Resources

Interglobe has a wealth of informative resources – Articles of Interest, Books, Videos, Professional Development, Publishers, Cultural Competency ToolsCultural Competency Assessment and Associations.

Articles of Interest

Adjustment Stress – Symptoms and Solutions How to recognize and overcome stress related to adjustment to a new environment.
Teaming with Trouble Differences that make a difference in German-American teams.
Training Design and Delivery Across Borders Why one-size-fits-all in training design and delivery across cultures doesn’t work.
Personal Leadership A brief introduction to the two principles and six practices of Personal Leadership.
Leading the ”I” of the Storm The story of a corporate leader using the principles and practices of Personal Leadership to be a more effective in his work.

Books

Building Cultural Competence – Innovative Activities and Models
by Kate Berardo and Darla K. Deardorff, Editors (Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2012). Collection of activities, simulations games and models to develop intercultural competence.
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Corporate Tribalism – White Men/White Women and Cultural Diversity at Work by Thomas Kochman and Jean Mavrelis (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Corporate white men and women’s perspectives on what is going on in the U.S. workplace.
Life is a Verb – 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally by Patti Digh (skirt!, 2008). Rich stories in beautiful packaging centered on the question, “What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days left to live?”
Making a World of Difference – Personal Leadership. A Methodology of Two Principles and Six Practices by Barbara F. Schaetti, Sheila J. Ramsey and Gordon E. Watanabe (Flying Kite Publications, 2008). An easy-to read exploration of the principles and practices of Personal Leadership as well as the Critical Moment Dialogue to help people access the creative possibilities that exist when they come together from different backgrounds or with conflicting perspectives.
The One Who Is Not Busy by Darlene Cohen (Gibbs Smith, 2004) This small book describes a Buddhist approach to multitasking and offers practical exercises to gradually train the mind and body to use this approach.
The Seven Strategies of Master Leaders – Featuring Key Insights from 32 of Canada’s Top Leaders by Dr. Brad McRae (Glen Margaret Publishing, 2009). Practical strategies for becoming a highly effective leader based on interviews with some of Canada’s finest leaders.
Working Virtually – Managing People for Successful Virtual Teams and Organizations by Trina Hoefling (Stylus, 2003). This book offers practical tips and insights to anyone who manages people virtually in teams or as individuals

Videos

Dan Pink: The Surprising Science of Motivation. A TED talk about what motivates us and the realization that traditional rewards in management aren’t as effective as we think. dan-pink-the-surprising-science-of-motivation-video
Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West – The Myths that Mystify. A TED talk on cross-cultural differences between East and West and their origins. devdutt-pattanaik-east-vs-west-myths-that-mystify-video
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action (Start With Why) A TED talk about a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership starting with the question “why?” simon-sinek-how-great-leaders-inspire-action-video

Professional Development

ALIA Institute – Authentic Leadership in Action, Halifax, Nova Scotia – A place of learning, training, and connection, where change-makers strengthen their leadership, form new collaborations, and accelerate impact.
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Global Community Dialogue – Worldwide – Annual gathering of thinkers, practitioners, leaders, teachers, activists, students, philosophers, writers dialoguing in small and large groups about living in a “global village” and creating a truly global community.
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New Ventures West, San Francisco , California – ICF-accredited professional coaching program focused on integral coaching
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Personal Leadership Seminars – Worldwide – A virtual community of practice focused on designing and delivering offerings in Personal Leadership, a methodology consisting two principles and six practices to helping people lead from the inside out.personal-leadership-logo
Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC), Portland, Oregon – Three-week summer program featuring professional development opportunities for people working in education, training, business, and consulting, in both international and domestic intercultural contexts.intercultural-communications-institute-logo

Publishers

Nicholas Brealey Publishing / Intercultural Press – Books on intercultural, multicultural and cross-cultural studies and informative country guides to help people do business and form strong relationships in foreign countries.
Sage – The world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher featuring a selection of books on a wide range of intercultural topics.

Cultural Competency Tools

CIA World Factbook – Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. cia-logo
Cultural Detective – A dynamic series of tools that develop invaluable competence in individuals and organizations enabling people and organizations to meet the high-performance demands of an increasingly global economy.
Diversophy – Leading edge training, content and tools for global & local competence.

Cultural Competency Assessment

Intercultural Development Inventory ® – A statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence idi-logo

Associations

NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association)- An international, interdisciplinary organization committed to supporting those who develop simulations and games.nasaga-logo
SIETAR DEUTSCHLAND – German chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.sietar-deutschland-logo
SIETAR EUROPA – European chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. sietar-eu-logo
SIETAR USA – U.S. chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. sietar-logo