Upcoming events

About the event:

In 2018, SIETAR UK launched a new project where a training programme was designed and delivered to support the development of intercultural competency of volunteers who work with refugees and asylum seekers (RAAS) across different organisations in the West Midlands. To support this, a handbook was created that summarised the main theories and some exercises for RAAS and their volunteers on the basis of this training, downloadable for free. The project was led by Dr Katharina Lefringhausen and funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Development Fund 2018 of the University of Warwick.

We are now pleased to announce that the project has been growing and we are in a position to support volunteers from across the UK. We have expanded the project team, who have been working since spring on improving the training materials and extending the training programme from what was originally just a half-day session.

The newly developed Communicating Interculturally training programme for volunteers working with RAAS is starting in January 2021 and we can’t wait to tell you more about it!

Join us on 24 November at 18:30-19:30 GMT to hear more about what we have been doing and what’s coming next!

Please register via this link.

We still have some space for volunteers in the upcoming free training programme in January so please feel free to circulate this flyer to organisations that you believe could benefit.

The interactive webinar on 24 November would be of benefit to:

  • Organisations which struggle to retain volunteers working with RAAS
  • Organisations who would like to provide additional support to their volunteers, focused on communicating interculturally
  • Volunteers who support RAAS and are interested in intercultural competence, and/or are considering attending the training
  • SIETAR UK community members interested in the project (you may even be considering joining us)
  • Anyone who’s passionate about supporting RAAS


  • What has been done so far and why
  • Insights from the latest research that’s behind the project  (i.e., 3R tool, two-way acculturation process, and positive psychology)
  • An opportunity to share your own experience and/or challenges of working with RAAS
  • An opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with others involved in supporting RAAS
  • Details on the training programme that starts in January

The webinar will be led by Dr Katharina Lefringhausen (SIETAR UK & Warwick University) and the project team.

Please register via this link.

We hope you will join us!




SIETAR UK’s Virtual Cafe

Date: (TBC) December | Time: TBC | Duration: TBC

SIETAR UK’s Virtual Cafe is a networking event for SIETAR UK’s members. We are organising it to replace our annual face to face winter party. The event will be held on/using an interactive virtual platform called Remo. Remo can be compared to a simulation of the well known ‘world cafe’ style event  often used in a face to face training facilitation.

What to expect?

  • A 2020 update from SIETAR UK
  • Facilitated discussions and fun activities
  • Lots of networking where you will get to know your fellow SIETAR UK members
  • Discovering Remo (if you’re not familiar with it)
  • Drinks! Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Please register for the event here: (LINK TBC)

We very much hope to see you there,

SIETAR UK Board Team



Autumn & Winter 2020

Virtual Events from around the SIETAR Global Network


Dear Members,

We are excited to share with you the carefully curated list of virtual events that are taking place around the SIETAR Global Network throughout Autumn 2020, as well as some other intercultural events that we think you may enjoy. We hope that this will provide you with a good quality edutainment.



SIETAR EU Anti-racism Learning Event“Taking Another Look in the Rear-View Mirror” by Susan Holm. 23 September, 18-19:30pm CET. Register here.

Monthly Global Dexterity Meetup by Professor Andy Molinsky.
24 September 2020, 18:00-19:15 BST. Register here. Topic: Relationships across cultures.

It’s worth noting that this regular meetup is a fun, intellectual & collaborative forum to discuss important articles and ideas in the intercultural field. Next date & time TBC. We suggest you follow Melissa Hahn on LinkedIn for further updates.


SIETAR EU Anti-racism Learning Event: “A Journey, Deep Into The Heart Of Whiteness” by Matthew Hill. 07 October, 18-19:30pm CET. Register here.

SIETAR USA are bringing their 2020 conference to a virtual space. It will be delivered over five days, October 8-13. The theme is:
Moving Ahead: Learning from the Global Crisis. For more information visit the conference website.

SIETAR EU Webinar: “Skills 4.0 – Soft, but Hard to Get: Impact of Digitization on Training and Leadership” by Dr. Nina Dziatzko.
15 October, 18:00-19:00 CET. Register here.

SIETAR Switzerland has switched its 2020 congress to a virtual format. Sessions will spread from October 23 to November 28.  More details, including the programme and registration are available here.

SIETAR EU Virtual Coffee Break: “How do we teach Artificial Intelligence not to discriminate in the recruitment process? by Camilla Deghert and Gradiola Kapaj. 27 October, 11:00-11:40 CET. Register here.


SIETAR EU Webinar: “How History Builds Values: Delivering Culture-Specific Training – a Focus on Brazil” by Mariana de Oliveira Barros and Adrienne Sweetwater. 12 November, 18:00-19:00 CET. Register here.

SIETAR EU Virtual Coffee Break: “What are your experiences of conducting cross-cultural workshops for the “social media generation” by Kalaivani Mattern and Camilla Deghert. 25 November, 11:00-11:40 CET. Register here.


SIETAR EU Virtual Coffee Break: “What creative methods could we use in the intercultural training evaluation process for the full illustration of the ROI?” by Gabriela Weglowska and Gradiola Kapaj. 15 December, 11:00-11:40 CET. Register here.

About us

We are the UK’s leading society for intercultural education, training, and research.

Our main purpose is to build a strong network of interculturalists in the UK with activities ranging from conferences, professional development, networking events, and job offers.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are solely run by a Board of volunteers who are experienced in and passionate about everything intercultural.

We’re always looking for an extra pair of hands to help SIETAR UK grow. If you want to join the team, share an idea or write a blog for us, then drop us a note.


Are you a volunteer who supports refugees? Then have a look at our free Intercultural Awareness Handbook. It outlines the key concepts and activities used in an intercultural awareness training session delivered on 19th of May 2018 to volunteers who support refugees and asylum seekers in the Midlands, UK. (This Handbook was funded by the Faculty of Social Sciences Research Development Fund 2018.)


Benefits of being a member

+ discounted or free SIETAR UK events
+ access to the SIETAR UK interculturalist database
work, training and recruiting opportunities via the SIETAR UK job board
+ regular networking opportunities
+ discounts on SIETAR events worldwide
+ opportunities to participate in special interest groups
+ a chance to share experiences and best practices
+ 15% discount on the Country Navigator Licensing Affiliate Programme
+ 10% discount on cultureQs accreditation programmes
+ 10% discount on WorldWork’s assessments
+ Buy one get one free at Culture Buff Games

Sign up via our membership form.


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The best way of contacting us is via email at info@sietar.co.uk.

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If you want to join the team, share an idea or write a blog for us, then drop us a note.