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National Encourage a Young Writer Day

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National Encourage a Young Writer Day   By Sharon Schweitzer Encourage a Young Writer Day allows budding and new writers to work on their writing. This day inspires and motivates these emerging writers to follow their passion and to practice their art. In 1987, author Barbara A. Lewis established Encourage a Young Writer Day to [...]

National Volunteering Month

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National Volunteering Month   By Sharon Schweitzer April recognizes all those who give their time and energy during National Volunteer Month. In the United States, volunteerism is instilled at a young age. In many parts of the country, it is the cornerstone of summer vacation or woven into after school programs. Most organizations in small [...]

Multicultural Communications Month

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Multicultural Communications Month   By Sharon Schweitzer April is Multicultural Communications Month. Although this holiday has no records of being observed more than two years back, it is an integral part of the wider Diversity Month holiday that was first marked in April 2004. Regardless of what name it is given, the purpose of this [...]

Non-Traditional Career Opportunities For Law Graduates

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Non-Traditional  Career Opportunities For Law Graduates   By Sharon Schweitzer While a Juris Doctor (JD) degree awarded by law schools is a mandatory step toward becoming a licensed attorney, a law degree provides tremendous value beyond direct preparation for legal careers. As you undertake law school studies, you will spend a great deal of time [...]

Remarkable Polish Women-Women’s History Month

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Remarkable Polish Women-Women's History Month   By Sharon Schweitzer As we come to the end of our global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women during Women’s History Month, the women of Poland deserve a chance to be highlighted. How much do you know about successful women in Poland? Below we highlight 10 [...]

How to Have a Successful Conversation

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How to Have a Successful Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer   4 Keys to a Successful Outcome The lion’s share of the work in any conflict conversation is work self-reflection Even when the conversation begins smoothly, Regardless of how well the conversation begins, remain calm and cool. This is where your power lies.   #1: [...]

Ramadan

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5 Intercultural Business Tips for the Holy Month of Ramadan 2024 Approximate 2024 U.S. Ramadan dates: the evening of Sunday, March 10, until the evening of Tuesday, April 9 This May, Muslims worldwide share in fasting, festive dinners, and faith. Ramadan is crucial to Islam, so we share key information that will be helpful when [...]

Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

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Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film By Sharon Schweitzer When words evade us, art can help fill in the gaps. On March 11,World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film will be celebrated worldwide. Seven years ago, Javaid Mohammed created this holiday to bring awareness to the Islamic faith. Through an artistic lens, [...]

Mastering the Art of Conversation

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Mastering the Art of Conversation   By Sharon Schweitzer Here are some tips in order for you to have a productive and positive conversation, regardless of what topic you are discussing. To begin, self reflect on what is my goal or purpose for the conversation? What do I hope to accomplish? What is an ideal [...]

National Proof Reading Day

By |2024-03-12T14:08:24-05:00March 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, United States, US Observances|

National Proof Reading Day   By Sharon Schweitzer U.S. National Proofreading Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. This day is dedicated to promoting and encouraging error-free writing. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of proofreading and to encourage everyone to take the time to ensure that their writing [...]

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