Principal, Pirie Associates
Barbara Pirie is a cross-cultural and cultural diversity consultant. Her area of specialization is on the development and use of cross-cultural perspectives, strategies and skills. Barbara has worked with clients in the corporate, government and nonprofit (NGO) sectors in the United States, Pacific Islands and Canada.
To meet a variety of client needs, she designs and customizes training programs, designs and adapts simulations and interactive learning activities, and facilitates organizational processes. She has published several articles on the complexity of ethnic conflict and working effectively with silent cultures.
Her graduate studies were supported by an East-West Center grant at the University of Hawaii where she met her husband. She has lived and worked in Fiji for over thirty years.
In 1991, in recognition of her outstanding contributions toward greater internationalization, she was awarded the East-West Center Elaine K. Kono Award. She was a member of the Governing Council of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Research, and Training) from 1997 to 2000, and is currently a member of the SIETAR Global Network Management Team as coordinator for the SIETAR associates.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Oceania