Committed to intercultural engagement, communication and agility, SIETAR BC aims to increase mutually supportive interaction between individuals locally and globally. To do so, SIETAR offers programs, workshops, and events to encourage and provide all individuals an opportunity to:
• raise their awareness and understanding of how culture affects education, policy-making and business
• develop their knowledge, values and skills
• learn and build effective intercultural, racial and ethnic communication and relations
• connect with SIETAR members and global Intercultural Professionals
SIETAR BC currently has a board of 6 intercultural professionals who live in Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Kamloops. Meetings are held online (frequency determined by the board) and possibly twice annually in person. Each year, SIETAR BC hosts 4 to 6 activities (such as workshops/conferences) as well as an AGM. SIETAR BC is also part of a family of world wide SIETAR organizations who work collaboratively with professional development of their members. SIETAR BC has a solid financial status, recently revised bylaws and new values statement.
Sitting on any board offers opportunities professional development and networking opportunities. As well board directorships offer specific skill development. In addition to these opportunities, SIETAR BC offers its board members the unique opportunity to volunteer with a culturally, academically and geographically diverse team of highly committed people with a clearly defined mission.