LOCAL GROUPS - Upcoming Events

SIETAR USA Local Groups serve as a forum for an ever-growing network of leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, consultants, educators, trainers, students, and professionals committed to intercultural education, training, and research.

Check this page regularly for updates and information on Local Group events!

SIETAR Chicagoland

Spring Brunch
Sunday, May 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (US Central Time)

To RSVP, please email sietarchicagoland@gmail.com!

SIETAR Florida

Thursday, March 31 - 12:00 pm (EST)

It's not what you say, but how you say it! Join SIETAR Florida in this session featuring Vanessa Paisley, Cross-Cultural Communication and ESL coach, and takes a look at HOW to train ALL speakers of English to align their communication, which in turn speeds up the communication process and leverages international team success. Registration and meeting info are shown below.

SIETAR Washington, D.C.

"Techniques to Facilitate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dialogues"

March 23, 2022

5:30pm-6:30pm (Eastern)

Have you ever wondered how to get started in bridging the conversation gap at work? Whether you are a seasoned trainer or brand new, this webinar has valuable pointers to facilitate meaningful dialogues around DEI. Please join us for this hour-long session, led by Maria Morukian, author of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace. Bring your questions and curiousity!

Click here to register: Mar 23, 2022 Event

SIETAR Minnesota

In-Person Event!

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 5:30-6:30 pm

Celebrate and support SIETAR-MN Member Alys Ayumi (Yumi) Ogura as she performs “What Do You Mean, You Still Can’t See It !?” based on her “Never Underestimate a Short Asian Woman with an Accent” performance from Naked Stages 2021 at the Pillsbury House Theatre.

NOTE: If you are unable to join the in-person event, we are organizing an online performance viewing and discussion with Yumi; date and time TBD.


The SIETAR MN Local Group typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Mark your calendar!

Tuesday, May 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Zoom Meeting ID: COMING SOON

Introducing the ITEC:

A New Certification for Interculturalists

Are you an experienced trainer, perhaps one with a non-traditional career path, who would like the validation of a neutral third party to confirm your expertise?

Or, are you a relatively new trainer who would like feedback on whether you are ready to offer your professional services and if so, the certification to confirm your preparedness?

Or, do you work for an organization that hires intercultural trainers and would like a professional review of your applicants’ expertise?

In that case, you know that there is a lack of national and international certification programs for intercultural trainers. In order to address this gap, The Interchange Institute* (a non-profit research and training organization focused on intercultural transitions) has developed the Intercultural Training Expertise Certification (ITEC) program in consultation with senior interculturalists, those who hire them, and organizations that support interculturalists. The goal is to help interculturalists communicate their level of preparedness to do intercultural training in the international sphere, and to help those who hire interculturalists assess the preparedness of trainers.

Your Presenter

Dr. Tasha Arnold is an experienced leader and researcher in the field of education specializing in cross-cultural training, transitions support, and program development for schools, universities, and global teams. She co-founded The Academic Achievement Bureau where she worked with international schools and universities conducting research on their organization and providing services to aid intercultural understanding, transition adjustment, and student achievement. She is currently the Executive Director of The Interchange Institute, a NEASC and CIS school accreditor, and serves on the board of The Namibia Project charity.


Thursday, Dec 2 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm (EST) 
Trends in Corporate Mobility Post-COVID
Presenter: Jennifer Rowe, Senior Manager-Intercultural Innovation & Networks, BGRS

For more information and to register:
Trends in Corporate Mobility....

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