Articles of Interest
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.
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.
Leading Across New Borders: How to Succeed As the Center Shifts by Ernest Gundling, Christie Caldwell and Karen Cvitkovich (Wiley, 2015). An exploration of leadership success factors in today's shifting and changing global economy including global talend, mindset, teams, inclusion M&As, innovation and ethics.
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business by Erin Meyer (Public Affairs, 2014). An in-depth analysis of how cultural differences impact international business by providing a model for decoding differences and practical advice for succeeding in a global word.
Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process by Andy Molinksy (HBR Press, 2013). A guidebook offering tools for simultaneously adapting behavior to new cultural contexts while staying authentic and grounded in one’s own natural style.
Cultural Competency Tools
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. Website
The Leadership Circle Profile ™ 360 Assessment — Designed for leaders and managers, this 360° assessment measures a leader’s Creative Competencies and Reactive Tendencies and helps them understand quickly what has contributed to their success so far, and what deeply held beliefs and styles may be limiting their effectiveness and results. Website
Professional Development Opportunities
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. Website
New Ventures West, San Francisco, California – ICF-accredited professional coaching program focused on integral coaching. Website
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. Website
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. Website
SIETAR DEUTSCHLAND – German chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. Website
SIETAR EUROPA – European chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. Website
SIETAR USA – U.S. chapter of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. Website
International Coach Federation (ICF). International Coach Federation – seeking to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. Website