Culture Pop-Up 22 OCT 2015


by Christa Uehlinger

Great, active participants, a nice place, an apéro and three authors these were the ingredients making the last Culture Pop-Up on “Developing intercultural competence by playing and storytelling” on 22 October in Winterthur an inspiring evening. The creators of the game, Christa Uehlinger, Hans Lampalzer and René Schrackmann gave an input on how they started to work together, what it took to elaborate the game, what the intention was and also what is meant by intercultural competence.

IMG_2742Then they focused mainly on how these stories could be used in trainings and coaching to build awareness for different cultures as well as for one’s own and to explore these critical moment by asking “what happened?”. This question is key in developing intercultural competence as it is of utmost importance to be a cultural detective and not to oversee tiny details which could make a difference in an interaction. Sadly enough, nowadays people tend to be distracted and not paying enough attention on observing.

“Puzzling Intercultural Stories” is a compilation of 50 short stories based on real events. They raise awareness of the importance of a culture of cooperation and are excellent tools to practice lateral thinking outside of the box and changing perspectives. After this input, it was time for the participants to play and to experience it themselves. They liked it a lot and the final questions were discussed during the apéro which also was a great opportunity to network and to tie the knots within SIETAR Switzerland.

Culture Pop Up


Where to order

If you’d like to order the game via LinkingPeople. The English version is called Puzzling Intercultural Stories and the German version is called “Interkulturelle Crazy Business Stories 3″. 




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Cracks in the Glass Ceiling:  A closer look at Women, Islam and Middle East (via SIETAR Austria)

SIETAR AUSTRIA invites us to this event:


Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Door open at 6.00 pm

Begin 6.30 pm

App. 8 pm Networking


Cracks in the Glass Ceiling:  A closer look at Women, Islam and Middle East

Although the Middle East is resource rich and has a young and growing population, it suffers mis-management, high unemployment and gender/ skill imbalance. There are limited opportunities for women, even though many are, as, if not better, educated than their male counterparts. In light of continued and on-going challenges in the Islamic world, this presentation examines the role of Islam and women in the Middle East, explores misperceptions and realities and questions glass ceiling effects in the MENA region and Europe.

Spoken language: English


Pari Namazie, PhD

Atieh International Group

Pari Namazie , PhD, is an experienced HR/OD consultant/ facilitator. Her work focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region, working with organisations, teams and individuals to improve communication, foster understanding and raise awareness towards a much misunderstood region.


Expat Center Vienna

Schmerlingplatz 1

1010 Vienna




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Interkulturelle Methoden – Ein alpiner interkultureller Workshop


Alpine CooperationGemeinsam mit der neu gegründeten SIETAR Schweiz lud SIETAR Austria zu einem ersten alpinen interkulturellen Workshop.

Sechs TrainerInnen aus 5 Ländern stellten innovative Methoden des interkulturellen Trainings vor.

Ziel war, neue Ansätze aufzuzeigen, denn ein gutes Training zeichnet sich durch Methodenvielfalt aus und spricht verschiedene Lerntypen an. 40 Personen nahmen teil und diskutierten intensiv. Hier einige Eindrücke von den Methoden und beteiligten Trainerinnen.

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