Regional Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop - Atlanta, Georgia
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Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00am - 3:30pm 


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

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: Guideline Six| Inclusive Student Advising

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.


Who Should Attend?

With focus on inclusive advising practices and strategic approaches to professional development & staffing, this high-impact training is intended for professionals interested in developing the skills and expertise needed to increase capacity and inclusive support more diverse student populations in education abroad.



9:00am - 9:30am Check-in & Networking
9:30am - 10:00am Welcome & Introductions
10:00am - 12:15pm Section I
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 3:15pm  Section II 
3:15pm - 3:30pm  Closing



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Members: $269
Non-members: $339
Graduate Student: $199
Graduate Student Writer Rate: $179
Note: To access this rate, a participant is required to write a post-workshop summary/reflection article for posting on the Diversity Abroad Network website.

Cancellation Policy: Requests for cancellations must be received in writing 15 business days prior to the workshop date; all but $50 of the registration fee is refundable if written notification is received by this date. There will be no refunds issued after this date. Please submit any requests for cancellation or registration changes to


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