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Intercultural Sensitivity

Intercultural Sensitivity

When did you last check your Intercultural Sensitivity? Hard facts about a soft skill If you could choose between Knowing China’s Top 10 Do’s and Taboos and Sensing How Your Chinese Business Partner Feels Right Now: What would you choose?

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Stay focused and Learn from others

Stay focused and Learn from others

The more tools we have for connecting, the more distracted we get. We just started a good conversation, and the phone rings. We almost finished that brilliant thought, and a WhatsApp message plops up.

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Watching foreign films with friends

Watching foreign films with friends

Heard of Intercultural Sensitivity? Watch a foreign film together According to the ‘Intercultural Readiness Check’, intercultural sensitivity is the first step towards successful multicultural interaction. We get to notice and explore deeper differences between…

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The Ambiguity of Things

The Ambiguity of Things

The Ambiguity of Things by Yvonne van der Pol About not-knowing, never understanding why and letting go Article in ‘Reflections on Intercultural Craftsmanship’ (2017) – Yvonne van der Pol I remember well that as Master students in Cultural Anthropology, we devoured Nigel Barley’s book The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut* right before doing […]

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IRC still young but a classic

IRC still young but a classic

IRC still young but a classic by Ursula Brinkmann Why invest into the Intercultural Readiness Check? Do you work across cultural and national boundaries? With the IRC, you can assess and develop your intercultural skill set, and get ready for your tough and challenging global work/life. Do you work as an intercultural practitioner? With the […]

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Thank you, SIETAR USA!

Thank you, SIETAR USA!

Thank you, SIETAR USA! by Ursula Brinkmann Margaret D Pusch Founders Award Last Friday, I had the privilege and true pleasure of being awarded the Margaret D Pusch Founders Award at this year’s SIETAR USA Congress. It’s great, and I am still a bit surprised. Here’s my acceptance speech, which I hope you’ll find worth […]

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Find out about IRC Certification

If you are  looking to support your clients in becoming interculturally more effective, you can now become certified to use the Intercultural Readiness Check