RG Frankfurt AfterWORKshop#3: “Navigating Culture – More than learning a language” with Prof. Jillaine Farrar, 26th May


26th May 2021, 06:00pm – 07:30pm

(In English, Diskussion und Fragen gerne auch auf Deutsch)


Join Prof. Jillaine Farrar (Vice-President SIETAR Switzerland) for this session:

“Following a short input session, I will share with you some of the resources I find really useful in my intercultural and language courses and trainings.  We’ll look at, for example, Browaeys and Price’s web, Shaules’ Developmental Model of Linguaculture Learning, Meyer’s Culture Map, as well as how backpacks and fruit can have an impact on misunderstandings. The group will then discuss how we can create short sample case studies quite quickly, use unaltered articles in courses and trainings, activate course participants also in sessions held online, and add to a participant’s cultural toolkit. My goal is that you take away an activity or an idea you can use and hopefully have an aha moment as to what your next truly engaging activities will be. Together we can positively influence intercultural mindfulness and inclusion in education, business, politics, government, and society! Now that is a tall order!”


The event is being offered jointly by SIETAR Switzerland and SIETAR Regional Group Frankfurt-Rhine-Main-Lower Franconia.


Prof. Jillaine Farrar:

Intercultural communication is an important part of Jillaine Farrar’s life, both privately and professionally. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she has been teaching intercultural leadership and English for Business to adults in Switzerland and internationally, in both higher-education and corporate settings, for over two decades. Her education, research, and her experiences have contributed to her belief in the importance of facilitating cooperative actions aimed towards intercultural growth, inclusion, and leadership development.

Crossing geographic borders to learn, live, and work has provided many opportunities to embody lived experiences interculturally, both privately and professionally. She earned her master’s from The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, and her CAS International Leadership from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts-Business in Switzerland. She is a qualified IDI administrator and holder of the Japan Intercultural Institute’s Brain, Mind and Culture Masterclass certificate.

In addition to the Canadian and Swiss cultures, she has had the privilege to interact with many cultures thanks to her position as Head of the Exchange Program, lecturer in the taught-in-English degree programs, and Co-Head CAS International Leadership at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts-Business. In connection with her university work and research field, Jillaine is also a part of the Virtual Leadership Knowledge Network team.

Further, she is vice president of SIETAR Switzerland and ICP European University Network. She is proud to have co-headed the strategizing and planning of the successful SIETAR Switzerland 2020 congress on inclusion and intercultural topics, which had to be moved online in autumn 2020 in a dispersed format due to the global situation. Jillaine co-heads the Value Recognition for the Profession – Academic Survey Project and a UNESCO Futures of Education Forum, both initiated in 2020. Further, she is the board member responsible for The Swiss Journal of Intercultural Education, Training and Research, the peer-reviewed SIETAR Switzerland Journal.

Her recent publications include journal articles on intercultural and international leadership topics: Working Through COVID19 Times and Beyond: What could be the next normal for intercultural education, training and research? (2021), ‘Trustworthy Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Network Partners: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Partnerships in the International Entrepreneurial Process’ (2020), ‘Intercultural Knowledge and Leadership Skills’ (2020) and articles in the SIETAR Switzerland Journal. She also has two forthcoming book chapters which link intercultural communication and international leadership.



Registrierung HIER über ZOOM

Virtuelles Kennenlernen Rhein-Main

Liebe Mitglieder und InteressentInnen der Regionalgruppe Frankfurt – Rhein – Main – Unterfranken,

wir – Dr. Pritima Chainani Barta und Prof. Dr. Renate Link – haben zum 01. Januar 2021 die Nachfolge der Leitung unserer Regionalgruppe von Antje Boijens und Dr. Rudi Camerer übernommen und möchten uns hiermit bei Ihnen/Euch offiziell vorstellen.

Mehr über uns finden Sie/findet Ihr auf https://sietar-deutschland.de/regionalgruppen/regionalgruppe-frankfurt-rhein-main-unterfranken/

Da wir beide Expertise zu und Erfahrung mit Interkulturalität im Bildungsbereich mitbringen, sind für uns natürlich sozial- und bildungspolitische Themen besonders relevant. Wir sind jedoch aufgeschlossen für Ihre/Eure Ideen und es ist uns sehr wichtig, die Interaktion innerhalb unserer Regionalgruppe zu fördern und die Schwerpunkte von Veranstaltungen und Treffen an den Interessen der Mitglieder auszurichten und Ihnen/Euch Gelegenheit zur Mitgestaltung geben – getreu dem D&I-Motto: “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance” (Vernā Myers), das im SIETAR Europa Webinar mit Vincent Merk vom 19. Januar 2021 zu folgender Analogie erweitert wurde: “Belonging is knowing the dance moves and asking to play your favourite music. Well-being is liking and respecting your partner.”

Wenn Sie dabei sein möchten, bitte schreiben Sie eine Mail an die RG Rhein-Main (regiofrankfurt (at) sietar (minus) deutschland (punkt) de).

In diesem Sinne freuen wir uns, Sie/Euch alle kennen zu lernen und die Aktivitäten unserer Regionalgruppe gemeinsam mit Ihnen/Euch zu gestalten.


Neue Leiterinnen der Regionalgruppe Frankfurt-Rhein-Main/Unterfranken

Wir freuen sehr, verkünden zu können, dass Prof. Renate Link und Dr. Pritima Chainani-Barta zukünftig die Geschehen in und rund um die Regionalgruppe Frankfurt-Rhein-Main/Unterfranken leiten werden!

Was sagen die beiden Frauen selbst dazu?

„Da wir beide Expertise und Erfahrung mit Interkulturalität im Bildungsbereich mitbringen, sind für uns natürlich sozial- und bildungspolitische Themen von besonderem Interesse. Wir sind jedoch offen und es ist uns sehr wichtig, die Interaktion innerhalb unserer Regionalgruppe zu fördern und die Schwerpunkte von Veranstaltungen und Treffen an den Interessen der Mitglieder auszurichten.

Wir freuen uns, Sie/Euch alle im Neuen Jahr kennen zu lernen und die Aktivitäten unserer Regionalgruppe gemeinsam mit Ihnen/Euch zu gestalten. Wir werden uns Anfang 2021 mit einer Einladung zu einem ersten virtuellen Get-together bei Ihnen/Euch melden.”

Ganz herzlich verabschieden möchten wir an dieser Stelle das bisherige Leitungsduo, Antje Boijens und Rudi Camerer. Wir danken Ihnen für ihre langjährige, ambitionierte Arbeit und die außergewöhnlichen Events, wie die diesjährige „Moving Online“-Serie, die sie immer wieder auf die Beine gestellt haben.

Mehr zur Regionalgruppe Frankfurt-Rhein-Main/Unterfranken, finden Sie hier

RG Rhein-Main-Neckar 23.07.: “Paradigms, Pandemics & Power: Lessons for Intercultural Communication Theory & Practice”

Im 6. Teil der “Moving Online” Series der Regionalgruppe Rhein-Main-Neckar wird Prof. Milton J. Bennett in einem Webinar über “Paradigms, Pandemics & Power: Lessons for Intercultural Communication Theory & Practice” sprechen.


“The disruptive covid-19 pandemic has exposed a broader section of society to long- existing issues of social injustice, resulting in dramatically more powerful demands for counteracting a legacy of colonialism and racism. But there is another disruption fueling these demands, and we neglect it at the risk of losing this opportunity for social change.  We are on the crest of a paradigm shift — a fundamental change in the way that we understand reality. Previous paradigm shifts have been dangerous times, fraught with conspiracies and virulent nostalgia, and this one seems no exception. As practicing interculturalists, we can resist the temptation to do more of the same, more strongly, and direct our efforts into the game-changing new paradigm.”


Dr. Milton J. Bennett  directs the Intercultural Development Research Institute located in the USA and Italy (www.idrinstitute.org). He is an adjunct professor of intercultural communication at the University of Milano-Bicocca and an active consultant to corporations and universities. Dr. Bennett studied physics and English literature at Stanford University, psycholinguistics at San Francisco State University, and received the Ph.D. in intercultural communication and sociology at the University of Minnesota. He originated the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and authored Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication: Paradigms, Principles, and Practices.


Die Veranstaltung wird über ZOOM stattfinden.
Uhrzeit: 17:00 – 18:00 Uhr (CET)
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