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National Volunteering Month

By |2024-04-08T10:11:01-05:00April 8th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Family time, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

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

By |2024-04-02T08:13:35-05:00April 2nd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, Hosting International Visitors, Intercultural, intercultural competence, intercultural training case, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Travel, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Diversity|

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

By |2024-03-29T11:19:00-05:00March 29th, 2024|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture and Commercialism, Global, global competency, Goals, Graduation, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, United States, University Students, Workplace Diversity|

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 [...]

Seven Stellar Slovak Women

By |2024-03-18T09:52:19-05:00March 18th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Global, global competency, Goals, Intercultural, International History, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Medical Attire and Professionalism, Politics, Relationship Building, Translation, United States, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Seven Stellar Slovak Women   By Sharon Schweitzer Continuing on the topic of Women's History Month, here is a glimpse of seven spectacular Slovak women that changed history.  Elena Marothy-Soltesova (the first feminist)-was a Slovak writer and editor. She was also a leading figure in the women's movement in Slovakia. She served as chair of [...]

How to Have a Successful Conversation

By |2024-03-13T10:00:03-05:00March 13th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, global competency, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Phone Etiquette and Protocol, Relationship Building|

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: [...]

Mastering the Art of Conversation

By |2024-03-12T14:07:05-05:00March 11th, 2024|avoiding international blunders, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness|

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 [...]

Women’s History Month

By |2024-03-12T14:10:29-05:00March 1st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Environment, Global Celebrations, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Women’s History Month   By Sharon Schweitzer Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with [...]

International Mother Language Day

By |2024-03-12T14:12:05-05:00February 21st, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, diversity, Global, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

International Mother Language Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   UNESCO first established International Mother Language in 1999. The first inaugural celebration was held in 2000. This annual commemoration began as a tribute to the Bengali Language Movement, which sought to recognize Bengali as the official language of modern-day Bangladesh. Historically, this region was considered part [...]

National Leadership Day

By |2024-03-12T14:12:44-05:00February 20th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Earth, Environment, Global, global competency, Goals, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Quality time, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Strategic Planning, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Volunteering & Mentoring|

National Leadership Day By  Sharon Schweitzer   National Leadership Day is set aside to acknowledge the power of leadership. Every year, on February 20th, we recognize the impact that leaders make in people's lives as they seek to develop themselves and others. The Maxwell Leadership Enterprise founded National Leadership Day in 2021 to recognize what [...]

Black History Month

By |2024-03-12T14:18:10-05:00February 8th, 2024|Africa, Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Global Celebrations, global competency, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, South Africa, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Zimbabwe|

Black History Month By Sharon Schweitzer   Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other [...]

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