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October 2007 Clues to Intercultural Effectiveness
Tips, Techniques and Resources
New Releases Add Comprehensiveness & Flexibility!
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Thanks to more than 100 experts worldwide, the Cultural Detective series now includes 40 packages and 300 incidents, helping learners collaborate more effectively with people from 115 cultures. The theoretically based core model unites the series content, ensuring that users worldwide will share a mindset, vocabulary, and strategy for understanding and leveraging cultural similarities and differences for productivity and satisfaction.

If your organization does not yet have full access to these affordable materials, contact Kris Bibler, Business Development Manager. You can click here to search available incidents. Our newest packages are:

Cultural Detective Self Discovery
Participants can now create their own Values Lenses and compare them with national, gender, spiritual tradition, or physical ability Values Lenses--promoting greater subjective cultural understanding as well as the ability to anticipate and leverage differences they might face when collaborating across cultures. This is a perfect package for enhancing global, virtual and multicultural team effectiveness!

Cultural Detective South Africa
Not only did they win the Rugby World Cup, now they are in the Cultural Detective series! Values Lens includes values for Black and White cultures in South Africa, and critical incidents that include Afrikaners, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana and Zulu.

Cultural Detective Women and Men
Containing two complete Values Lenses, one for Women and one for Men, and 12 incidents involving men and women from all over the world, this package is guaranteed to generate discussion!

: One free copy of Men and Women: Partners at Work by George Simons and Deborah Weissman (you pay shipping) for each copy of Cultural Detective Women and Men that you buy. Contact us today with your order number and the quantity of books you would like, and we'll let you know the shipping amount and get them to you.

George Simons Recognized as Diversity Pioneer
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Congratulations to Cultural Detective author George Simons, who was recently honored by Profiles in Diversity Journal for his distinguished career contributions. George has pioneered diversity efforts since 1966, and we are very proud to have him as a member of our team!

Click on the magazine cover at left to view the issue or subscribe, or on the link below to read the interview.

Facilitator Certification Workshops in Australia!
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Sydney, 17-19 February 2008
Melbourne, 20-22 February 2008

This two-day globally-validated workshop is tailored for executive coaches, consultants and trainers wanting to gain expertise in using the Cultural Detective Method and the diverse ways it can be implemented for coaching global executives, intercultural effectiveness training, teambuilding, and expatriate pre-departure/post-arrival preparation. This is the first time this certification is available in Australia. Certification will enable full use of the Cultural Detective materials and methods, enhancing the intercultural effectiveness and productivity of your organization or of your clients and their organizations.

Is Deaf Culture Universal? A Dialogue with Harumi Kimura
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Is Deaf culture universal? This is one of the questions my co-author Tom Holcomb and I addressed in Cultural Detective: Deaf Culture.

I had a chance to check out this hypothesis on a recent trip to Tokyo...

5000 Years of Religion in 90 Seconds
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Not enough time in the day? How about spending a minute and a half to review world history in the context of its major spiritual traditions? This link takes you to an animated world map and timeline of the geography of religion since the birth of Krishna.

Event at the Negro Leagues Baseball and American Jazz Museums
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Cultural Detective is proud to help sponsor the gala event during the SIETAR USA conference in Kansas City, to be held at the Negro Leagues Baseball and American Jazz Museums. These two museums are treasured repositories of Kansas City's and the U.S.'s cultural heritage. We hope that many of you will be able to join us.

The event will take place Friday, November 9, 2007 in the historic 18th and Vine jazz district.

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Past Issues Online

We have archived past issues of the Cultural Detective newsletter, Clues to Intercultural Effectiveness, as well as some past news flashes. Past issues include instructions for interesting activities, theoretical discussions about intercultural issues, and links to many intercultural resources. We trust you'll enjoy what you find.


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