Health and Safety from a DEI Lens
Health, safety, and security in international programming has traditionally centered on risk mitigation and duty of care without consideration for the ways in which individual identity and the context of diversity in the local environment may influence planning and response efforts in this domain. This workshop will examine health, safety, and security from an inclusion and equity lens using case studies, policy review, simulations, and action planning. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to approach health, safety, and security with inclusion and equity in mind and plan of action for their institutional/organizational context.
Strategy and Leadership as Tools for Dismantling Unjust (Inequitable) Systems
Two critical components to building and organizational culture that prioritizes DEI are strategy and leadership. This workshop will focus on how leaders can identify structural inequities in the workplace and advance more inclusive policies and practices to affect institutional and organizational change. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own sphere of influence and walk away with practical tools and strategies to use when they return to the office.
Comprehensive Internationalization with DEI at the Center
Comprehensive internationalization can be a compelling strategy to embed global learning and opportunities throughout an institution. However, unless diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered from the outset, internationalization efforts may inadvertently replicate and reinforce oppressive and exclusionary practices in education. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to approach internationalization from a DEI lens and walk away with practical tools and strategies to use when they return to the office.
Redesigning Hiring Practices and Building Belonging in the Workplace
Over the last three years of the global pandemic, international education and exchange has, like other fields, experienced significant upheaval in the workforce. The field has an opportunity to reorient hiring and retention policies and practices to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace, and this workshop will help participants identify promising practices for how to do this. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to approach hiring and retention from a DEI lens and walk away with practical tools and strategies to use when they return to the office.
Global Inclusion Boot Camp for New International Education Professionals
This workshop is geared toward professional new to the field of international education and exchange looking to hone their understanding of how diversity, equity, and inclusion intersect with global learning and international exchange.