Webinar Code of Ethics

Sietar Netherlands has recently introduced a Code of Ethics. It has not always been easy. Their journey to finally realize a Living Code of Ethics, combined with a compliance procedure and a compliance committee, has taken three years. In a special webinar 25th June 2018 people could meet the three Sietar members that were deeply involved from the beginning.
So good that over 20 European Sietar members joined this webinar, which provided the participants with inspiration and information since ethics is important in our field. Thanks again Matthew Hill for the initiative to organize this and thanks to our members Teuni Looij, Jacqueline Franssens and Yvonne van der Pol for sharing their experiences with other national Sietars.
To watch the recording click here.

SEU: Post of Future Film Festival Manager Mechelen 2019

The next SIETAR Europa Congress is taking place in Mechelen in 2019 and we are looking for volunteers to help with the organization, promotion, management and many other tasks related to the congress organization. The call for Congress Organizing team was a success. We hope this call becomes a success too!

Post of Future Film Festival Manager 

Applications are invited for the (voluntary, non-paid assignment) post of Film Festival Manager Assistant for SIETAR Europa Mechelen 2019 Congress with the aim to learn the profession and be SIETAR Europa next Film Festival Manager for 2021 Congress. The details relating to this position are outlined below.  

Location: Home Office Base/Virtual  

Line Manager: Film Festival Manager (current Marianne van Eldik Thieme) 

(Overseas) Travel: As required with travel and lodging expenses paid  

Who can apply: All SIETAR Europa and National SIETAR members, plus non-members familiar with SIETAR activities and film  

SIETAR is Europe’s largest association of interculturalists and is part of the worldwide SIETAR network. SIETAR works to contribute to more effective communication among people of different cultures and backgrounds, enhance intercultural awareness in policy-making, business, education and civil society, establish an ever-widening network of intercultural specialists and provide opportunities for personal and professional exchanges.  

We focus on the screening of short documentaries covering relevant topics for IC professionals. Here you will find and information on past Film Festivals since 2006 until the Dublin Congress! The next Film Festival will be part of our congress in Mechelen, Belgium from 27th May to 2nd  Jun 2019. 

We aim to screen 8 documentaries with Q&A afterwards, panel discussions and discussion with the audience.  

 

As part of your assignment as a Film Festival Manager Assistant for SIETAR Europa, you will… 

  • Support the current Film Festival Manager on project management tasks 
  • Receive Film applications and help with their selection 
  • Assist in planning the structure of the next Film Festival  
  • Contact Film Directors as required  
  • Learn the processes to be able to lead the future Film Festival planning    
  • Learn how to guide a small team 

 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Passion for films and Film Festivals and basic knowledge of documentary film making  
  • Preferably having connection in the film world  
  • Professional and positive skills of self-presentation, delegation and negotiation 
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Demonstrate thoroughly proficient oral and written communication skills in English 
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate proven marketing skills 
  • Must be able to function as part of a multicultural, face-2-face and virtual team 

 

What we can offer you 

  • Position of Film Festival Manager of SIETAR Europa future Congresses 
  • Experience of organizing Film Festivals 
  • Building a professional network 
  • Skills development in Project Management and Film Festival Management 
  • The opportunity to build an international network in congress management and intercultural education, training and research. 
  • The opportunity to have contact with Film directors and experts of the field  
  • Opportunity to know more about the wider context of the documentaries (social, political, economic etc) in order to deepen the inside of the audience 
  • Attendance at the 2019 Congress in your role as Assistant Project Manager (full reimbursement of travel to Mechelen) 

If you are….             

  • Interested in getting involved in the organisation of a Film Festival of a prestigious conference within the intercultural field! 
  • Enthusiastic about working with Film Lovers from all over the world! 
  • Fascinated by expanding your network by working with our NGO…. 

…. then send us a short motivation letter (max. 1 page) and your CV with your coordinates including postal and mail address as well as phone numbers and skype, indicating how you might support us with your expertise and enthusiasm as Film Festival Manager Assistant for SIETAR Europa Congress in Mechelen 2019! 

Please send to: gradiola@sietareu.org by 15th Jun 2018. 

WORK CONFERENCE ON DEPOLARIZATION AND DIALOGUE

Thursday 21 June, town hall (stadhuis), Arnhem, The Netherlands

PROGRAM

13.00 – 13.15 h  
13.15 – 14.15 h       
14.30 – 15.30 h       
15.30 – 16.00 h       
16.00 – 18.00 h        

18.00 – 19.00 h    
19.00 – 20.30 h  
                              
20.30 – 21.00 h   
Opening Dialogue
Keynotes / TED talks
Workshops / Presentations
Break   –   Poster Session
Workshops / Presentations
Panels / Dialogue Tables
Evening meal   –   Poster Session
Media Expert Session
+ Future Planning Session
Closing Panel

PRECONFERENCE MEETING

10.00 – 12.00 h a pre-conference dialogue meeting will be organized particularly for those
participants who have traveled to Arnhem the night before.

DIALOGUE / KEY NOTES / TED TALKS

We start with these questions: To what extent is the current society polarized? What are the dynamics of polarization? And how can one best convey his message in a polarized society?

  • How different parts of the population see the reception of refugees, and about communication strategies in a polarized society
    Jorrit Hoekstra, researcher and coordinator of Stay Human. About the results of the Stay Human research project ‘National Monitor on Polarization and the Image of Refugees’ (carried out by IPSOS).
  • What can we learn about polarization from the Banlieues de Paris
    Luuk Slooter, researcher at Uglobe, the Utrecht Center for Global Challenges, Utrecht University. Did research for his PhD among youngsters in the Banlieues, the French suburbs, how they respond differently to the negative image people have of them (from radicalizing to combating the negative stereotype). About how both parties at polarization react to each other.
  • It’s getting hot in here: On the changing societal climate and attitudes toward refugees in Germany and why we should also be aware of attitudes toward other societal groups
    Jonas Rees, researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, Bielefeld University. Talks about results from representative surveys in Germany, shows that hostile attitudes toward different societal groups are related, and argues that polarization will focus on dominant discussions such as the situation of refugees but will also affect seemingly unrelated attitudes that are currently not part of the discussion.

(We hope to announce other speakers soon)

WORKSHOPS / PRESENTATIONS / PANELS

We continue with trying to answer these first questions. But we also put new questions like:
What approaches and methods can be used to depolarize, to change attitudes, and promote dialogue? Which elements of various related methods are useful?

Workshops

  • Strategies to combat prejudices and discrimination
    Annemarie van Hinsberg, program coordinator, and Ikram Taouanza, researcher, KIS / Movisie. Workshop based on research about (the conditions of) the effectiveness of interventions (such as dialogue meetings) meant to counter prejudices and discrimination.
  • The existential problems and pain behind radicalization/polarization
    Birgit Pfeifer, senior lecturer Youth and Safety, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, and Practor Appreciating differences, Verus. She did research into motives of school shooters. Presentation about existential problems behind radicalization, and about value driven dialogue.
  • Democracy asks for taking seriously minority viewpoints
    Fanny Matheusen, Belgian trainer and team coach (Goesthing). Her special area of interest lies in intercultural communication and intercultural competence, conflict management and (ecological) transition. She is a practitioner, instructor and supervisor in the Deep Democracy Lewis method, and will present a Deep Democracy-workshop.
  • And how does it feel? Reversing discrimination as a learning experience
    Şeydâ Buurman-Kutsal, supervisor, consultant, trainer ‘Brown Eyes Blue Eyes’ (anti-racism method Jane Elliott), Betzavta method (‘Miteinander’), and diversity. Will present a ‘Brown Eyes Blue Eyes’ workshop.
  • Depolarizing is about handling emotions
    Ulrike de Ponte, intercultural psychologist, OTH Regensburg, and convenor of the EFPA Board on Cultural and Ethnic Diversity. She conducts research into intercultural psychology. Her workshop is about dealing with / working on intense emotions in confrontational (eg polarized) interactions.
  • Youngsters, distinguishing ideals from ideals
    Expertise Center Stable Society, Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. Workshop on countering extreme ideals among youngsters. 

Presentations / panels

  • Michèlle Bal, social psychologist, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University. Does research into social (in)justice, into processes such as discrimination, radicalization and polarization.
  • Matthias Quent, director of the Institut für Demokratie und Zivilgesellschaft, Jena. His work and research is about social movements, as right-wing populism and extremism, and about radicalization processes, and racism.
  • Ulrike Schuhmacher, researcher, Technical University Dresden. She is one of the researchers of the large research project Krisen-Dialog-Zukunft, within the research focus Strengthen cohesion in times of crisis and upheaval. Her expertise is also on community organizing.
  • Jonas Slaats, Belgian philosopher, theologian, anthropologist, social activist, writer (eg for Nieuw Wij). Rooted in Christian tradition himself he has studied and written about the Islamic world of thought. He works at Kif Kif a movement fighting against discrimination and for more equality.
  • Toon van Meijl, professor of cultural anthropology, Radboud University Nijmegen. Did research on cultural identity and self in multicultural societies. He is an expert on the dialogical self-theory.

POSTER SESSION

Several organizations and persons active in the field of depolarizing activities and other related relevant initiatives are invited to participate in a poster session and information market.

For now we announce just one presentation: Research project by Ron van Wonderen, Verweij Jonker institute, on a model of handling tensions in a polarized society at the local level of cities and neighbourhoods, presented by master student Julia Marthaler.

DIALOGUE TABLES

To offer further opportunity to all participants to contribute themselves to the exchange of knowledge and ideas different dialogue roundtables will be organized around specific themes. The theme will be introduced by short talks of expert but then every participant can have his share on the dialogue around aspects of the theme as analysis, interventions and concrete ideas for change

At the tables participants can also write down their questions, comments and ideas, to discuss right away as well as to be assembled for the final wrap up of the results of the conference. At each table a facilitator will support the continuing dialogue process around that table.

Themes at the dialogue tables

  • Prevention of polarization. Citizenship education at school, strengthening of democracy and participation at local level, community building strategies.
  • Methods for handling differences. Handling diversity and cultural differences, differences of opinion. Forms of dialogue and other interventions.
  • Communication strategies promoting values. On bridging differences while promoting fundamental rights and values and emancipatory goals.
  • Polarization in national politics, the role of social media and public media. Synergizing between opponents, on manoeuvring between emotionalizing and rational arguments.

PUBLIC MEDIA EXPERT SESSION

What is the role of the public media at polarization? How can it be promoted that public media pay attention to the complexity of social issues, offer a multitude of perspectives, and support citizens and politicians in a societal dialogue process aiming at well-considered solutions.

  • Iva Krtalic, Head Integration and Cultural Diversity, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, about the role of the public media in the polarization, the criticism of the right, and diversity in the public media.
  • Zoë Papaikonomou, research journalist, journalism lecturer, owner of Diversity Media. Wrote with Annebregt Dijkman the recently published ‘Do you have an angry Muslim for me?’, about editorial cultures and inclusive journalism.
  • And with other journalists and programme-makers that are invited to participate in this meeting.

FUTURE PLANNING SESSION + CLOSING PANEL

In this session we will assemble the findings and ideas of this work conference. Clustering them and we want to translate them into concrete plans to develop further networking and cooperation activities.
The large Sietar Europe 2019 Congress in Mechelen, Belgium, 27 May – 2 June 2019, helps us to set some concrete goals. We plan to organize during the congress a follow-up meeting on the theme of depolarization and dialogue. At Arnhem Sietar Nederland will start one or more working groups to organize intermediate meetings and prepare the meeting in Mechelen.
In the closing panel we will wrap up all results including those of the Media Expert Meeting. 

Assistance to the conference is being provided by the FRA, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, that eg opposes hate and smear campaigns in the media.

 

 

SEU Congress 2019: volunteers wanted

Europe’s most influential intercultural conference is coming up in just over a year (SEU Congress 2019 Mechelen 27th May – 2nd June). Want to be part of the team involved in planning and shaping it? We are seeking volunteers to be on and to lead various committees. We also have a great opportunity for someone to get valuable project management experience. See below for details and get in touch.

Applications invited for: Members and Heads of various Congress Committees; Head of Programme Committee. Deadline for all applications is: 1 May, 2018.  Tasks include:

  • Supervising, coordinating and optimising tasks of Programme Committee and its sub-committees. (Congress Theme and Tracks Committee and Practitioner TracksCommittee)
  • To define criteria for awards
  • To finalise (with Board approval) the congress theme, tracks, types of submissions, dates.
  • To work with the Communications Committee to publicise this and call for proposals.

Seeking Committee Members for:

  • Programme Committee
  • Congress Theme and Tracks Committee
  • Practitioner Tracks Committee
  • Academic Committee
  • Pre-Congress Workshop Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Next Congress Committee – selecting the venue for the 2021 Congress
  • Congress Assistant Committee

Assistant Project Manager

Applications are invited for the (voluntary, non-paid) post of Assistant Project Manager for SIETAR Europa to assist with the coordination and organizing of the 2019 Congress and with the aim of learning the job in order to be able to act as Project Manager for the SIETAR Europa 2021 Congress (also voluntary and non-paid).

The details relating to this position are outlined below.
Location: Home Office Base/Virtual
Line Manager: Congress Coordinator (currently Gradiola Kapaj)
Who can apply: All SIETAR Europa and National SIETAR members, plus non-members familiar with SIETAR activities.

SIETAR Europa is Europe’s largest association of interculturalists and is part of the worldwide SIETAR network. SIETAR works to contribute to more effective communication among people of different cultures and backgrounds, enhance intercultural awareness in policy-making, business, education and civil society, establish an ever-widening network of intercultural specialists and provide opportunities for personal and professional exchanges.

Do you want to know more about our past SIETAR Europa Congresses? Here you will find a trailer and information on all past congresses. The next congress will be held in Mechelen, Belgium from 27 May to 2 June 2019 at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.

As part of your role as Assistant Project Manager for SIETAR Europa, you will…

  • Support the Congress Co-ordinator and facilitate communication between SIETAR Europa Executive and all SIETAR E
  • uropa Congress committeesFacilitate operations and ensure that all aspects of the event are implemented and controlled according to plan

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Professional and positive skills of self-presentation, delegation and negotiation
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proven accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to function as part of a multicultural, face-2-face andvirtual team
  • Capable of setting priorities when multiple demands are present
  • Effective delegation skills and management of those delegated

What we can offer you

  • Experience of being part of an international congressBuilding a professional network
  • Skills development in Virtual Team Management
  • The opportunity to build an international network in congress management and intercultural education, training and research.
  • Attendance at the 2019 Congress in your role as Assistant Project Manager (full reimbursement of travel to Mechelen)

If you are interested and what to know more about the positions, please write to us at: gradiola@sietareu.or

ALV 2017

Samenvatting
Bij de ALV op 6 april jl waren 24 leden aanwezig, 27 leden hadden zich afgemeld. Het bestuur deed verslag over het afgelopen jaar en gaf toelichting op vragen. De voornaamste highlights en besluiten:

  • Onze secretaris Karin Mulder gaf een goed overzicht van het (groeiend) aantal leden en instituutsleden. In 2016 hebben we 30 nieuwe leden mogen verwelkomen, waaronder ook veel instituutsleden (in 2015:53, in 2014:12), tegen 9 opzeggingen (in 2015:15). Totaal hebben we nu 184 leden! De ALV is tevreden met deze groei, maar wijst er ook op de onderlinge verbinding te versterken. Het bestuur zegt toe dit als speerpunt te maken.
  • Norella Verwoord, onze penningmeester, had weer een professioneel financieel jaarverslag opgesteld. De kascommissie bestaande uit Monika de Waal en Yvonne van der Pol keurde het goed. In 2016 was het voor het eerst sinds jaren niet nodig om uit de reserve te putten, de ALV keurt goed om het bedrag beschikbaar te houden voor 2017.
  • Er was onduidelijkheid over de contributie voor instituutsleden: in 2017 bedraagt dat €400 en vanaf 4 leden €90 per lid. De ALV neemt het besluit om de contributie voor instituutsleden naar €500 te brengen per 2018. Gezien de hogere uitgaven voor zaalhuur en professionaliseringskosten is ook een contributieverhoging voor individuele leden Het bestuur kondigt dit vast aan en komt in 2017 met een voorstel.
  • De kascommissie dringt erop aan een toekomstvisie op uitgaven te ontwikkelen en het bestuur zegt dit toe. Ook neemt de ALV de adviezen van de kascommissie over om de administratie (bonnetjes) te digitaliseren, en besluit de ALV om het maximale bedrag voor vrijwilligersvergoeding beschikbaar te stellen om iemand “in te huren” voor ledenadministratie en ondersteuning boekhouding en secretariaat, net zoals we Erik Slagt ‘inhuren’ voor de website en Nieuwslijn. Er wordt een werkgroep samengesteld om over de ins en outs na te denken.
  • Michel Koot riep herinneringen aan bijeenkomsten in 2016 op. Jan Hogerwerff en Dieko Boekel nemen afscheid van de AC (Jan na 10 jaar!!), Maya Butalid en Ebru Erkilic nemen hun plaats over.
  • Hanneke Brakenhoff vertelde over de verschillende activiteiten van Sietar Europe en deed een oproep: wat zou Sietar Europe voor JOU kunnen doen? Karin Mulder neemt namens Nederland deel aan het informele overleg van Sietar Global Connect. Zij belooft terugkoppeling te geven via de Nieuwslijn. Leden kunnen vragen inbrengen door een mail te sturen naar het secretariaat.
  • Verder waren er louter complimenten voor de manier waarop het bestuur en actieve leden afgelopen jaar aan de slag zijn geweest. Ook de Popup academy was een geweldig succes. Francien Wierenga roept op om hier vervolg aan te geven.
  • Social Media zou creatiever ingezet kunnen worden. Charlotte en Ebru gaan onderzoeken op welke manier we Facebook kunnen inzetten. Ook ontstaat tijdens de ALV de Communicatie Commissie, bestaande uit Sandra Valkenburg en Jacqueline Franssens.
  • Nieuwe bestuursstructuur. De ALV gaat akkoord met het voorstel om het bestuur 2-lagig te maken met een dagelijks bestuur (voorzitter, secretaris, penningmeester) en een algemeen bestuur (Sietar Europe, activiteitencommissie, communicatie, leden). Ook is er akkoord dat Eva van Ooijen, Nikki de Jong, Hanneke Brakenhoff en Jacqueline Franssens toetreden tot het bestuur. Ursula Brinkmann treed terug als voorzitter (en wordt bedankt met een complimenten shower), Karin Mulders neemt waar.

Binnenkort zullen de concept notulen beschikbaar zijn achter de login. Dan bent u geheel op de hoogte.
Stukken t.b.v. de ALV: klik hier

Jaarprogramma 2018

Aanmelden en kosten: avondbijeenkomsten zijn gratis voor leden, belangstellenden betalen € 20.
Voor werkconferenties en seminars kan een bijdrage gevraagd worden.
Deze informatie staat ook in de SIETAR folder 2018.
Voor actuele informatie en aanmelden, zie de Agenda.

A CLOSER LOOK AT INTEGRATION Wed 10 January 19-22 h
in Seats2Meet Utrecht – Film, talk and discussion about (reverse) integration, from the perspective of the newcomer.

MEET NEUROSCIENTIST JOSEPH SHAULES Tue 20 February 19-22 h
in Seats2Meet Utrecht – A sneak peek of the latest research that is volutionizing our understanding of culture, cognition and the intercultural mind.
English spoken

POLARISATIE IN INSTITUTIES Wo14 Maart 19-22 u
in Seats2Meet Utrecht –
De zichtbare en onzichtbare kant van discriminatie en white privilege in instituties, zoals in de ouderenzorg.

KORTE WORKSHOPS EN TALKS DOOR LEDEN & ALV Za 14 April 10-17 u
voor locatie zie website –
Leer van elkaar en durf jezelf te laten zien op deze interactieve dag. Wordt gecombineerd met de ALV, waar we in gesprek gaan over de toekomst van SIETAR Nederland.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ’DEPOLARISATION & DIALOGUE’ Thu 21 June 11-17 h
at the HAN Nijmegen –
Keynotes, workshops and discussion to integrate experiences and knowledge and explore new ways. In co-operation with the SSIP from Germany
and the HAN from Nijmegen.
English spoken

INTERCULTUREEL TALENT IN DE CORPORATE WERELD Do 13 September 19-22 u
voor tijd en locatie zie website – Hoe werf, selecteer en ontwikkel je intercultureel
talent in deze globaliserende wereld? Successen en missers op de internationale
arbeidsmarkt.

MEDIA EN MARKETING IN INTERCULTUREEL PERSPECTIEF Di 9 Oktober 19-22 u
in Seats2Meet Utrecht –
Wat is de rol van cultuur in marketing en digitaal mediagebruik?
Media-expert Sirous Kavehercy gaat aan de hand van zijn internationale
ervaring en praktijkvoorbeelden interactief met de deelnemers aan de slag.

ACTUALITEIT IN INTERCULTURELE COMMUNICATIE Vr 9 November
voor tijd en locatie zie website –
Deze bijeenkomst is gereserveerd om een actueel
onderwerp op het gebied van interculturele communicatie te behandelen.

TERUGBLIK OP HET JAAR Wo 12 December 19-22 u
in Seats2Meet Utrecht –
Wat is jou het meeste bijgebleven en waar wil je graag over
doorpraten? We blikken terug en er is ruimte om goed in gesprek te gaan over één of
meer onderwerpen.

Routefilmpje naar Seats2meet Utrecht, Moreelsepark 65
(Hoog Catharijne, Kantoren Hoog Overborch, 2e etage)

 

SIETAR Europa – Management and Operations Team Leader wanted

As part of the new structure of SIETAR Europa, The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Officers are looking for a Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader to work with us on a voluntary basis.

The role of the MOT is:
• While the SIETAR Europa Board prepares the annual strategic plan, the role of the MOT is to implement that plan.
• The work of the MOT is supervised by the Board. The Vice President is the contact person for the MOT.
• The Treasurer is the contact person for financial issues. He/She has to sign off on financial issues.
• The Office Manager is part of the MOT.

The Head/ Leader of the MOT (Day-to-day Manager)
• Puts together the management and operations team (MOT)
• Leads the MOT and its operations
• Implements the strategic plan of SEU
• Ensures that strategic objectives and plans are met
• Liaises with board and participates in, and contributes to board strategy meetings
• Shares information on a regular basis with the Board
• Collaborates with and reports to the Vice President of SEU
• Liaises with committee heads and supports the work of the committees
• Is informed about the status quo and the activities of national SIETAR organisations under the umbrella of SEU

Skills/Competencies:
• At least 7 years managing a team, project(s), company or business
• Affinity with the domain of intercultural education, training and research
• Intercultural sensitivity and experience of multi-cultural teams
• Leadership skills
• Strong planning and organisation skills
• Sense for innovation
• Ability to work virtually and with a multi-cultural team
• Very good English language skills (written, spoken)
• Good IT skills
• Ability to organise self and others
• Good project management and time management skills
• Able to multi-task
• Able to set up, structure data and manage processes
• Excellent communication skills
• Bring diverse experience to SEU organisation
• Team leadership skills


The Benefits of this Role with SIETAR Europa:
• Experience of working in an international organisation
• Working in a multicultural and virtual setting/team
• Contribute to the development of an international multi-cultural organisation
• Free access to SIETAR events in Europe
• Honorary member of SIETAR Europa for time in this position
• On completion of term, a testimonial from SIETAR Europa

The Position:
This is a voluntary position, it is estimated that it would require 20-30 hours per week. The timeframe for this voluntary position is recommended for a minimum period of 2 years. As it is a voluntary position, the candidate can leave at any time, however it is preferable to collaborate in this capacity for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with a track record in managing a team, project or small company. Once the Head of the MOT is selected, that person will help put together the team. The team will be a group of individuals who will work with SIETAR Europa on a voluntary basis as interns.

Please note, this is a virtual position. The candidate will manage a virtual team, all meetings and communications with the team and the SIETAR Europa Board will generally be held in a virtual space using zoom and skype platforms. The SIETAR Europa Board meets face to face once a year, it is anticipated that the Head of the MOT will also be part of this meeting.


Interested candidates should send a CV plus a letter addressing why they believe they are suitable for this position to Ms Christine Longe at office@sietareu.org by 10 January 2018.


Thank you for your support and collaboration!
The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Team

Wanted: Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader

As part of the new structure of SIETAR Europa, The SIETAR Europa Board and Executive Officers are looking for a Management and Operations Team (MOT) Leader to work with us on a voluntary basis.

The role of the MOT is:

  • While the SIETAR Europa Board prepares the annual strategic plan, the role of the MOT is to implement that plan.
  • The work of the MOT is supervised by the Board. The Vice President is the contact person for the MOT.
  • The Treasurer is the contact person for financial issues. He/She has to sign off on financial issues.
  •  The Office Manager is part of the MOT.

The Head/ Leader of the MOT (Day-to-day Manager)

  • •        Puts together the management and operations team (MOT)
  • •        Leads the MOT and its operations
  • •        Implements the strategic plan of SEU
  • •        Ensures that strategic objectives and plans are met
  • •        Liaises with board and participates in, and contributes to board strategy meetings
  • •        Shares information on a regular basis with the Board
  • •        Collaborates with and reports to the Vice President of SEU
  • •        Liaises with committee heads and supports the work of the committees
  • •        Is informed about the status quo and the activities of national SIETAR organisations under the umbrella of SEU

Skills/Competencies:

  • •        At least 7 years managing a team, project(s), company or business
  • •        Affinity with the domain of intercultural education, training and research
  • •        Intercultural sensitivity and experience of multi-cultural teams
  • •        Leadership skills
  • •        Strong planning and organisation skills
  • •        Sense for innovation
  • •        Ability to work virtually and with a multi-cultural team
  • •        Very good English language skills (written, spoken)
  • •        Good IT skills
  • •        Ability to organise self and others
  • •        Good project management and time management skills
  • •        Able to multi-task
  • •        Able to set up, structure data and manage processes
  • •        Excellent communication skills
  • •        Bring diverse experience to SEU organisation
  • •        Team leadership skills

The Benefits of this Role with SIETAR Europa:

  • •        Experience of working in an international organisation
  • •        Working in a multicultural and virtual setting/team
  • •        Contribute to the development of an international multi-cultural organisation
  • •        Free access to SIETAR events in Europe
  • •        Honorary member of SIETAR Europa for time in this position
  • •        On completion of term, a testimonial from SIETAR Europa 

The Position:

This is a voluntary position, it is estimated that it would require 20-30 hours per week. The timeframe for this voluntary position is recommended for a minimum period of 2 years. As it is a voluntary position, the candidate can leave at any time, however it is preferable to collaborate in this capacity for a minimum of 2 years with the possibility of extension

Ideally, we are looking for candidates with a track record in managing a team, project or small company. Once the Head of the MOT is selected, that person will help put together the team. The team will be a group of individuals who will work with SIETAR Europa on a voluntary basis as interns.

 

Please note, this is a virtual position. The candidate will manage a virtual team, all meetings and communications with the team and the SIETAR Europa Board will generally be held in a virtual space using zoom and skype platforms. The SIETAR Europa Board meets face to face once a year, it is anticipated that the Head of the MOT will also be part of this meeting.

Interested candidates should send a CV plus a letter addressing why they believe they are suitable for this position to Ms Christine Longe at office@sietareu.org by 10 January 2018.

Sietar EU Webinar Events Calendar 2018.

In 2017, more than 500 participants attended our 10 webinars – thank you very much! This coming year, the Events & Membership Committee has organised 11 webinars on many different subjects with speakers from many different countries and we hope that even more of you will attend in 2018.
  Recordings of our webinars can be found on our SIETAR Europa YouTube Channel here! We are constantly uploading past webinars as well! We also have a Global SIETAR Events calendar, don´t miss checking it out here! Next year’s calendar presents a wide range of themes from a truly international panel of presenters.

SIETAR Europa 2018 webinar program
 
•        January 12th  2018, Friday, at 18.00 – 19.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Dr. George Simons
Topic:              “What rhymes with time? Party with me (I’m 80 today) for terse verse & talk about the nature, nurture & DNA of the interculturalist”
 
•        February 7th  2018, Wednesday, at 16.00 – 17.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Lucy Fogarty & Mo Rajan
Topic:              “Facilitate a fun and engaging learning experience with interactive cartoon games”
 
•        March 22nd  2018, Thursday, at 18.00 – 19.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Helen Sayers
Topic:              “UBUNTU! The Spirit of Humanity: exploring the creative art of building bridges between communities, cultures, and hearts”
 
•        April 17th  2018, Tuesday, at 15.00 – 16.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          R. Boyd Johnson
Topic:              “How to manage global research team successfully”
 
•        May 15th  2018, Tuesday, at 16.00 – 17.00 (CET)
Speaker:          Thomas Greenaway
Topic:              “Thinking about LGBTQ people in Intercultural Spaces”
 
•        June 8th  2018, Friday, at 18.00 – 19.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Michael Boyle
Topic:              “Companies are striving to be flexible and are surprised when they run
across difficulties. Maybe the problem is culture?
 
•        July 5th  2018, Thursday, at 15.00 – 16.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:         Fath E Mubeen
Topic:             “Religious persecution is on the rise: The substantive freedom is under global siege”
 
•        September 19th  2018, Wednesday at 14.00 – 15.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Sylvia Van Ziegert
Topic:              “Reinventing Global Leadership: Tools for a Volatile World”
 
•        October 12th  2018, Friday at 18.00 – 19.00 (CET)
Speaker:          Dr. Milton Bennett
Topic:              “The End of Relativism”
 
•        November 15th  2018, Thursday at 14.00 – 15.00 pm (CET)
Speaker:          Arjan Verdooren 
Topic:              “The TOPOI model and diversity competence – Cultures don’t meet,
people do”
 
•        December 10th  2018, Monday at 17.30 – 18.30 (CET)
Speaker:          Dr. Michelle J. Cummings-Koether
Topic:              “How psychological contracts work, and how they can influence the
success or failure of international assignments”

 

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