. Technology is shaping how we do business, and it’s shaping how we learn. Traditional approaches to intercultural learning will need to make way for new solutions as technology advances. Find out what trends are shaping the next generation of intercultural training for expatriates and organizations, as well as where the field is headed.

Comparison of cultural values between Japan and the US (Webinar)

EventsComparison of cultural values between Japan and the US to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business, Offered by Tri-State SIETAR (NY-NJ-CT), Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT, Online Event.

The webinar will be a comparison of cultural value differences and similarities with Japan and the United States to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business. Leaders will focus on: consideration of others, tradition, work, home life and society. The comparison will be from the point of view of Tamami, a Japanese native who studied in the United States for over two years, from Rob, an American who worked in Japan for three years, and Miriam, an American who has never visited Japan but has been acquainted with many Japanese natives throughout her life.

Follow the link at the top of the page for details about the presenters.

Webinar: Comparing US and East Asian Primary Education

EventsWhy East Asian Students Beat U.S. Students on Every International Test, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Tri-State (NY-NJ-CT), Webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT.

Years ago, Cornelius Grove grew curious about why, on every international comparative test since the early 1970s, East Asian students’ scores are among the highest while American students’ scores are somewhere in the middle…or lower. He discovered that the answer lies not only in how they are taught in school but also in how they are raised at home. He wrote two books about what he learned: The Drive to Learn (2017) and A Mirror for Americans (2020), both published by Rowman & Littlefield. Grove will share highlights of what he learned during this SIETAR Tri-State webinar.

The event is free – just follow the link above to register.

Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on International Assignees

EventsImpact of COVID-19 on International Assignees Webinar, Tri-State SIETAR. April 23, 2020.

Tri-State (NY-NJ-CT) SIETAR (Society for Education, Training and Research) have opened up their webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on international assignees’ mental health and approaches to overcome the challenges. International assignees tend to be highly resilient, having coped with the stresses of relocation and cultural adaptation. The stresses of Covid-19 can exacerbate unique expat circumstances, creating challenges that may be more than they bargained for.

In this webinar, Mercedes Naficy D’Angelo and Rensia Melles will discuss the impact of adverse events or crises on the mental health aspects of cultural adaptation and culture shock. They will offer tips and coping techniques to support assignees with these uncertain times away from home.

CFP Asia Pacific Regional Intercultural Conference (Bali)

The First Asia Pacific Regional Intercultural Conference
Call for Proposals

You are invited and encouraged to participate in the AFS-AAI-SIETAR 2015 Conference on 15-17 April, 2015 in Bali, Indonesia.
Deadline for submission: January 31, 2015

The theme of this conference is: Learning to Live Together. Intercultural Education: From Ideas to Action.

Please submit proposals that explore the best thoughts on the intercultural field evidenced by theory, research or best practices. Asia Pacific regional perspectives highly appreciated. The conference review committee seeks for proposals that reflect emerging ideas, stimulate engaging discussion and learning outcomes.

The criteria for selection: Connection to the theme; Originality and Relevance to the Intercultural Learning and Education audience.

Promotion of product or service is not acceptable topic for session but sponsorship opportunities provided.

Please send submission of Abstract; Session Title; Biography of the presenter/s; Contact details and Audio-visual needs. The tracks are theory, research and best practices. Time allocations: 40 minutes for presentations or 60 minutes for panel discussion.
to : afs.aai.sietar2015@gmail.com

Living your ideal global life summit

For all those who have asked me how to manage to travel and make international connections as I’m currently doing, this online summit may be of interest. It’s organized by a number of people from SIETAR.

Living your Ideal Global Life Summit

Are you living your ideal global life? Join us January 13-17, 2014 for our free virtual “Living Your Ideal Global Life Summit” for ideas, tips, and great conversation!

This FREE online summit is your passport for launching your ideal global life in the New Year!

Who you are, where you are, and what you’re doing can’t hold you back from living the rewarding global life you desire.

During the week of January 13-17, 2014 we will explore how these aspects of your life shape your global journey and the global lives of others.

In exclusive interviews with 20 amazing guests, we will cover a range of topics from the basics of global living to going deep under the surface and exploring the topics everyone wants to talk about, but no one has – until now.

Whether you’re a digital nomad, expat, work-at-home mom, or travel newbie, 2014 is the year to launch your ideal global life.

(Organized by the Small Planet Studio – click on the link for all the details of speakers, topics, and schedule)

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