SIETAR Japan, Kansai Chapter Workshop , June 2009   “Integrating the Multiple Interdisciplinary Functions of the Interculturalist”

Presenter:  Prof. Clifford Clarke

Date:       June 7 (Sunday),  13:00-16:00

Place:      Takatsuki Shiritsu Shogai Gakushu Center (Seminar Room)

           (10 minutes walk from JR Takatsuki station or Hankyu Takatsuki station)
Tel:          072-674-7700


Fee:       2,000 yen for members,     1,000 yen for students

3,000 yen for non-members, 1,500 yen for non-member students

Language:  English

Description of the Workshop:

Most originate in the field as specialists in one discipline or another but to make a real contribution over years of service, we need to find ways of integrating and yet expanding our intercultural knowledge and skills, along with the attitude of compassion, of caring for the people with whom and for whom we serve. This expansive and inclusive perspective on continual personal and professional growth can be guided by the 3Cs: Competence, Compassion, and Commitment. Prof. Clarke will expand upon these concepts with illustrations from his career and discuss with participating members their opportunities for enriching growth. His approach will be to chart the evolution of a cycle of development of the many intercultural learning opportunities available to international educational exchange students and scholars as well as to global business representatives.

Profile of the Presenter:

Prof. Clifford Clarke has been teaching three courses in Intercultural Communication Theory, Training, and Consulting at the University of Hawaii’s School of Communication for the past four years as an Affiliate Graduate Faculty member. He also founded and serves as the President of Global Integration Strategies where he executes research projects for businesses and educational exchange programs via his website at and

He was raised in Kyoto through high school and after over 30 relocations as a “global nomad” now resides in Honolulu, Hawaii, as a genuine “TCK” (Third Culture Kid) with his wife who is from Toyama, Japan. Together they are developing another new venture in service to local schools as External Program Evaluators.