Intercultural Context

Two day workshop: Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 8am - Noon
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Houston, Texas, USA
 $200 registration fee*
This pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity for those interested in intercultural awareness training. 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.
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.
The Humber College Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate (CIEC) program is designed for people teaching, training, facilitating or advising in the public and private sector. The Certificate is comprised of five courses to help strengthen and enhance participants’ intercultural knowledge, communication, curriculum development and differentiated teaching skills when teaching and supporting international higher education students. Upon completion of the certificate, participants will have developed a framework of actions they can integrate into their own practice. Course are offered both online or in person.
Bianca Sorbera is the Manager, Teacher Training Programs at Humber College in Toronto. She has worked in a variety of capacities at the College including teaching faculty in the Culturally Inclusive Educator and Teaching Effectiveness certificates. She holds a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Social Work with a focus in social justice and diversity. Before working at Humber, Bianca spent four years living and teaching abroad in both Vietnam and Taiwan.
Carol Appleby is the Director of Professional Learning at Humber College in Toronto. She has 25 years of experience in post-secondary education working with students and faculty, Indigenous Supports, Accessible Learning and International Centres to ensure inclusive learning environments.  Carol brings a commitment to equity and inclusion in her work continued work with faculty.
*Registration for this workshop closes February 12, 2017 at 12am CST. CCID and Humber College 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.