Note: ** Deadline Extended until December 1st, 2009 **
Submission Instructions: Innovative
Approaches to Training and Talking about Culture
of seeing the iceberg analogy used to
to hear about a new simulation, only to later
find out it is a modification of one of the classics?
for some new and innovative ways to help
people understand culture and its influences?
We are too...
Who is the 'we'?
Berardo, Founder of Culturosity.com and Intercultural Consultant and
Dr. Darla Deardorff, Intercultural Consultant and Executive Director of the
Association of International Education Administrators at Duke
So, what are you doing?
We are embarking on
pulling together a creative
collection of alternative training activities and ways to talk about
culture--and we would like you to contribute.
training activities and models have been
used now for the past 30 years. While
some sources have withstood the test of time, others have gotten tired
not kept us as our understanding of intercultural concepts has
deeper and richer.
Recognizing that the need
for new and more rigorous training
models and approaches has been identified as a top challenge in the
field (see, e.g.
Berardo, “The Intercultural Profession in 2007:
practices, and challenges in the field. ”),
we have set-out to
pull together a collection of innovative activities and models that can
in intercultural training. Innovative
here is defined either as an entirely new and original way of engaging
participants around intercultural themes and/or creative adaptations of
concepts/activities from other fields.
What are you
We welcome you to submit
for consideration your latest and greatest
idea for working with culture, in one of two formats:
- Training Activities
– be it icebreakers, exercises and activities,
simulations, case studies, role plays, games, or other types of
training activities that you have created or discovered and that are
- Creative Alternatives for Culture
Concepts - be
it new models, analogies, pictures, processes, proverbs, quotes,
cartoons, or other
interesting and visual approaches to helping people understand culture
- The less common, the more original, the more
the more effective--the better.
- If you thought of it yourself, great.
- If you borrowed or adapted it from somewhere
another field, another colleague, that's fine too, just cite your
- If you have one idea or a dozen to contribute,
The more, the merrier.
will the end
Ideally, a published book
with quality contributions from
high-level professionals who work with culture.
Picture two main
sections: One will have details of training
activities, organized by type and including a lesson plan, trainer
tips, and other pertinent information. The second will be a
visual reference section that will have pictures of a model, analogy,
etc. on one page and description of how it is used on the opposite
book will be practical, punchy, and highly visual—-something you can
for inspiration or carry around for reference.
is the deadline
The deadline for
submitting has been extended to December 1st,
can I submit?
The best way to submit is
- To submit a Training Activity, click here.
- To submit a Creative Alternative for Culture
Concepts: click here.
if I can't submit online?
Email us (addresses
below) and we can send you a Word document that you can fill out and email or mail back to us.
I have to be an 'interculturalist' to submit a proposal?
Absolutely not. We
welcome all submissions and think that creativity and innovation often
lies at the intersection between different fields. So long as your
proposed submission is relevant to culture, we'll consider it.
is the process
after I submit?
entry will be confirmed within a week of your submission.
If you have additional materials to submit at this time, you will be
instructions on how to do so. In early 2010, you will be
more details about your submission (e.g. decision around inclusion,
next steps, permissions,publisher
will the publication be
Ideally, we are aiming for a 2010
release of the publication.
if I have
another question that isn’t answered here?
No problem. Send your
questions to Kate Berardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Darla
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