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Leveraging Disruption and Innovation in International Education

Length:Half-day workshop

Established strategies, policies and practices will be put to the test in a new era where disruptive innovation will dictate the path to competitiveness and growth. New digital platforms and tools to recruit, engage, convert, support and retain students will play a critical role, as will innovations in areas such as research collaboration, partnership building and quality assurance. This workshop will engage participants in a dynamic and interactive dialogue that will set the stage for discovery. Higher ed futurist Ken Steele will prime our discussion with an overview of current trends, research and best practices impacting the sector, and will guide us in exploring future-ready strategies to position our institutions and our international students for long-term success.

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Immigration Policy and Law in Practice
(CPD for RISIAs & RCICs)

Length: Full-day workshop

*Please Note: This workshop will be submitted to ICCRC for approval of an expected 6 CPD hours.

In this interactive workshop, participants will spend the first half of the day learning about the latest developments in Canadian immigration law relating to the general areas of practice for RISIA and RCICs at post-secondary institutions in Canada. In the second half of this workshop participants will discuss a number complex cases and will work in small groups to formulate an approach to each scenario.

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Strategic International Partnership Management through a Risk Management Lens
PART I – Strategic Partnership Management

Length: Half Day or can be combined with PART II for Full Day
Knowledge Level: Basic to moderate competency with strategic partnership management and who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills, as well as gain creative inspiration for furthering their partnership objectives.

Throughout the morning portion of the workshop, participants will engage in small and large group discussions and other interactive learning tools to explore the themes, while also using a risk management lens.  Themes covered in our morning session will include: Partnership types and models, aligning partnership development with broader priorities, best practices in contract and agreement development and management, promoting and marketing partnerships, Evaluating partnerships – measuring success and strategic partnership management resources and tools. By the end of the workshop participants should expect to: have an expanded understanding of and confidence with strategic partnership management as an area of practice; be able to review and recommend models for partnerships; have additional knowledge and tools for marketing and promoting partnerships; and have an expanded understanding and awareness of resources and tools for further professional development in the area of strategic partnership management.

Facilitators

  • Kate Jennings, Director International Student Services, Vancouver Island University
  • Chad Hoseth, Director, International Initiatives, Colorado State University
  • Suzanne Alexander, Director of the International Office, University of Leicester, UK
Strategic International Partnership Management through a Risk Management Lens
PART II

Length: Half Day or can be combined with PART I for Full Day
Knowledge Level: Basic to moderate competency with strategic partnership management and who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills, as well as gain creative inspiration for furthering their partnership objectives.

NOTE: The afternoon portion of the workshop is intended for those who attended the morning session (or similar training in other settings), as well as seasoned partnership management professionals. Moderate knowledge of strategic partnership management practices and some familiarity with risk management principals is expected as this afternoon will be very interactive and take advantage of the knowledge and experience of participants.

The afternoon will start with a brief review of risk management principles and best practices for international partnerships, including small group discussions with colleagues.  This will set the tone for the rest of the afternoon, as the majority of our afternoon together will be spent working through case studies and discussing real-life scenarios in a fully interactive format.  Through this hands-on workshop participants should expect to be able to: employ strategic partnership and risk management principals to case-scenarios; identify key stakeholders; enhance their risk management practices through an inclusive lens; have an expanded understanding of, and confidence with, the complexities of developing sustainable and effective partnerships; and, hopefully, feel more confident in managing stakeholders and competing interests.

Facilitators

  • Kate Jennings, Director International Student Services, Vancouver Island University
  • Chad Hoseth, Director, International Initiatives, Colorado State University
  • Suzanne Alexander, Director of the International Office, University of Leicester, UK
Effective approaches to boosting Education Abroad when you can’t boost your staff or your budget

Length: Half-day workshop

As institutions continue to set ambitious targets for Education Abroad participation, advisors often find themselves being asked to increase their capacity without any new resources. This requires us to think beyond traditional ideas, anticipate changing needs in the profession, and leverage new platforms for scaling up effectively and efficiently. Join us as we look at a variety of effective approaches using technology, models for peer advising, ideas for engaging faculty to boosting Education Abroad when you can’t boost your staff or your budget.

Facilitators:

  • Colleen Packer, Director, International Learning Programs, University of Calgary
  • Laura Marchese-Smith, Study Abroad Advisor, NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
How Alumni engagement can enhance your brand

Length: Half-day workshop

Most institutions think of their alumni network in terms of fundraising through donations, but there is so much more that you can be doing with an effective, established Alumni Network. This workshop will provide an overview of the ICEF Alumni program and introduce participants to a framework for developing their own networks to support your international recruitment and marketing not only can you grow your global brand, they can become part of your team to identify and recruit prospective students to your institution.

Facilitators:

  • Christine Johnson, Manager, International Recruitment and Partnerships, Laurier University
  • Robin Garcha, Business Development Manager, Canada, ICEF
Interrupting Racism: How to Help Transform our Institutions into Truly Inclusive Communities

Length: Half-day workshop

Where does anti-racism fit in International Education 2.0? If we are to “operate with the expectation that international education will be a core strategy in developing human capital…and fostering social well-being”, then we best ensure the environment in which human capital is developed is truly inclusive. Racism is a reality. It hinders our international education efforts. Let’s “retool our practices & approaches”; let’s interrupt and confront racism in all its forms.

Facilitators:

  • Rose Aquino, Director, International and Exchange Student Centre, Western University
  • Christina Lord, International Program Co-ordinator, Brescia University College
HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: BUILDING A FRAMEWORK FOR ACCELERATING ACTION

Length: Half-day workshop

Higher education plays an important role in realizing the 2030 sustainable development agenda and the international education community has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership on their campuses through broader, more inclusive internationalization strategies that accelerate sustainable global change. This workshop will explore a framework for embedding the sustainable development goals (SDGs) into internationalization at Canadian higher education institutions.

Facilitator:

  • Adel El Zaïm, Chief Internationalization Officer, University of Ottawa