Diversity isn’t a one-size-fits-all concept — learn how diversity presents differently for domestic and international faculty, students, and staff.
Creating and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone on a campus is necessary to recruit and retain diverse faculty, students, and staff, as well as to create an environment that promotes Global Citizenship to reflect an increasingly global society. Yet at most institutions, DEI initiatives only focus on domestic diversity and lack a global perspective. By not incorporating global diversity into larger DEI work, we risk short-sighted DEI initiatives and alienating different forms of diversity, including international faculty, students, and staff.
We know that research points to an enhanced focus on Global DEI as increasing inclusivity and feelings of belongingness by fostering a welcoming environment for all. This effort, overwhelmingly resulting in positive effects, can only be possible if all faculty, staff, and students (international and domestic) are continuously trained in terms of intercultural competencies. In this training, we’ll therefore focus on how to infuse Global DEI into your overall DEI strategy. We’ll frame how doing so will help you to leverage multicultural perspectives, provide a voice to international and multicultural populations, foster cross-cultural interaction, and provide intercultural education and engagement opportunities.
Who Should Attend
This program is ideal for DEI and International Affairs professionals who are interested in bridging the gap between domestic and international diversity for more cohesive student integration and learning. Faculty and staff who support, mentor, and engage with students from multicultural and international backgrounds are also encouraged to attend.
Recording available 10 business days after the live training.
The Academic Impressions Online Learning Experience
Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.
What you will get:
- A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
- Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
- Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
- Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
- Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
We will start off by providing a few basic DEI definitions to help frame the conversation. We will then spend the bulk of the training focusing on the advanced work of infusing global DEI into your overall DEI strategy. Specifically, we’ll cover:
- DEI as a global context
- Cultural competency and communicating across cultures
- Strategies to infuse global DEI into overall campus initiatives, classroom strategies, and individual interactions
Dr. Ashley Green
Assistant Dean for Administration and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in International Studies and Programs (ISP), Michigan State University
In her current role, Ashley provides leadership in the implementation and administration of international programs and global initiatives that advance and strengthen university-wide missions related to research, outreach, and engagement activities. She oversees a variety of administrative functions, including international partnership processes and protocols. Ashley also serves as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, Fulbright Programs, and Peace Corps.