SIETAR Italia Annual Congress
20-21 February 2016 @



Annual Congress 2016

Migrations and Global Mobility

Sharing approaches and practices

At Educandato Statale E. Setti Carraro
Via della Passione 12, Milan


Migrations and Global Mobility – Sharing approaches and practices

“Today, the number of people living outside their country of birth is larger than at any other time in history” (UNFPA). The majority of migrants leave their country in search of better economic and social opportunities. Others are forced to escape from crisis situations. Others again are moving because their careers have become boundaryless. How does the life of people in transition affect interaction and adaptation? How can we overcome barriers to achieve more sustainable working and living models in the years to come?
With this conference SIETAR Italia contributes to the debate about the impacts of migration and global mobility. There are no simple and straightforward solutions, but as Interculturalists we are playing a critical role in developing global intercultural visions and cross-cultural competencies.
This conference offers participants latest knowledge on intercultural practices and research. Italian and international managers, philosophers, academics and consultants share their insights and experiences. This is also an exceptional opportunity for networking and learning more about best practices and tools.



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DAY 1 – Saturday 20th February 2016

9.15-10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00-10.20 Welcome Speech by the President of SIETAR Italia and the Master of the Boarding School
Cristina Volpi (President of SIETAR Italia) e Giorgio Ragusa (Educandato)

10.20-11.40 Complementarity and Synergy: A Constructive Approach to Cultural Otherness in International Management
Peter Franklin Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany

11.40-13.00 The behavioural DNA of globally mature organisations: finding it, spreading it and tracking it
David Trickey
TCO International

13.00-14.30 Lunch at the Boarding School restaurant

14.30-15.30 Rubrics for Reflective Intercultural Competence Assessment: A Tool to Assess Learning Outcomes in International Education and Service-Learning Experiences
Lavinia Bracci & Fiora Biagi Siena Italian Studies

15.30-16.45 Le competenze dei migranti nelle attività produttive italiane. Come valorizzare questa preziosa risorsa?
Annavittoria Sarli
Università Cattolica di Milano, Carlo Catania & Luigi Serio ISMU

16.45-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-18.00 Culture Creole. Imprenditrici straniere a Milano
Carla Lunghi
Università Cattolica

19.00 Optional: Networking cocktail at Bellini Bar


DAY 2 – Sunday 21st February 2016

9.00-9.15 Welcome coffee

9.15-12.00 SIETAR Italia Annual General Assembly and Elections of Board Members

12.00-12.45 Guided tour of Archinto Palace

12.45-14.15 Lunch

14.15-14.45 Projects presented by the Boarding School Students

14.45-15.15 “Io, le auto ibride e la mia nuova famiglia”
Short film by Giuseppe Carrieri

15.15-16.15 Third Culture Kids and the Development of Cultural Intelligence
Anne-Claude Lambelet & Sabine E. Baerlocher SIETAR Switzerland

16.15-17.15 Human Capital International Mobility: le nuove sfide
Julio Gonzales International HR Manager

17.15-17.30 Closing remarks


Requirements to attend the Congress: To attend the Congress you need to be a SIETAR (Italy, Europe or any other national SIETAR) member. For the 2016 member fees and to join SIETAR Italia, click here.


Congress fees:

  • University students and under-30s:  € 25 (1 day) or € 40 (for both days)
  • SIETAR members € 45 (1 day) or € 80 (for both days)


The congress fee includes two lunches. Books written by the speakers may also be bought at a discounted rate with a donation to the association.
The congress fee does not include the optional cocktail of Saturday 20th February 2016 at 19:00 at Bellini Bar (10 Euros each).


How to register for the Congress: online. Registrations are now closed.


Here’s a selection of pictures taken during the first day of the Congress:

Location: Via della Passione, 12 20122 Milano (Music college area). Easily reachable with: tram 9 (Premuda/Tricolore stop); bus 54, 61 (Via Borgogna stop); M1 (San Babila stop); bus 94 (Via Visconti di Modrone stop) ; tram and buses 84, 60, 12, 27, 73 (Largo Augusto).


Scientific Committee: Maura Di Mauro, Bettina Gehrke, Paola Motta, Cristina Volpi, Peter Anderson


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