In these times of globalisation and migration, we are all interacting with people with different cultural backgrounds. We don’t need to go far anymore.
Diversity is part of our daily life, no matter what profession we have, no matter if we want to see it or not. Intercultural contacts have become part and parcel of many people’s life in many different fields.
The intercultural agenda is becoming the world’s agenda.
SIETAR Switzerland was founded in 2015. We are a diverse community of individuals and organisations, all sharing a strong interest in the intercultural field. We strive to raise intercultural awareness, taking a stance on intercultural topics in our multicultural society. In a collaborative and inclusive spirit, we wish to provide a platform for intercultural dialogue and to serve as a point of reference.
If you are interested in becoming a part of SIETAR Switzerland, please do take the time to browse our site and join us at one of our events!
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An interview with Daniel Glinz, Senior Coach and Trainer, cinfo, Biel What would you say are some specific shortfalls in the way intercultural competence/communication is taught in higher education? If we want to efficiently develop intercultural communication competence, we need to do it in a holistic way. This means that we have to get out […]
An interview with Dr Pia Stalder, Associate Professor of Intercultural Management, HEIG-VD, Yverdon I believe you have a new spin to share on how empirical research could shift its focus to address ICC and the benefits it could bring to the research. Can you tell me a bit more about it? In most – empirical […]
An interview with Russell Harlow, Head of Global Resourcing, TMA World An issue that appears to be recurrent in the intercultural field has to do with the fact that efforts being made at the academic level are somehow not translating into visible outcomes in terms of intercultural competence. Do you see a disconnect between academia […]
An interview with Pesche Eigenmann, International Relations Officer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. In 2014 the Bern University of Applied Sciences began offering the Certificate of Global Competence to its students. The aim of this certificate is to provide students with “excellent preparation for a professional future in a globalized context”. What do […]
An interview with Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey, Professor at the Centre for Applied Linguistics The University of Warwick. There seems to be a focus on on-boarding programs as the surest way of embedding intercultural competence in students in higher education. Is this a foolproof method or should we begin to look internally for other ways students […]