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Pre-conference Workshops

If You Build It They Will Come: Strategic Study Abroad Marketing to Diverse Student Populations

The lure of strategic and targeted marketing tactics to recruit students of diverse identities and backgrounds may make sense on the surface level as institutions and/or organizations attempt to create much needed exposure and access to education abroad. However, does targeted outreach pose ethical dilemmas or press proverbial hot buttons? What standards of practice can be employed to navigate the marketing landscape for increased access to diverse student demographics?  This pre-conference workshop will engage participants in thought-provoking dialogue, providing them with strategies and practices to inventively harness communication and marketing tools to create high-impact opportunities for diverse students and innovative, principled marketing solutions that appeal to targeted student populations.

Date & Time

Sunday, April 8, 2018

9:00am -12:00pm

Presenters

Gretchen Cook-Anderson: IES Abroad

Wagaye Johannes: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Price

Members: $199 

Non-Members: $249 

Graduate Students: $199 

Engaging Local Students & Communities in Global Education

The metropolitan hub and surrounding suburbs of Miami, Florida are home to many vibrant immigrant and diasporic communities. Spanish is spoken by more than 20 percent of Florida’s population, with high usage in the Miami-Dade County area. Florida has one of the largest African-American populations in the country, and the second-highest Latino population on the east coast outside of New York state. This pre-conference workshop will engage participants in activities and discussion about best practices for working with immigrant student populations, and students from a wide variety of Diasporic backgrounds. It will also present a case study on the local Cuban and Haitian population and an opportunity to visit cultural and historical landmarks in Miami to engage with local communities, particularly in Little Havana, home to a majority of Cubans and Cuban Americans.

Schedule of Activities, Sunday, April 8, 2018:

8:30am – Welcome & Introductions

8:45am – “Engaging the Diaspora & Local Communities in Higher Education” (Panel Presentation with Q&A)

  • Dawn Whitehead: Association of American Colleges & Universities
  • Eduardo Chavez: Miami Dade College
  • Nicolas Andre: Florida International University 
  • Lillian Manzor: University of Miami

10:00am – Depart JW Marquis by Bus to Little Havana

10:30am – Case Study: Guided Walking Tour of Little Havana

  • Corinna Moebius & Ralph De La Portilla, Little Havana Tours LLC

11:30am  – Group Reflection & Action Steps

12:00pm – Lunch at El Cristo Restaurant (Family Style; Provided)

1:00pm – Departures for JW Marquis arrive by 1:15pm

Price

Members: $199 

Non-Members: $249 

Graduate Students: $199 

Developing and Aligning Education Abroad Diversity & Inclusion Strategies with Institutional Strategic Plans

Education abroad offices and provider organizations can benefit from formalizing their diversity and inclusion efforts into a cohesive plan to broaden access and engender inclusion in international education. This pre-conference workshop will examine the process for and components of engaging multiple stakeholders in the development of a diversity and inclusion strategy for education abroad, as well as strategies for implementing the plan with key partners at each phase of the process. Participants will be guided through a series of activities that will help them create an institution-specific diversity in international education strategic plan, including identifying key objectives, activities, and stakeholders (on campus and beyond), and developing a tentative timeline for the plan.

Date & Time

Sunday, April 8, 2018

9:00am -12:00pm

Presenters

Aaron I. Bruce: San Diego State University

Grace Johnson: The Ohio State University

Price

Members: $199 

Non-Members: $249 

Graduate Students: $199 

Inclusive Leadership: Micro-practices for Every Professional

As professionals working in the throngs of global and multicultural education, we have an integral role to play in modeling inclusive leadership from the inside out. How do we build a supportive and inclusive culture, not only for the diverse student body that we serve, but among colleagues? What are the hidden biases, assumptions, and stereotypes that unconsciously and consciously drive our behavior at work? This pre-conference workshop is designed for any professional interested in developing an inclusive leadership practice. Examples of tools and skill-building include: the Receive-Ask-Summarize-Appreciate (RASA) model for deep listening, the Redline/Greenline model for managing challenging emotions, and activities around unconscious bias. Participants will gain micro-practices to apply daily that will more likely lead to understanding, respect, and trust in the workplace.

Date & Time

Sunday, April 8, 2018

9:00am -12:00pm

Presenters

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios: University of California, Berkeley, International House

Jason Patent: University of California, Berkeley, International House

Price

Members: $199 

Non-Members: $249 

Graduate Students: $199 

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

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