Experiential learning for transcultural competence

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At its core, experiential learning focuses on learning from experience through reflection and meaning making. In our work with adult learners, their experience can come from their lived experience at their workplaces and in their communities as well as from experiential activities in our learning sessions. In our session for the “Transcultural Cooperation & Leadership” working group, we went right into an experience with a short activity. Why don’t you try it out as well? Our sample activity has been inspired by well-known intercultural game designer Thiagi (http://www.thiagi.com) who offers many more experiential activities, many of which can be done […]

Perspectives from Relational Economics: What are the implications of a focus on commonalities?

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In a session of our Working Group “Transcultural Cooperation & Leadership”, we discussed the conceptual and practical implications of a relational approach on cultural complexity together with Professor Josef Wieland, Director of Zeppelin University’s Leadership Excellence Institute and Founder of the Transcultural Caravan. This blog post is intended to touch on a selection of thoughts from this session and to encourage further exploration of the topic. The role of culture in the theory of relational economics In the exchange with Josef Wieland, it was discussed that in times in which value creation happens predominantly in global networks, which are characterized by […]

Interviewing Policy Leaders to Advance Intercultural Competence Across Boundaries

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Feature Slides of Policy Leaders and Project Collaborators A collaborative project by The Intersection of ICC and Influencers/Policy Makers Working Group Introduction Ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19 and mitigate climate change remind us of our global interdependence and the importance of collaborating with respect, open-mindedness, empathy, and curiosity – fundamental components of intercultural competence (Deardorff, 2006, 2009). If effective communication is critical to promote peace and justice in an interconnected world, how can leaders facilitate more balanced dialogue in the organizations for which they are responsible? Intercultural competence (also referred to as “ICC”) is recognized as a powerful framework for […]

Maintaining ICGC in Higher Education through Virtual Exchanges

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As a member of the ICC Virtual Working Group, I would like to share how Intercultural & Global Competence (ICGC) maintained traction as a learning outcome in higher education during the pandemic. In the past two decades, U.S.-based institutions have placed more importance on international institutional partnerships between U.S. institutions and foreign counterparts, but the 2020 global pandemic unleashed restrictions which hampered physical mobility between nation states. In response to this and other challenges to ICGC in curricula, institutions adopted innovative solutions in the form of Virtual Exchanges and Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning (VE/COIL) to maintain global partnerships and serve […]

Listening to Underrepresented Voices

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An update from the World Council working group on Bringing more Underrepresented Voices to Intercultural Competence Research and a call for contributions to an annotated bibliography project  Hello, colleagues and friends in the World Council and beyond. Our working group would like to tell you about a project we have been working on. Over the past few months, our group came together  with the goal of opening spaces for and amplifying underrepresented voices in intercultural research. We soon decided, though, that the first step towards this goal needed to be a review of the “state of the field”—that is, what […]