• Is cross-cultural training really necessary?

    When I tell people that I offer cross-cultural training, there's usually a little bit of interest in what that means. When they are facing an overseas trip, or a challenge in a cross-cultural team at...
    Friday, July 8th, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 4: “Us” vs “Them”

    The ol' "Us Versus Them" theory is one of the oldest in the book...of Modern History and Politics anyway :-) If you do these subjects at university you are bound to come across this concept...
    Monday, January 19th, 2015
  • Ticking off another step towards my goal

    In September my workplace had Diversity Week. Every lunchtime we had a "lunch and learn" session. I was so excited, because work gave me the opportunity to be the cross-cultural trainer for the week. My long...
    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
  • Cross-Cultural/Diversity Appreciation Movies

    I think it's always useful to have different types of resources at hand when it comes to increasing awareness of cross-cultural issues. Today I thought I'd start a list of movies that could be used...
    Monday, May 5th, 2014
  • What's good about cultural diversity?

    I'm currently working on a training session that I'll be running in a couple of weeks. I've been asked to specifically talk about appreciating cultural diversity. So I've started compiling a list of what the...
    Friday, February 7th, 2014