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Valli Murphy


Valli Murphy

Founder, Cultural Intersections

Valli Murphy has spent most of her life involved in the international arena, bringing a unique combination of professional and personal experiences to her work as an intercultural trainer. Raised and educated in Greece and Italy by her Greek parents, Valli traveled with her family throughout Europe, becoming fluent in three languages. Her early years living as a “Third Culture Kid” led her to pursue degrees in International Relations, and Latin American Studies.

As a former executive working for several global financial institutions including MellonBank, Daiwa Bank, Svenska Handlesbanken and The Bank of Scotland, Valli managed various international lending departments, and worked closely with expatriates and culturally diverse staff. For over 16 years, Valli has consulted with global youthexchange programs, including World Learning’s Au Pair Homestay and InterExchange, developing marketing and training programs for foreign youth, host families, field staff and international partner offices.

Valli Murphy’s enthusiasm and commitment to the advancement of intercultural awareness propelled her to create Cultural Intersections, an intercultural training and consulting company providing comprehensive programs in global leadership and cultural
competencies to multicultural teams, corporate executives, cultural exchange organizations and educational institutions.

Valli Murphy is writing the Detective – Greece training program in the Cultural Detective® series, and is a certified facilitator in the methodology. She is an active member of SIETAR USA, and is on the board of the Community Diversity Council of Hunterdon County, NJ.
Valli is a candidate for M.A. in Intercultural Relations from the University of the Pacific in 2011.


Assessing Intercultural Effectiveness: A Model and Case Study

Presenter(s): Valli Murphy, Principal, Cultural Intersections and Chris Cartwright, Director of Assessments for ICI

Level: Intermediate

Delivery: Case Study

Keywords: Training of Trainers, Cross-cultural Competency

Date/Time: Thursday, March 15, 11:15am-12:15pm