14 Sep 2022



Cultural Fusion Identity and its Impact

Cultural Fusion Identity and its Impact
Monika de Waal
Time: Wednesday September 14 at 19.30
Location: Hybrid event at Seats2Meet Utrecht CS & on-line
Language: Dutch (English, or a mix of both, depending on registrations)
Registration: Link

The world is my home… or is it? Is it where I’m from? Who am I? How can I deal with all these differences, in myself, and within my team?

Many organizations went through a process of globalization in the past decades; which led to an increased multicultural workforce. Cultural identity, intercultural encounters, understanding diversity, working on inclusion, awareness of implicit or unconscious biases have become key topics. In our work (as leaders, consultants, trainers, coaches and facilitators) we recognize, as Unique Sources, that these topics are sensitive, and contain potential conflict.

Based on the PhD research on Third Culture Kids and their intercultural competences & cultural identity at work, Dr. Monika de Waal has developed a tool to provide insights to people and organizations about Cultural Fusion Identity. Cultural fusion is an alternative term for acculturation and happens as a result of intercultural encounters and experiences.

Cultural identity is seen as ‘‘that part of an individual’s self-concept which derives from [one’s*] knowledge of membership in a social group (or groups) together with the value and emotional significance attached to that membership’’ (Tajfel, 1978, p. 63).

(*replaced ‘his’ – dr. de Waal).

Welcome to the event of SIETAR Nederland on September 14 in Utrecht, where Monika will present and discuss the elements of cultural identity of Third Culture Kids, Cross Cultural Kids, using the Cultural Fusion Identity scale.

For more information on Monika de Waal: LinkedIn En:

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