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National Culture Consciousness Week

By |2024-07-02T09:01:26-05:00July 2nd, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Asian Pacific, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Central America, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Greece, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Italy, Japan, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Legends and Myths, Lifestyle, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Modern Manners, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, Relationship Building, Relationships, Religious Celebrations, Self-Awareness, Singapore, Social Etiquette, South Africa, South America, South Korea, Spain, Travel, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

National Culture Consciousness Week By Sharon Schweitzer   “Culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language,” (Raymond Williams, 1976, pg. 87).  Culture does not consist of just one set description or definition. It is a concept that varies from one person to the next. Culture can be as [...]

International Day of Parliamentarism

By |2024-06-30T11:34:02-05:00June 30th, 2024|'France, Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Australia, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Canada, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Earth, Environment, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, India, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Japan, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Politics, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, South Africa, Strategic Planning, Travel, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

International Day of Parliamentarism   By Sharon Schweitzer   Parliamentary diplomacy is a way to build relationships and promote cooperation between national parliaments. Many parliaments encourage their members to participate in inter-parliamentary organizations, bilateral exchanges, and other parliamentary diplomacy initiatives. In this way Parliamentarians can represent their countries' interests, foster dialogue and cooperation with counterparts [...]

World Day of Music

By |2024-06-21T09:12:05-05:00June 21st, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dance, diversity, Europe, Festival, France, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Music, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Stress, Travel, United States, US Observances|

World Day of Music   By Sharon Schweitzer   From the oldest musical instrument in the world — the Neanderthal flute, made by Neanderthals 60,000 years ago — to present-day electronic instruments, music has become a significant part of our daily lives. Other than being pleasant to listen to, music is a form of expression [...]

Father’s Day

By |2024-06-16T11:03:16-05:00June 16th, 2024|'France, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Significance of Food, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Czech Republic, diversity, Family time, Festival, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, Interfaith, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, International Toasts, Italy, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Luxembourg, Mexico, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Father’s Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers and we observe with intrigue as cultures worldwide celebrate father figures. U.S. Americans prepare to honor fathers, father-figures, and male role-models on Sunday, June 16th, 2024, and we share the unique traditions of ten countries [...]

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