Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops 2019  [ Wednesday, 2/13 ]

Driven by experts in the field of international education, intensive pre-conference learning opportunities are available to educators at WISE Conference.

All Workshops will be held from 1-5 p.m., and require separate registration of $225 from the conference itself.

  • An Introduction to Designing Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

    Facilitated by:

    Robert Cole, Acting Provost, Roger Williams University

    Susan Lee Pasquarelli, Professor of Literacy Education, Roger Williams University

    Michael Tyson, Assistant Director for Study Abroad, Wake Forest University

    Providing university faculty with the skills needed to develop and deliver academically sound, culturally relevant short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs is the focus of this workshop. The facilitators will present an overview of the building blocks involved in designing and delivering a faculty-led program; identify elements for creating a culturally relevant, outcomes-based abroad curriculum; specify the fundamentals of building a program proposal, including budget; and provide a blueprint for program marketing. A panel of seasoned program leaders will offer advice and solutions to unique challenges inherent in various types of faculty-led short-term programs.

  • Putting the Horse before the Cart: Designing Effective Global Assessment Programs

    Facilitated by:

    Iris Berdrow, Associate Professor of Management, Bentley University

    Many educational opportunities exist to develop global competencies, just as there are many instruments available for assessing global learning outcomes. Often the need for efficiency overrides the desire for effectiveness and the easiest instruments are administered at the most convenient times, leading to unclear outcomes. This half-day workshop offers participants a step-by-step approach, starting from the primary questions of why, where, who, when, and how to conduct effective assessment of the appropriate global learning outcomes for their institution or program. Participants will learn best practices and available tools, while thinking through what will work within their own context.  

  • Participatory Techniques for Intercultural Competency Training

    Facilitated by:

    Alyson Hyman, Associate Director of the Global Business Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Julia Kruse, Executive Director of the Global Business Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    In this interactive workshop, participants will expand their repertoire for developing intercultural competencies in students, faculty, and staff through participatory techniques. The workshop will take learners through experiential exercises that are disruptively innovative and engaging to advance intercultural skill development. Learn to amplify the active processing of cross-cultural knowledge and the self-discovery element of intercultural education for your learners. Facilitators will inspire creativity for applying these exercises to topics and programs most relevant to your various academic and professional learning settings.

  • Inclusive Excellence: At Home and Abroad

    Facilitated by:

    Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Director of Diversity Education, Wake Forest University

    Porshè Chiles, Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Engagement, Wake Forest University

    Kelia Hubbard, Director of International Student & Scholar Services, Wake Forest University

    Revised Version (9/28/2018):

    This workshop will explore “inclusive excellence” as a framework for expanding our work and mindset regarding global studies programming by exploring identity, intercultural competency, and issues which impact student experiences at home and abroad. For decades institutions have focused on increasing diversity in study abroad programs using “equality” as a framework for addressing parity between the demographics of students on their home campuses and those participating in abroad programs. Providing all students equal access to study abroad opportunities is certainly important; yet, in order to achieve “equity” and ensure that our intentionality extends beyond recruitment, programs must evolve to support the unique needs of students, especially those from underrepresented groups.

Registration Information

Registration for pre-conference workshops is available starting October 8, 2018, and is open through Tuesday, February 5, 2019, or until capacity is reached.

The pre-conference registration fee includes lunch and coffee break/snacks on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Participants are responsible for their own dinner and lodging.

2019 Pre-Conference Workshops will be held at the Historic Brookstown Inn, located a 3-minute drive or 15-minute walk south of the Benton Convention Center, site of the general WISE Conference, in the downtown Winston-Salem core.