PRE-CONFERENCE AND POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS*
All times listed below are in Central European Time (CET)/UTC +1.
Monday, October 26: Pre-Conference Workshops, 1-5 p.m.
Framing the Standards of Good Practice
Amelia Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad)
This workshop provides an understanding of the 6th edition of the Standards of Good Practice, its structure, and how to use it within all contexts of education abroad. The following four Guiding Principles that provide the foundation of the 6th edition are emphasized: Mission & Goals; Collaboration & Transparency; Ethics; and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Through a variety of interactive activities, you will understand the evolution of the Standards of Good Practice, discuss the importance of the Guiding Principles and learn how to apply them. (Note: This workshop is part of Module 1 of The Forum’s Professional Certification Program.)
How To Build a Responsive and Adaptive Emergency Action Plan
Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad); Bill Bull (CIEE)
This four hour workshop is designed around the importance of recognizing that preparation is critical to the process of managing an emergency of any sort. Facilitators will underscore the importance of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) being flexible, adaptive, resilient and current. Participants will be given opportunities to identify strategies to engage with others across the organization to create a responsive and adaptive EAP; consider and articulate the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders (including foreign partners); and, identify strategies to communicate expectations and responsibilities of students and their families. Facilitators will stress the importance of planning, preparing, practicing and testing EAPs and associated protocols.
Friday, October 30: Post-Conference Workshops, 1-5 p.m.
Student Learning & Development I: Advising & Orientations
Ryan Dye (Miami University)
This workshop focuses on advising and orientations as an educational endeavor for students as they prepare for their experience abroad. Using different scenarios and group work activities, you will learn how the Standards of Good Practice can assist in developing or improving advising techniques and student orientations. Topics covered by this workshop include: Discovering the needs of students; advising as a matchmaking process; structuring effective orientations; and objectives and learning outcomes. This workshop is designed for you to share best practices while also learning from colleagues in the field. It also addresses the needs of inbound and outbound student advisors. (Note: This workshop is part of Module 5 of The Forum’s Professional Certification Program.)
Mental Health Issues in Education Abroad
Natalie A. Mello (The Forum on Education Abroad); Charlie Morse (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
This workshop will review trends in college mental health with specific focus on high-risk behaviors, identify certain mental health reactions to stress that can be problematic, discuss and explore philosophical, legal, and practical concerns. Facilitators will discuss models for pre-departure training and strategies to enhance student self-disclosure. All of this will take place through an interactive workshop that engages participants in discussion.
*All of the above events require separate registration and fees.
Workshop Registration Fees
|Registration Type||Regular Registration
Rate Schedule: Late registration fees apply during the two-week period prior to the event date.