Available to Forum Members only, The Forum on Education Abroad’s Customized Standards workshops provide timely training grounded in the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Trainings can be tailored to focus on issues of concern to your organization such as training of faculty program leaders; review of Standard 8 on health, safety, security and risk management; or using the Standards as a means to assess and improve your organization’s programs and operations. Or perhaps your organization would like to host a training to benefit other organizations and institutions in your area.
How It Works
You decide what Standards-based training your organization or region needs. Typically this could involve a review of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, followed by focusing on an area of specific concern to you and your colleagues. You are free to design which Standards-based training your organization or region receives.
|Length of training||Examples of how you might design the training|
|4 hour (1/2 day) workshop||Train faculty leaders on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad in a four-hour interactive workshop.|
|8 hour (full day) workshop||Train faculty leaders on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad during the morning followed by a focus on health and safety as informed by Standard 8: Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.|
|12 hour (1.5 days) workshop||Train staff on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad while focusing deeply on three specific Standards (i.e., Standard 4: Student Preparation for the Learning Environment Abroad; Standard 6: Policies and Procedures; and Standard 7: Organizational and Program Resources).|
- The participants: include as many participants as you wish.
- The place: a venue conducive to an interactive learning environment that will comfortably accommodate the number of participants.
- The particulars: arrangements for catering and AV equipment.
The Forum provides:
- All participant and trainer materials (including a copy of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, and other print resources as appropriate for each participant).
- Forum trained professionals to deliver the workshop.
- Invoicing for the workshop and all associated travel costs for the trainers.
|Number* of participants||Number of Trainers||Length of training||2014-2016 Customized Training Fees
(Plus trainer(s) travel and accommodation)
|1-15||1||4 hours (1/2 day)||$1,050|
|1-15||1||8 hours (1 full day)||$1,575|
|1-15||1||12 hours (1.5 days)||$2,100|
|16-30||1||4 hours (1/2 day)||$1,575|
|16-30||2||8 hours (1 full day)||$2,100|
|16-30||2||12 hours (1.5 days)||$2,650|
|31-50||1||4 hours (1/2 day)||$2,100|
|31-50||2||8 hours (1 full day)||$2,650|
*For groups larger than 50 participants, please contact us for pricing.
Standards-Based Workshops Available for Customized Training
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice Mission, Ethics and Integrity (Standards 1, 9 and The Code of Ethics) Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 and 3) Student Selection, Preparation, Code of Conduct and Returning Support (Standards 4 and 5) Program Resources, Policies and Procedures (Standards 6 and 7) Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
“Whitworth [University] chose to host a customized training because I wanted specific information to be shared with our faculty. The training was primarily for our faculty who either lead or might lead programs, but the study abroad staff also attended. I wanted our faculty to get a better idea of what the professional field of study abroad looks like and that I don’t recommend policies and best practices in a vacuum. About 14 people attended and the consensus was that it was a very worthwhile event. A wonderful outcome was increased appreciation for the field, the Standards of Good Practice and all the resources that go with them. For me though, the best outcome was that a chemistry professor who had never led a program abroad before, was inspired and encouraged enough to propose one. It was accepted, and she already has students signed up to go.”
~ Sue Jackson, Director of the International Education Center, Whitworth University