March Teleclass with Holly Emert

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Update: Wow! This teleclass, like the January class with Sean Oliver, has gotten a great response! We have nearly over 90 people planning to join Holly and I on Tuesday. You can still register for this free class – just enter your details in the form below (scroll down) so we can send you the call-in details. Talk to you Tuesday!

March Teleclass :: Working Successfully in Diverse Professional Contexts: What An Intercultural Practitioner Should Know

This teleclass is the second in a year-long series of free classes for intercultural educators. Each class will be hosted by Small Planet Studio in collaboration with SIETAR-USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research) and will feature a guest speaker.

Have you thought about doing intercultural work in a different environment?

Maybe you work in higher education but a corporate position has caught your eye. Perhaps you have a solid history in the corporate world and would like to expand into education. Or maybe you’ve been an independent consultant and are considering a move into the non-profit sector.

Being an effective intercultural practitioner requires more than the ability to deliver a good product.

It starts with an awareness and understanding on the part of the interculturalist about their own knowledge and skills, if they are a good fit for the environment(s) in which they work, and knowing the best ways to translate intercultural content to the client.

I’m so delighted that Holly Emert, an intercultural practitioner with over 15 years’ experience doing intercultural work as both an internal employee and independent consultant in corporate, academic, non-profit, and government contexts, will speak to these topics as our March teleclass guest.

In this 60-minute teleclass, Holly will:

  • share her experiences with transitioning between professional worlds doing intercultural work in for-profit, non-profit, and independent consulting contexts
  • share insights and strategies about what is required to work effectively in these environments
  • answer your questions about how to be successful as you apply intercultural skills in different professional arenas

This free 60-minute teleclass will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 pm Central/12:30 pm Mountain/11:30 am Pacific.

All you need to participate in the live class is a phone.

We hope you’ll join the live session, but since we know some people can’t (time zones, schedules, and all that), a recording of the teleclass will be posted on the class web page a few days after the class.

Participants will also receive a handout with helpful transition strategies – reason enough to sign up for the class!

In Summary:

What: 60-minute teleclass + handout + call recording

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 pm Central/12:30 pm Mountain/11:30 pm Pacific

Where: On our teleconference line

Will you join us?

Update: We already held this class. But you can access the recording, bonus resources, and handout – and our other free classes – here.


About Us


Holly Emert has over 15 years’ experience designing, facilitating, and leading change efforts with a focus on the role culture plays in achieving personal and professional effectiveness.  Originally from the southern U.S., Holly has lived throughout the U.S. as well as in the People’s Republic of China and France.  She has extensive experience working with individuals and groups at all organizational levels in U.S. domestic and international settings, including work in government, corporate, academic/K-12 education, and non-profit contexts.

Her professional roles include work as an internal diversity consultant for a multinational agrifoods company; independent intercultural and diversity consulting; conducting research and teaching; and her current role working in a Washington DC-based non-profit as a program manager on U.S. State Department funded international education grants. She earned a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education, International and Intercultural Education focus, from the University of Minnesota in 2008.

Holly’s professional activities include service on the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR-USA) Board of Directors in charge of its Intercultural Professional Development Portfolio. She is based in Washington, DC, USA.


Cate Brubaker is an intercultural education designer and founder of Her mission is to help intercultural educators change the world by sharing stories, creating a passionate community, and advocating for peace through intercultural education.

Cate has over 15 years’ experience in international education as a teacher, intercultural trainer, and program developer. She has consulted and delivered workshops for a variety of organizations such as EF Education First, VIF International Education, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, World View, and others. Cate is President of SIETAR-NC and Marketing Co-Chair for the 2011 SIETAR-USA conference.

Originally from Oregon, Cate lived in Germany for nearly four years, and has worked and traveled throughout the US, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. She currently lives in Carrboro, NC.

About the Author: Cate Brubaker

Dr. Cate Brubaker is a re-entry/repatriation coach, consultant, and author of the Re-Entry Roadmap creative workbook and the Study Abroad Re-entry Toolkit. Cate has lived in Germany, worked and traveled in 36 countries on four continents, and has helped all kinds of globetrotters successfully navigate global transitions for over 20 years.

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