I-House Connection March 2017

The I-House ConnectionMarch 2017

Save the date for these upcoming events

Get Global Ready: Thriving in an Intercultural Workplace
Tuesday, March 7, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Robertson Center for Intercultural LeadershipThis workshop is designed to equip professionals in a multicultural workplace with practical tools for enhancing leadership and team-building skills across cultures as well as working with diverse clientele. Come learn how to lead more effectively and leverage the diversity on your team for optimal organizational success both in process and output.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance your awareness of your own and others’ intercultural work style preferences;
  • Improve your ability to adapt behavior in ways that further collaboration and success;
  • Gain skills and knowledge for creating a more productive, innovative, and inclusive workplace;
  • Access an online personal assessment tool called GlobeSmart® ($119 value).
  • Receive a personalized profile of your preferred intercultural work style through GlobeSmart®.
  • **For groups: You will have the opportunity to compare your profile to the average profile from another country and/or other individuals in your workplace.

$169 – $199

I-House Alumni Discount
We are offering a special discounted rate for I-House alumni at $139.  Reserve your seat ASAP and be sure to enter the promotional code – ALUMNI – to receive the discount.

Click Here To Reserve

Sponsored by Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

Cal Day April 22, 2017CalDay at I-House
Saturday, April 22, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

“All Around the World” International Theme Brunch
In celebration of CalDay, International House welcomes visitors and foodies alike to experience a gourmet brunch featuring flavors from around the world in our Dining Commons. I-House residents will share their special talents with performances and presentations.

Visitors/Community: $10
I-House Alumni: $7
Visit the Alumni table to receive an alumni card and souvenir gift!

International House Tour: Living Under the Dome
Come learn about I-House’s unique history and experience its global atmosphere! Tours depart from the front entrance
at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Tweet #sharecalday

I-House Celebration & Awards Gala
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 PM


Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68) and Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)

Gala 2017

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for our 29th annual Celebration and Awards Gala on April 27th, I-House’s signature event that celebrates those championing the values of International House in their personal and professional lives.

Purchase tickets and sponsorships at ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala.

Proceeds from the Gala benefit The Fund for I-House. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to provide scholarships to deserving residents, barrier-breaking intercultural programming, and required maintenance to our historic home.

Resident hosts on front steps
(Jenny Hom photo)

I-House resident hosts welcome guests at the red carpet Gala entrance. More than half are I-House scholarship or fellowship recipients who have chosen to give back to I-House by serving as ambassadors for this festive evening. You can find more Gala 2016 photos on the International House Facebook page. We look forward to welcoming alumni and friends to this year’s Gala on April 27th!

STAFF HIGHLIGHT: Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez

We are happy to share a story that features two I-House employees, Laurie Ferris and Veronica Alvarez, who are Wellness Ambassadors for I-House. This program helps staff stay healthy so that they can better serve our residents.

Wellness Ambassador Spotlight

Laurie Ferris and Veronica AlvarezLaurie and Veronica have always been advocates for fitness both at home and in the workplace, so it was no surprise when they decided to become Wellness Ambassadors for International House. We recently chatted with them to learn how their advocacy for health and wellness have inspired and made a real difference in the lives of others within their department.Learn more about Laurie and Veronica by reading their interview for the UC Berkeley Wellness Ambassador Spotlight.


Best regards from Berkeley,

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development
& Communications
Laurie Ferris
Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate

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(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents, and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥
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