Health, Safety, and Risk Management for Study Abroad: Community College Sustainable Development Network Best Practices
Friday, February 17, 2017, 8am – Noon
$200 registration fee
CCID 2017 Annual Conference
The Community College Sustainable Development Network (CCSDN) http://madisoncollege.edu/ccsdn
is a national consortium managed by Madison College, which aims to increase the capacity of community colleges to offer faculty-led short-term study abroad programs in STEM and sustainable development fields. Created with support from the U.S. Department of State (ECA) Capacity Building for Study Abroad program, a centerpiece of the CCSDN network is a training model that emphasizes risk management and best practices to allow colleges to safely operate study abroad programs in developing world locations.
This workshop will focus on key strategies for building high quality study abroad and international service learning programs with an emphasis on strategies for health, safety, and program design for work in the developing world. Key topics will include examples of CCSDN training models, site selection, pre-departure student data collection, orientations, and emergency response planning. In 2015, Madison College and the CCSDN program were nationally recognized by the Institute for International Education (IIE) with the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education as a best practice model for expanding community college engagement in study abroad.
Two-day workshop: Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th, 8am - Noon
$200 registration fee
This pre-conference workshop provides faculty and administrators an introduction to the exploration of cultural values and how they intersect within the academic environment. Self-assessment of identity and cultural values will preface all discussion and reflection. The session will explore strategies and activities for moving students through the stages of intercultural sensitivity within the classroom. Additionally, this session will include group discussions, videos, and activities to support participants in adapting and expanding their practice to support international higher education students.
This workshop is the first course in the Humber College Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate* and will allow participants to transition into the remaining online course offerings once they have completed the pre-conference workshop. Participants can either take this pre-conference workshop as an independent learning experience or transition into the remaining Certificate courses.
Workshop # 3:
Building for the Future: A Comprehensive Model for Establishing an International Programs Office
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8am - Noon
$200 registration fee
The honor and burden of building a successful international programs office begins with a clear vision and understanding of the task of not only the international office, but of the institution as a whole. Strategic alignment of goals and activities are then developed in the face of opportunities to create an office focused on student success and the ability to meet the needs of external customers. This workshop is for new or rebuilding Senior International Officers as well as faculty and staff charged with the duty of creating or recreating a lone international “office.” The workshop will focus on how to determine the strategic goals of an international programs office as well as how to create internal and external relationships that facilitate and perpetuate those goals.
Overview of the Office of International Programs
- Institutional Commitment
- Mission, Vision, Goals and Global Initiatives
- Strategic Internal and External Partnerships
- Developing Institutional Capacity and Leadership
- Financial Commitment and Responsibilities
- Internationalization of the Institution
- International Relations
- Study Abroad Programs
- International Students
- Workforce Training and Development
Hands-on Exercise: How to Develop Your Strategic Plan
Note: Registration for all workshops closes on February 12, 2017 at 12am CST. CCID and the facilitators reserve the right to cancel the workshop if a minimum 15 participants have not registered by registration closing. Should any workshops be canceled, paid registrations will be refunded.