Congress proceedings

This page lists the congress proceedings and other material available from the SIETAR Europa Congress 2015.

 

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This publication includes the congress papers and posters of the academic track. Over 330 delegates attended the congress and many countries represented, with people coming from all parts of Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

The academic BEST PAPER AWARD was granted to “Marcel H. van der Poel, MA, MAIR from Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, The Netherlands” for the paper entitled: “When does mobility foster Intercultural Competence? A study in search of the conditions”

The collection of academic papers publication can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF format).

 

PRESENTATIONS

Some speakers have agreed to make their presentations available for download. We have replicated the programme of the congress below. Click on the dowload button under each speaker to download the corresponding presentation. Please note: you can read all the abstracts and bios of the presenters by clicking on each title and presenter's name. A popup window will appear displaying the corresponding information.

Disclaimer:
"The views expressed by invited speakers or participants attending the SE Congress do not necessarily coincide with those of SIETAR Europa. The Board of SIETAR Europa therefore does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or the moral-ethical character of the content of any presentation".

 

Pre-congress workshop held on Wednesday, 20th May

Gamification in Intercultural Education
George Simons, Isabella Andric, Joanna Sell, Manuela Procopio & Ulrich Schubert 
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Thursday, 21st May

FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Tales from a Multicultural Classroom’ Engaging students in an integrated research and development project
Presenters: Steve Crawford, Ronan Browne & Diane Ruppert
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9:00-9:45
 9:45-10:20
OPENING SESSION followed by
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marta Williams "BUSINESS, BUTTERFLIES AND DESTINY"
10:20-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
WORKSHOP
Shift Keys: Problems to Possibilities in Intercultural Work
Speakers: Heather Robinson & Rita Wuebbeler
WORKSHOP
Biopolis - A New Intercultural Tool to Include Gamification in Trainings
Speaker: Susanne Rieger

German and American Communication Styles in the Virtual World: Implications, Trends and Warning Signs
Speaker: Jacquelyn Reeves

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WORKSHOP
Successful business: disentangling the web of culture, language and communication
Speaker: Kirsten Waechter
Unlocking the full potential of international professionals at work
Speaker: Gertraud Kinne

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ACADEMIC SESSION
Organisational context
Session chair: Marcel H. van der Poel



Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO
Barbara Gibson
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Culture and Managers’ Response to Foreign Subsidiary Initiatives’ Resistance
Fidel León-Darder, Fariza Achcaoucaou & Grettel Brenes
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Does board gender diversity impact on dividend policy
María Consuelo Pucheta-Martínez & Inmaculada Bel-Oms
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Culture and HRM in the Middle East: Building a theoretical foundation
Pari Namazie & Barbara Covarrubias Venegas
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Spanish Companies' Behaviour about CSR from a Social and Institutional View
Àngels Dasí, Consuelo Dolz & Esmeralda Linares-Navarro
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SPANISH TRACK
Simultaneous translation into English will be provided

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11.00-12.00
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Carlos Giménez Romero
From Interculturality to Interculturalism: genesis, evolution and theoretical and practical challenges

 



12.00-13.30
Barcelona Interculturality Programme: Actions for intercultural dialogue and social cohesion in a diverse city
Ayuntamiento de Barcelona: Marifé Calderon, Guillem Talens, Cristina Velásquez Traipe, Maria Pastor Gelabert & Mireia Vehí

 

11:40-12.10

Optimizing Social Media Strategy for a non-profit Organization. Case: SIETAR Europa
Speaker: Heidi Helander

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Sustainable Business Management: Effective Management, Ethical Leadership & CSR - Managing Sustainability across Cultures
Speakers: Claudia Heinrich & Karin Brünnemann

12:20-12:50
Intercultural Universe - Replacing the Iceberg
Speaker: Linda Vignac

WORKSHOP
On the Road with Migrants: a Serious Game

Speaker: Catherine Roignan


WORKSHOP
Tell us your story: biographical storytelling as intercultural learning experience? Biographical storytelling as a source of consolidating cultural identity

Speaker: Saskia Lackner

Inclusiveness and Exposure: the experience of becoming global and the impact on organisations
Speaker: Jon Echanove

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Joining Hearts and Minds: Six Values for Change
Speaker: Ute Clement

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13.00-13.30
The Power of Visual Storytelling
Speaker: Joanna Sell

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Leveraging the International Assignment Experience to Maximise Value for the whole Family
Speaker: Joyce Jenkins

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Rubrics for Reflective Intercultural Competence Assessment: A Tool to Assess Learning Outcomes in International Education and Service-Learning Experiences
Speaker: Lavinia Bracci

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13:30-15:00
Lunch
15:00-16:20
WORKSHOP
“What am I Doing Here?” Dealing with Challenging Situations in Intercultural Training Programmes

Speaker: Alexander Scheitza & Christine Wirths


WORKSHOP
The Pathway to Me Is Thru You: Building Cultural Empathy and Self-Awareness

Speaker: Joel A Brown


WORKSHOP
Building Engagement in Virtual Teams - What's Your Own Role in the Story?

Speaker: Monika Chutnik


WORKSHOP
Are All Gen Y Cut From the Same Cloth? Understanding and Engaging Millennials, Globally

Speaker: Oana Amaria


WORKSHOP
Production Transfer as Inter-Ethnical Peace Maker? A Real Business Case

Speaker: Adrienne Rubatos


ACADEMIC SESSION
Expatriation / Working abroad
Session chair: Pari Namazie



Women in the Intercultural Profession: An underpaid Majority. An Income Overview in the Intercultural Profession
Susan Salzbrenner, Tanja Schulze & Anja Franz
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Contributions of Expatriate Management to Managing Diversity
Daniel Scheible
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Fear of Working Abroad or Lack of Competences?
Carmen Carmona Rodríguez, Andrea Cerverón Ramón & José Vidal
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Effective Persuasion: A model for Intercultural Business Context
Elena Pruvli
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15.00-16.00
The networking to build a social cohabitation in the context of cultural diversity. The importance of educational area
Ayuntamiento de Valencia: Jesús Yébenes González & Mapi Vergel Aliaga

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16.00-17.00
WORKSHOP
When we shift our cultural paradigm….. Percepción de los inmigrantes en España sobre los españoles”

Mercedes Valladares Pineda & Noureddine Erradi

 

16:30-17:00
An intercultural approach to proverbs
Speaker: Kyriaki Koukouraki
An Intercultural Competences Learning Lab: Demystifying the Intercultural Competences of Faculty
Speaker: Marcel H. van der Poel


The Art of Blending Formal and Informal Intercultural Learning
Speaker: Yvonne Van der Pol

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The Relationship Game
Speaker: Nick Parry

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A Non-Essentialist Model of Culture: Implications of Identity, Agency and Structure within Multinational/Multicultural Organizations
Speaker: Ganesh Nathan

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17:00-17:30
Break
17:30-18:50
WORKSHOP
The Hidden Dynamic in Intercultural Groups

Speakers: Fredrik Fogelberg & Marieke de Boer

WORKSHOP
Skeleton Scenes: A Teaching Tool for Building Cultural Competence

Speaker: Jeffrey Cookson


WORKSHOP
Leveraging User Generated Content in Intercultural Context: Opportunities & Challenges

Speaker: Mary Kay Park

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WORKSHOP
Intercultural Crazy Business Stories - Developing Intercultural Competence by Playing and Story Telling

Speakers: Christa Uehlinger & Hans Lampalzer


WORKSHOP
Beyond Team Building: Analyzing Cultural Root Causes of Issues for Global Teams

Speaker: Catherine Bing

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ACADEMIC SESSION
Cross-cultural competence
Session chair: Àngels Dasí



Into the Constructivist Paradigm: Speech Codes Theory Applied to the Training of (Inter)Cultural Communication Competence
Daniel Chornet & Bracey Parr

Heteroglossic Engagement in Humor in Intercultural Communication
Asma Moalla
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17.30-18.10
Football and Social Commitment
Vicente Herrero Gómez & Jorge Sabater Galindo



18.10-18.45
Leadership and International Teams Management (China, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Peru and USA)
Maria Alejandra Ramírez Cuenca

 

 

Friday, 22nd May

 

8.45-9:30
Meetings / Newcomers' Session
9:45-10:30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan "Taking Storytelling to the Next Level"
10:40-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You … Until We Meet Again' How Traditional Gaelic Blessings and Other Cultural Cues Consistently Bring Irish Emigrants Back Home
Speakers: Elizabeth Douet & Hollie Blakeney

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PANEL DISCUSSION
Thought Leadership, TED Talks, Online Visibility: How do Interculturalists Get a Seat at the Table?

Speaker: Vanessa Shaw

Panel members:
Susan Salzbrenner
Fiona Citkin
Piotr Pluta
Julie Parenteau

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WORKSHOP
New Insights into Organisational Culture: Essential Steps for Intercultural Leadership

Speaker: David Sharpley

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A quest for the behavioural DNA of globally mature organisations: finding it, spreading it and tracking it
Speakers: David Trickey & Nigel Ewington


Non-Violent Communication: How to Avoid and Manage Cultural Miscommunication
Speaker: Jackie Van der Kroft

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ACADEMIC SESSION
Education
Session chair: Fidel León-Darder



An Exploration of University Students' Acculturation Processes from the Constructed "Group Culture" within Their Group Work
Hang (Frank) Xu
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Performing on a Foreign Stage: International Education and the City
Marilena De Chiara

Culture’s Impact on Teaching & Learning: Exploring for Mutually Beneficial Behaviors in the Multicultural Classroom
Steven Crawford & Christine Niemi
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Gender Violence: a Transcultural and Educational Challenge
Inmaculada López Francés, Maria-Isabel Viana-Orta & Carmen Carmona Rodríguez
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Assessment of Collaborative Skills for Digital World
Maria Assumpta Aneas Alvarez & Ruth Vilà Baños

11:40-12.10
Big Time
Speaker: Paul Westlake

How to Lead Cross-Cultural Teams
Speaker: Aad Boot

Human Resource Development of Woman Entrepreuners in Fukushima with Intercultural Historical View
Speakers: Kazunori Akutagawa & Kunio OHNO


12:20-12.50
ARTISTIC
What Are You? Stories of the Ambiguity and Complexity of Biracial and Multicultural Identities

Speakers: Tamara Thorpe & Patricia Coleman

PANEL DISCUSSION
EMA Europe-MiddleEast-Africa, a New Cultural Paradigm

Panel members:
Claude Bourgeois, Pari Namazie & Maura Di Mauro

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WORKSHOP
Virtual Is Real! Interventions for Global Teams

Speaker: Isabelle Demangeat
Intercultural Conflict in International Business Meetings
Speaker: Stefanie Stadler


WORKSHOP
Opening our “Windows on the World”: an Introduction to Cultural Life Positions, a Concept from Transactional Analysis, to Enhance Self and Cultural Awareness in Cross Cultural Training

Speakers: Karolina Ehretsmann & Inga Dankert

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13.00-13.30
The Rise of Asian Multinationals: Lessons from Samsung's Global Talent Management
Speaker: Kim Eun Y


13:30-15:00
Lunch
15.00-16.20
WORKSHOP
Latin America: What Makes Us Similar, What Makes Us Different

Speaker: Marcelo Baudino

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PRESIDENT'S PANEL
The future of SIETAR Europa?

Panel members:
Livingstone Thompson
Steffen Henkel 
Barbara Gibson
Vincent Merk  
Francien Wieringa

WORKSHOP
Can Intercultural Training Go Online?

Speaker: Anne Fox

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WORKSHOP
Where Do We Come From & Go From Here? - Reflecting Our Own Intercultural Profession

Speakers: Tanja Schulze & Susan Salzbrenner


WORKSHOP
Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words: How to Optimize Intercultural Business Situations by Linguistic Awareness

Speaker: Bettina Strewe

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ACADEMIC SESSION
Migration / stereotypes
Session chair: Hang (Frank) Xu



“Damned Foreigners!”: Immigrants’ Communication and Negotiation Position in the Icelandic Labor Market
Erla Kristjánsdóttir & Thora Christiansen
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Framing "the Others" in Pop Media - the Role and Place of EU Stereotyping
Ljiljana Simic

Intercultural Competences to Cope with Culture Shock
Maria Jesús Benlloch Sanchis, Carmen Carmona Rodríguez & Alejandro Gil
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Will Mobility Foster Intercultural Competences?
Marcel H. van der Poel

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16:30-17.00

Refreshing the cultural tree from its very roots
Speaker: Carlos A. Gonzalez-Carrasco

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Cultural Diplomacy: its role in nation building and shaping a nation’s identity. A case study approach
Speaker: Deborah Swallow


Deconstructing the 'Empathy Craze'
Speaker: Patrick Schmidt

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Feedback as a Performance Booster in International Contexts
Speaker: Stefan Meister

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CultureDude
Speaker: Siva Kumar

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17:00-17:30
Break
17:30-18:50
WORKSHOP
A cross-cultural project to gain intercultural competence

Speaker: Ruth Gomez


WORKSHOP
Negotiating Internationally – Getting the Balance Between Language, Skills and Culture

Speaker: Adrian Pilbeam

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WORKSHOP
Tips, Techniques and Tools for Virtual Training - How to Create and Deliver Dynamic, Engaging Online Intercultural Programs

Speaker: Shelley Morrison
WORKSHOP
Interculturalists, Meet Silence

Speaker: Tatyana Fertelmeister


WORKSHOP
Unconscious Bias: How Does It Affect Our Business Practices?

Speaker: Sonsoles Morales


 

 

Saturday, 23rd May

 

9:00-9:40
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Stephanie Rathje "Multicollectivity. It changes everything" download
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Break
10:00-10:30
WORKSHOP
Jolts: Wake up and engage an intercultural audience
Speakers: Thiagi & Samuel van der Bergh


PANEL DISCUSSION
Addressing the Role of Diversity Dynamics in Intercultural Business Interactions

Panel members:
Elmer Dixon
Maria Assumpta Aneas Alvarez
Kathleen Dameron
George Simons



ARTISTIC
Gentle Dance

Speaker: Alysara Green


Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO
Speaker: Barbara Gibson

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WORKSHOP
Story Telling as a Training Tool & Research Method

Speaker: Richard Lewis
AUCTIONS, BOOKS

10:40-11.10
Working in the Cloud: a Culture-Neutral Classroom?
Speakers: Loes Damhof & Janine DeWitt


Managing Expectations in Global Multicultural Teams (GMTs)
Speaker: Donal Lynch

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11.20-11.50
WORKSHOP
What color is your paradigm? How our view on diversity influences our personal and professional lives.

Speaker: Sonsoles Morales
PANEL DISCUSSION
Should SIETAR Introduce Quality Standards for its Members?

Panel members:
Ype Poortinga & Ursula Brinkmann
Moral Judgement and Behaviour in Virtual Reality: a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Speaker: Justyna Kucharska


Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity for Coaches – Helping You Grow as Coaches in a Global Coaching World
Speaker: Richard Cook

WORKSHOP
Mindfulness & Intercultural Training in the Sports World: a Blended Approach

Speakers: Jenny Ebermann & Susan Salzbrenner
12.00-12.30
Diversity Training in the Digital Age
Speaker: Noor Azizan-Gardner


Managing Cultural Clash in International Business Acquisition. A Case Study of TNK-BP Vietnam
Speaker: Marie-Therese Claes


12:30-12:50
Break
12:50-13:20
Cultural Discourse and Identity: What We Can Learn From Each Other in a Bilingual, Bicultural University Classroom. Promoting Intercultural Understanding Through Short Writing and Story Telling Activities in Diverse University Classrooms
Speaker: Sarah Kegley


Creating a Sense of Community on a University Campus
Speaker: Vincent Merk

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The Chinese Community in Spain: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Antonio Liu-Yang
Leadership Competences for Culturally Diverse Teams
Speakers: Ursula Brinkmann & Oscar van Weerdenburg


The Power of the "Dumb Question:" Showing Grace in Multicultural Space
Speakers: Nadia Younes & Joel A Brown


ACADEMIC SESSION
POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Authors are presenting their research via posters and are present in this session for individual questions
Session chair: Maria Jesús Benlloch Sanchis


Do institutional female directors affect firm performance when they sit on the board and executive committee?
María Consuelo Pucheta-Martínez & Inmaculada Bel-Oms

A qualitative research: “What market for the intercultural field?”
Paola Motta, Maura Di Mauro & Elizabeth Abbot

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13:30-14:50
ARTISTIC
ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey
Speaker: Elizabeth Liang


WORKSHOP
Applying Psychology to the Resolution of Conflicts and Disputes

Speaker: Paul Randolph

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WORKSHOP
LinkedIn Group Networking Event

Speaker: George Simons

WORKSHOP
Introducing a New Dimension in Cross-Cultural Consultancy: Humor

Speakers: Piotr Pluta & Stefan Meister

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WORKSHOP
Firearms in US Society: a Case Study about the Role of Interculturalists in Polarized and Politicized National Conversations

Speakers: Dianne Hofner-Saphiere & Jeffrey Cookson


14:50-16:00
Lunch

 

 

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