Virtual Intercultural Circle
An online Intercultural Dialogue that supports
change makers, community builders, cultural connectors
and locals leaders to tackle global issues and propel local action.
The Virtual Intercultural Circle
Now, more than ever, there is a need to create and grow our connections. The Virtual Intercultural Circle is a virtual platform to hold dialogues on global issues, raise and engage in different perspectives and support each other in taking action that is mindful of cultural nuances and preferences. This is a platform where we take back our power and take action to create a better environment for us and the future generation.
The Virtual Intercultural Circle is offered as a safe space to share the global and local issues that matter us, to deeply listen to others, to learn of the diverse perspectives and provide support to each other where possible.
Grow with Circles
Circle is a process where a group of people share their personal experiences, discover differences and explore similarities with each other. Circles are found in many cultures and is used as a community tradition to tell stories, share wisdom and solve problems together.
The Circle process provides a practical way to develop Intercultural Competence in a holistic way by engaging the head (thinking), heart (emotional) and hand (behaviours).
With technological advancement, Circles are no longer limited to a specific location or community. Rather, it opens up the opportunity for people of different background to share their experiences, to learn about themselves and from the global community.
Join our Virtual Intercultural Circle by registering below. Participants will be charged a minimal fee to support the operating and administrative cost. Those whom have joined the circle will be invited to join our online community channel to continue the dialogue.
Check this page regularly for updates or drop us a message so we can send you the latest updates.
Leadership in Times of Chaos
The year 2020 has rained upon the world mass confusion, utter chaos and unearthed complexities that overturned the lives of us all. From COVID19 to economic inequalities to mass protests to #BlackLivesMatter and very recently the explosion in Beirut, it seems that things can only get worse.
But amid the chaos and confusion, leaders emerge. Leaders of all ages, gender and nationalities are standing up to persevere amidst uncertainties, preserve hope and life and to reshape our world for the better. These leaders could be
- fighting for the lives of a COVID19 patient
- in the frontlines of a social injustices protest
- a friend spearheading an online fundraiser for a local cause
- delivering meals to elderly neighbours
- kids making sure their friends don’t miss school online
- You… with the courage to speak up on things that matter
The battle will be a long-drawn struggle. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. As we continue our fight, we need to figure out…
What makes a leader in times of chaos?
Leadership in Times of Chaos
22 Aug 2020, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (GMT +8), Online
Amid the chaos and confusion, leaders emerge. They persevere amidst uncertainties, preserve hope and life and to reshape our world for the better. Let’s hear from each other the stories of inspiring leadership we had witnessed and what we can learn from them.
Social Media: For Better or Worse?
19 SEP 2020, 4:00pm – 6:00pm (GMT +8), Online
Social media has become ubiquitous. Most everyone seems to be connected to it 24/7. Does social media truly give us benefit? Or does it detract us from the more important things in life?
I enjoyed connecting with people from different countries who share a love for dialogue. And learning their perspectives. It was inspiring!
I’m grateful for the initiative Ling Ling Tai established to link global interculturalists in times of trouble like these Post-COVID now. As a facilitator she was receptive and humble. It created space for interculturalists to contribute and share openly. She is a good listener.
The Intercultural Circle was such an inspiring space that connected me with other people around the globe. Despite seemingly different cultural perspectives and lifestyles, we shared a lot of things in common, especially our hope for a better world. I realized that no matter how difficult the situation we all have; no one is left alone. This sharing space boosted up my confidence to take me further and better leaps in life.
What is a Virtual Intercultural Circle?
Circles are one of the oldest form of human interaction and learning. Traditionally, it is used to share wisdom, discuss challenging issues and unite communities. A Circle is a safe space for people to share, connect and support each other. It is a space where we listen deeply, without judgement and maintain our confidentiality.
With this, we are taking the essence of Circles and bringing this online… with a mission to tackle global issues and support local action with the engagement of the international community.
To learn more about circles and its history, click here.
Did you know we support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?
The Virtual Intercultural Circles is an initiative that supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
By participating and supporting the Virtual Intercultural Circles, we are also achieving the following goals:
1. Sustainable Cities and Communities – The circles is where we can discuss, share experiences and concerns of the cities and communities we live in… it is also where we support participants to take action for a sustainable future.
2. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – The circles help to create awareness, build connections and kick start actions to ensure everyone has access to justice, and build effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
3. Global Partnerships – The circles help to cultivate global partnerships where there was none before and revitalise our community to Sustainable Development.
Why do I need to pay?
The Virtual Circle is place where we support each other in our mission to create a better world. A great way to start… is to support the facilitators in putting together and maintaining the virtual intercultural circles.
The minimal fee is directed towards the operational and administrative costs for current and future virtual circles. Your contribution will be a great encouragement to facilitators whom have put in the time and effort to support the running of this circle.
What happens after a Circle Session?
Circle participants who would like to continue the conversation after a circle session will be invited to join an online community. This online community is exclusive to those who have participated in at least 1 circle session.
The online community is hosted on a platform called Twist.
Can we run the circles in my company/organisation/team?
Of course you can! 😊
Drop us a note and we’ll bring the Virtual Intercultural Circles to you. 🥳
I love Virtual Intercultural Circles… Can I volunteer to be a facilitator?
Of course you can! We welcome volunteers who are passionate about helping to solve global issues, supporting others in achieving them and any helping hand to keep the virtual circles going. Drop us a note and let’s get connected.