Last updated on: 21st May 2015 at 11:13 CET

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Programme and Workshops

Here is the programme of the congress, including the Film and Media Festival. There are three days of pre-congress workshops from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th May, followed by the Congress from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd May. A post-congress workshop will also be taking place on Sunday 24th May.

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".

LATEST UPDATES and changes compared to the printed catalogue:

21/05:
- Change of time of the newcomers' session on Friday morning. Slight change of time and venue for Thiagi's keynote speech, always on Friday morning
-Thiagi and Samuel van der Bergh will be doing a workshop on Saturday morning, replacing Csaba Toth and Sugath Mahinda Senarath (Tracks 80 and 85)
- Marcel H. van der Poel's academic presentation has been moved from the Expatriation/Working abroad session to the Migration/Stereotypes one, thus changing days.

 

Monday, 18th May - Pre-Congress workshops & Cultural activities

09:30 to 18:00 Thiagi's Tools for Intercultural Training
Thiagi & Samuel van der Bergh

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Tuesday, 19th May - Pre-Congress workshops & Cultural activities

09:30 to 18:00 Thiagi's Tools for Intercultural Training
Thiagi & Samuel van der Bergh

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Wednesday, 20th May - Pre-Congress workshops & Cultural activities

09:30 to 17:00 Resistance: Foe or Friend? Next Practices for Facilitators
Tatyana Fertelmeyster
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09:30 to 17:00 Gamification in Intercultural Education
George Simons, Isabella Andric, Joanna Sell, Manuela Procopio & Ulrich Schubert
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09:00 to 13:00 An Introduction to Virtual Facilitation: how to design and facilitate interactive online training sessions
Fredrik Fogelberg
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11:00 to 11:35

Matteo. A professor among the dunes by Giuseppe Carrieri, Italy/Kuwait, 2014, 9’.30’’
Short Q&A afterwards
Location: Filmoteca Valenciana

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11:45 to 13:30

BINTOU by Simone Catharina Gaul, Documentary, D/BF 2014, 64’
Q&A afterwards with the director
Location: Filmoteca Valenciana

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15:00 to 17:00

SYRIA - FACES OF WAR  by Vesa Toijonen & Ari Lehikoinen, Finland, 2014, 50’
Q&A afterwards with the Director
MY WORLD by Sergio García Locatelli, 2013, 4'
Introduction by the director
Location: Filmoteca Valenciana
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Thursday, 21st May

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
Room A
WORKSHOP
Biopolis - A New Intercultural Tool to Include Gamification in Trainings
Speaker: Susanne Rieger
Room 1
German and American Communication Styles in the Virtual World: Implications, Trends and Warning Signs
Speaker: Jacquelyn Reeves
Room 0.1
WORKSHOP
Successful business: disentangling the web of culture, language and communication
Speaker: Kirsten Waechter
Room 3
Unlocking the full potential of international professionals at work
Speaker: Gertraud Kinne
Room 1.4

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

Room G

Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO
Barbara Gibson

Culture and Managers’ Response to Foreign Subsidiary Initiatives’ Resistance
Fidel León-Darder, Fariza Achcaoucaou & Grettel Brenes

Does board gender diversity impact on dividend policy
María Consuelo Pucheta-Martínez & Inmaculada Bel-Oms

Culture and HRM in the Middle East: Building a theoretical foundation
Pari Namazie & Barbara Covarrubias Venegas

Spanish Companies' Behaviour about CSR from a Social and Institutional View
Àngels Dasí, Consuelo Dolz & Esmeralda Linares-Navarro

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Opening Film

11.00-12.30
An Engineer's Odyssey
The life and work of Geert Hofstede

A 60 minute documentary on Geert Hofstede's life.
Introduction, interview and discussions by: Iekje Smit & Marcel Siegmund

Followed by:
12.30–13.30
10 minutes with...Geert Hofstede
Latest insights on Geert Hofstede’s dimensions of culture by: Iekje Smit
Location:
Filmoteca Valenciana

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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

Location: Bancaja Cultural Center



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

Location: room Ausiàs March A, Bancaja Cultural Center

11:40-12.10
Optimizing Social Media Strategy for a non-profit Organization. Case: SIETAR Europa
Speaker: Heidi Helander
Room 0.1
Sustainable Business Management: Effective Management, Ethical Leadership & CSR - Managing Sustainability across Cultures
Speakers: Claudia Heinrich & Karin Brünnemann
Room 1.4
12:20-12:50
Intercultural Universe - Replacing the Iceberg
Speaker: Linda Vignac
Room A
WORKSHOP
On the Road with Migrants: a Serious Game

Speaker: Catherine Roignan
Room 1

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

Speaker: Saskia Lackner
Room 0.1
Inclusiveness and Exposure: the experience of becoming global and the impact on organisations
Speaker: Jon Echanove
Room 3
Joining Hearts and Minds: Six Values for Change
Speaker: Ute Clement
Room 1.4
13.00-13.30
The Power of Visual Storytelling
Speaker: Joanna Sell
Room A
Leveraging the International Assignment Experience to Maximise Value for the whole Family
Speaker: Joyce Jenkins
Room 3

Rubrics for Reflective Intercultural Competence Assessment: A Tool to Assess Learning Outcomes in International Education and Service-Learning Experiences
Speaker: Lavinia Bracci
Room 1.4
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
Room A

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

Speaker: Joel A Brown
Room 1

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

Speaker: Monika Chutnik
Room 0.1

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

Speaker: Oana Amaria
Room G

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

Speaker: Adrienne Rubatos
Room 3

ACADEMIC SESSION
Expatriation / Working abroad
Session chair: Pari Namazie

Room 1.4

Women in the Intercultural Profession: An underpaid Majority. An Income Overview in the Intercultural Profession
Susan Salzbrenner, Tanja Schulze & Anja Franz

Contributions of Expatriate Management to Managing Diversity
Daniel Scheible

Fear of Working Abroad or Lack of Competences?
Carmen Carmona Rodríguez, Andrea Cerverón Ramón & José Vidal

Effective Persuasion: A model for Intercultural Business Context
Elena Pruvli

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15.00-17.00
‘Tales from a Multicultural Classroom’
Engaging students in an integrated research and development project

Presenters: Steve Crawford, Ronan Browne & Diane Ruppert

Location:
Filmoteca Valenciana

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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

Location: room Ausiàs March A, Bancaja Cultural Center



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

Location: room Ausiàs March A, Bancaja Cultural Center

16:30-17:00
An intercultural approach to proverbs
Speaker: Kyriaki Koukouraki
Room A
An Intercultural Competences Learning Lab: Demystifying the Intercultural Competences of Faculty
Speaker: Marcel H. van der Poel
Room 1

The Art of Blending Formal and Informal Intercultural Learning
Speaker: Yvonne Van der Pol
Room 0.1

The Relationship Game
Speaker: Nick Parry
Room G
A Non-Essentialist Model of Culture: Implications of Identity, Agency and Structure within Multinational/Multicultural Organizations
Speaker: Ganesh Nathan
Room 3

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

Speakers: Fredrik Fogelberg & Marieke de Boer
Room A
WORKSHOP
Skeleton Scenes: A Teaching Tool for Building Cultural Competence

Speaker: Jeffrey Cookson
Room 1

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

Speaker: Mary Kay Park
Room 0.1

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

Speakers: Christa Uehlinger & Hans Lampalzer
Room G

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

Speaker: Catherine Bing
Room 3

ACADEMIC SESSION
Cross-cultural competence
Session chair: Àngels Dasí

Room 1.4

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

17.30-18.10
Football and Social Commitment
Vicente Herrero Gómez & Jorge Sabater Galindo

Location: room Ausiàs March A, Bancaja Cultural Center



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

Location: room Ausiàs March A, Bancaja Cultural Center

19:00
COCKTAIL

 

Friday, 22nd May

 

8.45-9:30
Meetings / Newcomers' Session (ADEIT - Room 0.1)
9:45-10:30
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan "Taking Storytelling to the Next Level" (Bancaja Cultural Center)
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
Room 0.1

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

Room G

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

Speaker: David Sharpley
Room 1
A quest for the behavioural DNA of globally mature organisations: finding it, spreading it and tracking it
Speakers: David Trickey & Nigel Ewington
Room A

Non-Violent Communication: How to Avoid and Manage Cultural Miscommunication
Speaker: Jackie Van der Kroft
Room 3

ACADEMIC SESSION
Education
Session chair: Fidel León-Darder

Room 1.4

An Exploration of University Students' Acculturation Processes from the Constructed "Group Culture" within Their Group Work
Hang (Frank) Xu

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

Gender Violence: a Transcultural and Educational Challenge
Inmaculada López Francés, Maria-Isabel Viana-Orta & Carmen Carmona Rodríguez

Assessment of Collaborative Skills for Digital World
Maria Assumpta Aneas Alvarez & Ruth Vilà Baños

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11.00-13.30
The Shelter (L’ABRI)
Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 2014, color, DCP, 101'
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English, Wolof, Romanian

Q&A discussion afterwards

Location:
Filmoteca Valenciana

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11:40-12.10
Big Time
Speaker: Paul Westlake
Room 0.1
How to Lead Cross-Cultural Teams
Speaker: Aad Boot
Room A
Human Resource Development of Woman Entrepreuners in Fukushima with Intercultural Historical View
Speakers: Kazunori Akutagawa & Kunio OHNO
Room 3

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

Speakers: Tamara Thorpe & Patricia Coleman
Room 0.1
PANEL DISCUSSION
EMA Europe-MiddleEast-Africa, a New Cultural Paradigm

Panel members:
Claude Bourgeois, Pari Namazie & Maura Di Mauro
Room G
WORKSHOP
Virtual Is Real! Interventions for Global Teams

Speaker: Isabelle Demangeat
Room 1
Intercultural Conflict in International Business Meetings
Speaker: Stefanie Stadler
Room A

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
Room 3
13.00-13.30
The Rise of Asian Multinationals: Lessons from Samsung's Global Talent Management
Speaker: Kim Eun Y
Room A

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

Speaker: Marcelo Baudino
Room 0.1

PRESIDENT'S PANEL
The future of SIETAR Europa?

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

Room G
WORKSHOP
Can Intercultural Training Go Online?

Speaker: Anne Fox
Room 1
WORKSHOP
Where Do We Come From & Go From Here? - Reflecting Our Own Intercultural Profession

Speakers: Tanja Schulze & Susan Salzbrenner
Room A

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

Speaker: Bettina Strewe
Room 3

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

Room 1.4

“Damned Foreigners!”: Immigrants’ Communication and Negotiation Position in the Icelandic Labor Market
Erla Kristjánsdóttir & Thora Christiansen

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

Will Mobility Foster Intercultural Competences?
Marcel H. van der Poel

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15.00-17.00
Terra di Transito / A Land of Transit
Paolo Martino, Italy/Sweden, 2014, 52'

Extended Q&A with the director and main character

Location:
Filmoteca Valenciana

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16:30-17.00
Refreshing the cultural tree from its very roots
Speaker: Carlos A. Gonzalez-Carrasco
Room 0.1
Cultural Diplomacy: its role in nation building and shaping a nation’s identity. A case study approach
Speaker: Deborah Swallow
Room G

Deconstructing the 'Empathy Craze'
Speaker: Patrick Schmidt
Room 1
Feedback as a Performance Booster in International Contexts
Speaker: Stefan Meister
Room A

CultureDude
Speaker: Siva Kumar
Room 3
17:00-17:30
Break
17:30-18:50
WORKSHOP
A cross-cultural project to gain intercultural competence

Speaker: Ruth Gomez
Room 0.1

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

Speaker: Adrian Pilbeam
Room G
WORKSHOP
Tips, Techniques and Tools for Virtual Training - How to Create and Deliver Dynamic, Engaging Online Intercultural Programs

Speaker: Shelley Morrison
Room 1
WORKSHOP
Interculturalists, Meet Silence

Speaker: Tatyana Fertelmeister
Room A

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

Speaker: Sonsoles Morales
Room 3

   

 

Saturday, 23rd May

 

9:00-9:40
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Dr. Stephanie Rathje "Multicollectivity. It changes everything"
9:40-10:00
Break
10:00-10:30
WORKSHOP
Jolts: Wake up and engage an intercultural audience
Speakers: Thiagi & Samuel van der Bergh
Room 3

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

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

Room G

ARTISTIC
Gentle Dance

Speaker: Alysara Green
Room 1.4

Intercultural Competency and the Global CEO
Speaker: Barbara Gibson
Room A

WORKSHOP
Story Telling as a Training Tool & Research Method

Speaker: Richard Lewis
Room 1
AUCTIONS, BOOKS
Room 0.1
10:40-11.10
Working in the Cloud: a Culture-Neutral Classroom?
Speakers: Loes Damhof & Janine DeWitt
Room 1.4

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

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

Speaker: Sonsoles Morales
Room 3
PANEL DISCUSSION
Should SIETAR Introduce Quality Standards for its Members?

Panel members:
Ype Poortinga & Ursula Brinkmann
Room G
Moral Judgement and Behaviour in Virtual Reality: a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Speaker: Justyna Kucharska
Room 1.4

Developing Cross-Cultural Sensitivity for Coaches – Helping You Grow as Coaches in a Global Coaching World
Speaker: Richard Cook
Room A
WORKSHOP
Mindfulness & Intercultural Training in the Sports World: a Blended Approach

Speakers: Jenny Ebermann & Susan Salzbrenner
Room 1
12.00-12.30
Diversity Training in the Digital Age
Speaker: Noor Azizan-Gardner
Room 1.4

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

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
Room 3

Creating a Sense of Community on a University Campus
Speaker: Vincent Merk
Room G
The Chinese Community in Spain: Past, Present and Future
Speaker: Antonio Liu-Yang
Room 1.4
Leadership Competences for Culturally Diverse Teams
Speakers: Ursula Brinkmann & Oscar van Weerdenburg
Room A

The Power of the "Dumb Question:" Showing Grace in Multicultural Space
Speakers: Nadia Younes & Joel A Brown
Room 1

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
Room 0.1

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

13:30-14:50
ARTISTIC
ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey
Speaker: Elizabeth Liang
Room 3

WORKSHOP
Applying Psychology to the Resolution of Conflicts and Disputes

Speaker: Paul Randolph
Room G

WORKSHOP
LinkedIn Group Networking Event

Speaker: George Simons
Room 1.4
WORKSHOP
Introducing a New Dimension in Cross-Cultural Consultancy: Humor

Speakers: Piotr Pluta & Stefan Meister
Room A

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
Room 1

14:50-16:00
Lunch
 
20:30
GALA DINNER

 

 

Sunday, 24th May - Open workshop

10:00 to 13:00  Diversity Icebreaker workshop, presentation of case studies and sharing experiences
Piotr Pluta
Where: Hotel Catalonia Excelsior, Calle Barcelonita 5, Valencia
registration info free

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