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Intercultural Readiness Check – train-the-trainer workshop

This is the videoclip of the IRC train-the-trainer workshop by Ursula Brinkmann, Juanita Wijnands and Yvonne van der Pol in June 2014. The participating trainers learned how to develop and design training courses based on the competences assessed by the Intercultural Readiness Check©.  The highly interactive program with new concepts and ideas, exercises and activities supported trainers to design and deliver training courses based on the Intercultural Readiness approach for intercultural effectiveness. Thanks to by Sirous Kavehercy who produced the videoclip.

The Ambiguity of Things

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About not-knowing, never understanding why and letting go

I remember well that as Master students in Cultural Anthropology, we devoured Nigel Barley’s book The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut* right before doing our own fieldwork.

As a young anthropologist Barley traveled to Cameroon in 1981 to conduct a field study on the until then relatively unknown Dowayo peoples.

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Sietar Europe webinars ‘Tacit knowledge, culture and informal learning’

In February 2015 I conducted two webinars for Sietar Europe on ‘Tacit knowledge, culture and informal learning’. Watch the recording above.

Tacit knowledge can be defined as implicit, non-conscious and unacknowledged knowledge. It is silently acquired through practice, socialization and habits. Routines are a form of this non-conscious knowledge, as are cultural values and norms. Tacit knowledge was formulated by philosopher Polyani. “We know more

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Book: Reflections on Intercultural Craftmanship

BoekpresentatieThis collection of Reflections on Intercultural Craftsmanship offers an insightful and sometimes entertainingly fresh perspective on intercultural effectiveness. The starting point is our own cultural logic, the set of assumptions that we unwittingly take with us throughout our lives, and the manner in which they influence our interaction with people from a different cultural background. It is about our brain, about our intuitive mind that quickly reacts from our own deeply-rooted norms and values, about the impact of bias and stereotyping, and of course, about the development of intercultural competences in order to become more interculturally effective.

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The next SIETAR Europa Congress will be held in Leuven, Belgium from the 27th of May to the 2nd of June 2019.

I’ll be presenting in 3 sessions:

 

 

  • The Roundtable ‘Bringing lessons and questions form the 2018 Sietar East-West Event to a higher level with Manon Courten, Olga Kovbasyuk and Maria todosiychuk
  • A TED style talk on ‘Ethics, Culture & You’ about the process of Sietar NL to get a Code of Ethics, with Eva van Ooijen en Teuni Looij
  • A Workshop with Ursula Brinkmann on ‘Working with the IRC Learning Journal’

Hope to see you in Leuven!

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