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Pre-conference Workshops

Access to live Pre-conference Workshops is included in full conference registration

A Full Court Press: Addressing Racism as a Global Phenomenon and Developing an Anti-Racist Orientation

In all facets of international and domestic spheres of education, anti-racist praxis is being identified as an imperative to holistic student development. Creating learning environments that proactively seek to dismantle systemic racism is the first step in progressing towards greater inclusion and equity for students and within our workplaces

The participants of this active-learning workshop will acquire a foundational understanding of race and anti-racism as we explore the impact of imperialism and racism in the global context. Through intergroup activity, structured dialogue and action-planning, participants will leave with actionable steps to advance their intercultural knowledge and their organization’s ability to better serve diverse populations.

 

Date & Time

Thursday, July 30, 2020

10:00am- 12:00pm Central Time

 

Presenters

  • Brandon Bell, M.Ed, Diversity and Inclusion – North American Region – Syngenta

Leading by Example: Cultivating Innovation & Belonging within the Workplace

Whether you manage a large team or a staff of one, creating a sense of belonging in the workplace requires leadership by example and disruptions to the status quo.  More than ever, we need bold leaders committed to diversity and belonging. This workshop will explore leadership strategies and practices central to cultivating workplace inclusivity and global innovation.

 

Date & Time

Thursday, July 30, 2020

10:00am- 12:00pm Central Time

 

Presenters

  • Monroe France, Associate Vice President, Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership – NYU
  • Lisa M. Coleman, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation – NYU

If You Build It They Will Come: Intentional Marketing for Engaging First Generation College Students in Study Abroad

The lure of strategic and targeted marketing tactics to recruit first-generation college students 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 in marketing high impact opportunities, and cultural exploration to first-generation college students? 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 employ principled marketing solutions that appeal to first-generation college students.

 

Date & Time

Thursday, July 30, 2020

10:00am- 12:00pm Central Time

 

Presenters

  • Gretchen Cook-Anderson, Assistant Vice President of Diversity Recruiting & Advising – IES Abroad

Developing and Implementing Inclusive Advising Practices in Education Abroad

Culturally-relevant and inclusive advising is essential to making education abroad accessible and effective for historically under-represented students. This workshop is designed to give early to mid-career advisors specific guidance on how to develop strengths-based advising practices. These approaches will allow advisors to reimagine and refine their role and relationship before, during, and after participation in education abroad. Workshop participants will leave with models and tools for integrating identity-related topics into all aspects of individual and group-based advising. Topics will include: practicing advisor authenticity, minimizing bias, building trust and credibility, allyship, and collaborative partnering. Participants will actively engage in group discussions, share good practices for advising historically under-represented students, and develop an individual plan for how to improve advising at their institutions or organizations.

 

Date & Time

Thursday July 30, 2020

10:00am- 12:00pm Central Time

 

Presenters

  • Lisa Johnson, Assistant Dean for International Study – Smith College
  • LaSharon McLean Perez, Assistant Director, Education Abroad – University of California, Riverside
  • David Wick, EdD, Assistant Professor, MA in International Educational Management Program – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Jennifer Velez, MA candidate, International Education Management – Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Angela Luedke, Graduate Student – Middlebury Institute for International Studies

Access to live Pre-conference Workshops is included in full conference registration