Description: Successful international student programs require the interplay of numerous complex factors. Internationalization demands institution-wide collaboration and capacity in terms of infrastructure support, intercultural awareness, effective communications, staff training and community engagement, in addition to marketing, recruitment, retention, and operational administration. In this session you will learn the skills, strategies, and recommendations for developing and maintaining a systemic capacity-building model for your international student program.
Who should take this course?: K-12 principals and school boards.
Language course is delivered: English.
Fees included: Course materials, coffee/tea and light snacks.
Patricia Gartland, Superintendent and CEO, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Ms. Patricia Gartland is the CEO and Superintendent of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam), BC’s third largest school district. Ms. Gartland has served the district in numerous roles for over 30 years. Over a decade ago, she instituted what has become one of the most successful International Education Programs in BC in terms of internationalization and revenue generation. Ms. Gartland Chairs the Confucius Institute in Coquitlam and is on the Board of CBIE. Ms. Gartland holds an Honours BA in French Language and Literature from UBC, an MA in Educational Administration from SFU, and is proficient in several languages. She has earned the accolades of her many colleagues and peers including being presented with the BCCIE Distinguished Leadership Award in 2012.