Alumni Webinars

ACG Alumni Webinars are back!

We invite you to a series of webinars presented by Pierce/Deree alumni and Pierce parents from a range of professional backgrounds. The series aims to provide essential learning & engagement opportunities around the pillars of life- long learning, personal growth, and well -being.

You can find information and how to register for our new webinar below. You can also find all info on past webinars on our Archive section.

If you are an Alumnus/a, you are encouraged to sign up on ACGConnect, our Alumni communication platform, and click on the events section to find all relevant information about our Alumni webinar series. In addition, you can reconnect and network with fellow alumni, keep up with important ACG news, view exclusive benefits programs, find job opportunities, participate in the mentoring program and more.

Invitation to a webinar on:

Intercultural Communication

We are happy to invite you to our 1st online webinar organized by the
UAE/GCC Alumni Chapter and
The American College of Greece, Office of Advancement

Monday, January 18 at 18:00 PM UAE

Join us and
Sandra Katakalea

Senior Leadership Development Consultant & Executive Coach

Sandra Katakalea

Webinar Overview
How does cultural conditioning shape the way we think, behave and communicate?  What are some of the cultural differences and similarities and how can we communicate more effectively as global citizens? The webinar will focus on the following areas:

  • Increase self-awareness about how culture has shaped our thinking and communication
  • Develop knowledge of how different cultures typically communicate
  • Provide strategies to communicate more effectively across cultures
  • Update on Covid vaccine development

Hosted by:

Makis Kosmatos (Deree ’90) AREA VP AMET, Johnson & Johnson
Dimitris Floros (Deree ’09) Global Head of Tourism & Leisure, Qatar Airways
Maria Laina (Deree ’94) Executive Director of Advancement, Alumni, The American College of Greece

Speaker Bio:

Sandra Katakalea is a Senior Leadership Development Consultant & Executive Coach. A Deree’97 graduate, she is an accomplished HR & Organizational Development professional with expertise in leadership and talent development, change management and HR strategy within high-profile organizations and the higher education. She is an ACC accredited coach by the International Coaching Federation (US) and Career Development Counselor by the National Career Development Association (US), as well as trained mediator and qualified team coach, assisting individuals and teams achieve high performance goals. For the last six years she lives and works at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia which employs over 100 nationalities from all over the world and in addition to her coaching and consulting services, she teaches Intercultural communication, Mindfulness and Conflict Management.


Loren J. Samons II, PhD

Loren J. Samons II is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Executive Director of ACG’s Institute for the Hellenic Culture and the Liberal Arts and Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University.

Citizenship Earned: A Lesson More Important than Democracy

When moderns think of ancient Greek politics they almost invariably cite democracy and government by popular vote as the greatest gift the Hellenes bequeathed to the modern world. Professor Samons argues that this view is both historically inaccurate and demonstrably dangerous and that it has led to a number of political problems faced in contemporary western regimes.

28 Jan 2021 – 17.30

Our Archive

Past webinars presented by both Pierce & Deree Alumni & Parents have covered a wide range of topics such as personal growth, career management, coaching, technology and wellbeing.

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