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How can intercultural competence be developed in individuals? In organizations? What are some effective ways for developing intercultural competence? This is a forum for discussing best practices, research and resources around this topic.

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IAIR Conference in New York in June - and ICC Global meeting!

Hello everyone! I'm curious as to who will be attending the IAIR Conference in New York in June... there will be an ICC Symposium there led by Lily Arasaratnam-Smith and myself, with presenters being some of the contributors to the forthcoming book "Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Application, and Assessment" (Routledge, 2017). I think it would be really good if we can arrange an ICC Global meeting there.

"Applying Research to Improve Intercultural Relations"

June 25 through 29, 2017

http://www.csi.cuny.edu/iair/

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Call for ICC Case Study Proposals - due Feb 15

This is an invitation to submit a case study proposal for how intercultural competence is specifically being developed and assessed in a course or program at your higher education institution. This can be from any discipline and can include both courses as well as extracurricular programs targeted to students, administrators or academic staff . Please forward this to interested academic staff/faculty who are addressing intercultural competence in their courses.

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Welcome to ICC Global - 2015-2016 school year!

Welcome to all ICC Global members, especially to those who've just joined. We hope your 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start. Below are some profiles of some who've recently joined ICC Global (from around the world!) - this information is drawn from what was posted in the profile portion.

To all: You are encouraged to "start a new discussion" and (re)intrroduce yourself and your interests/questions around intercultural competence. As you'll see, we have members from all around the world and there's so much we can learn from each other. PLEASE DO POST AND SHARE WITH US!

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ICC Development within a semester-long course (within a University setting)

Dear ICC Colleagues:

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ICC development path?

Is there any short cut for ICC development or any effective way of promoting the ICC development.? Eg. having more knowlege about foreign culture and customs and conventions. Now as the internet appears, more and more people have the experience of Intercultural communication online from the different parts of the world and are they intercultural competent in communication? How do they make their communication smoothly ?

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ICC Survey- Deadline, Nov 15, 2013

All - I am writing to invite you to complete a brief questionnaire on ways higher education institutions are defining and assessing intercultural competence. This should be completed by one respondent from your institution, either yourself or a senior campus leader knowledgeable about campus internationalization. The deadline for completion is November 15. The brief survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/InstitutionalICC

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Blog post on ICC - responses?

All - here's a blog post I just read on a blog called "Between Worlds" - and would be interested in your response to this - I found it at http://thelinkbetween.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/when-white-people-dont-kn... - Darla Deardorff

Blog excerpt:

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Welcoming colleagues to ICC Global!

All - It's been an exciting time for the ICC Global Network... we had another face-to-face research meeting during the Intercultural Horizons conference last week in Siena, with over 30 persons in attendance. As a result, we've had nearly 20 colleagues join ICC Global in the last week - so we want to extend a very warm welcome to those who've just joined us! And we want to invite you to introduce yourselves and share more about your own ICC work via postings in these discussion forums - we look forward to learning from and with you!

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Update: 2nd ICC Global meeting held

All - This is to let you know that a 2nd ICC Global Meeting was held at the Intercultural Horizons conference this week in Siena, Italy, with 32 colleagues in attendance, representing quite a few different countries. We had a very good meeting and as a result, several new colleagues may be joining our ICC Global network. (The first ICC Global Meeting was held at the IALIC Conference in Durham England in December 2012).

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Special ICC Issue of IJIR - abstracts due Dec 16 2013

To ICC Global network members - do consider submitting an abstract to this special ICC issue of IJIR - Thanks, Darla Deardorff

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ICC Global newsletter articles - due Nov 15, 2013

All - This is a note to encourage you to submit a substantive article (only 800-1000 words!) on an ICC topic for the inaugural issue of ICC Global by the Nov 15 deadline, if not sooner - see below for details - Hope to receive articles from you soon! - Darla Deardorff

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Free IC webinars at end of August 2013

Below is information about free upcoming IC webinars (not exactly on ICC but on related topics) - these might be of interest to those in the ICC Global network - Darla Deardorff

Hi all,
Thought you could be interested in some of these free webinars with faculty affiliated with the Institute for Intercultural Communication. Also, feel free to pass along to others who may be interested!

Exploring Multicultural Identity with Dr. Carlos E. Cortés : https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/130106561

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Intercultural competence blog

All - I recently came across the following intercultural competence blog (geared for educators) which contains some activities, reflections, etc- thought you might be interested in taking a look: http://culturallyproficientpractice.wordpress.com/tag/cultural-competence/ If you know of other similar resources, please do post those so we can all learn about other available ICC sources - thanks! - Darla Deardorff

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A new UNESCO publication on ICC - thoughts?

All - Here's the link to the new UNESCO publication on intercultural competences that just came out (this is the one that I was asked to be involved with a couple years back - and after many others' contributions, this is the final product) - I'd be very interested in your thoughts/reactions to this - especially since I'll be discussing it with colleagues from around the world at a UN-related World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan at the end of this month...

Link: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002197/219768e.pdf

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Intercultural sensitivity in education

Dear all!
I come back to you after a long absence! During last months I have completed my doctoral dissertation about the development of intercultural sensitivity through cooperative learning (I will have my final examination on April 9th... cross your fingers for me! :-) ). In the meanwhile, I got back to school and I am continuing my job as a teachers' trainer in these topics. I would like to continue to explore the connections between intercultural competence and education.
Is anyone interested in this topic? Do you have materials (papers, activities and so on) to share?

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Some ICC Resources

Here are some ICC resources/articles listed in another forum - as you find other resources, please do list them here...

Johnson, J. P., et al. (2006). Cross-Cultural Competence in international business: toward a definition and a model. Journal of International Business Studies, Vol.37, No.4, pp. 525-543

Huang Y., et al. (2010). Does intercultural competence matter in intercultural business relationship development. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A leading Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp 277-288

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Welcome to New ICC Scholars!

To the ICC Global Community: Please join me in welcoming 3 new ICC Scholars to the ICC Global Team: Zishu Chen from China, Joana Almeida from Portugal, and Silva Vilar González from Spain. You can find their bios under About Us. They join two other ICC Scholars: Amir Reza from the US and Mariluisa Damiani from Italy. Quite an international team!

If others are interested in becoming ICC Scholars through ICC Global, please email me at d.deardorff@duke.edu

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Posting to ICC Global

All - We are in the process of upgrading this site to make it more usable (many thanks for suggestions that you've passed along!) In the meantime, it would be best if you do sign your name at the end of the posting, so we can see who's posting... Many thanks! - Darla

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Cultural Intelligence?

All - I just returned from speaking at a "Cultural Intelligence Summit" in Los Angeles - see http://culturalq.com/summit.html - the summit was attended by mostly those from Business Schools and those in the corporate world and it seems like this is one of the terms being used there to describe "intercultural competence." I'm curious as to what you think of the term "cultural intelligence" and if you've come across it in any of the literature you've read... interestingly, there's also a CQ assessment tool that was being marketed there.... I look forward to your thoughts on this!

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Hindrances to Face-to-Face Intercultural Communication among Arab and Spanish-speakers. Article Reviewed by Silvia Vilar

I have found an interesting article that deals with differences in patterns of communication between Arabs and Spanish-speakers. The most interesting aspect is that suggestions on how to improve lesson plans are provided, but also how both sides can adjust better to their respective perception of cultural difference by means of knowing the system of interpretation/values that the members of the second culture grant without being aware to all their communicative acts. The review is attached here. Very informative.

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