In this presentation on intercultural competencies the relationship between intercultural theory and practice will be demonstrated first. Special attention will be paid to the cultural model of Richard Lewis. In an interactive way Françoise will guide us to explore the specific context of the Dutch business culture. Finally we will exchange ideas about how to broaden intercultural competence effectively.
Skye Merrick-Stammers has been working as a volunteer for the past 2 years in the Philippines with various humanitarian organisations including the Rotary Club in Tacloban City. In July 2017 she moved to Utrecht to begin a Master’s in Toxicology and Environmental Health at Utrecht University, a WASH related field. Skye has UK, New Zealand and U.S citizenship and she has a B.S. in molecular biology from Humboldt State University in California.
Skye will tell about her experiences with volunteer work in the Philippines. One of her main interests is water and sanitation. She has extended experience with the WASH programme, she also worked with during the last 2 years.
Martha Mghendi–Fisher on her plans for the upcoming Rotary year. There will also be an update on the progress of our Global-Grant project in Landi, Kenya.
Tuesday 11th July, TBA.
Tuesday 25th July, Lebowski, a café – restaurant at Domplein 17 in Utrecht. Time: 18.00h.
Tuesday 8th August, TBA.
Tuesday 22nd August: Guided tour of the Utrecht Dom. Dinner in a restaurant at Oudegracht.
About the speaker:
Our speaker, Bright Richards is a writer, actor and theatre maker. He came to the Netherlands in 1993 as a refugee who left his homeland Liberia due to the civil war at the time. He followed professional training at the Theater Academie in Arnhem. He is well known in the Netherlands for his theatre productions and for his engagement with (especially young) refugees. The organisation that he founded ‘New Dutch Connections’ works and engages in different ways for the integration of migrants into Dutch Society. In 2015 the foundation got the Royal award ‘Appeltje van Oranje’, an award of the Oranje Fonds, a foundation in the area of social welfare.
- Rotary year 2016/2017
- Rotary year 2015/2016
- Rotary year 2014/2015
- Rotary year 2013/2014
- Rotary year 2012/2013
- Rotary year 2011/2012