Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research
21 Dec 2016

Thanks for the cooperation during the Congress SIETAR Polska 2016

We?re very glad that we had an opportunity to cooperate with 25wat ?creative agency which designed corporate identity for the Congress.


25wat is a team specialized in fields such as: marketing, communication design, graphic design and web design. If you need any help in solving your company?s or brand?s problems  do not hesitate to contact with them.

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We would also like to thank all the Sponsors and Partners of the Congress!

Sponsors:

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Partners:

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Media Patronage:

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21 Nov 2016

Open Space Conference – How to build DiverCity / Jak zbudować miasto różnorodności?

SIETAR Polska’s invitation to participate in an international conference unlike any other:

?How to build DiverCity??

Open space conference on November 27th 2016, Sunday, 10AM-3PM

Biuro Łącznikowego Wolnego Państwa Saksonia, ul. Rynek 7, Wrocław

Admission free. Registration mandatory.

The conference aims to develop intercultural competence among inhabitants of Wroclaw and its vicinity, with particular focus on some 60 persons directly or indirectly dedicated to the of cause integration and intercultural exchange. The open space conference will take place during the third day of the SIETAR Polska Congress, on November 27th 2016. The meeting will be held simultaneously in Polish and English. Participation is free of charge and the registration is available here.

Open Space Technology is an innovative method enabling purposeful meetings for groups up to 2000 participants. It allows them to discuss highly complex and important issues in an interesting and proactive manner.

If intercultural dialogue and engaging the local community are meaningful to you, this conference cannot be missed! It is a unique opportunity to take part in a free, international conference.

Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą Open Space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.
Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą Open Space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.

The question: How to build DiverCity? emerged during discussions and meetings of people devoted to the idea of spreading intercultural dialogue in Wrocław. We will gather in a bigger circle and discuss in the open space how to contribute further to this cause in Wrocław. We invite people from various backgrounds to join us in discussion. It is an immense value of the open space that by inviting participants, we aim at diversity. [The discussion gains immense value by opening up the invitation to all interested in creating diversity in their community.] It means a lot to us to meet in one place with those who are keen on promoting intercultural dialogue or have a relevant experience of what hinders and what aids this dialogue. Around 60 people from different areas of expertise will take part. There will be local entrepreneurs, administrators, NGO professionals and the like. We have a place for your voice as well!

Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą open space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.
Fot. Andrzej Łapkowski. Zdjęcie pochodzi z konferencji prowadzonej metodą open space, zorganizowanej przez Fundację Dobre Życie.

Programme: There will be no expert lectures, long speeches or watching the clock for the break. Your attention will be channeled to create the programme together during the meeting. We will address issues that matter to us.

Agenda:

Introduction to the main theme and organisational issues.

Participants submit their ideas for a topic to discuss and pick the time and venue in the agenda.

Collection of all topics raised and programme closure.

Formation of discussion groups in dedicated places.

Working in groups and presenting the effects.

Planning of local initiatives and setting the agenda in groups.

Preparation of a joint report and sending it to all participants.

Organiser: Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research SIETAR Polska. Members of the organisation are intercultural trainers, scholars, companies and people passionate about interculturalism. Each year we organise meetings and congresses countrywide, where experts from all over the world present the most current ideas. During meetings of the local groups we share our knowledge and experience, organise meetings with experts and realize various projects. Moreover, there are 3 thematic sections in SIETAR Polska: training, academic and refugee, which all aim at the development of our members.

Facilitators:  Kinga Białek, Kinga Bujalska, Michalina Konkel, Roman Warkocz, Anna Zelno and SIETAR Polska volunteers.

Organizer:

Content and promotion support: Wrocławskie Centrum Rozwoju Społecznego (WCRS) ? communal unit of Wrocław that fulfills its statute tasks related to activation of Wroclaw’s community, human resources management, development of social competence amongst inhabitants. It implements, among others, urban programmes and projects, campaigns and it supports NGO’s as well as other institutions dedicated to social competence. WCRS’s website: www.wcrs.wroclaw.pl. Website of the team for intercultural dialogue: www.wielokultury.wroclaw.pl

Partners:
Biuro Łącznikowe Wolnego Państwa Saksonia we Wrocławiu

Honorary Patronage of President of Wroclaw

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Free registration: here

Got questions? kongres@sietar.pl


Find out more about SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 here.


07 Nov 2016

Opening Session – Congress SIETAR Polska 2016

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It?s beyond question: intercultural competence IS the key to the globalised world.

Study after study has shown that diverse teams are more creative, more productive and have better results. They have also shown that people expect more conflict and a more difficult process in culturally diverse teams.

Intercultural specialists from academia, business and the training field have been working for decades to advance the knowledge and develop the skills of all those working internationally to enable them to navigate these complexities successfully. Through November 25-27 many of them will be in Wrocław, Poland for the Congress of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) Polska.

While the Congress can only accommodate 120 participants, everyone is invited to the Opening Session on November 25th at 9:00 at Kino Nowe Horyzonty, which will be free and open to the public.

We?ll take you on a trip around the world, through a multicultural, multi-disciplinary experience. In a one of a kind event, we?ll explore the meaning of intercultural competence through different lenses ? including an experimental dance performance, specially designed for the event by Cloud Theater, a comedy routine by Famous Jim Williams, peppered with unique musical performances, and keynote speakers Agnieszka Orłowska, site lead of Google in Wroclaw, and Livingstone Thompson from Dublin, Ireland.

The entrance to the Opening Session is free, but places are limited. To secure your seat, register here.


Find out more about offer of the Congress SIETAR Polska 2016 here.

02 Nov 2016

Faces behind the Congress: Anna

fullsizerender-848x480The SIETAR Polska Congress is already coming closer and closer on the horizon. It?s going to be an amazing experience for everyone who will be there.

But for many people it already IS an experience: The Organising Team. We want to introduce a few of them as we approach the SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 in Wroclaw.

Anna Zelno

I’ve been volunteering for SIETAR for over 10 years already and I had the honor to be one of the co-founders of SIETAR Polska. Therefore, this Congress is for me the natural consequence of my commitment not only to SIETAR but also to the community of interculturalists across the world. I firmly believe that our world needs more intercultural sensitivity and competence.

Being Head of Congress Organising Team is for me also a great test of my leadership skills especially coordintaing a diverse team of talented volunteers remotely. I enjoy a lot working with engaged colleagues and friends with intercultural background and with similar passion as mine but with different perspectives and experience.

I hope, that during our Congress we can create space not only for networking but we can also change a bit some paradigms of work interculturalists do.

Over ten years ago I had a dream to become intercultural trainer, today I work as talent and diversity consultant where delivering intercultural training is part of my job. I’m happy that I can share my knowledge and experience within the Pre Congress Workshop and inspire people.

Especially now in Poland there is a need of rising intercultural awareness across every sector and this is also the objective of our congress. We hope to make an imapct on local society in a long term perspective.

 


Find out more about offer of the Congress SIETAR Polska 2016 here.

14 Sep 2016

Faces behind the Congress: Aneta

The SIETAR Polska Congress is already coming closer and closer on the horizon. It?s going to be an amazing experience for everyone who will be there.

But for many people it already IS an experience: The Organising Team. We want to introduce a few of them as we approach the SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 in Wroclaw.

Aneta Długopolska-Mikonowicz:

I volunteer for SIETAR because I believe that intercultural competence can help us to co-operate better globally in many aspects: social, political and economically. If we want to build stronger communities locally, we can benefit tremendously from sharing international experiences and knowledge.

My hope for the congress is that it will trigger positive action and be a space where representatives from different areas can co-operate and learn from each other.

All this time and energy that I invest into the congress is a pleasure for me as I learn from wonderful, engaged and open-minded international experts. This will be a powerful event with top quality audience and content. I am really proud of what we have created so far.

I really enjoyed when we achieved exactly what we planned in the first face-to-face meeting with the team after so many months of only virtual co-operation. The diversity of the team is our strength. We approach tasks so differently and get things done so differently, but in the end the results are just much better than what anyone could have achieved on their own.


Do you want to enjoy the fruits of Aneta?s labour? The SIETAR Polska Congress is on the 25th and 26th of November in Wroclaw. Here is the programme and here you can register.

There will be a great Pre-Congress Day with special trainings, learn more here. After the Congress will be an Open Space about ?How to build DiverCity??

14 Sep 2016

Faces behind the Congress: Aneta

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The SIETAR Polska Congress is already coming closer and closer on the horizon. It?s going to be an amazing experience for everyone who will be there.

But for many people it already IS an experience: The Organising Team. We want to introduce a few of them as we approach the SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 in Wroclaw.

Aneta Długopolska-Mikonowicz:

I volunteer for SIETAR because I believe that intercultural competence can help us to co-operate better globally in many aspects: social, political and economically. If we want to build stronger communities locally, we can benefit tremendously from sharing international experiences and knowledge.

My hope for the congress is that it will trigger positive action and be a space where representatives from different areas can co-operate and learn from each other.

All this time and energy that I invest into the congress is a pleasure for me as I learn from wonderful, engaged and open-minded international experts. This will be a powerful event with top quality audience and content. I am really proud of what we have created so far.

I really enjoyed when we achieved exactly what we planned in the first face-to-face meeting with the team after so many months of only virtual co-operation. The diversity of the team is our strength. We approach tasks so differently and get things done so differently, but in the end the results are just much better than what anyone could have achieved on their own.


Do you want to enjoy the fruits of Aneta?s labour? The SIETAR Polska Congress is on the 25th and 26th of November in Wroclaw. Here is the programme and here you can register.

There will be a great Pre-Congress Day with special trainings, learn more here. After the Congress will be an Open Space about ?How to build DiverCity??

09 Sep 2016

Faces behind the Congress: Eileen

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The SIETAR Polska Congress is already coming closer and closer on the horizon. It?s going to be an amazing experience for everyone who will be there.

But for many people it already IS an experience: The Organising Team. We want to introduce a few of them as we approach the SIETAR Polska Congress 2016 in Wroclaw.

First up: Eileen Gricuk

Work on the Congress so far has meant many things- evenings on skype calls, and hundreds of messages, all taking place across borders and languages.  It?s also been the melding of ideas, making new friends and immersion in a living laboratory of diversity at work.  Exhausting? Yes. Fiery discussions? Yes. Worthwhile? Yes!  People matter to me and so does our collective future.  The SIETAR Congress is a moment that will bring people together to learn, share and re-fuel ourselves as advocates for the human side of life wherever they may be, whether it is in business, schools or neighborhoods.


Not registered for the SIETAR Polska Congress yet? No problem. Go here for more information on the programme and here to register.