March 2017 Young SIETAR Herald Dear Young SIETARians, In this Herald we will introduce to you the trainers of this year's TOIT. Read about their bac

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March 2017 Young SIETAR Herald

Dear Young SIETARians,

In this Herald we will introduce to you the trainers of this year's TOIT. Read about their backgrounds and experience.

By the way, you can still join the TOIT orga team and help us with preparations for the event.

Right now Young SIETAR is renewing its tagline. Learn how you can contribute to it.

And last but not least, we will present you a new study about learning styles.

Young SIETAR thrives through its members and so does our Herald - we would love to have YOUR input on anything you would like to share with our Young SIETAR community. Maybe you have recommendations for intercultural movies or books or an AHA moment or a specific training tool or method - all contributions are welcome!

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Your Young SIETAR board, currently composed of Susan, Anne, Cédric, Diana, Ruth, Nadia, Danielle and Laia


TOIT 2017 - Trainers


Nadine Binder

Nadine Binder is an intercultural trainer, facilitator, and coach. She currently is pursuing a PhD in psychology with a focus on intercultural competence and intercultural learning at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). She is living and working in Germany, but has also lived in Australia and the Netherlands for her studies. She has offered training and coaching to profit and non-profit organizations using the knowledge and experience she has gained through her studies and work in diverse, multicultural environments.

Nadine is specialized in intercultural competence and Personal Leadership, with the aim of supporting individuals, teams, and organizations to flourish. With her passion for both the academic and business world, she facilitates from a solid theoretical basis and utilizes real-world experience to facilitate learning for both individuals and groups. With a strong belief that people learn best from reflecting on their own experience, she encourages clients to link their insights to theory and thereby develop their knowledge and skills.

Nadine has an M.A. in Management of Cultural Diversity from Tilburg University, the Netherlands, and a B.A. in Intercultural Relations and Behavior from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. She has received certifications from the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI) in the U.S. and other learning organizations, is an Associate Facilitator of Personal Leadership and an active member of the Young Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (Young SIETAR).

Monika Chutnik

Monika Chutnik is Managing Director at ETTA Global Leadership Consulting, where she designs and delivers people development solutions in the area of international and intercultural cooperation. Thanks to her experiences in the corporate environment, smaller enterprises, and NGOs, Monika is able to feel and understand the nuances of various needs and priorities coming from various sectors.

Cross-culturally, Monika started her education in 1999 in Finland, continued over research work in Germany and double Masters (Management, Sociology) in Poland. Her intense activity resulted in establishment and Presidency of SIETAR Polska, whose long-life Honorary Membership has become a sign of appreciation of Monika’s and the Board’s accomplishments.

Monika’s focus while in development projects is to have an open and concentrated contact with the Participant. Monika believes in training ABC = Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive elements to be a must for a meaningful session. She is valued for her open approach, clear focus on training goal, and ability to set a good working atmosphere. As a trainer, facilitator, coach, or consultant Monika ran development projects in 14 countries, as well as virtually, for groups from all over the world. Monika is based in Wroclaw, Poland.

Jana Hollá

Jana Hollá is a freelance cross-cultural consultant, facilitator and trainer specializing in cross-cultural competence building, diversity management, and relocation training & coaching. Her interventions explore the nature of difference, knowledge and learning as a means of developing and transforming individuals, teams and their organisations who seek to build effective and meaningful working relations across cultures and differences.

Jana has designed and facilitated learning programs for multinational audiences in some twenty countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Her clients include both the corporate and non-profit sectors, including universities, NGOs and cultural institutions. She is a former president of Young SIETAR and maintains an active membership.

Jana holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. A native of Slovakia, she resides in Cairo, Egypt, since 2004.

Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons is a UK-born and USA-naturalized global leadership coach and trainer, who helps current and future leaders to connect and communicate effectively across all cultures – geographical, organizational, professional and individual. From his base in Austin, Texas, he coaches, consults, designs curriculum, facilitates and trains in the areas of: Career/Life Planning; Creative and Whole-Brain Thinking; Cultural Excellence; Difficult Conversations; Diverse and Dispersed Teams; Performance Feedback; Post-Merger Integration and Synergy; Strategic Planning; Well-Dressed Presenting and Naked Facilitating.

In the past, he managed a diverse staff and worked with clients and colleagues from all over the globe, as a full-time Banker, Educator and Journalist in six multinational institutions. He has lived, studied and worked in France, Germany, Hong Kong (and China), Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. He has traveled and done business in some 40 countries around the Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America.

In the intercultural field, he co-founded both SIETAR Italia and SIETAR USA and was an elected board member of SIETAR International and president-elect of SIETAR USA and he has been co-designing and co-leading TOIT and other such workshops at SIETAR and elsewhere for over 20 years.

Randall Stieghorst

Randall Stieghorst is a partner at Language & Culture Worldwide where he brings more than 20 years of personal and professional cross-cultural experience—including living, working, and studying for extended periods in Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.

His focus at LCW is on training design, development, and delivery (for classroom, virtual, and eLearning audiences) as well as large scale project management, the creation of educational multimedia, and executive coaching using the IDI®.

Born in the U.S., Randall is proud to speak several languages (the strongest of which include Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, and French) and has delivered culture and diversity training in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

He is a graduate of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.


Join the TOIT orga team!

Dear Young SIETARians,

The organizing committee of the Training of Intercultural Trainers (TOIT team) invites all YS members to join! The TOIT team plans and runs the YS training event that will take place from September 28, 2017 to October 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

This is a great opportunity for Young SIETAR members to practice communication and other skills and get more involved in Young SIETAR. YS members can be in any part of the world and time zone to join the TOIT team.

TOIT team is looking forward to your replies


Chose Our New Young Sietar Tagline

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Dear Young SIETARians,

The Board of Young Sietar has launched a new vision and mission statement. With this new strategic outline comes a new tagline. We would like you, our members and friends, to vote on the best one.

Please vote here


Recent findings about learning styles


Dear Young SIETARians,

Have you used learning styles (visual, auditory or kinesthetic) in your training to make it more engaging? Well, it's time to reconsider the effectiveness of this method despite it's popularity. Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of the claim that learners will perform better when the teaching is matched to their preferred sensory modality (learning style). This belief is supposedly based on research but not backed up with scientific evidence so far.

Read the recent article in The Guardian and share your experience and insights with us via !

Link to the article


Benefits of being YS member

What are actually the benefits of being a member of Young SIETAR?

Have a look at them and share them with your friends