SIETAR India is proud to announce its 6th international conference in Pune, India on February 17 – 18th of 2018.
As a consequence of globalisation, intercultural competence emerged as an essential component of working, studying, and thriving in a world where technology had shrunk geographical space and increased the frequency and complexity of global interactions.
Today we are witnessing strong headwinds of deglobalization, making it even more critical to develop both “inter” and “intra” cultural competence. As challenges continue to mount, cultural practitioners must work to ensure its relevance for all stakeholders and certainly for the youth of today. To paraphrase Dr. Shashi Tharoor, “We all celebrate our national independence days with a pinch of patriotism but the remaining days of the year, we will need more than ever to celebrate interdependence days.” Interdependence in our post-globalised, networked and technologically integrated world is impossible without intercultural competence.
Sietar India invites you to participate in its 6th international conference where the sessions will focus on:
1. Which concepts, tools and skills continue to be valuable for building intercultural competence? How can we enhance their effectiveness given the changed contexts we work in today keeping in mind the needs of youth living, studying and working in a post-globalized world?
2. Which fresh new paradigms and perspectives must the intercultural field integrate to make our academia/corporate world and societies more culturally intelligent and inclusive?
3. Which best practices have emerged from India and from the rest of the world with regard to multi-cultural collaboration and leveraging of diversity - especially during periods of transition and polarisation?
With a theme of Intercultural Competence 4.0 – this conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the ever changing and evolving world of Intercultural Competence through the Indian lens.
On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to welcome your participation and attendance for what will surely be an inspiring and engaging meeting of the minds.
SIETAR INDIA 2018 CONFERENCE AGENDA:
To Be Announced
SIETAR INDIA 2018 CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The SIETAR India 2018 conference organizing committee brings together individuals with significant personal and professional experience on six continents representing the fields of business, marketing, communications, high tech, academia, human resources, organization development, training, education and the arts.
Jill Sheldekar +91 9764284086