IKF – Privacy oder Publicy: Wohin führt die digitale Transformation?

Die Diskussion über die Nutzung von Daten ist eines der grossen Themen der digitalen Transformation. Mit der Frage, wohin die digitale Transformation uns hinsichtlich der Datennutzung führt und mit der Debatte über Privacy oder Publicy, beschäftigen sich die IKF-Studienleiter Andréa Belliger und David Krieger in ihrem neuen Buch, das im Januar 2018 erscheint. Im Newsletter-Artikel «Privacy oder Publicy: Wohin führt die digitale Transformation?» geben die beiden Studienleiter einen Einblick dazu. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Thematik in unterschiedlichen Kontexten findet auch in diversen IKF-Zertifikatskursen statt. Einige davon starten nun im Frühlingssemester 2018. Eine Übersicht über alle unsere Frühlingskurse finden Sie neben weiteren Themen in diesem Newsletter:

Privacy oder Publicy: Wohin führt die digitale Transformation?
Frühlingskurse 2018 – jetzt anmelden!
Masterstudiengänge – persönliches Kompetenzprofil modular zusammenstellen!
Interview mit dem IKF-Dozenten im Bereich eHealth Prof. Dr. Christian Lovis
Mein Studium am IKF – Interview mit den Mediations-Studierenden Evrim Yilmaz und Roger Huber
Nächste Infoveranstaltung – 18. Januar 2018 in Zürich

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SIETAR – 2018 Congress

Over the years, the intercultural field has revisited the notion of culture and the impact of different norms on human exchanges, focussing on the issues impacting intercultural interactions.

In parallel, the drive towards uniformity for the benefits of globalisation has clearly shown its limitations and the positioning of man at the centre of the ecosystem we occupy, demonstrated its incoherence with sustainability.

In a world undergoing profound mutations, a key element for social transformation is the co-existence of diverse cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and values. Discriminatory attitudes and policies against those perceived as different have crept into organizations and society at large, in an attempt to neutralize, reduce or even eliminate diversity, wrongly perceived as a cost and disturbance.

Our purpose for this congress is to go beyond differences and focus on new perspectives, practices and positive actions that can support the co-creation of a common culture that will nurture itself from increased diversity – both in our daily lives and in the workplace – and lead to a better world.

Our role as intercultural trainers, coaches and mediators is essential to support this process. Our practice needs to respond to the challenge.

In the coming weeks, further information will be communicated about the conference, speakers and presenters, pre-conference certifications and logistical support for participants intending to travel

We have a great venue in Lugano thanks to the support of our academic advisor, the Università della Svizzera italiana.

The Board welcomes your attendance, asks you to save the date in your agenda and to spread the word for our first congress which, we trust, will provide for inspiring exchanges and enhanced learning opportunities. Membership rates for registration will be extended to all SIETAR National Association members.

-> To the webpage

Upcoming Events



devex: Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference – Innovation in humanitarian response: A must-have with disclaimers

For many humanitarian organizations, the temptation is to think of innovative solutions in terms of products — development of a new product or utilizing a new tool to improve service delivery and impact. But the range of definitions associate with innovation all aspects of an organization’s operations, including products, systems, models, methods and partnerships.

-> To the article

Course – Summer School: South Sudan – Lessons for Peace & Conflict Studies? 3-7 July 2017 (swisspeace)

How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding the conflict dynamics in South Sudan, and how can insights from South Sudan advance academic research? swisspeace’s 5-day summer school provides an overview of current academic and policy debates on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and state building and critically reflects on their relevance for the South Sudan context.

What are the main developments in South Sudan since independence in 2011? Who are the key actors and what are the main drivers of conflict today? How does the ongoing armed conflict relate to previous civil wars and what are lessons learned from peace and state building engagement taking place prior to independence? Participants will analyse the South Sudan context and reflect on scenarios for future developments.

Register by April 30.

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Course: La modération, un art qui s’apprend – Comment accompagner un groupe vers ses objectifs (cours 17.304) (AGRIDEA)

Du 17 au 19 mai 2017 et les 5 et 6 octobre 2017, Chemin VS

La modération, c’est l’outil indispensable pour guider un groupe de personnes avec dynamisme, efficacité et créativité au service des objectifs. Les techniques apprises lors du cours vous seront d’un grand soutien pour animer des séances, motiver des participant-e-s à développer un projet ou trouver des meilleures techniques de créativité.

Une opportunité :

  • d’appliquer les concepts théoriques par des exercices pratiques ;
  • d’avoir une meilleure compréhension du fonctionnement en groupe ;
  • d’obtenir des outils et méthodes pour préparer, réaliser et évaluer vos réunions de manière efficace ;
  • de récolter des méthodes et astuces pour gérer et motiver un groupe de manière efficace, agréable et ludique.

Prenez les choses en mains et développez votre palette de compétences pour une gestion de séances sereine et efficace.

Pour plus d’informations consultez le flyer et le programme du cours. Inscrivez-vous en ligne ou par e-mail d’ici au 6 avril 2017.

KM: Event KM4Dev Seattle – Thoughts on evaluating COPs

During one of the days of the KM4Dev Seattle convening [the] CoP Value Creation Framework [was discussed.]

The framework identifies five stages of value creation for social learning – Immediate value (what you experience), potential value (what you get out of it), applied value (what you do with it) , realized value (results), and transformative value (radical changes in you or your culture).

There is also a useful guide which sets out the indicators for each stage.

-> Link to the article

-> Link to the KM4Dev Wiki

Upcoming Event


  • 2017-04-06 (15:00-17:30 + Apéro), Bern: SECO – ‚Wirksam durch starke Partnerschaften‘ (Anmeldung erforderlich, 1-2TN/Org.), Kultur Casino US
  • 2017-04-06 (08:30-13:00), Bern: AMS – ‚Politischer Einbezug: Schlüssel zur Prävention von gewalttätigem Extremismus‘ (Anmeldefrist: 2017-03-31)
  • 2017-04-03/04 (10:00-18:15 / 9:00-18:00), Genf: Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference (Palais des Nations, Conference Room XXIV) (Anmeldefrist: 2017-03-29) VG
  • 2017-04-27 (09:00-16:15), Bern: EHB – Tagung Migration: Arbeitsmarktintegration von Flüchtlingen, Welle 7 (Anmeldefrist: 2017-04-01) DG
  • 2017-05-02 (Afternoon), tbd: Prix FoBBIZ | Save the date for the FoBBIZ Award ceremony! (Berufsbildung IZA) SR