The Forum’s Credentials are designed for experienced education abroad professionals and those new to the field. Forum Credentials provide advanced professional training, based on the Standards of Good Practice, and demonstrate that you are able to articulate and apply the Standards in context.
Credentials can stand on their own or can be applied towards the Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.
Forum Credentials are earned by attending the workshop associated with the credential and successfully completing the accompanying Standards Assignments. Upon completion, a digital badge is issued for three years describing the skills confirmed by the Forum Credential. The digital badge can be displayed on resumes, curricula vitae, email signatures, business cards and websites.
Credential earners have demonstrated the ability to advocate for resources at an organization using the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Participants have articulated what the Standards are and their importance in the field. Credential earners have used and applied the Standards in real-life situations and considered how the four Guiding Principles apply to all aspects of their work. Earners used the Prompts for Self-Assessment to evaluate practices and know where to find resources to solve challenges they might encounter in their workplace.
Credential earners have demonstrated that they can assess how programs, the associated mission statements, goals, and learning outcomes align with the overall mission of their organization. They have used the Prompts for Self-Assessment to determine if programs meet the minimum requirements set by the Standards of Good Practice and they have satisfactorily identified actions that should be taken to meet the goals.
Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of policies, procedures, and program resources as articulated by the Standards of Good Practice. They have identified stakeholders and gaps within current program management practices and identified best practices in the field to address these gaps.
Credential earners have demonstrated that they know where to find resources related to health, safety and well-being, have applied the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in real-world situations, and have used the Standards to improve policies and practices. Credential holders have drafted policies and proposed ways to implement those policies and other courses of action at an organization.
Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of pre-departure education and training. They have identified resources, applied the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in real-world situations, and used the Standards to suggest improvements for program applications and student selection processes. Earners have thought critically about advising practices and how to implement improvements. They have identified best practices in the field and considered how to use them to ensure students’ expectations and needs are met pre-departure.
Credential earners have demonstrated that they understand the importance of reflection, engagement, integration, and assessment both onsite and upon reentry. They have assessed a program using the Standards of Good Practice and made recommendations for improvement to address adequate student integration, engagement, reflection, and learning assessments. Earners also drafted a re-entry program using best practices in conformity with the Standards of Good Practice.
Following the popular and insightful When We Do See Color: Ending Global Racism webinar series, we welcome colleagues to demonstrate their active pursuit of anti-racist activities in their work. This digital badging program offers colleagues the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned throughout the conversation series and gives them access to a mini-consultation with an experienced justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion professional who can help them translate their learning into action. Please note that this is a stand-alone digital badge program and it does not form part of the Professional Certification in Education Abroad Program.
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