Geremie Sawadogo(Moderator), Manager HRDC4 and Published Author in Intercultural Competencies
Geremie Sawadogo joined the World Bank Group in April 2004 as Program Manager for Global Mobility. Prior to joining the Bank, Geremie was the Country Director for the US Peace Corps in Benin where he managed a development assistance program in teacher training; HIV/AIDS education; environmental education; and small business development.
Geremie Sawadogo is a published author in intercultural competencies and international education. His AfricanXculture assessment tool allows individuals to assess themselves against an African cultural values benchmark
Dr. Milton J. Bennett is a Ph.D. researcher in intercultural communication and sociology (www.idrinstitute.org). He originated the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), a grounded theory that has been widely used for over 30 years in intercultural training and education design for both global and domestic multicultural contexts. Dr. Bennett publishes extensively in journals and encyclopedias on cutting-edge intercultural concepts Dr. Bennett’s academic career has spanned decades. He was a professor of intercultural communication at Portland State University and he has served on the executive development faculty of Dartmouth’s School of Business, Motorola University, and the Stockholm School of Economics. He currently works with the European Centre for Executive Development, the University of Milano and the Intercultural Development Research Institute. Most of his recent consulting has been with large organizations applying an intercultural approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in multicultural workforces.
Milton has spent much of his life in a cross-cultural context, starting as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia and has traveled extensively globally. He currently divides his time between Milan and Seattle.