Upcoming events

24 June: “Boosting your Inclusion Strategy: The Value of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion for Organizational Success.”

Virtual event: GoToMeeting (GTM) – see registration link below

Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (BST)

Presenters:

Moderator: Gabriela Weglowska, SIETAR UK’s Communication Director

Please register via this link

Summary of the event

We are pleased to be partnering with BGRS to deliver the next virtual event.

The speakers will bring together Mobility, Human Resource, and Intercultural professionals to discuss leveraging cultural diversity and inclusion as a unique strategic resource. Many organizations have developed a diversity and inclusion agenda at differing stages of progress and levels of success. The majority of these agendas focus on gender, race, age, LGBTQ+, and disability. Cultural diversity is often incorporated into “race” and overlooked as resource and an essential consideration in international organizations.

During the event, we will explore how organizations can boost their inclusion approach and turn diverse culture into an asset by effectively recognizing and supporting this population, as well as training and developing their unique skills and perspectives.

The speakers will provide a balanced picture of the gaps and challenges organizations face and practical ways in which existing structures could be leveraged to boost inclusion strategies with more awareness and a more targeted approach.

Session topics will include:

  • Creating a globally successful HR system
  • Recruitment, selection, and appraisal processes across global cultures
  • The opportunities that Mobility provides as a unique strategic resource
  • Adaptations recommended for fostering diversity needs, filling the management pipeline and the skills gap
  • Case studies on diversity & inclusion approaches within mobility
  • Practical tools for enhancing a global mindset across an organization, including on virtual teams and international assignments

Please register via this link

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July (date TBC): The Annual SIETAR UK’s Summer Party

An informal, virtual networking event: Zoom

Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (approx.) BST

Special feature: Top tips on how to network in a virtual space.

Watch this space for further annoucements

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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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