My Professional Working Relationships

The Hermann-Gmeiner-Academy is a training and education facility belonging to "SOS Kinderdorf." The academy is a centre for intercultural encounters and creates possibilities for professional exchange as well as for professional development. HGA
Horizont3000 is a non-governmental organisation based in Austria, with offices in 12 different countries in Africa, South America and Oceania. For many years now, I have trained the intercultural module of the preparation programme for the dispatching of employees.  
  REFAK, a branch of the Austrian Chamber of Labour and the VÖGB, offers trainers and lecturers in the department of adult education an extensive and innovative advanced training programme.
Die BFA (Federal Finance Academy)  is a central educational institution of the Federal Ministry of Finance. I cooperate on the level of the Train-the Trainer Education. The aim is to introduce new and innovative ways of teaching among the experts that train within the finance sector.
FH for Management and Communication FH-WKÖ, Vienna
Centre for Development Research CDR, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien
Department for Development Research IE, Universität Wien
Department for Comparative Educational Science EZWI, Universität Innsbruck

Professional networks and affiliations

SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research)
Art of Hosting
NIC (Netzwerk Intercultures) Österreich
ÖAGG (Austrian Work Group for Group Therapy and Group Dynamics)

What my cooperation partners say about me:

What makes working with Margret Steixner so enjoyable is her way of presenting in-depth contents with a unique ease. This sets free enormous amounts of energy which can immediately be used for further work- I discover this again and again when working with her in a team, and can see it in her participants on different occasions. No matter if theory or practical exercise- she presents the contents with surety, remains open to new methods and engages in dialogue with her audience. In this, she is benefitted by her multilayered communicative experience gained from various professional roles, in various cultural contexts. It is clear that she thoroughly understands complex systems. I am already looking forward to the next project with Margret Steixner!

Christian Honold, director of the Hermann-Gmeiner-Academy, Innsbruck

Insights into the practical work

Presentation at the IACCM Conferenz 2015 in Vienna:

“Skills for the global world  - inquiring into the evolution and development of intercultural competencies”

It was awarded with the SIETAR Austria Best Practitioner Presentation Award.

Best Practitioner Award, 2015

A brief insight into the intercultural training at Horizont3000:

Preparation Course, Horizont 3000



Together with the team of the Hermann-Gmeiner-Academy  I facilitate the "Harvesting"-Workshop. We collect positive moments of the work-life and share them- an innovative knowledge management project with sustainable effects. Harvesting Shortfilm