SIETAR--intercultural Educ society meetings for 2018-19, at HHH

Developing Intercultural Competence (ICC) at Work, at Home, and in Other People

For those who value intercultural competence and increased global understanding, SIETAR Minnesota’s mission is to create a community filled with enriching dialogue and opportunities to network with other professionals.

THEME ONE: Developing ICC with a Culture-Specific Focus on Two Cultures: Mexico and Russia

Tuesday, Sept 18: From Bullfighting to Chocolate: Mexico, a Unique Country


Drawing on the Cultural Detective framework, we will take a close look at Mexican cultural lenses and explore real-life scenarios as we demonstrate how one can build competence in understanding and bridging US and Mexican cultures. Mexican cultural expert(s) will join us.

Tuesday, Oct 16: Five Things You Probably Don’t Know about Russia

Once again, we will draw on the Cultural Detective framework to explore Russian value lenses and explore another aspect of facilitating intercultural development with this powerful tool. Russian cultural expert(s) will join our discussion.

THEME TWO: Developing ICC by Addressing Polarization in our Families, Work, and Communities

Saturday, Nov 17: NEW EVENT!

This month we encourage you all to join us at the Inaugural SIETAR Saturday Seminar sponsored jointly by SIETAR-USA and SIETAR-MN to be held at Concordia University in St. Paul. Check out our SIETAR-MN Facebook page for a link to full seminar information and registration. The title of the seminar is:

Walk the Talk: Achieving Civility and Respect in Times of Polarization.

Tuesday, Dec 18: Polarization - Is it Me or is it You?

Building on the discussions from the November Seminar, we will share bridging strategies for addressing polarization in your family, work, and community.

THEME THREE: Developing ICC while traveling

Tuesday, Jan 15: Travel with a Cultural Spade - Dig Deeper

We will explore ways that intentionality and reflective focus can enhance our intercultural competence as we travel for work or play.

Tuesday, Feb 19: From Algebra to Zoology: Intercultural Competence around the World

Embedding intercultural competence in study abroad programs utilizing the Cultural Intelligence framework. We will demonstrate ways to integrate ICC development into the curricula for any study abroad program.

THEME FOUR: Developing ICC with Intercultural Education, Training & Development

Tuesday, Mar 19: It’s Elementary, Watson (and Secondary too): Starting early with Intercultural Competence in K-12 Education


Join us for this focus on intercultural development in K-12 education as our panelist share their experiences in K-12 teacher training as well as from the field in K-12 classrooms.

Tuesday, Apr 16: Charting an Intercultural Course: Navigating the Multiple Streams of Higher Ed Management

This session highlights the Situational Leadership framework and demonstrates how it can be used to aid higher-ed managers match skills, competencies, and styles of diverse staff and students with the complex demands of today’s higher ed context. Specific scenarios will be shared and discussed through the joint lenses of Situational Leadership and intercultural competence.

Tuesday, May 21: How do you build a culture that encourages bold thinking and effective global leadership?

Organizational development at the corporate level increasingly seeks to build global competencies in their leadership track, including intercultural competence. Hear from a local organizational development expert about how they integrate ICC into their training and development strategies.

*2018-19 Agenda subject to change.

Monthly (Tuesday) meeting details:
7:00-7:30 Socializing and sharing of training and networking tools
7:30 - 8:45 Presentation and discussion on Islamophobia
8:45 - 9:00 Wrap up

Meeting location:
HUBERT H HUMPHREY SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Freeman Commons Room (Mezzanine Level) University of MN West Bank
301- 19th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

PARKING: available in ramp across 19th Avenue
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