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We hear from interculturalists about their work and their personal journeys. Each guest adds something of value to the Intercultural Toolbox, a public resource to help others doing this kind of work succeed. Subscribe to discover the secret sauce of cross-cultural coaching, training and consultancy, and get involved at www.interculturaltoolbox.org. read less
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How can a virtual team outperform other teams?
Dec 15 2022
How can a virtual team outperform other teams?
Theresa Sigillito Hollema explains her origins of her work as an interculturalist and her recent focus on building capacity for virtual teamworking.Video chapters0.00 Intro and hello to Theresa Sigillito HollemaTheresa’s journey into intercultural work6.08 Dating advice from an interculturalistHow to find a Dutch husband9.15 Rock star interculturalistsWhat’s it like to work with one of them?11.26 Why is virtual collaboration so hard?Technology, distance, culture and time. The relationship between culture and techn.15.26 The Caldo modelWhy context matters and three ways that culture impacts the virtual team. Th first way: within the team.18.21 How has tech changed intercultural experienceDrivers of change in cultural competence19.32 What’s harder: geographic or cultural distance?Is a colleague outside of driving distance difficult to collaborate with?21.40 The 2nd way: between the locationsAnother way that culture impacts virtual teams and the risk of cliques forming.24.03 The 3rd way: outside the teamThe surrounding culture can have impact in surprising ways and also give the virtual team enormous potential.28.56 Competences for global virtual teamsCultural competence, virtual competence and what virtual competence consists of.33.22 Writers and thinkersWho is doing interesting research and public engagement bringing together culture and virtual?37.30 Is virtual collaboration an afterthought?Are we planning teams for effective collaboration?43.00 Becoming a virtual collaboration consultantCreating programmes for virtual teams51.06 More about the Caldo modelA model for culture + distance58.47 Theresa’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA Slack group for you if you are interested in virtual collaboration.1.00.50 Contacting TheresaTwitter, linkedin, webCulture CountComing up in conversation were USA, UK, India, Netherlands, Italy, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/virtual-team-outperform-others
How much does accreditation really matter?
Oct 31 2022
How much does accreditation really matter?
Barbara StClaire Ostwald talks about her role in accreditation of coaches and her evolution into new areas of support for people crossing cultures.0.00 WelcomeWhat cultural baggage has Barbara St.Claire-Ostwald been carrying?7.31 IFIsWhat is an IFI and what was the entry point of Barbara into the intercultural field?10.01 CulturenomicsAn intercultural coaching business11.47 Making a websiteThe biggest challenge of making a website as a solo entrepreneur. Publishing your accreditations on your own website.17.24 Working for an accreditorAPECS and the journey towards becoming a master accredited coach. The ICF, the EMCC and other coaching associations. Capabilities-based accreditation versus competencies-based accreditation.27.20 Levels of accreditationWhat if you aim too high with your accreditation target?30.04 Coaching accreditation for interculturalistsWhat coaching accreditations should interculturalists consider?31.30 Accreditation as an interculturalistWhat is the value of specialist intercultural accreditation?41.45 Choosing an accreditorWhat makes a good accreditation body?43.35 Future accreditationWhat are the trends and will we need accreditation when we can measure impact?47.07 Barbara’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA roundabout way of coaching40.03 Barbara's next moveHow will Culturenomics and APECS evolve?52.25 Contacting BarbaraEmail is good!Culture CountComing up in conversation were Poland, USA, UK, South East Asia, Romania, India, Germany and China in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/how-much-accreditation-matters
How can an interculturalist design engineering projects?
Oct 7 2022
How can an interculturalist design engineering projects?
Martha Aynalem explains her origins of her work as an Ethiopia-based interculturalistVideo chapters0.00 WelcomeA power cut that caused a new connection03.47 A journey into intercultural workAn intervention by a friend led to a new direction. A global mindset built in Addis Ababa.9.32 Keeping local roots as an interculturalistA consultancy that is built on listening and delivering an anthropologically-based design for successful projects.14.07 What do Desert Rose interculturalists do?Organisational development; project design; personal development; training using gamification17.33 Why do clients need anthropologistsBeware well-intended mistakes caused by lack of local knowledge. How interculturalists can help prevent project failures.24.00 What kind of training works for illiterate farmers?Taking training out of the classroom.31.48 Winning long-term investment from clientsKeeping integrity when targeting real impact sometimes means going further than the funding stretches and sometimes politely saying no to clients whose funding cannot achieve their goals.36.30 Anthropologists and engineers in collaborationStriving for mutual respect makes working with other professions a good experience for both sides.41.53 Targetting impactMeasuring impact by collecting stories.43.58 Sources of creativity and competenceWhere did the Desert Rose approach come from and how could other interculturalists follow the Desert Rose lead?52.50 Martha Aynalem’s contribution to the intercultural toolboxMaking the work of an interculturalist a truly rich one.54.28 ExpansionTaking this work into new regions of Africa and building the company’s coaching offering.55.59 Contacting MarthaLinkedin and Desert Rose Consulting’s website are the best channels for reaching outCulture CountComing up in conversation was: Ethiopia - many times!https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/interculturalist-designing-engineering-projects
Who were the Cultural Detectives?
Mar 31 2022
Who were the Cultural Detectives?
Recorded at the end of 2021, the creative duo behind the Cultural Detective tell its story.0.00 IntroductionsDianne and Greg’s early life and work. And a nutshell intro to Cultural Detective.11.49 Cultural Detective at the end of 2021How Cultural Detective went online.14.30 MilestonesThe big moments when Cultural Detective took a step forward.19.00 CameraderieOld friends at the Cultural Detective reunion21.02 The Cultural Detective retiresGoodbye party, seeking a buyer, covid, case closed.25.37 The authorsOpportunities for interculturalists and the hard life being a solo practitioner interculturalist. The authoring process.29.48 toughest momentHow to you respond to the statement that Dutch men are more likely to be sexist?32.46 Most-enthusiastic customerAnswering the call of a call centre34.58 Most fun and most surprisingSing along with Cultural Detective. It’s not jut a business tool.37.15 Most popularSelf-discovery41.56 Heroes of Cultural DetectiveGreg Webb, George Simons and many more.46.15 What’s changed in the intercultural field?Remember the days when there was enough time to solve people problems? Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks (46.12)52.15 What’s next for the Cultural Detectives?Off the grid in Cuba55.45 Dianne Hofner Sapphire’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA page of freebies collected over the years. For greg’s contribution, check the intercultural toolbox website.57.05 Contact infoWeb and other contact details for Dianne the photographer and Greg Webb the web masterCulture CountComing up in conversation were Japan, Mexico, Hopi, Navaho, Netherlands, India, USA in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/who-were-the-cultural-detectives
How can you give a boost to your career as an interculturalist?
Jan 17 2022
How can you give a boost to your career as an interculturalist?
0.00 Intro to a record-breaking podcastMore resources from this episode than any other episode so far. Visit the episode webpage.3.02 Gaby’s professional originsLatest learning via Glasgow’s Digital Institute. The books, organisations and experiences through which she became an interculturalist.5.33 Mentoring programme for interculturalistsBoost: SIETAR UK’s mentoring programme for interculturalists9.06 Working at WorldworkTrust across cultures. Also: what else is Gabriela working on?r12.56 Building your career at a high-profile intercultural providerSteps into the work of organisations who are influencing trends in the intercultural field: blogs, certifications, internships. Diversity of roles at large providers, including an insight into her role as a learning solutions designer.19.40 Pros and cons of freelancingFlexibility, choice, overwhelm, sporadic work, isolation. How to understand the customer, as an external. Lots of tips here, for example, building your relationship with your project manager.24.37 Intercultural trainer communities and coursesFrameworks and related communities. Getting maximum benefit from your chosen certification, train-the-trainer or academic courses.35.48 Journals and books for interculturalistsA balance of academic and personal resources. Lots of links here. Check them out on the episode page!38.36 Podcasts and social mediaMore recommended channels and how to prioritise the way you engage.47.42 Changes coming to the intercultural scene?Awareness and relevance of intercultural skills and the impact of technology and new business practices.51.53 Gabriela’s contribution to the Intercultural toolboxAn exercise for people who don’t change overnight (everyone)53.37 What’s next for GabrielaInteriela55.08 Contacting GabrielaFind her on LinkedIn and connecthttps://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/boost-your-career-as-an-interculturalist
What should interculturalists know about the Intercultural Pendulum?
Dec 15 2021
What should interculturalists know about the Intercultural Pendulum?
The creative duo behind the new Intercultural Pendulum model tell the story friendship, collaboration between research and practice, and the formation of the new model.0.00 IntroHow much do you know about the DMIS, the IDC and the IDI? Hello to Kris and Sundae2.23 What is the Intercultural Pendulum?Kris’s personal story. From early exposure to culture to a PhD in the Cultural Field. The origins of the project at living room table. Sundae’s story, how she had swung on the pendulum in her own life.9.48 Mentoring through cross-cultural experiencesOn the importance of reflection and dialogue on the path to wisdom.11.07 The connections between practice and researchFriendships sustained through research collaboration. Curiosity and validation.14.37 The traditional model of intercultural competenceWhat is intercultural competence?21.49 Introducing the DMIS and the IDCA linear model of intercultural competence you may have seen before25.55 Introducing the Pendulum model of intercultural competenceSwinging back and forth, as it is in real life30.22 Too low on a scaleThe feeling you get when you are too low on a scale. A story of inspiration to make something better for coaches and coaching clients.32.10 Magnets and anchorsWhat are the magnets pushing us and pulling us towards an over-focus on difference or similarity?37.51 The development model in the hands of practitionersUsing anchors in practical coaching and mentoring. Not just for progress and growth but for maintenance. The difference between resilience and endurance.42.15 Exploring the Pendulum modelAvoiding a unidirectional idea of intercultural competence development49.37 The Pendulum projectResources for interculturalists in the pipeline. A framework for head, heart and hands: ABCs (affect, behaviour, cognition).56.03 Getting involved with the Pendulum modelWhere to look for Pendulum material and what you’ll find there.1.02.36 Kris Acheson’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxFeel included1.06.40 Contact infoSundae and Kris are available via email and via their organisationsCulture CountComing up in conversation were USA, Switzerland, South Africa, Burkina Faso.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/what-should-interculturalists-know-about-the-intercultural-pendulum
How can we develop women leaders to succeed across cultures?
Nov 24 2021
How can we develop women leaders to succeed across cultures?
Viviana Premazzi explains her origins of her work as an interculturalist and the current programme for the development of leadership skills in women0.00 WelcomeSay hello to Dr Viviana Premazzi2.38 A programme for womenIs there a discussion about women-only spaces happening in the Mediterranean region?5.05 Viviana’s journey into intercultural workVia Brazil, Italy, the United Nations and the USA12.35 Designing the programmeGoals of the Women’s Leadership Development Programme14.50 Do women experience cultures differently?The reality of macho cultures for women in leadership positions17.33 Delivering leadership trainingHow should a trainer approach international leadership training taking women’s intercultural needs into account?19.35 Resources for women leadersSome recommendations if you are not yet registered for this women’s leadership across cultures dimension22.10 Viviana Premazzi’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxSomething to increase your exposure to the authentic local culture24.22 What is next for GMDPlans for the next Women’s Leadership Development programme26.09 Contacting Dr Viviana PremazziShe’s easy to find on social mediaCulture CountComing up in conversation were Italy (four times), Malta (twice) Mediterranean cultures (twice), Afghanistan, Brazil, Italy (north), United Kingdom, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/how-can-we-develop-women-leaders-to-succeed-across-cultures
What makes an intercultural coach?
Nov 16 2021
What makes an intercultural coach?
Sundae Bean tells the story of her intercultural career and the intercultural coaching approach she recommendsChapters0.00 Intro and Sundae’s storyHer life and move into intercultural work, with no shortcuts arising out of family or institutional connections.5.18 Current interestsA self-described nerdy social scientist has come up with a new way of presenting the developmental model of intercultural sensitivity. How the messiness of human lives could be reflected better in intercultural models.9.51 An interculturalist moving into coachingHow the advantages of coaching addressing the whole person balanced the cultural perspective.13.13 Coaching v training comparisonLearn to say short-term solution-oriented coaching in German. Who is the expert? Who has the goals?17.43 The skills of the coachPresence, establishing trust and safety. Helping the client find their own answer.20.26 The hardest part of becoming a coachThe strength to listen being vulnerable together.24.20 Discovering potential coachesThe mission of the expat coach coalition is a group of practitioners who have lived it and are willing to partner with clients as a compassionate witness.27.35 The Expat Coach CoalitionA sisterhood of coaches with a common interest31.10 What makes an intercultural coach?The hard work to become an intercultural coach: frameworks plus lived experience outside of your original world view. Growing as a coach. What is the reward of coaching?39.46 Sundae Bean’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA rich resource of tools and community for interculturalists42.43 Contact infoBest ways to reach Sundae and get involved with the Expat Coach CoalitionCulture CountComing up in conversation were Switzerland,Burkina Faso, USA, South Africa, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/what-makes-an-intercultural-coach
How do you start an intercultural consulting business?
Nov 8 2021
How do you start an intercultural consulting business?
Tamara Makoni reveals how she is creating a new intercultural training business.0.00 IntroHello to Tamara and the seeds of a business idea03.12 The journey into the intercultural fieldInterest in culture has deep roots in childhood and the skills for running a business come from a diverse career in multiple fields. Working with intercultural themes before acquiring the interculturalist label.8.08 Naming the companyA meaningful name Kazuri: https://www.kazuriconsulting.com/9.47 The elevator pitchDiscover, act, thrive14.36 Branding an intercultural training businessWhat do we want people to think when they hear the name Kazuri Consulting?15.44 Building on a previous careerBringing skills and experience into the intercultural field18.18 How to start a businessThe mechanics of creating a new company in Belgium21.42 The company websiteCreating a website for an intercultural consulting business23.41 Team, network and collaborationsPresenting the faces and teams of the company in public. Planning for collaborations.26.44 Concepts and frameworksChoosing tools, material and leaving space for customisation and innovation30.35 Reviewing progressthe entrepreneurial journey and a key milestone at two and a half years35.15 PurposeCulture as a source for thriving36.56 Peer supportCreating a new intercultural business has revealed the generosity of a lot of people41.37 Tamara Makoni’s contribution to the intercultural toolboxWhat is it? That's a good question.44.08 Contact and connectionWeb and other contact details for Tamara Makoni, plus a tip about a professional networking appCulture CountComing up in conversation were Belgium, Zimbabwe, Japan, Kenya, USA, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/how-do-you-start-an-intercultural-consulting-business
How can we recruit across cultures?
Oct 11 2021
How can we recruit across cultures?
Nannette Ripmeester reviews how culture impacts recruitment and what recruiters fishing in the global talent pool can do to make their hiring processes more culturally inclusive.0.00 IntroHello to our guest2.10 What is happening in recruitment?The stop and start of the recruiting in the pandemic. New post-pandemic interview questions. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time?5.09 Nannette’s storyHer life and work. What is employability? What chance event led to a life in culture and employment11.30 The recruitment sceneWho are the major players?13.55 Culture and employabilityThe importance of intercultural skills in recruitment has risen to near the top of the list. Researching the benefits of spending time abroad. The new cultural etiquette of video meetings.20.58 Recruiters and cultureWhat the intercultural field can offer to recruiters to develop their intercultural skills. Guidance on asking interview questions is from a Western point of view.24.56 Culture-specific knowledgeRecruitment outside the interview. The CareerProfessor profiles. Cultural differences in CVs (resumés) and the whole cycle of recruitment.30.35 What does a recruiter need to know about cultures?Diverse practices in presenting your skills. Who should adapt: employer or employee?37.15 Employer brands and cultureAre organisations known for reflecting their national culture?41.23 Nannette Ripmeester’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA map which makes us see the world in a new way.45.22 Contact infoWeb and other contact details for Nannette Ripmeester and ELM (Expertise in Labour Mobility)Culture CountComing up in conversation were Netherlands (3), UK (2), Finland (1), India (1) and Brazil (1).https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/how-to-recruit-across-cultures
How can you be a more mindful interculturalist?
Sep 27 2021
How can you be a more mindful interculturalist?
Elaine Teo is an interculturalist who has integrated mindfulness into her coaching and training practice. Listen if you want to experience how she models a mindful moment deployed as part of a corporate training programme.0.00 Intro and Elaine’s storyElaine’s story and how she started with Mindfulness. About the over-concentration on the intellect. In addition to intellect: heart, body, spirit.How mindfulness equips Elaine to go into training/coaching.Books and resources (see links on the episode on the webste)Discovering mindfulness’s effectiveness. Overcoming things which stand in the way of effective intercultural training.11.47 Business story and personal origins of intercultural thinkingFounding Living Potential International, LPI.Education at United World College, with Kurt Hahn.A visceral response arriving in Italy. Catching the intercultural bug. What is the intercultural bug?18.21 Different approaches to mindfulnessThe difference between mindfulness and meditation.Some recommendations for when to take a mindful moment in our everyday life.Compassion meditation, gratitude meditation. Radiating out loving kindness.Secular and religious contemplative practice.25.17 Resources for interculturalistsThay, Richie Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn and more29.13 Mindfulness and cultureWhat is the relationship between mindfulness and culture?Using mindfulness to deal with cross-cultural stress and other kinds of stress.“Let’s have a mindful moment”. Introducing mindfulness in an explicit way in intercultural training.35.29 A mindful moment with ElaineSimulating an implicit mindfulness moment in a corporate setting.40.57 Introducing mindfulness in organisationsRecognising an opportunity to introduce mindfulnessDiscovering the appetite for mindfulness. Basing it on your usual diagnostics.The power of the pause. What mindful trainers do differently from other good trainers.Dealing with sceptics.43.15 Explicit mindfulnessNamed, explicit, mindfulness or meditation sessions in a corporate environmentAt least two scenarios for doing mindfulness sessions.49.19 Starting mindfulness with people and processesWhich intercultural process and which individual clients could be a good place to start?The ethics of mindfulness. It is powerful stuff. Handle with care!The short-lived nature of our thoughts and emotions. Refactory periods.1.01.35 Benefits and biasesThe professional benefits of mindfulness as an interculturalistRecognising and escaping biases. Releasing clients from the pressure to solve problems instantly.1.13.30 Elaine Teo’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxBreath1.19.29 Contacts and eventsEmail contact and the Wine and Mind conceptUser-friendly contemplative practice. Controversial in certain circles.Culture CountComing up in conversation were: Singapore and Singapore Chinese, France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vietnam, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.
Is getting names right the most forgotten intercultural skill?
Sep 15 2021
Is getting names right the most forgotten intercultural skill?
Fiona Price tells the story of her work with international names: a highly intercultural specialism yet highly unusual in the intercultural field0.00 IntroGetting Fiona’s name right.3.08 Fiona's storyHow did Fiona develop her unusual specialism? A smash hit idea.5.53 First impressionsHow much do first impressions matter? What is the role of names in that situation? Why do names matter?7.33 Names in theoryWhere do names fall in the theories of cultural competence? Being good at names as a practical skill.9.41 More about Fiona’s workA practical approach. And some targeted workshops.13.20 Fiona’s work with namesBooks, workshops, coaching, reading16.43 What can names tell us about a person?Cultural info encoded into names17.38 Why do people change names when they change cultures?Switching names in China (both directions). Names appropriate to the context.21.39 Name sensitivities, practices and rulesCrazy Rich Asians (movie). Dominant cultures23.15 Localising namesMcKay/McKay, Nguyen. Pronunciation, spelling and changing names. Who sets the rules? Pressure to use names in a local or foreign way.30.29 HonorificsOscar-winners, princesses and Osama Bin Laden34.57 What is the cost of getting it wrong?Being inclusive with names39.10 Are we getting better at international names?Recognition of sensitivities. Skills.41.35 What’s available if you want to get better at this?Availability of help. Different phonetic spelling in different English-speaking cultures.48.07 Fiona’s contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA pronunciation website: https://interculturaltoolbox.org/tools/forvo-the-pronunciation-helper50.14 Contact infoWeb and other contact details for Fiona PriceCulture CountComing up in conversation were Asia, China, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Africa, West, Indonesia, Middle East, Nigeria, Vietnam, USA, Iceland, South Korea, in order of mentions.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/saying-name-right-the-most-forgotten-intercultural-skill
What should interculturalists do about business ethics?
Sep 9 2021
What should interculturalists do about business ethics?
Grazia Ghellini shares stories from her work as a professor of intercultural ethics0.00 Intro and Grazia Ghellini’s storyHer multicultural life and multiple roles. On being an intercultural game maker.12.16 What is business ethics?What business ethics tackles and how it connects with intercultural themes14.09 Ethics in a real, diverse worldSome examples of ethical questions in action. Including nepotism, gift-giving, human rights.18.01 Ethical solutionsHow can ethics help us solve real-world dilemmas? Some frameworks include the Stakeholder approach. Trompenaars' reconciliation of dilemmas. Mitton Bennett’s Constructionist approach. Values & Knowledge Education method: VaKem27.31 Ethics for interculturalistsDesigning simulations. Gamifying cultural and business dilemmas.32.21 How to get started with ethics as an interculturalistRecommeded resources include Cultural Detective and Diversophy, Trompenaars' latest book. Christoph Barmeyer’s 2016 book.38.28 How do businesses do ethics?Find the ethical people in business!41.00 What are the trends in the world of ethics?DEI, Harassment, AI, Whistleblowers, Global citizenship and climate change, CSR and more. Business ethics as taught in business schools. Risk of dogmatic universalist approaches to business ethics.53.46 The role of an intercultural coach or teacher in real ethical dilemmasSome examples where Grazia Ghellini has faced a real dilemma.1.00.19 Grazia Ghellini’s contribution to the ToolboxA cultural conversation starter1.04.04 Contact infoEmail and Linkedin details for Grazia GhelliniCulture CountComing up in conversation were France, Italy, China (three or four times each), Japan (twice), and at least once: Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Kingdom , USA, Western cultures.https://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/what-should-interculturalists-do-about-business-ethics
How can intercultural ideas help in change management?
Aug 23 2021
How can intercultural ideas help in change management?
In this episode interculturalist Miroslava Hristova shares insights into her digital transformation projects and other change programmes. Culture is often a factor, so we hear how she raises awareness and develops intercultural competence for her clients.3.48 Miroslava Hristova’s storyHer life and work. Bulgaria, Morocco and France. Discovering professional interests in international organisations. The Pizza model of culture.14.00 Organisational cultures: origins and influencesLeaders, legends, history. The relationship with national culture. Uncovering unconscious cultural influences in Romania.17.45 The role of leaders in change managementAwareness of leaders. An American company doing business in Europe. How much do leaders recognise cultural issues?25.18 The day-to-day work of an intercultural change managerStarting up a new project. Conversations with the most resistant people. Communication, training, coaching, and intercultural awareness.30.00 Project management and the human aspects of changeDelivering change in harmony with people. Trends in digital transformation. IT and other kinds of change management. Mergers and acquisitions36.42 How does culture impact change management programmes?Some typical key issues include time, written commitments and building trust.47.22 Intercultural training for the inexperiencedMiroslava Hristova's contribution to the Intercultural Toolbox. Engaging students in cross-cultural training, The Villager game simulation. Giving intercultural experience to those who have none.55.08 A book and contact detailsAbout the book written by Miroslava Hristova. And contact details.Culture CountComing up in conversation at least three times were European cultures, Germany and the USA.Arab countries came up at least twice and the following were also mentioned: Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Morocco, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Swedenhttps://www.interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/culture-in-change-management
How do you write an intercultural book about a country?
Aug 11 2021
How do you write an intercultural book about a country?
In this episode, interculturalist Hana Bui gives some personal and cultural context for her work in Myanmar and we hear how writing and publishing her first book led her onto the best seller list in her category on Amazon.3.42 Hana's storyOrigins, work, publishing5.29 The opening of MyanmarWhat it was like to end six decades of isolation.7.46 More of Hana’s storyTravel, co-founding Hotjobs Myanmar, studying globalisation in Leicester, UK and some inspirational books.14.07 Books about culturesDoing a deep analysis as well as providing a practical how-to guide. Other books that are available about cultures.17.15 When Global Meets local - the themeMyanmar culture dates back thousands of years. Foreigners bring in the global.20.28 About MyanmarCurrent problems and a historical intercultural analysis.28.46 About the bookAbout working with a publisher… or not. The writing schedule. Skilling up for publishing and writing.32.00 The research and writing processBrian Tracey’s books on Sales. Professional support on editing, graphic design38.22 Marketing the bookTest marketing, book launch, using the media and influencers44.20 What to do after Book OnePlans for future books. Lessons learned from last book.47.57 Hana's Contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxThe 6/9 perspective image52.14 ContactHow to get in touch with Hana BuiCulture CountIn order of frequency, these cultures came up during this conversation:Myanmar, Vietnam, South East Asia, Cambodia, England, Finland, Laos, Thailand, USAhttps://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/writing-an-intercultural-book-about-a-country
What is intercultural in Spanish?
Aug 4 2021
What is intercultural in Spanish?
In this special bi-lingual episode, interculturalist Margarita Celedón looks at our field from a Latin perspective. We switch to Spanish at 55 minutes, hosted by Francisco Queriuga, President of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Paris.Full episode details at https://www.interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/what-is-intercultural-in-spanish4.45 About MargaritaMargarita Celedón: her life and work7.35 Margarita Celedón as authorAbout her recently-published book10.40 A Latin perspective on the intercultural fieldIntercultural terminology in Spanish, a Latin vision, prioritising different topics such as emotion, decolonialisation14.30 A community for Latin interculturalistsA new group for Latin interculturalists in Europe and Latin America17.43 DefinitionsWhat are Latin cultures?20.06 Diverse LatinsA unified community?28.26 Training participants from Latin culturesIntercultural training for Latin people - how does this differ from training other cultures? How much PowerPoint should you prepare?38.45 More about the new Latin interculturalists groupThe new group for Latin interculturalists in Europe and Latin America49.24 Intercultural Toolbox contributionProxemics52.30 How to contact Margarita CeledónLinks on Margarita's page on interculturaltoolbox.org55.00 Margarita Celedón interviewed by Francisco QueriugaAbout Margarita's book, about international trade, about looking at some of the world's cultures from a Latin perspective.Culture CountIn order of frequency, these cultures came up during this conversation:Latin, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Germany, United Kingdom , Africa, Anglo-Saxon, Belgium, Brazil, China, Peru, Romania, USA, Argentina, Asia, England, Europe, Inca, Japan, Portugal, Scandinavia, Arab countries, Australia, Aztecs, Equatorial Guinea, Europé: southern, Finland, Germanic, Guatemala, Hispanic, Inuit, Italy: south, Mapuchi, Mayans, Middle East, Netherlands, Nordic countries, Romans, Russia, South America...and in the Spanish-language conversation:France, Chile, Brazil, Latin, Spain, Peru, Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Africa, Romania, England, Portugal, Arab countries, Germanic, Russia, Dubai, Islamic cultures, Latin America, Malaysia, Pakistan, UruguayVisit https://www.interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/what-is-intercultural-in-spanish
How can a large organisation win Olympic gold for intercultural competence?
Jul 30 2021
How can a large organisation win Olympic gold for intercultural competence?
Agnès Domercq shares her experience of working on Olympics preparation as an interculturalist3.12 Agnès’ StoryHow Agnès entered the intercultural profession while working for a Japanese company, some Olympic experiences and her current work.8.35 The behind-the-scenes landscape of the OlympicsAbout the IOC, the IPC, the Host City and the way they work together. Olympic inclusiveness through the "Universality slots".13.55 Why does the Olympics need interculturalists?Interculturalists don't simply help avoid organisational problems. They are working to build a "human legacy" for each games.21.20 Agnès Domercq's Olympic intercultural work in practiceAgnès’ roles at the Olympics and her current project on the transfer of knowledge between the games in different cities.27.25 Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 - particular cultural issues“Why” people and “how” people. Brazil's brilliant problem-solvers. Running a games during a pandemic. The unique experience for the people working in Olympic roles.37.20 Intercultural issues among the Olympic organisationsDiffering perceptions of time are a key thing for Olympic organisers. Hierarchy and acceptance of requirements are also key: how much will a host city challenge the requirements of the organising committee? A tension between universalism and particularism sometimes arises when ideas about diversity are brought to harmony-based societies.46.10 How special are the Olympics?Working as intercultural under the spotlight of the world’s media.49.20 Dealing with scepticsHow to win over sceptical intercultural training participants in country-specific training.52.10 Toolbox toolA contribution to the Intercultural Toolbox by Agnès Domercq56.04 ContactHow to contact Agnès DomercqCulture Count1x German, Africa, Switzerland, Mongolia2x Spain, USA3x Brazil, France, Senegal6x Japanhttps://interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/winning-olympic-gold-for-intercultural-competence
How to make an image intercultural?
Jul 19 2021
How to make an image intercultural?
We talked about shooting images, using image banks, cliché, legal issues, a training case, Brenda's life in culture and photography and of course we hear what Brenda is adding to the toolbox.1.28 When it was shocking to see an intercultural imageBenetton became the norm3.25 Brenda's storyHer multicultural origins. Explaining cultures from an early age. The Greek uncle who got her into photography. Her early photographs of the cosmopolitan areas of London.4.40 What makes an image intercultural?About the combination of cultures in photography5.35 Themes in Brenda’s photographic workHow walls tell stories, from advertising billboards, posters and street art. Brenda’s love-hate relationship with walls. “Life should be a festival”. Brenda says "I travelled with my eyes open. I zoom in."11.00 How to use images in a training situation?The case of the “intercultural photo journey”.12.40 Generating your own imagesTips on getting images for intercultural training20.00 Humanised and inclusive images for intercultural trainingWhat criteria should we use when selecting images?27.10 How to do marketing with intercultural imagesThe kind of advice you get from an image consultant31.35 Using a professional photographerWorking with a pro to get intercultural photos35.00 Karambolage on the Arte TV channelCan you identify the cultures in the image? A photographic video resource you can use in intercultural training.37.45 Brenda's contribution to the Intercultural ToolboxA carnet de couleur (colouring book) all the way from China45.30 How to contact Brenda"Brenda Turnnidge": an easy name to put into your favourite search enginehttps://www.interculturaltoolbox.org/episodes/how-to-make-an-image-intercultural