Join us for a three-part workshop opportunity which will focus on the rapid internationalization of higher education, an introduction to intercultural competence, and understanding the needs of international students on our campuses.
When: Friday, April 14, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Regis University
Cost: $25 (includes lunch)
To Register, Visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/25qk7x
Brief Agenda for Workshop
-10:00am – Program Start
–Quick Introduction – (10-15 mins)
-First Presentation (10:15-11:45 pm)
–15-Min Break (11:45-12 pm)
–Lunch (12-12:45 pm)
-Second Presentation (1 pm – 2 pm)
–10-Min Break (2-2:15 pm)
-Panel of International Education Professionals (2:15 pm – 3 pm)
Presentation 1: Tamara Yakaboski, Ph.D. & Karla Perez-Velez, Ph.D. student
Expanding Inclusion: The Urgent Need to Internationalize US Student Affairs
Higher education organizations rapidly are internationalizing through (1) focused attention on sending US students on education abroad programs and (2) attracting more international students to US campuses. However, these two actions do not automatically lead to inclusive, diverse campuses and services unless students are intentionally engaging cross- and inter-culturally through the curriculum, programs, and services. In this informative and interactive opening session, facilitators will discuss internationalization’s impact on US student affairs practice, the need to connect internationalization efforts to social justice and inclusion, and why professionals need to be well-versed in intercultural development to promote holistic growth of all students.
Tamara Yakaboski, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado where she teaches graduate courses in higher education organization and administration; international higher education and student affairs; and women’s issues. Her research interests developed from experiences living in India, teaching in South Korea, and leading study abroad trips to Kenya and Mexico. Recent international related research projects include assessing Saudi and Chinese student migration decision making and their experiences with US campus climate; Dutch international education staff and faculty efforts to internationalize; and how to internationalize US student affairs. Currently, she serves as the Faculty Liaison for NASPA’s International Education Knowledge Community.
Karla Perez-Velez is a Ph.D. student at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include women in higher education, internationalization and international students in higher education, and intersections of race/ethnicity and gender in academia. As the Assistant Director of Apartment Life for Staff Selection, Training, and the Development of Intercultural Teams she works to create inclusive environments for the domestically and internationally diverse staff at Colorado State University.
Presentation 2: Amy Elizabeth Moreno, M.Ed.
Measuring & Developing Intercultural Competence
Join a University of Colorado Boulder Qualified Administrator for an overview of the group and individual intercultural development inventory (IDI) process. Intercultural competence is the ability to shift perspective and behavior across cultural similarities and differences. Engaging in the IDI process will allow your department and individuals a better understanding of their strengths and challenges that influence their contributions to an inclusive campus environment. In other words, the IDI provides in-depth insights on how individuals and groups make sense of cultural differences and also how they respond to cultural differences. The IDI measures both one’s mindset and skill-set.
Amy Elizabeth Moreno, M.Ed., is a current senior training and development specialist at the University of Colorado Boulder working with CU Boulder’s Human Resources department. Amy’s areas of expertise is training and facilitation design, implementation and assessment. Amy is passionate about engaging employees in developing intercultural competence and inclusive workplace practices, developing mentoring programs, facilitating personality assessments, developing an inclusive HR department, developing employees’ management and leadership skills to support professionals and students on campus, connecting employees with resources for support and further development, creating new curriculum based on individual and organizational goals, staying current with subject-matter literature and researching tools and strategies for performance improvement, employee recognition and wellbeing.
Panel of International Education Professionals
Dr. Mandy Hansen, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
John Sunnygard, University of Colorado Denver
Annie Williams, Colorado State University – Pueblo
Janet Garcia, University of Colorado Boulder