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Building Inclusive Wraparound Supports for Outbound Mobility

February 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST

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Global Skills Opportunity (GSO), CBIE, and the CBIE Education Abroad Professional Learning Community (EA-PLC) will facilitate a webinar to support Canadian post-secondary institutions in developing and designing their international experience programs. Discussion and reflection during this event will include both in-person and virtual approaches.

This learning webinar will be open to the Canadian international education community (not limited to CBIE members). Simultaneous French interpretation will be available.


This webinar will focus on how institutions prepare their students for an international experience, including how support can be more accessible to underserved populations. This discussion will also begin the conversation on frameworks for further engagement of these students upon their return.

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Opening Remarks
CBIE will offer a Land Acknowledgement, and GSO and CBIE will provide opening remarks.
1:05 pm – 1:45 pm Presentation
An expert facilitator from the field will highlight best practices and considerations for inclusive wraparound supports.
1:45 pm – 2:10 pm Small-Group Discussion
Participants will be assigned to breakout rooms for small group discussions.
2:10 pm – 2:15 pm Wrap Up and Closing
Participants will wrap up the event together to debrief and discuss the next opportunity for learning and sharing.

Dr. Lily Lopez-McGee

Executive Director of Diversity Abroad

Dr. Lily Lopez-McGee has dedicated more than a decade to capacity building, EDI within international education and exchange, and U.S. national security and foreign policy. Dr. Lopez-McGee is a scholar-practitioner currently serving as the Executive Director of Diversity Abroad, where she works at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, and international education and exchange. She is a practitioner, researcher, and speaker. She has published in industry and academic outlets. She also serves as a Co-Chair of the Global Access Pipeline and has helped coordinate the Conference on Diversity in International Affairs sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Lopez-McGee has worked extensively in grant administration, capacity building, and training programs for minority-serving institutions focused on internationalization. She is deeply committed to equalizing access to education.


February 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EST
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