Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Atlanta, GA
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Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Atlanta, GA

Diversity Abroad, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, is offering a daylong training based on core categories of the Access, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (AIDE) Roadmap. The Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshops bring together professionals from around the region to learn how to increase participation & better serve the needs of diverse & underrepresented students in education abroad programming through implementation of good practices.

When: Friday, November 10, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Georgia Institute of Technology
Technology Square Research Building – Bldg#175
Atlanta, Georgia  30332
United States
Contact: Diversity Abroad Network
510-982-0635 Ext 704

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Session I: Overview of AIDE Roadmap and Professional Development & Staffing - Guideline Four

Students from diverse backgrounds may require additional support and advising mechanisms for making study abroad accessible. The training and support that staff receive to support and advise diverse students is essential to diversifying the students going abroad and in developing inclusive programming. Training and resources that support staff development help ensure that diverse students receive relevant messaging about the importance of study abroad and are supported as they pursue study abroad opportunities. Generally, this means implementing professional development opportunities and practices that prepare the staff and professionals (who engage with students at all levels of the conversation) to work with diverse student populations. 

Session II: Inclusive Student Advising - Guideline Six

Student advising is a critical component of a student’s international experience. It can often be the case that students from diverse backgrounds have faced a different set of challenges in accessing study abroad; these students make up a population that may require different advising and support systems to make study abroad feasible. It is essential that students have the information they need to prepare to for study abroad, actively engage while they are abroad, and reflect on their experiences when they return. This information is not only important for the student who will be abroad, but also for the education abroad professionals who will be supporting them in their endeavors.

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