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10:00am-12:00pm CSTPre-conference Workshops
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.

Unpacking Implicit Bias

In all facets of international and domestic spheres of education, equity and inclusion are emerging lynch pin concepts identified as imperative to holistic student development. Creating learning environments that proactively seek to eliminate barriers to success — such as implicit bias — is the first step in progressing towards greater inclusion and equity for our students. Implicit bias refers to unconscious beliefs or assumptions that influence our interaction with other people. Awareness of implicit bias and its impact on the lived experience is key in advancing the cultural competency of the individual and any organization’s capacity to render equity and create more inclusive environments. The participants of this active-learning workshop will acquire foundational understandings of social identity and implicit bias, as we explore the impact of imperialism and racism in Higher Education. 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.

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.

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.

"Munch" & Learns

10:00-11:00am CST
Leveraging Global Programs to Support First Generation Students Success

Developed for professionals who work in student success, diversity & inclusion and other student affairs units, this session will focus on the role global programs can play in supporting the academic success, interpersonal growth and career readiness of first-generation college students. Further the session will highlight the important role non-international education professionals play in ensuring first generation college students have equitable access to the benefits of global programs.


  • Charles Lu, PhD – Director, Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services (OASIS) – University of California, San Diego


  • Adriana Smith, Assistant Director of International Programs – Presbyterian College & Author of “Studying Abroad for Black Women”
  • Helen Wormington – Executive Director, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement, UT-Austin
  • James Dabney, PhD – Director, Posse New Orleans
11:00am-12:00pm CST
Women of Color Leadership & Empowerment

Intended for professionals and graduate students who self-identify as women of color and/or allies for women of color, this session includes an intimate opportunity to connect with colleagues, and listen to and be inspired by dynamic speakers as they share their leadership journey, experiences and strategies for success in global education.


  • Asabe Poloma, PhD – Associate Dean of The College for International Students; Director, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship – Brown University


  • Dr. Toya Barnes-Teamer, Principal – HCM Strategists; Former Vice President for
  • Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes, Director of Community Diversity Relations – Oregon State University
  • Rosine Pema Sanga – Director of International Relations for the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans LA
12:00-1:00pm CST
New Professionals in International Education

Intended for professionals with zero to three years experience in the field of international education. This session will focus on helping new professionals, in particular, professionals from diverse backgrounds enter the field of international education and/or move up in their current careers. There will be a panel of experienced international education professionals.


  • LaTesha Charbonnet Gonzales, Program Director, Intensive English Language Program Division of International Education – University of New Orleans


  • Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, Senior Diversity Relations Manager – IES Abroad
  • Allegra Laing, Associate Director for Global Diversity and Inclusion – Elon University
  • Louise Yahiaoui, Education Abroad Specialist – The Ohio State University
1:00-2:00pm CST
Leading Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in International Education

Developed for professionals with roles focused on Diversity & Inclusion in Education Abroad or Diversity & Inclusion in other units that support global programming, this session will focus on leadership development, generating ideas to foster our collective capacity to prioritize diversity & inclusion within our work spaces, and creating space to share challenges & successes with peers. The session will highlight the important role Education Abroad professionals play in ensuring diversity and inclusion opportunities in the field of International Education.


  • Christina Thompson, Director of Partnership Development & Diversity Initiatives – Barcelona SAE


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10:00-11:00am CSTExhibitor Hour
11:00am-12:00pm CSTWelcome & Innovation Competition
12:00-12:15pm CSTBreak
12:15-1:15pm CSTConcurrent Session Block #1
1:15-2:15pm CSTLagniappe Chats

10:00-11:15am CSTDeep Dives
11:15-11:30am CSTBreak
11:30am-12:30pm CSTConcurrent Session Block #2
12:30-12:40pm CSTBreak
12:40-12:45pm CST2020 Innovation Competition Winners Announced
12:45-1:45pm CSTPlenary: Being Antiracist in a Global Education Context with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
1:45-1:50pm CSTBreak
1:50-2:50pm CSTLagniappe Chats
2:50-3:00pm CSTBreak
3:00-4:00pm CSTExhibitor Hour
3:00-4:00pm CSTPartner Talk

10:00-11:00am CSTPlenary: Walk the Talk with Dr. Tia Brown McNair
11:15am-12:15pm CSTConcurrent Session Block #3
12:15-12:30pm CSTBreak
12:30-1:30pm CSTPlenary: Gilman Top Producer Announcement & Lessons from Gilman Top Producers Panel
1:30-2:30pm CSTLagniappe Chats
2:30-3:30 pm CSTConcurrent Session Block #4

10:00-11:00am CSTConcurrent Session Block #5
11:15am-12:15pm CST2020 EDIIE Awards Presentation
12:15-12:30pm CSTBreak
12:30-1:30pm CSTConcurrent Session Block #6)
1:30-2:30pm CSTLagniappe Chats
5:00-5:30pm CSTCelebrate Music from New Orleans with Big Sam's Funky Nation!

11:15-11:30am CSTBreak
11:30am-12:00pm CSTCritical Issues Sessions
12:00-1:00pm CSTPoster Community

Think Forward Summit - Systemic Racism & the Field of Global Education

10:00-11:30am CSTMoving Beyond Performative Allyship - Dismantling Systemic Racism in Global Education
10:00-11:30am CSTChampioning Equity & Inclusion: Confronting Our Fears About Engaging in Racial Equity Work
12:00-1:30pm CSTA Global View on Systemic Racism (Latin America, Australia, Asia, Europe)
12:00-1:30pm CSTRacism, Xenophobia and the International Student Experience

10:00-11:00am CSTThink Forward Summit Wrap-Up: Taking Action

11:00-11:20am CSTBrief Welcome Remarks
11:20am-12:15pm CSTPOD Meeting
12:15-1:15pm CSTCritical Conversations on Personal Identity in Education Abroad
1:15-1:30pm CSTBreak
1:35-2:35pm CSTPersonal Identity Concurrent Sessions
2:35-3:00pm CSTBreak & Optional Open Networking
3:05-4:05pm CSTCritical Conversations on Leadership Identity in Education Abroad
4:05-4:15pm CSTBreak
4:20-5:20pm CSTLeadership Identity Concurrent Sessions
5:25-5:45pm CSTClosing POD

11:00-11:15am CSTWelcome & Overview of the day
11:15-11:30am CSTOpening POD Meeting
11:30am-12:15pm CSTFeatured Speaker: Chat & Chew
12:15-12:25pm CSTBreak
12:30-1:30pm CSTCareer Concurrent Sessions
1:35-1:55pm CSTPOD Meeting

12:00-12:30pm CSTOpening POD Meeting
12:45-2:15pm CSTGSLS Career Event:
Exploring Future Oppotunities: Global Industry Tables
2:15-3:15pm CSTContinued Connections (Optional Networking) or Self-care Break
3:15-3:45pm CSTPaying it Forward: Making an Impact on Your Campus and Beyond
3:45-4:25pm CSTPOD Meeting: Conference Reflections: Major Takeaways and Action Plan
4:25-4:45pm CSTCollective Group Closing