Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes
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Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes

The landscape of education in the U.S. is changing as the student population becomes increasingly more diverse. As educational institutions are the main source of participants for international education and cultural exchange programs, those tasked with supporting participants in-country must continue to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide adequate and inclusive support to participants of all backgrounds.



Join Us
Diversity Abroad will host virtual Global Diversity & Inclusion Institutes. These 2-day institutes are developed to assist onsite administrators, staff and faculty in supporting an increasingly diverse student population studying, interning or pursuing other exchange opportunities overseas. These workshops will have the following objectives:

  • Provide a broad overview of diversity & inclusion from the U.S perspective for onsite professionals
  • Explore the climate of diversity & inclusion within the region specific context
  • Provide practical guidance and resources for onsite professionals who are in the position to support diverse participants
  • Empower onsite professionals to review and enhance their policies and practices as it relates to inclusive support of participants


Session Topics
  • Contemporary Diversity & Inclusion Considerations: the US Perspective
  • Contemporary Diversity & Inclusion Considerations: the "Region-Specific" Perspective
  • Supporting Program Participants in Navigating Identity-Related Host Country Dynamics
  • Turning Difficult Dialogues into Learning Opportunities
  • Personal Narratives: Diversity, Global Learning, and the Participant Experience

Regions & Dates
  • Asia/Pacific (China, Australia, New Zealand and Japan) - December 1-3, 2020
  • Latin America - January 19-21, 2021
  • Africa - February 2-4, 2021 

**Please note, these institutes will be held virtually**


Call for Speakers
Diversity Abroad invites professionals with expertise in diversity/equity/inclusion and global education to participate in this call for speakers. Most session content will be the same across each institute with one region-specific session in each. Speakers who are able to commit to all three institutes (if applicable) will be prioritized in the selection process.

Deadline to apply is October 2, 2020.

Pricing
The following outlines the pricing to participate in the Global Diversity & Inclusion Institute:

  • Member - $324.00
  • Non-member: $399.00
  • Graduate Student: $199
  • Note: The Graduate Student registration is intended to provide full-time graduate students access to the event. Only full-time graduate students not employed full-time should use this registration.
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 members@diversityabroad.org.