Health, Safety, and Risk Management for Study Abroad:
Community College Sustainable Development Network Best Practices

Friday, February 17, 2017, 8am - Noon
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Houston, Texas, USA
$200 registration fee*

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. 

The Community College Sustainable Development Network (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.
Geoff Bradshaw, Ph.D., is the Madison College International Education Director and Director of the CCSDN network. Bradshaw has more than 15 years of experience in international education leadership and was recognized by CCID in 2011 with the Werner Kubsch award for outstanding achievement in international education, and by the Wisconsin Association of International Educators in 2015 with the Hong Rost Leadership Award for International Education Student Service. He has presented and provided consulting for numerous colleges on issues of study abroad risk management.
Tammy Gibbs is the Madison College Study Abroad Coordinator and a lead trainer for the CCSDN Network. She has a background and Masters in Experiential Education and has led both study abroad and wilderness programs. She has been in the International Education field for a decade. Tammy currently is the Education Abroad Representative for the Wisconsin Association of International Educators.

 *Registration for this workshop closes February 12, 2017 at 12am CST. CCID and CCSDN reserve the right to cancel the workshop if a minimum 15 participants have not registered by registration closing. Should the workshop be cancelled, paid registrations will be refunded.