Past SIETAR Europa Events

Webinars

January
Vincent Merk
“Extending the paradigm: From Diversity & Inclusion to Belonging & Wellbeing”

February
Marina Dzhashi
“Modern Russia: destroying myths and stereotypes”

March
Bill Reed, Seiji Nakano
“Negotiating across cultures”

April
Silvia King, Louise Lambert
“A different kind of happy – positive psychology and coaching psychology in the Middle East”

May
Mithun Mridha, Anke Lindemann
“Augmented agility for Virtual Teams: Is it possible to experience “real” agility in a remote working environment?”

June
Yvonne van der Pol, Joseph Shaules
“Language and cultural learning hand in hand: The Developmental Model of Linguaculture Learning”

July
Zarine Jacob, Regina Reinhardt
“Death & Culture: a dialogue with two intercultural coaches”

August
Cynthia Milani
“Change Your Brain Change Your Game: How to Use Neuroscience in the Workplace & Crossing Cultures for Better Results”

September
Maria Todosiychuk
“Fostering Inclusion with Diversity Space Meeting Game”

October
Karin Martin, Eithne Knappitsch
“Multilingualism and Tolerance of Ambiguity”

December
Gabriela Weglowska
“Architecting Intercultural Learning”

January
Elena Shliakhovchuk
“Level Up! Digital Games as an Effective Medium of Intercultural Skills Acquisition”

February
Agnieszka Ches, Ph.D.
“Cross-Cultural Studies and Their Business Applications: Focus on the Arab Culture”

March
Manuela Marquis & Jimena Andino Dorato
“From Intercultural ‘Lessons’ to Intercultural ‘Insights'”

April
Mithun Mridha & Cecilia Lui
“Successful Teams & Businesses: Building Trust and Engagement with India & China”

May
Katrin Lichterfeld
“Dealing with Accent, Identity and Culture When Using English as a Lingua Franca in International Business “

June
Lies Wouters
“Are You Having Fun Online?”

July
Gabriela Weglowska
“Five Secrets from Neuroscience to Accelerate Intercultural Learning”

August
Ilyll Sne-Or
“Stories That Work: Cross-Cultural Mediation”

September
Melissa Hahn
“U.S. Cultural Values and the 2020 Presidential Election”

October
Nina Dziatzko
“Skills 4.0 – Soft, but Hard to Get: Impact of Digitization on Training and Leadership”

November
Mariana de Oliveira Barros & Adrienne Sweetwater
“How History Builds Values: Delivering Culture-Specific Training – A Focus on Brazil”

December
Zarine Jacob & Carlos Gonzalez Carrasco
“Decoloniality, Equity and Belonging”

January
Alicia Partee
“Harmony – Living authentically while abroad”

February
Mohit Rajan & Laxmi Chaudhry
“Spotlight on India”

March
Gabriela Weglowska
“Intercultural Training and the Modern Learner”

May
Patricia Stokke
“Global leadership development lessons from global nomads”

June
Mithun Mridha & Manuela Marquis
“Intergenerational Mastery for M&As: Building the bridge as you walk!”

July
Ursula Brinkmann
“From Clashes to Creativity: TEAM READINESS for (Culturally) Diverse Teams”

September
Maria Mihaela Barbieru
“Communication and Emotion in Intercultural Mediation”

October
Tamara Thorpe
“Fostering Age Inclusion in the New Millennium”

November
Bastian Küntzel
“Immersive Training Programme Design with The Learner’s Journey”

December
Kirsten Waechter
“Challenge our perception: tools to overcome cultural stereotypes”

January
Dr. George Simons
“What rhymes with time? Party with me (I’m 80 today) for terse verse & talk about the nature, nurture & DNA of the interculturalist.”

February
Lucy Fogarty & Mo Rajan
“Facilitate a fun and engaging learning experience with interactive cartoon games.”

March
Helen Sayers
“UBUNTU! The Spirit of Humanity: exploring the creative art of building bridges between
communities, cultures, and hearts.”

April
R. Boyd Johnson
“How to manage a global research team successfully”

May
Thomas Greenaway
“Thinking about LGBTQ people in Intercultural Spaces”

June
Michael Boyle
“Companies are striving to be flexible and are surprised when they run across difficulties. Maybe the problem is culture?”

July
Fath E Mubeen
“Religious Persecution is on the Rise: The Substantive Freedom Is Under Global Siege”

September
Perry Holley
“Reinventing Global Leadership: Tools for a Volatile World”

October
Milton Bennett
“The End of Relativism”

November
Arjan Verdooren
“The TOPOI model and diversity competence – Cultures don’t meet, people do.”

January
Hakan Balci
“Support for Integration of Refugees in Germany / Europe as Trainer or Coach”

February
Roberta Raffaelli and Jimena Andino-Dorato
“Intercultural Coaching: a self-developmental tool to help expatriates enhance intercultural intelligence”

March
Bastian Küntzel
“The future of work is human: organic, complex and always in transition”

April
Fiona Citkin
“Expatriates, Immigrants, and Refugees: Women’s Perspective”

June
François Brossard
“Value and Knowledge Education (VaKE): Using dilemmas for intercultural competence development”

July
Edmée Schalkx
“What kind of leaders are TCK (3rd Culture Kids)?”

September
Shannon Murphy Robinson and Mary E. Casey
“Is Self-Awareness a Skill That Can Be Developed?”

October
Steven E. Wallis
“Hidden Logics: New Templates for Intercultural Understanding?”

November
Marcelo Baudino
“Why Latin America is still stacked in reverse ethnocentrism”

December
Denis Niedringhaus
“Using Chinese, Japanese and French TV adverts in intercultural trainings”

January
Anne Fox
“Culturally responsive training: Why and how?”

February
Cristina Volpi
“Art masterpieces as metaphors for intercultural training”

March
Sylvie Tournier
“Geopolitics China: Quietly moving its pawns on the international chessboard”

April
Lothar Katz
“Cultural Dimensions – What Are They Good For, Anyway?”

June
Fredrik Fogelberg
“Leading global remote teams”

September
Dr. Olga Kovbasyuk
“How to do business with Russians”

November
Dr. George Simons
“Digesting paradigm shifts in intercultural thought and practice”

February
Yvonne van der Pol
“Tacit knowledge, culture and informal learning”

March
Anja Gnaedig
“Sales Skills for the Intercultural Trainer”

April
Ruth Trojan
“Lost and Found in connection: challenges and opportunities of virtual teams”

May
Matthew Hill
“Negotiating Across Cultures. The 7 most costly mistakes companies make”

June
Steffi Bärmann
“Home is where … International Career Coaching”

July
Sven Dinklage
“The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil – An intercultural perspective”

September
Maura Di Mauro
“The X-Y integration – why and how for the success of the company strategies and results”

October (recording not available)
Barbara Gibson
“Turning Failure into Competence: The Role of Response-to Failure Patterns”

April
Roberto Ruffino
“Do Italians still exist?”

May
George Simons
“How culture affects the stages of negotiation”

June
Ursula Brinkmann, Juanita Wijnands and Yvonne van der Pol
“Intercultural Effectiveness = Connect x Perform x Enjoy”

July
Livingstone Thompson
“Religion and economic success”

September
Rudi Camerer and Judith Mader
“Language: Source of all misunderstanding”

November
David Trickey
“The X-factor- why successful corporate expats need to be magically in two places at the same time (and how to do it)”

Other Events

The Anti-Racism Learning Series was an initiative by SIETAR Europa Board to educate our members on anti-racism, and its intersectionality with the intercultural field,

 July 2020
Josephine Apraku, Juliana Santos Wahlgren, Farzana Nayani, Kelli McLoud-Schingen
“Anti-Racism for Interculturalists: A Panel Discussion”

August
Natasha Aruliah
“Whiteness, Fragility and the Culture of Niceness PART 1”

September
Susan Holm
“Taking Another Look in the Rear-View Mirror”

October
Matthew Hill
“A Journey, Deep Into The Heart Of ‘Whiteness’”

November
Natasha Aruliah
“Whiteness, Fragility and the Culture of Niceness PART 2”

December
Eila Isotalus, Christian Hoerfle, Amer Ahmed, Livingstone Thompson
“Biases of Intercultural Communication Theory”

January 2021
Pritima Chainani-Barta
“The Change Within: Liberating the Colonised Mind”

February
Christine Taylor
“Storytelling & Anti-Racism: There are two sides to every story experience”

March
Şeydâ Buurman-Kutsal
“Understanding the influence of power relations in the dialogue about racism”

April
Joel A. Brown, Justin A. Sitron, Rita Wuebbeler
“The Intersectionality of Race and Gender Identity”

May
Dr Alvina Grosu
“Unconscious Bias”

June
Livingstone Thompson, Nita Sharma, Robert Gibson, Stacey Gordon
“Unconscious Bias Panel Discussion”

July
Peter Mousaferiadis, Katharina Lefringhansen, Tariq Modood, Lynn Mackenzie, Deepak Ramola
“Enhancing equality and countering discrimination, racism and Intolerance: Experiences”

A Cross-Cultural Coffee Break is a sharing and learning opportunity in an informal virtual setting allowing a small group of participants to dive into a vivid exchange on an intercultural topic.

June 2018
Anna Royon-Weigelt
What are useful tools/attitudes for a facilitator/trainer to deal with different hierarchic levels inside an intercultural training group? recap

September
Joanna Sell
Are CC training still relevant with managers who were Third Culture Kids? recap

October
Michalina Konkel
How to approach difficult topics on specific culture training (for example using European toilets for Indian employees)? What are other topics which can be described as hot and subtle? recap

November
Sunniva Heggertveit- Aoudi
How do I reach through those who are convinced there is no such thing as national culture influence, only different personalities? recap

December
Elena Pruvli
What does persuasive communication in different cultural and professional contexts mean? recap


January 2019
George F. Simons
How can we change and reinvent male roles in today’s diverse generational cultures? recap

February
Rosemary Gorman Morley
What intercultural icebreaker and game/activities work best to provide group learning & development programmes such as: Cultural Awareness / Intercultural Communication Skills / Working with a Multicultural Team / Working Effectively Across Cultures? recap

March
Kasia Moleda
Can we, and ,if yes, how can we use cultural dimensions in a meaningful way? recap

April
Charlotta Brynger
What do cultural competence and change management have to do with each other? What is the use of cultural agility in a fast changing world, where the environment keeps changing? recap

May
Joe Kearns
What factors or behaviours lead to the success or failure in cross cultural relationships or marriage? recap

June
Birgit Griese- Saarinen
How can silence in communication be interpreted and how can we adapt to it? recap

July
Joanna Sell
How can we use new media and technology to bring cross-cultural training to the next level (exchange on best practices)? recap

September
Mik Kuczkiewicz
What am I doing actively to promote intercultural understanding and exchange in my immediate environment, ie. family, friends, work environment? recap

October
Kerstin Brandes
What challenges do expat spouses face in host countries and what strategies work best to overcome these hurdles (focus: Germany and northern Europe)? recap

November
Gabriela Weglowska
How can we use new learning technologies and the latest research in neuroscience to maximise the learner experience in intercultural skills training? recap

December
Eileen Petzold-Bradley
What tools can work in intercultural mediation? recap


February 2020
Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
How can we foster the sense of team belonging in a global virtual team? recap

March
Gabriela Weglowska
What creative methods could we use to analyse the learners’ training needs to have long lasting results? recap

April
Nikki Webster
Should we dedicate more time to culturally adapted language when facilitating CD programs? recap

May
Joanna Sell
How can we apply storytelling in the intercultural programs for leaders? recap

June
Chantal Ladias
How does the risk averse culture environment affect the entrepreneurship behaviour in a region?

September
Maria Mihaela Barbieru
How do you handle ethical challenges in the client negotiation process taking into account the cultural perspective?

October
Camilla Degerth
How do we teach Artificial Intelligence not to discriminate in the recruitment process? recap

November
Kalaivani Mattern
What are your experiences of conducting cross-cultural workshops for the “social media generation”? recap

December
Gabriela Weglowska
What creative methods could we use in the intercultural training evaluation process for the full illustration of the ROI? recap


January 2021
Ilyll Sné-Or
How does culture influence work-life balance for women? recap

February
Nina Dziatzko
Lost in Connection? What differentiates a great virtual-space-leader from a great physical-office-leader?

March
Camilla Degerth
24/7 availability? How do generations deal differently with virtual work? recap

April
Eva Janebova
HELP! How can I contribute to the internationalisation@home in my university?

May
Joanna Sell
Game on! How to engage the disengaged?

June
Alicja Kuciel, Monika Guzek
How western is the concept of Burnout? recap

September
Vincent Merk
How to deal with and manage cultural differences related to remote work settings?

October
Gradiola Kapaj
Taboo or not? Islamophobia and interculturalists – what are we doing?

November
Gradiola Kapaj
What is the benefit of feminism for men?

SIETAR Europa has been organising regular congresses since 1991. They are both a platform for the exchange of experiences and know-how as well as a unique networking opportunity.

 

Anti-racism, Inclusion, and Intersectionality: From cutting-edge research to best practice
Virtual Institute, September 2021

Building Dialogues on Diversity
Leuven, Belgium, May 2019

21st Century Waves of Change
Dublin, Ireland, May 2017

Refreshing the Cultural Paradigm: Sharing Stories, Theories and Next Practices
Valencia, Spain, May 2015

Global Reach, Local Touch
Tallinn, Estonia, September 2013

Interculturalism Ahead: Transition to a Virtual World?
Krakow, Poland, September 2011

Global SIETAR Congress
Granada, Spain, October 2008

Sofia, Bulgaria, April 2007

La Colle-sur-Loup, France, September 2005

Berlin, Germany, April 2004

Budapest, Hungary, May 2003

Vienna, Austria, April 2002

Stavanger, Norway, May 2001

Brussels, Belgium, March 2000

Trieste, Italy, February 1999

Bath, United Kingdom, April 1998

Poitiers, France, March 1997

Munich, Germany, June 1996

Prague, Czech Republic, March 1995

Jyvaskyla, Finland, March 1994

Bad Nauheim, Germany, March 1993

Colle Val d’Elsa, Italy, March 1992

Haarlem, The Netherlands, March 1991

The objectives of an Intercultural Playground are to learning by playing, gain experience with new games, and have some fun with fellow SIETARians.

February 2021
Lucy Fogarty
“Culture Buff Games – Chinese Values, Indian Values, American Values, British Values”

March
George Simons
“Haikumania Contest”

April
Tatiana Gavrilova
“LEGO-based facilitation for diverse teams”

May
Maria Todosiychuk
“Diversity Space Meeting #DiversitySpaceMeeting”

June
Bernd Gibson
“The Alien X-perience”

October
Joanna Sell, Grazia Ghellini
“Inscape Room for Global Teams”

November
Claudia Issa, Anna Zelno
“diversophy® Diversity and Inclusion”

December
Amaia Ojer
“Roll the dice!”