About Me: Bettina Byrd-Giles is a consultant, trainer and teacher. Her experience includes intercultural communication training, university administration, leadership development and writing. She is an intercultural consultant with the Byrd's Nest LLC . Byrd-Giles' work as an interculturalist has been recognized on local and international levels. She was selected to co-chair the Martin Luther King Conflict Resolution Conference Malawi (Southern Africa), sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation, the University of Malawi, Miles College and Diversity University. In 2000, she was honored by the Greater Birmingham United Nations Association for the founding of Diversity University, a cross-cultural program uniting cultures from six colleges and universities, since 1995. Byrd-Giles has also worked in the development of students as an administrator and part-time instructor at two major universities--the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama.
My Passions: Intercultural communication
My Challenges: People don't realize that even the most liberal and aware person could still use intercultural communication training.
My Vision for the Future: To create a more cultural sensitive world
My Areas of Expertise: Intercultural communication, women's issues, African American studies, Career development, Blogging