Self-Awareness

Memorial Day

By |2024-05-23T12:45:20-05:00May 23rd, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Festival, Flag Protocol, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships, Self-Awareness, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Memorial Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   Do you know the true meaning, culture, and history of Memorial Day? Find out with these ten quiz questions! ____ 1. The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922. ____ 2. Memorial Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. ____ 3. In 2000, President [...]

National Women’s Health Week

By |2024-05-13T11:51:50-05:00May 13th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Austin, Cross-Cultural, Culture, diversity, Environment, Family time, Global, global competency, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, intercultural competence, International History, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Stress, United States, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

National Women’s Health Week   By Sharon Schweitzer   Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18th. This observance aims to highlight women’s health issues and priorities and [...]

Global Pay It Forward Day

By |2024-04-27T13:47:52-05:00April 27th, 2024|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, diversity, Earth, Environment, gift-giving, Global, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Global Traditions, Goals, Gracious Living, Inclusion, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Interfaith, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Global Pay It Forward Day   By Sharon Schweitzer   If you’ve believed in paying back kindness all your life, allow us to introduce you to a more refined and helpful initiative — paying kindness forward! This day is celebrated in over 80 countries, encouraging us to collectively perform random acts of kindness in a [...]

International Earth Day/Keep America Beautiful Month

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International Earth Day/Keep America Beautiful Month By Sharon Schweitzer   John McConnell, of Davis City, Iowa founded International Earth Day. It was initiated to make the inhabitants of our planet aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. This care includes environmental and natural resources. Everyone needs to take an active role, big or [...]

Universal Day of Culture

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Universal Day of Culture   By Sharon Schweitzer   Universal Day of Culture is the product of an international pact to ratify a legal recognition of the conservation of cultural objects and works of art. Known as the Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments, or the Roerich Pact, it [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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