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                        Gill's Consultancy Cultural Specifics, General and Contextual Understanding Decoded. Gillian Gathoni Mwaura (Edube) is a coach, an Intercultural Communication Competence Consultant, and a cross-cultural curriculum developer. She has 13 years’ experience training and coaching individuals, institutions, agencies, and organizations across cultures. Through her Intercultural competence skills, she facilitates interpersonal relationships, communication effectiveness, and contextual adjustment to diverse cultures.   She Prepares people to function well in the margins where culture collides. She has facilitated workshops and courses in Europe, the USA, and Africa. “You are neither "Right" nor "Wrong"; It's just different” is her catch line in matters of Intercultural competencies. Her training style is a fusion of her own experiences, theoretical and applied knowledge, and unique, powerful visual and multimedia effects. She likes to
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  Leaders Develop Over a Lifetime. Robert Clinton  reframes a leaders' life in terms of God's developmental processes . This leadership model facilitated a reflection on my own story and life experiences that have culminated in producing my personal timeline. It is such a  tremendous help in understanding the work of God in my own life. God works differently in each season. The leadership development stages are empirical and easy to identify with.    Who is a leader? Robert Clinton defines a leader as "a person with God-given capacity and God-given responsibilities who influences a group of followers towards God's purposes for the group" ( Clinton 2012, 110). His definition is different from the popular notion that a leader must have a formal position, title, and training. However, he argues that many who are called leaders in the church and parachurch organizations have no such titles. Clinton 2012, describes developing leaders as a life's process, not ju

LEARNING THROUGH DIALOGUE - A look at a set of skillful interactions through dialogical practices. Gillian G Edube.

  DIALOGUE LEARNING  Introduction Humans have a powerful effect on each other. Sabates defines social influence as the "process by which individuals alter each other's attitudes, feelings, and behaviors due to their interactions" (Sabates 2012, 191). In his social facilitation description, Floyd Henry Allport completed six experiments with how individuals performed in social isolation and compared how they completed the task in a group. He found that individuals perform better in a group setting than when undertaking the same task on their own (Allport 1920, 181-182). Levine and Moreland (2006) explore the use of small groups' capturing the diversity and conveying their breadth. They offer helpful ways to conceptualize groups with regard to meeting individual needs. Their review suggests four fundamental needs that groups fulfill (Levine and Moreland 2006, 610-616). ·                 Survival needs ·                 Psychological needs ·                 Info