January 2015

This episode features the return of Janet Bennett as a guest on the podcast, where she is joined byICI-block-logo-black-287x300 Tatyana Fertelmeyster to review the history of the Intercultural Communication Institute and it’s foundation in providing learning opportunities for Interculturalists. We also discuss the Winter and Summer Institutes and add details on why you should consider being involved and how.

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JBennettThis episode launches Sietar USA’s 15th anniversary celebrations by featuring one of the most highly respected and regarded people in the Intercultural field. Janet Bennett joins the podcast for a chat with Naomi Ludeman-Smith to review the take aways from the Senior summit held in conjunction with the Sietar USA conference. Janet also discusses her some of her forecasts for the industry, as well as the upcoming The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence¬†which is in its final edits.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

Evernote Application

Michael Hyatt’s Evernote Organisation Process

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