The goals of this survey are to understand:
- how today's interculturalists gained their expertise,
- how they have tried to market or promote their work, and
- which of these factors and techniques are most directly related to a satisfying career.
Who should participate? We are interested in hearing from anyone engaged in any kind of intercultural work, whether working independently (like trainers, coaches and consultants) or within an organization (like educators at a school, transferee support staff at a relocation company, human resources managers at a company, family support staff in missions or military offices). Both experienced and emerging interculturalists are encouraged to participate - that is, anyone who has done at least part-time or volunteer intercultural work for six months or more.
What participants will gain. We hope participation will serve a dual purpose: an opportunity to share their experience with others in a generative way that is characteristic of our field, and a chance to reflect on their own professional development. At a tangible level, participants will be the first to receive our study results.
Some practical points:
- To get the nuanced results we think our field needs, the survey asks about a broad range of experiences. It will take about 20-25 minutes to complete.
- You do not have to complete it in one sitting. Just click “Done” at the bottom of the page before you sign off; when you return to the link later, your partial answers will be there.
- The survey is anonymous. You will not be asked your name or organization affiliation.
- At the end of the survey is a link to a second, separate survey where you can enter your email address to receive the study results.