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European Conference: Pre-Conference Workshops

Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 AM @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Forum’s 4th Annual European Conference
NYU Prague | Prague, Czech Republic

Pre-Conference Workshops, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

OVERVIEW OF THE STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE
Heidi Piper (Griffith University)
The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice provide a means to assess and ensure quality in all areas of education abroad programming—academic programming, student conduct, resources and personnel, and policies and procedures. Using the Standards as a guide, participants will examine practices at their universities or organizations. This workshop will be highly interactive, drawing on case studies and issues of interest to participants. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Foundations of Good Practice Competency Credential Workshop.

STUDENT SELECTION, PREPARATION, CODE OF CONDUCT & RETURNING SUPPORT (STANDARDS 4 & 5)
Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad)
With a focus on Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct, and Returning Support, this workshop will help participants identify resources and design programming in these areas. Topics include a comprehensive judicial screening process, different preparation and returning support models, and developing strategies to improve existing practices in participants’ specific contexts. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Fundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management Competency Credential Workshop.

STUDENT LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT & ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK (STANDARDS 2 & 3)
Amelia Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad)
Wrestling with how to bring into line the best academic intentions with a meaningful education abroad experience? This workshop focuses on Student Learning and Development and the Academic Framework for Education Abroad and will help you to identify the resources and design programming to assist in this effort. Through simulations involving specific examples, participants will address critical issues often introduced by colleagues in higher education who are unfamiliar with the importance of tying these two areas together in education abroad. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Principles of Program Development and Administration Competency Credential Workshop.

Pre-Conference Workshops, 1-5 p.m.

MISSION, ETHICS & INTEGRITY (STANDARDS 1, 9 & THE CODE OF ETHICS)
Amelia Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad)
This workshop focuses on Mission, Ethics, and the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad. Participants will discuss the importance of mission and ethics in the field, and will delve deeply into the Code of Ethics by understanding its history and application through a variety of case studies. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Foundations of Good Practice Competency Credential Workshop.

HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT (STANDARD 8)
Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad)
This Standards of Good Practice Workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8), will provide the tools to assess and improve health and safety protocols. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Fundamentals of Student Preparation and Risk Management Competency Credential Workshop.

PROGRAM RESOURCES, POLICIES & PROCEDURES (STANDARDS 6 & 7)
Heidi Piper (Griffith University)
This workshop provides the training to align your organization’s policies with the available resources, according to best practices as articulated in Standards 6 and 7. Through discussion and analysis of specific case studies, participants will explore how these two Standards can assist an organization in attaining more effective use of resources through the proper implementation of policies. This qualifies as a Forum Certification and Principles of Program Development and Administration Competency Credential Workshop.

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Date:
Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 AM
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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New York University Prague
Male namesti 2, Praha 1, 110 00 Czech Republic
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The Forum on Education Abroad