Fourteenth Annual Conference October 22-25, 2014

Fourteenth Annual Conference October 22-25, 2014 Doubletree by Hilton Portland, Oregon USA
O C TO B E R 2 2 – 2 5 , 2 0 1 4 | S I E TA R U S A . O R G
Welcome to the 2014 Annual Conference
of the Society for Intercultural Education,
Training and Research (SIETAR-USA)
In keeping with SIETAR-USA’s commitment
to environmental responsibility, the
printed program for this conference has
been streamlined to include only the most
essential details of the program schedule
and conference highlights.
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conference schedule.
Welcome Message from the President
Welcome Message from the Conference Co-Chairs
Conference Highlights 3
Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers
SIETAR-USA Leadership Team
Tuesday & Wednesday-at-a-Glance
Save the Date for 2015 Conference
Silent Auction
2014 SIETAR-USA Scholarship Recipients
Special Thanks to the Conference Planning Team
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SIETAR-USA [email protected] 503-297-3261
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Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action
President’s Welcome
would like to extend a warm welcome to each of you as we begin SIETAR-USA’s 14th Annual Conference. Our
super conference team and the Board of Directors are excited about the great line-up of master workshops,
keynotes, and conference sessions. Portland is such a great intercultural venue, and we’re very pleased to be
welcomed and supported by the intercultural community here, including The Intercultural Communication
Institute (ICI). I hope you’ll take full advantage of your time here at the conference. In addition to the wonderful
opportunity for professional development, growth, and learning in our programmed offerings, we intend to create
a warm, inclusive environment for networking, meeting new and old friends, and enjoying being around other
interculturalists. We’re glad you’re here, and I hope your attendance will be an engaged, fruitful, and fun experience.
Christopher Deal, Ph.D.
SIETAR-USA President
Welcome from the Conference Co-Chairs
elcome to the beautiful Northwest and the lovely city of roses. Many Portlanders enjoy their reputation for
being “just a little bit weird.” We’ve spent several hours in the past few months photographing many of the “icons”
of this city, which will be shared with you as lunch table centerpieces. We hope you find several that resonate
with your own diverse interests and create a sense of curiosity about the city and the region that we are so
proud of. These photographs are yours to keep as mementos of the 14th Annual SIETAR-USA conference.
Because none of us stand on our own, we selected the theme of “Pioneering Interculturalists” to honor those
who came before us. Consistent with that title, we are hosting the first-ever invitation-only summit for pioneers
who will have the opportunity to visit with old colleagues and identify how the field has changed over the years
and what they think the future will hold. While only “seniors” in the field will attend this Saturday session, the
results of the day will be shared in some way with the rest of us after the conference.
And because learning and awareness are never enough, the second half of our title is “From Awareness to Action.”
We’ve selected keynote speakers, poster sessions and concurrent workshop sessions that will offer you many
ideas for how you can translate your growing awareness into actions that will make a difference in the world in
which we work and share.
Thursday evening will feature some Portland traditions for our dine around: food carts, a brewery, and a lovely
vegetarian option. After dinner, be sure to join other participants in the open mic experience of storytelling
about training experiences that should keep you reminiscing for days to come.
Friday evening, as always, will be a grand gala with the presentation of the Margaret D. Pusch Founder’s award,
followed by dancing to a magnificent band. Additionally, this year, we are providing the no host bar in a
separate room with space for you to visit with each other if dancing is not your preferred activity.
One of the best things about a SIETAR-USA conference is meeting old friends and connecting with new ones. We hope you will enjoy doing both and look forward to joining you as we network together.
Warm regards,
Donna M. Stringer, Ph.D. and Lillian Tsai
SIETAR-USA 2014 Conference Co-Chairs
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Conference Highlights
model inclusiveness. Accordingly, we begin our
conference with an orientation for newcomers,
and everyone is welcome. Wednesday evening,
October 22 from 5:15-6:00 pm in the Lloyd
Center Ballroom. Learn about SIETAR-USA
and how to make the most of the conference
learning and networking opportunities.
RECEPTION: The Official Opening is
Wednesday evening, October 22 from 6:007:30 pm. This event will include a welcome from
Siletz Tribal Member “Bud” Lane, performances
by local Hawaiian and African dance troupes,
an overview of the conference events, and
two exciting networking opportunities,
including the always-popular Passport Game.
You won’t want to miss this! Following the
opening, the Welcome Reception will be held
in the Pacific Ballroom, a time to connect and
reconnect over an appetizer with members
of our diverse intercultural community.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: This year’s keynote
speakers will focus on the conference theme
of “Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From
Awareness to Action”, providing examples
and strategies for intercultural leadership
in the areas of organizations, social change,
and personal effectiveness. Each speaker will
highlight information from her/his own area
of expertise and offer suggestions for using
awareness to take action and create changes in
our organizations, communities, and personal
lives. Paula Caligiuri, one of the most prolific
authors and media voices in cultural agility and
global business will provide current research
that will be of particular interest to those
working with organizations and the global
arena. Michael Agee will share his work as a
human rights advocate and challenge us to use
imagination, empathy and solidarity in creating
change. And Valerie Craigwell White will
help us explore the limitations and potential
impairments associated with a world that is
“colorblind, post racial and gender neutral.’’
opportunity to have directed conversations
with your peers about the pioneering work they
are doing to advance the field into uncharted
territories, and they want your input. Thursday,
October 23, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and
Friday, October 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. In
the Sellwood, Ross Island and Morrison rooms—
right next to each other so you easily move from
room to room. Each presenter has prepared 20
to 30 minutes of an interactive presentation
with ample time for conversation. This way you
can take in two to four posters, moving within
the same room or right next door. Presenters
will also provide handouts so that if you don’t
get to all the posters that you hoped to, you can
at least catch a glimpse of the blazing work of
this year’s special Interactive Poster authors.
SILENT AUCTION: Throughout the conference
in the Ballroom, conference participants will
have an opportunity to purchase marvelous
treasures, from exotic artwork to professional
services, and contribute to a worthwhile cause:
the Conference Scholarship Program. Stop by
during breaks and see what you cannot live
without—and feel good about supporting
future conference scholarship recipients.
A MASTERPIECE OF ART will be created by
conference participants as a follow-up to
last year’s launch of the SIETAR-USA Living
Code of Ethical Behavior. Watch for it in the
ballroom—and feel free to add your own
creativity. The final Living Code masterpiece
will be shared at the closing ceremony on
Saturday, October 25 at 3:30 pm.
GRAFFITI WALL: Ever wanted to express
yourself in writing on a wall? Maybe practice
some graffiti? Here’s your chance! During
the conference there will be a wall in the
ballroom where you can share your creative
ideas, suggestions, feedback for next year’s
conference planners to consider. Please…
tell us what you think! We even provide the
pens and crayons – spray paint is optional.
DINE AROUND: Portland is one of the
Foodie Capitals of the West, and we plan
to take full advantage with a special Dine
Around to introduce SIETARians to some
of the best Portland has to offer. Sign up
before noon and meet in the lobby at 6 pm.
Thursday evening, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
OPEN MIC NIGHT – It Could Have Been
Worse! In the Broadway Room, Thursday
night, October 23 from 8:00-10:00 pm. Got
a great intercultural story to share? An open
mic event - in the style of a Story Slam - means
quick, focused, intense stories and engaging
flow. There will be a host and a special guest,
plus 5 storytellers drawn from a hat. Facilitated
by Alex Cleberg and Shelley Morrison.
LUNCH: An opportunity to enjoy lunch with
like-minded colleagues to discuss hot topics
and/or connect with your Local Group. We will
also introduce the 2014 Scholarship Recipients.
Friday, October 24, Lloyd Center Ballroom.
October 24, 5:15-6:15 pm in the Holladay room.
We welcome SIETAR members and everyone
attending this conference to attend this brief
and lively gathering. Come find out about the
“state of the organization” and our vision for
the future, meet the Board Members, and vote
in the elections. Don’t miss this opportunity to
learn more about your professional society, and
enter to win $100 off of next year’s conference!
NETWORKING: Join other attendees on
Friday evening, October 24 from 7:30-11:00
pm in the Ballroom for the annual dinner
celebration. Following dinner and presentation
of the Margaret D. Pusch Founder Award
for intercultural excellence, the Hot Club of
Hawthorne will perform, featuring danceable
“old time jazz with exotic gypsy and Latin
flavors.” In an adjoining room, the no-host bar
and sitting areas will be provided for those
who prefer to network and mingle in a quieter
atmosphere, or choose to enjoy the music
and festivities right next door. Eat, Dance,
Network—what could define a better evening?
effort to acknowledge and support those
individuals who have been pioneering
leaders in the intercultural field, SIETAR-USA
is holding its first-ever, invitation-only day for
senior interculturalists. Saturday, October
25, 10:30 am-3:30 pm, Adams Room.
Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action
Thank You
Aperian Global
Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Cultural Detective
Providence Health & Services
Cultural Awareness International
Language & Culture Worldwide, LLC
Crossing Borders
Executive Diversity Services
Intercultural Communication Institute
Intercultural Press
January 5th Designs
Jump Movement
The Kozai Group
Process Work Institute
SIT Graduate Institute
Silpada Designs
WAREE — Women Artisans Resource Enterprise
City University of Hong Kong Press
Intercultural Management Institute
USDA Forest Service
Christopher Deal, President
Patricia M. Coleman, President Elect
Amy Rausch, Treasurer
Chad Beyer, Secretary
Sue Shinomiya, Conference Oversight
Naomi Ludeman Smith, Professional Development
Cate Brubaker, Marketing
Valli Murphy, Local Groups
Be Stoney, Fundraising and Development - S.E.A.
Rob Pusch, Communications
Michael Tucker, Ethics
Nancy Tom, Leadership Development
Breidi Truscott Roberts, Careers and Mentoring
Chris Peltier, Membership, Outreach and Diversity
Lisa Singh, Fundraising and Development – Organization
Sandy Roos, Bookkeeping
Ann Marie Lei
Kelli McLoud-Schingen
Tatyana Fertelmeyster
Albertina Kerr
Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Cultural Detective
Diplomatic Language Services
Executive Diversity Services
IOR Global Services
Language and Culture Worldwide, LLC
Intercultural Communications Institute
International House Berkeley
Intercultural Studies, Biola University
Student Affairs, Duke University
University of Dayton
Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute
Patricia M. Coleman
Monica Mumford
Amy Rausch
Nancy Tom, Chair
Christopher Deal
Naomi Ludeman Smith
Breidi Truscott Roberts
Be Stoney
The Nominations Committee invites anyone interested in serving
on the SIETAR-USA Board of Directors to meet at the Special Interest Group (S.I.G.) lunch on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Look for
the table marked “SUSA Leadership Interest/Volunteers.”
SIETAR-USA Administrative Office
Sandra Garrison, Administrative Agent
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-297-3261
October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
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Registration and Information Desk Open
7:30 am–2:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am–12:00 pm
Morning Master Workshops
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Afternoon Master Workshops
5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Exhibits and Silent Auction Open
5:15 pm–6:00 pm Newcomer’s Session 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Conference Grand Opening
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Welcome Reception
7:00 am–8:00 am
Wellness Activity
8:00 am–9:00 am & 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am–6:30 pm
Silent Auction
8:30 am–6:30 pm
9:00 am–9:15 am
Honoring Pioneer David Hoopes – Janet Bennett
9:15 am–10:30 am
Opening Keynote Address, Paula Caligiuri, Cultural Agility: Interculturalists’ Role in Developing this Critical Organizational Capability
10:30 am–11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Interactive Poster Sessions, Concurrent Sessions 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Lunch Break
SIETAR-USA President Transition and Announcement of 2015 Conference Site
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm–4:15 pm
Coffee Break
4:15 pm–5:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Dine Around Events
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
Open Mic Event 7:00 am–8:00 am
Wellness Activity
8:00 am–4:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am–9:00 am & 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece 8:30 am–6:30 pm
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Silent Auction (last bid of the day at 4:45 pm)
9:00 am–10:30 am
Keynote Address. Michael Adee: Imagination, Empathy & Solidarity = Change
10:30 am–11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Interactive Poster Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Lunch Break
Special Interest Groups and Local Groups, Scholarship Recipients’ Recognition 1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm–3:45 pm
Coffee Break
3:45 pm–5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:15 pm–6:15 pm SIETAR-USA Business Meeting
7:30 pm–11:00 pm
Margaret D. Pusch Founder’s Award Ceremony
9:00 pm–11:00 pm
No Host Bar and Networking
7:00 am–8:00 am
Wellness Activity
8:00 am–9:00 am
Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am–9:00 am & 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Silent Auction: Pay and Pick-up Items
8:30 am–2:00 pm
9:00 am–9:15 am
Honoring Pioneer Dr. Terrell Jones
9:15–10:30 am
Keynote Address. Valerie Craigwell White: Exploring the Limitations of Living with a Colorblind, Post-racial, and Gender-neutral Diversity World View.
10:30 am–11:00 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am–3:30 pm
Pioneering Senior Summit (by invitation only)
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Appreciation Lunch for conference Committee Chairs and Volunteers
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions
3:45 pm–4:15 pm
Conference Closing Ceremony – Presentation of the Ethics Masterpiece
Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action
October 21
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk open
October 22
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
PM 1 Pioneering a Profitable Career in the Intercultural Field
Kate Berardo
Ross Island
PM 2 Leading Ethically Across Cultures in the “Human Age” Michael Tucker & Alan Richter
PM 3 Sustaining Intercultural Leadership
Gordon Watanabe & Mary Meares
PM 4 The Neuroscience of Inclusion
Shannon Murphy Robinson
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Afternoon Master Workshops
PM 2 Preparing Internal Professionals to do Intercultural Diversity & Inclusion Work
Robert Hayles
PM 3 Intercultural Competence for Global Leadership: Seeing with Soft Eyes
Janet Bennett
Ross Island
PM 4 Religion, Faith, and the Practice of Intercultural Communication
George Renwick
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibits and Silent Auction Open
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Newcomers’ Session Morrison
Lloyd Center Ballroom
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Conference Grand Opening
Lloyd Center Ballroom
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Welcome Reception
Pacific Ballroom
October 23
7:00 am – 8:00 am Wellness Activity: Body Practice led by Antimo Cimino 8:00 am–9:00 am
& 10:30 am–5:30 pm Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece Weidler/Halsey
Lloyd Center Ballroom
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk open
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Silent Auction
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Honoring David Hoopes
Janet Bennett Lloyd Center Ballroom
Lloyd Center Ballroom
9:15 am – 10:30 am Opening Keynote Address Cultural Agility: Interculturalists’ Role in Development This Critical Organizational Capability withPaula Caligiuri Lloyd Center Ballroom
10:30 am –11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm INTERACTIVE POSTER SESSION #1:
From Awareness to Action With an Interactive Ebook Series: Business & Career Beyond Frontiers
Olivia Hernández Pozas
A Blended Learning Approach to Developmental Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad Programs
Don Rutherford
Better Together: Developing Student Orientation Leaders in Leadership and Intercultural Skills
Annette Moore
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Viewing Through a Lens of Equity: Practices and Application for Social Change
Helen Visarraga
Ross Island
Just Tell Me! Intercultural Communication Between Icelandic Employees and Their Counterparts in India
Changing the Way We Think and Talk about Re–Entry
Erla S. Kristjánsdóttir, Thorunn Bjarnadottir
Ross Island
Cate Brubaker
Ross Island
A Study of Intercultural Sensitivity in Japan: Embodiment and Regional Influences
Shizu Yamamoto, Ryusuke Ihara
Creating a Culture of Appreciation in Organizations
Ross Island
Stephanie Pollack
Increasing Awareness and Preparing for Action: International Student Engagement and Integration at the University of Minnesota
Nancy E. Young, Xi Yu Morrison
Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World — 2014 version
Carmen M. Carter, Barbara Deane
11:00 am – 12:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSION #1:
Cultivating Intercultural Leaders: The Global Leadership Passport Program Joyce Osland
A Pioneering Approach – with EPIC Results!
Toward a Model for Intercultural Communication in E–Learning Simulations Bradley E Wiggins
Dianne Hofner Saphiere, Heather Robinson
Are All Gen Y Cut From the Same Cloth? Understanding and Engaging Millennials Globally Oana Amaria
How Do I Handle This Situation? Applying The SIETAR-USA Living Code of Ethical Behavior
Michael F. Tucker, Karen Huchendorf
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch – SIETAR-USA President Transition & 2015 Conference Announcements
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What’s the SCOPE? Enhancing Global Leadership through Improvisation
Lloyd Center Ballroom
Kristin Hibler, Line Mørkbak
Development of Intercultural Knowledge and Competency: Online Application of the AAC&U Rubric in Undergraduate Education
Charles Calahan, Chris Cartwright, Margaret Sass
Moving Interest to Action in Forming and Sustaining a Vibrant Local SIETAR Group
Karen Lokkesmoe, Basma Ibrahim DeVries, Andrea Davis, Barbara Galyan
Cultivating Global Leaders: From Assessment to Action Plans at the Global Leadership Lab
Joyce Osland, Karen Haggerty Trémel If These Halls Could Talk: Feature Film and Diversity Dialogue
Ross Island
Lee Mun Wah
Beyond Cultural Scripting: Mastering the Voices of the Unconscious to Transcend Cultural Boundaries Louise Wilkinson
Developing Intercultural Leadership through Mindful Leadership
Velma Cobb
How to Stop Hate Groups In Their Tracks
Lonnie Lusardo
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSION #3:
Identity Awareness for Interculturalists: Sharing Ways We Present and Preserve our Identities
Elizabeth Root
Moving on Down the Intercultural Pioneer Road: Where Are We Headed Next?
Sue Shinomiya, Brian Szepkouski
Teaching Intercultural Competence Across Multiple Languages: Methods, Deliverables, and Lessons Learned
Michel Gueldry, Jacolyn Harmer, Naoko Matsuo, Rana Issa
Integrating Three Types of Knowledge to Shift Perspective and Inform Decision–Making
Susan McCuistion
Ross Island
Pioneering Approaches Beyond Team Building: Analyzing Cultural Root Causes of Issues for Global Teams
Catherine Bing
Got Intercultural? How to Creatively Integrate Intercultural Awareness for the Next Generation of Executives
Kay Burd, Rensia Melles
The Relevance of Intercultural Competency in a Technological World
Sharon Nakpairat Halsey
Pioneering Inclusion Through Neuroscience
Shannon Murphy Robinson
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dine Around Options 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Open Mic Night – It Could Have Been Worse! Sign up at the Registration Desk
Facilitated by: Shelley Morrison and Alex Cleberg Broadway
Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action
October 24
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Wellness Activity – Pilates lead by Nora Vitz–Harrison 8:00 am–9:00 am
& 10:30 am–5:00 pm Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece Weidler/Halsey
Lloyd Center Ballroom
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk open Foyer
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Silent Auction (last bid of the day at 4:45 pm) Lloyd Center Ballroom
8:30 am – 6:30 pm
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Keynote Address Imagination, Empathy & Solidarity = Change with Michael Adee 10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break
Lloyd Center Ballroom
11:00 am – 12:00 pm INTERACTIVE POSTER SESSION #2
A Critique of the Field of Intercultural Training Through the Lens of Pierre Bordieu
Sarah Holmquist
Second Generation After War and Genocide: Trauma, Resilience, and Potential for Leadership
Sylvia Cowan
Ramadan Basics: Plus Real Lessons for Improving Organizational Effectiveness
Lee Mozena, Catherine England
Luminarias Light the Way! Writing Children’s Literature to Promote Intercultural Competence
Melissa Hahn
Ross Island
Expanding Your Cross–Cultural and Personal Platform Through Podcasting Brett Parry
Ross Island
Collaborating to Cultivate Resilience in Organizations and Communities: Awareness to Action for Intercultural Leaders
Karen Elliott
Ross Island
Intercultural Competence of Undergraduate Students: Examining the Value of an Embedded Study Away Experience
Kathleen G. Rust
A Comparative Study of Short Study Abroad Programs: U.S. to Japan vs. Japan to U.S. Miki Yamashita Morrison
Social Justice and Academic Integration
Janice Lion
Taking Our Own advice: Putting Cultural Awareness Into Action in the Training Room
Tawnya Ganfield
The Joy of Pioneering: Why We Do What We Do
Rita Wuebbeler, Heather Robinson
Intercultural User Experience and Web Design: Beyond Translation
Marjorie Bennington
Exploring Body and Mind: Introducing Process and Embodiment–focused Psychotherapy to Address Cultural Adjustment Issues
Anne Ehringhaus New Thoughts on Old Ideas: Neuroscience and Physical Intelligence in Intercultural Conflict Transformation
Michelle LeBaron
12:00 pm –1:30 pm
Lunch Break – Special Interest Groups, Local Groups and Scholarship Recipients’ Recognition
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSION #5:
The Power of Nonverbal Communication in Relationship Building
Jeff Berglund
D-I-V-E: The Digital Intercultural Virtual Edge – Using Technology to Enhance Intercultural Learning and Collaboration
Lobna “Luby” Ismail, Shelley Morrison Facilitation as a Move from Awareness to Action: Practical Application of Intercultural Tools
Tatyana Fertelmeyster
Culture and Servant– Leadership in Global Settings
David Whitfield
Director Screening of American Textures: A Feature Documentary that Bridges Racial Divisions
Arnd Wächter
Mutual Learning Between Intercultural Communication and Diversity and Inclusion: Dialogue Across the Divide
Louise Wilkinson, Elmer Dixon
Awareness and the Intercultural Mind: From Edward T. Hall to the Frontiers of Cultural Neuroscience
Joseph Shaules
Lloyd Center Ballroom
Ross Island
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Differently Empowered: Working Successfully with Gender–Separated Communities and Clients
Lee Mozena, Catherine England
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Coffee break 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSION #6:
Critical Perspectives on Diversity Discourses and and Practices: Ambiguity, Paradox, and Tensions
Marlo Goldstein Hode
The Role of Interculturalists in Post M&A Cultural Integration: Can We Make a Difference?
Charisse Kosova
Understanding Global Business Via Interactive Story–Linking—A Pedagogical Method
Deborah Pembleton
Developing Global Competencies: Identifying Essential Leadership Skills Chris Cartwright, Valli Murphy
Intercultural Training in India: Blazing the Trail
Heather Robinson, Shermeen Shuaib
Thresholds of Meaning: Visual Art as a Doorway to Effective Conflict Engagement Fanchon Silberstein, Michelle LeBarron
Chinese International Students in the U.S.: Changing Stereotypes, Changing Realities
William Brashears, Brennan Forss
Ross Island
Intercultural Conflict: Practical Insights Through Betzavta
Heidi Binder
4:45 pm
Silent Auction last bid
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SIETAR-USA Business Meeting Holladay
Lloyd Center Ballroom
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm SIETAR-USA Gala Event & Margaret D. Pusch Founder’s Award Ceremony
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm No Host Bar & Networking
Lloyd Center Ballroom
October 25
7:00 am – 8:00 am
Wellness Activity: Yoga led by Esther Louie Weidler/Halsey
8:00 am –12:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Contribute to the Ethics Masterpiece 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:00 am
& 10:30 am–12:30 pm Silent Auction: Pay and Pick-up Items
Lloyd Center Ballroom
Lloyd Center Ballroom
Art Costantino
Lloyd Center Ballroom
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Honoring Pioneer Dr. Terrell Jones 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Keynote Address: Exploring the Limitations of Living with a Colorblind, Post–racial, and Gender–neutral Diversity World View with Valerie Craigwell White Lloyd Center Ballroom
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Senior Summit
10:30 am –11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSION #7:
Intercultural Leadership GPS: Navigating Global Challenges in Hispanic Case Studies
John Leih, Olivia Hernández Pozas
Africa Is Not a Country: An Inspirational Journey of Awareness to Action
Grace Kuto
Everything Experiential! Creating and Adapting Intercultural Learning to Increase Awareness and Promote Action Jon DeVries, Basma Ibrahim DeVries
Creating Intercultural Leadership with LEGO Bricks: “Serious Play” with Our Cultural Self and Others
Izumi Funayama
Organization–Wide Intercultural Competence Curriculum Development: Models for Innovation
Michel Gueldry, Fusun Akarsu, Katherine Punteney, Lynn Goldstein, Nukhet Kardam
Capturing the Power of Storytelling for Intercultural Solutions
Mary Kay Park
“Ricains and Frogs” – Bridging the Gap in Franco–American Concepts of Power and Leadership
Julia Gaspar–Bates, Béatrice Mosneron Dupin Hawthorne
Ross Island
Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action
Design Thinking: Pioneering in Training
Beth Yoder, Peter Byebierggaard 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Appreciation Lunch
Lloyd Center Ballroom
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Designing Culturally Responsive Classrooms at a Community College
Jeremy Slagoski, Natalia Cherjovsky
Expatriate Leadership: Supporting Transition, Enhancing Effectiveness Patrica Cassiday
Diversity Training for the Real World of Today’s Educational Settings
Candice Hughes
Ross Island
Bonding Through Bars: A Case Study on the Intercultural Praxis and Equity–Focused Knowledge Translation
Samantha Sarra
Canning Culture: Abusing, Using, and Transcending the Dimensions
Ernest Gundling
Sunglasses and Scuba Gear: Preparing High School Youth for Intercultural Engagement in a Multicultural World
Myra Clark
Cultural Integration for Internationals: The American Experience Genienne Navarro
Addressing Two Cultural Factors in Risk–taking and Innovation
Paula Swanson
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Conference closing Ceremony – Ethics Masterpiece
Lloyd Center Ballroom
Save the Date!
The Sunshine state invites you to celebrate SIETAR-USA’s 15th anniversary
during the annual conference on October 14–17, 2015.
Join us in warm and sunny multi-cultural Orlando, Florida at the Marriot Gaylord Palms Resort
where Florida’s pioneering history meets today’s innovative path to the future!
Picture provided by the Gaylord Palms Resort Executive Meetings
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Meet the 2014 SIETAR-USA
Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to this year’s outstanding
scholarship awardees.
Please visit the Conference website
for details about their background,
intercultural experience and journey.
Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is a great place
to network while acquiring unique
global and intercultural items
donated by SIETAR members
worldwide, sponsors and partners.
Rita Tekle
University of Washington
Business Administration major
Grace Kuto
Co-founder and past president of Harambee Centre
Kia Lor
Master’s student at the Graduate School of Education at the
University of Pennsylvania
Kathryn Barrett
University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Master’s Program in
Intercultural Communications
Jennifer Weaver-Youree
MAIR Intercultural Relations Program, University of the Pacific
Heidi Binder
Trainer for AFS-USA
Sandra Rodrigues
Lawyer and student of intercultural topics, London, England
Taj Suleyman
Project Manager, Center for Intercultural Organizing
Kirsten Rosa
Graduate Certificate student in Conflict Resolution at the University
of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict
The proceeds provide scholarships
to the SIETAR-USA conference for
interculturalists, such as students
and community-based employees,
who might not otherwise be able to
attend. Their conference experience
builds valuable knowledge, skills,
and contacts in the field. As you bid
on treasures from different parts
of the world, you are contributing
toward developing interculturalists
of the future.
The Silent Auction is open daily
from Wednesday afternoon
through 6:15 pm Friday.
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Coaching / Consulting
Selection & Assessment
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[email protected]
Call: 214.691.4113
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Thank You to the SIETAR-USA
14th Annual Conference Team
It is with extreme gratitude and admiration that the Co-Chairs
thank the planning team for the 2014 Annual Conference
—Donna Stringer and Lillian Tsai, SIETAR-USA 2014 Conference Co-chairs
Communications/Technology: Rob Pusch
Conference Advisors: Ann Marie Lei, Holly Emert
Conference Oversight: Sue Shinomiya
Finance: Amy Rausch and Sandy Roos
Health Events Instructors: Antimo Cimino,
Nora Vitz-Harrison, Esther Louie
Local Portland: Carrie Taylor,
Fernanda Wilent, Adeline Metz,
Shelly Ridder, Maruska Lynch,
Lillian Tsai, Sue Shinomiya, Nancy
Kramer, Antimo Cimino, Alli Magee,
Amy Evans, Karla Schiller, Nancy
Longatan, Mari Alexander, Miranda
Schwabauer, Sandra Garrison
Master Workshops: Sandy Fowler, Valli Murphy
Newcomers Session: Chris Peltier, Breidi Truscott Roberts
PR and Marketing: Cate Brubaker,
Annika Bowers, Carrie Taylor
Passports: Sarah Bergdahl, Andrea
Davis, Ali Edvardsen, Shelley Morrison,
Tamia Pervez, Andy Reynolds, Carol
Tan, Rita Tekle, David Wigglesworth
Margaret D. Pusch Founder’s Award:
Patricia M. Coleman, Ishani
Baruah, Tatyana Fertelmeyster,
Cristina Cruz-Hubbard
Photographers: Tatyana
Fertelmeyster, Andy Reynolds,
Donna Stringer, Lillian Tsai
Program: Naomi Ludeman Smith,
Alex Cleberg, Karen Haggerty
Trémel, Kendall Speten-Hansen
Roommate Connection: Nancy Kramer
Senior Summit: Doug Stuart,
Michael Tucker, Sandy Fowler
Silent Auction: Ishani Baruah, Mari
Alexander, Miranda Schwabauer,
Patricia M. Coleman (Advisor)
Scholarship Program: Evan Black,
Addison Welsh, Ayoung Lee, Carrie
Niesen, Gretchen Mielke, Sarah
Holmquist, Karen Scheuerer
Special Events Coordinators: Fernanda
Wilent, Adeline Metz, Antimo Cimino,
Alli Magee, Amy Evans, Karla Schiller
Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers:
Be Stoney, Netashia Bolden,
Patricia M. Coleman (Advisor)
Volunteers and Registration: Cookie Fischer, Nancy Longatan,
Nancy Tom(Advisor)
Mari Alexander, Chris Cartwright,
Cheryl Choe, Cliff Clarke, Alex Cleberg,
Alan Clipperton, Tara Cooper, Anne
Copeland, Christopher Deal, Anne
Ehringhaus, Holly Emert, Tatyana
Fertelmeyster, Vicki Flier Hudson,
Karen Haggerty Tremel, Dianne Hofner
Saphiere, Karen Huchendorf, Candace
Hughes, Nicola Kille, Ame Lambert,
Kara LaSota, Ann Marie Lei, Amy Lewis,
Jason Li, Louis Lima, Karen Lokkesmoe,
Esther Louie, Naomi Ludeman Smith,
Mark Mendenhall, Monica Mumford,
Tonya Muro, Stacey Olson, Rebecca
Parrilla, Deborah Pembleton, Alisa
Poehler, Michael Rand, Don Rutherford,
Natasha Sarkar, Lisa Singh, Kendall
Speten-Hansen, Michael Tucker, Cilla
Utne, Mark Weingarten, Doug Wilson
Special appreciation goes to Lubosh Cech
for his creative genius in the design of the
SIETAR-USA logo, our conference graphics
and marketing materials every year.
Our gratitude also goes to the team at
MetroConnections: Sarah Leathers,
Amanda Sommers and the entire
Registration Team, Web Development
Team in regards to the actual building and
updating of the conference website and
registration. We also appreciate their help in
responding to the plethora of questions we
get almost daily. We’d be lost without them!
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Fourteenth Annual Conference October 22-25, 2014 Doubletree by Hilton Portland, Oregon USA
8835 SW Canyon Lane, Suite 238
Portland, Oregon 97225 USA
email: [email protected]
phone: (503) 297-3261
The Adams and Jefferson Rooms are located in the Hotel Executive Meeting Center,
which is directly behind the hotel restaurant.