Over the next two weeks, the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), together with intercultural content experts, will be offering four free webinars on intercultural topics relevant to today’s global world.
For more detailed information on the webinars, please click on the individual links listed below. If you have any questions, you can contact ICI via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Promoting Global Sustainability Across Cultures (Tuesday, May 28th at 9am PST)
Perceptions about social and environmental sustainability are as culturally bound as any other norms and basic assumptions of reality. This webinar will introduce basic knowledge of various viewpoints around sustainability and look at flexible strategies for working cross-culturally in a socially just and environmentally sustainable way.
Presenters: Peter Fordos and Cecilia Utne
For more information and to Sign-up http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E955D68688483A
2) Are your People Global Ready? (Thursday, May 30th at 9am PST:
Assessment is an essential step in good instructional design. Whether you are seeking to discover an unmet need or find evidence that your intervention made a difference – assessment is important. Assessment of intercultural and global competence is foundational to program design where trainers and educator are charged with preparing leaders to adapt to the constantly shifting cultural challenges of the domestic and global marketplace. This type of assessment is also complex. This webinar will provide an overview of the why’s and how’s of intercultural and global assessment.
Presenter: Dr. Chris Cartwright
For more information and to Sign-up http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E956DF82864B3C
3) The Art of Facilitation for a Global World (Monday, June 3rd at 9am PST)
Intercultural educators and trainers have a great deal of important content to share with their training participants and students. Knowing the “What” is a must if you want to provide a high quality learning to others. What about knowing the “How”?
This webinar will introduce three of the many intercultural learning opportunities offered by the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in July of 2013: Facilitating Intercultural Compentence: Experiential Methods and Tools, Training Methods for Exploring Identity and a Facilitator Certification for Cultural Detective.
Presenter: Tatyana Fertelmeyster
For more information and to Sign-up http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E956DF80804838
4) Turning Resistance into Engagement (Friday, June 7th @ 11am PST)
Whether our programs are directed at domestic or global diversity, we often face participants who express resistance to various intercultural topics. This resistance may relate to either the subject matter or to the methods we are using. In either case, the threat or risk may limit learning in the class as well as present complicated facilitation challenges.
This webinar will examine how to: Identify typical causes of learner resistance; Balance the risk levels of the content with teaching strategies to diminish resistance; Manage “difficult dialogues”; Create practical real-life responses to challenging questions and attitudes
Presenter: Dr. Janet Bennett
For more information and to Sign-up http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E955D68688473B
Janet Bennett, Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute, is a long-time friend of AFS. For professional development opportunities and to learn more about the topics featured in the above webinars, check out ICI’s Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (SIIC). AFS has been sending volunteers and staff to SIIC for over 10 years and will have a significant presence again in 2013.