Founder and Principal, Connecting Differences LLC

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Tatyana Fertelmeyster is an intercultural consultant and trainer with background in journalism, mental health counseling, and refugee services. She grew up in Moscow, Russia, and came to Chicago in January of 1989 as a refugee from the then Soviet Union.

As a consultant and trainer Tatyana is involved in both intercultural and diversity work. She is increasingly interested in exploring what it takes to be effective and resilient professional in the field and providing services to practitioners who are interested in doing their own inner work.

Tatyana is a faculty member at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication where she teaches workshops on facilitation and methods and tools for exploring identity, both of which incorporate Cultural Detective. Tatyana is a passionate practitioner and a teacher of process facilitation. Her unique technique of Spontaneous Facilitation allows her to work with individuals and groups with maximum concentration on the reality of the present moment. Past president of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Tatyana recently came back to SIETAR-USA leadership team as an Advisory Board member.

Co-author of Cultural Detective Russia and Master Trainer of Facilitators

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  • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness: Cultural Detective Online Demonstration

    When:Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

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  • Latin America and Its Place in World Life #2: Cone South

    When:Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

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  • Group Collaboration in Cultural Detective Online

    When:Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

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  • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness: Cultural Detective Online Demonstration

    When:Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Hosted By:Cultural Detective Online EventsJoin us in events to build cross-cultural respect, understanding and collaboration for innovation, equity, justice and sustainability in this world of ours! Thank you/gracias/どうもありがとう!Register for this event[…]

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