Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Selected Presentations

As you will notice from the list below, in addition to presenting keynote addresses, Helen frequently co-presents and co-facilitates workshops.  Helen believes that multiple perspectives are very important and enjoys demonstrating cross-cultural communication.  Especially in the case of country and culture specific workshops, Helen regularly involves additional well-qualified presenters in CFC projects and trainings.

"Creating Welcoming Environments" (CFC, 2014) Presented at the annual City of Iowa City Senior Center board meeting and open house.

"Understanding Me" (CFC, 2014) Presented to AmeriCorps volunteers.

"Connecting Across Differences " (CFC, 2014) Presented to Johnson County (Iowa) employees (with S. Goshit), to City of Iowa City employees, as well as Kirkwood Community College instructors in the Arts and Humanities (with Motier Haskins).

"Integration and Campus Engagement" (CFC, 2013) Presented keynote presentation at the Diversity Symposium: Fostering Engagement and Inclusion of International Students and Scholars, SUNY Global Center, New York, NY.

"Realtors Connecting Across Differences" (CFC, 2013) Iowa City Area Association of Realtors Fair Housing Summit, Coralville, IA.

"The Importance of Cultural Competence and Inclusion” (UI, 2012) Presented the keynote address at the Kirkwood Community College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Ceremony, Cedar Rapids, IA.

"Japan Today: Education and Culture” (UI, 2012) Presented to University of Iowa faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community series (with Y. Hidaka).

“Intercultural Growth: Let’s Get Personal” (UI, 2012). Presented to administrators in the University of Iowa Residence Hall and Dining staff Change Team as part of the Going Global in Iowa (with S. Goshit).

"International Students in the Classroom” (UI, 2009, 2010, 2011) Presented to Mt. Mercy University faculty, Cedar Rapids, IA as part of Going Global in Iowa (with S. King, A. Mahmood, S. Goshit).

“Not the Usual Suspects: Internationalizing T.A.'s and R.A.'s, Staff and Visitors” (UI, 2010).  Presented at the annual Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference, Washington, DC (with D. Davies, Princeton University, and S. Gonzales, Binghamton University).

“Creating a Welcoming Environment” (UI, 2010). Presented to faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community series at the University of Iowa (with S. Watt)

“Diversity and Internationalization: Critical Conversations” (UI, 2010). Presented as part of the University of Iowa Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Festivities (with D. Simpson-Taylor).

“Cultural Insights: Fairytales, Fables, and Fun” (2010). Presented to faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community Series (with S. Goshit and J. Pollock). 

"Cross-Cultural Conflict Prevention and Resolution” (UI, 2008, 2010). Presented to University of Iowa faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community series (with T. Barker or L. Seedorff).

“Crossing Cultures: Tips for Communicating” (UI, 2009). Presented to Hills Bank employees, Going Global in Iowa (with S. Lizakowski, and J. Pollock).

“Intercultural Growth: Experience the Difference” (UI, 2008). Presented at the Society for Human Resources Management Regional Conference, Society for Human Resource Management in Dubuque, IA as part of Going Global in Iowa (with L. Seedorff).

“If You Program It, They Will Come!” (UI, 2008). Presented to University of Iowa faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community series (with J. Pollock).

“Cross Cultural Communication and Strategies for Success” (2008) Presented to Trans America Corporation (AEGON) employees in Cedar Rapids, IA  as part of Going Global in Iowa (with J Pollock, L. Seedorff).

“Identifying Miscommunications and Finding Solutions” (UI, 2008). Presented to Trans America Corporation (AEGON) employees in Cedar Rapids, IA  as a part of Going Global in Iowa (with M. Burke, L. Seedorff).

“Everyday Situations and Dynamite Staff” (UI, 2007) Presented to staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as part of Going Global in Iowa (with M. Pontarelli).

“Making Your Life Easier” (UI, 2007). Presented to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as part of Going Global in Iowa (with S. King).

“Doing Business with the Chinese” (UI, 2007). Presented to TriMark Corporation employees in New Hampton, IA, as part of Going Global in Iowa (with J. Pollock, L. Seedorff, and panel of Chinese students).

“Creating Supportive Environments via Cross-Cultural Understanding” (UI, 2005, 2006). Presented to faculty and staff as part of the Building Our Global Community series (with D. Ju).

“Culture, Language, and the Law: International TAs and U.S. Sexual Harassment Laws” (UI, 2003).  Presented at the NAFSA:  Association of International Educators National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT (with M. Burke, University of Iowa, D. Finnerty, University of Iowa, and S. Stevens, University of Delaware).