BI Update

Catching up in India

Two members of the Beasley Intercultural team, Tamerlaine and Ramona had a fabulous week in India catching up with Melissa Butcher, talking about all things cultural and enjoying Holi in Delhi.

Melissa is a former team member at BI and now lecturing in globalisation studies at the Open University in London.

If you have been a participant in Melissa’s previous BI programs, here are some of her current publishing and academic research areas.

Promoting Asia Literacy in the National Curriculum

Tamerlaine has been an active participant in the National Curriculum forums, and a panel member at the History Consultation.

We believe Asia literacy is vital for the future prosperity of our nation and want to ensure industry has a say in the future national curriculum.

Support us in our input!

If you are interested in participating in the consultations, register on the site of the National Curriculum Board.  


Virtual Global Teams & Social Networking

Global and intercultural collaboration is now occurring in new and exciting ways.

To ensure we are up to date, we’ve been topping up our education in this area.

We attended a fabulous workshop led by Anne Bartlett-Bragg on online learning, and are now embarking on a new phase of twittering, delicious and wiki usage.

Follow us on twitter: @BIntercultural

Anne’s blog is a fascinating source of information regarding digital dialogues. Click here:


Safina’s film ‘The Good Man’

Safina Uberoi, one of our India cultural specialists is a leading filmmaker, highly acclaimed for her film ‘My Mother India’.

Safina has recently made an extraordinary documentary about the true story of a struggling Australian farmer, his quadriplegic wife, their new-born baby, and their plans to open a brothel in a small country town. The film debuted at the Adelaide film festival and will screen on ABC television later on this year.

About the Author:

Tamerlaine Beasley is an expert who enables effective collaboration and communication in diverse and global workplaces.She is a member of the Board of the Australia-ASEAN Council for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and founder and Managing Director of Beasley Intercultural, Australia’s premier cross-cultural training and consultancy company.Tamerlaine’s keynote presentations, advisory services and training programs are described by clients as ‘transformational’ and ‘game changing’. Examples of her work include: coaching and advising business leaders in Australia and Asia; working with global teams to optimise performance; developing a framework for training and capability building through international partnerships for APEC; building local staff capacity at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; leading the development of diversity and inclusion programs for the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Defence.