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Identifying your training needs

The IETP can be contracted to deliver any of its core curriculum to a group of participants in their workplace. Upon consultation, the training will be customized to meet the specific context in which participants are working.

IETP Core Curriculum

Instructors

IETP courses and workshops are facilitated  by trainers with a  wide range of experience in the international education field.  Some work in international offices and centres at colleges and universities across Canada; others are private consultants in the field of international education; others work in the private sector; and still others are former IETP participants who have completed IETP training themselves, and then worked through a process of interning  and co-facilitation before  taking the lead in the IETP classroom.

Fees

One day Workshops:

Two fee options are available for off-site training – per session or per participant; for each session (one day of training) the minimum number of participants is 15, and the maximum is 40*.

Per Session Option

$6000 (up to  25 participants)

$8000 (26-40 participants)

Per Participant Option

$350 per participant (15-17)

$250 per participant (18+)

*Please contact the IETP office for larger group rates.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

The IETP  is responsible for providing two   instructors (for up to 40 participants) and all course materials for participants and instructors. The client is responsible for the instructors’ travel, meals and accommodation costs, as well as logistical arrangements and fees for the workshop space and participants’ nutritional needs.

Full IETP courses

Each IETP course consists of two-three days of training, 8 hours each day.  Two fee options are also available for off-site course offerings. For each course, the minimum number of participants is 10, and the maximum is 25.

Per Course Option

$19000 (up to 20 participants)

$21000  (21-25 participants)

Per Participant Option

$1050  per participant (10-14)

$1025 per participant (15-20)

20-25 participants – see Per Course Option

The IETP  is responsible for providing two instructors (for up to 40 participants) and all course materials for participants and instructors. The client is responsible for the instructors’ travel, meals and accommodation costs, as well as logistical arrangements and fees for the workshop space and participants’ nutritional needs.

 

Course Descriptions

IETP I: Advising & Programming for New Professionals in the Field of International Education Working With Incoming International Students

This course is designed for those who are new to the field of international education and have been in their present positions for fewer than two years; they will work in an educational setting, in the area(s) of advising and/or programming for international students coming to their campuses. Course topics:

  • Introduction to the Profession & Code of Ethics
  • International within the Institution
  • Program Design, Development and Evaluation
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Advising Skills: Theory and Practice
  • Technology and the ISA

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IETP I: Advising & Programming for New Professionals in the Field of International Education Working With Outbound Students

This course is designed for those who are new to the field of international education and have been in their present positions for fewer than two years; they will work in an educational setting, in the area(s) of advising and/or programming for domestic students seeking an educational experience abroad. Course topics:

  • Introduction to the Profession & Code of Ethics
  • Study Abroad & Its Place in the Institution
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Managing & Advising for Exchange & Study/Work Abroad Programs
  • Advising Skills: Theory and Practice
  • Promoting Study Abroad
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Re-Entry Programming
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IETP I: Building Intercultural Skills and Approaches for International Education

Participants in this course will gain a broad understanding of internationalization and the context in which it takes place; they will explore key concepts and terms related to intercultural competence; they will understand the value of the intercultural and international setting and appreciate the challenges and opportunities it offers. Course topics:

  • Gain An Overview: Orientation to the History and Dynamics of IETP, the Course, and the Underlying Intercultural Assumptions
  • Internationalization of the Workplace
  • Putting the Personal into the Global
  • Defining Culture
  • Looking at Personal Cultural Assumptions
  • The Opportunities and the Challenges of an Intercultural Workplace
  • Developing Our Personal Intercultural Skills
  • Increasing Your Intercultural Effectiveness
  • Intercultural Competency for the New World: Putting It All Together
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IETP I: Communication Skills Development for Working with Cultural Newcomers: A Socio-cultural Competency Training (SCT) Approach

This course will help participants develop the skills they need to guide those who have recently arrived in a new culture to adapt more easily and more successfully in academic and professional settings using the SCT model. Participants will receive training to become qualified SCT facilitators, as well as training in coaching and facilitation skills that will be directly applicable to the use of SCT in the workplace. Course topics:

  • Our Role As International Educators
  • Current Programming Trends
  • Theories in Cultural Communication and Adjustment
  • The Socio-cultural Competency Training Program
  • Building A Cultural Tool Kit for Working with Newcomers
  • Current Applications of the SCT Model
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IETP II: Advanced Topics in International Education

International educators work within many frameworks institutional, national, international, global, community, sustainable and strategic are among the many lens through which our work is viewed. This course will examine the relationships and interconnections inherent in international education and propose that adopting an integrated approach is not just key to the work of the international educator but truly the core . Theory and design of an integrated, holistic approach will be offered as good practice in every stage from program planning, partnership, implementation, to evaluation and assessment. Participants will begin by examining their work environments – internal and external to determine how they fit in the larger framework. By consideration of models and practices in education and related fields, and self-evaluation, participants will have an opportunity to put theory into best practice for their own institutions. Outcomes will focus on building strategic and sustainable programs. Participants will also examine their personal goals and consider their potential future development. Course topics:

  • Orientation to the Course and Program: Identifying the Participant Context
  • International Education – An Integrated and Holistic Approach in Theory
  • International Education An Environmental Scan
  • Building the Case: Internationalization at HOME
  • The Strategic AXIS Planning, Partnerships, Evaluation and Assessment
  • International Education: Participant Presentations
  • Focus on Professional & Personal Development

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One-Day Workshop Descriptions

Introducing New Professionals to the Field of International Education

This workshop introduces new professionals to the field of international education and provides them with a better understanding of how they fit into it. Session modules include:  understanding international education as a profession and a vibrant career choice; discussing our roles in student mobility international student and study abroad student flows; examining how the flows of students fit into the overall internationalization at the institution; and finally, learning how to recognize one’s personal potential within the profession and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Gaining Competence in an Intercultural Workplace

This workshop will introduce participants to a basic level of intercultural awareness and help them to gain insight of their intercultural experiences. It will provide an opportunity for participants to begin to develop intercultural skills that can be applied as they work across cultures in their workplace. Some topics that will be covered in the workshop are: how cultural values and assumptions influence behavior and affect interactions with individuals and groups; characteristics of the cultural adjustment process; how culture and language affect communication and learning styles; and recognizing and promoting intercultural development at the institutional level.

Immigration Issues (Parts 1 and 2)

Immigration regulations may be central to the process/technique/art of advising international clients attending our institutions but they are not the only issue of importance.   As discretion is used in the application of these regulations by immigration officials, context is also of importance.   Of course it always comes back to how we advise our clients.   This session will provide the opportunity to consider as a group how these issues relate to one another and to providing effective support to international members of our communities.

International Student Marketing

International student marketing has become more competitive and more complicated. More people are involved and different organization models have emerged to address both recruitment and service to international students. This workshop will appeal to admissions staff, marketers, student service staff and international department management. The topics presented will range from institutional branding to alumni networking. You will hear topics such as the ‘Tattooed Marketer’, ‘Sun Tzu’s Art of War: Strategies for International Student Marketers’ and ‘The ABCs of International Student Marketing’.  Learn proven strategies to attract more international students to your institution, increase retention and to improve your job effectiveness and promotability.

International Students and Mental Health Problems

This workshop will provide a scan of Mental Health topics in post-secondary education and why we should be concerned. Participants will discuss

  • what are mental health and mental illness;
  • review risk factors for international students;
  • examine some of the challenges when mental health problems happen; and
  • focus on prevention and early identification.
Internationalization at Home

This session will review established approaches and rationales to internationalization, then look at efforts to address internationalization on home campuses. Participants will look at international examples through case studies and also be introduced to various new Canadian initiatives. Participants will be encouraged to examine how approaches and rationales are, or are not, advancing internationalization on their own campuses and consider refining them to address specific stakeholder engagement. Potential gaps between policy and practice will be discussed in order to consider innovative, interdisciplinary strategies to advance internationalization. A review of recent research and literature will inspire new approaches for advancing engagement with internationalization and rationales to put internationalization initiatives as an institutional priority.

Risk Management in International Education

This workshop focuses on approaches to managing the risks inherent in student mobility programs. Whether we are recruiting, admitting, hosting and educating international students for our academic programs, or selecting, orienting, delivering and educating domestic students for exchange and study abroad experiences, the health and safety of the students is of paramount importance. While much can go wrong with our policies and programs, we can work to minimize the risks that are associated with international education activities through advanced planning, educational programs and strategic management in times of crisis.

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