Starting a SIETAR USA Local Group provides a forum to bring together an ever-growing network of leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, consultants, educators, trainers, students, and professionals committed to intercultural education, training, and research. These are the current local groups in the United States:
Local SIETAR USA groups are cultivated by a core group of organizers who connect people with a deep interest and commitment to intercultural education, training, and research. Comprised of a network of interculturalists, local group members meet for professional development opportunities, social events, presentations, trainings, and discussions fostering personal and professional growth and meaningful connections. Local groups provide additional benefits and learning opportunities outside of national level SIETAR USA offerings.
Each Local Group sets its own goals, topics, and schedule. Though local groups can vary in organizational style, most meet monthly and break for the summer. Some are structured less formally, and use steering committees and planning boards, while others elect their officials; all benefit from group collaboration. Typical meetings might include:
Some have membership fees, others charge a fee per event. Each group determines their own system.
No, they are more like affiliates to SIETAR-USA. Each party signs an agreement that acknowledges the local group as an independent organization, and neither has responsibility for the administration or financial affairs of the other. Membership in one organization does not imply membership in the other, although there are benefits of Local Group membership, such as receiving discounts for membership to the national organization.
No. However groups that do are able to benefit from rental discounts, limits on liability, and can apply for grants.
Yes! There is a director on the national board who is dedicated to local group support and development. For more information, contact the SIETAR USA Local Groups Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.