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The IETP has developed a number of one-day workshops on topics relevant to professionals working in the field of international education. As with IETP core courses, they will be offered in various locations across Canada and at various times, according to demand.

Gaining Competence in an Intercultural Workplace

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This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to raise their level of intercultural awareness generally and to deepen their understanding of intercultural experiences.

Effectively Navigating the Immigration System

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The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with a foundation of knowledge in immigration legislation, policy and procedures affecting international students. This workshop is also an opportunity for discussion in order to create a level of comfort and confidence in performing their responsibilities, while respecting the limits of legislation regulating immigration. It focuses on temporary residence authorizations for students (Study Permit, CAQ*, Temporary Resident Visa, Work permits for students) and their accompanying dependents.

Risk and Reason I

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This all-day workshop is intended to build on the basic legal concepts behind risk management in international activities related to both incoming international students and outgoing students participating in study abroad programs. A short review of legal concepts will lead into a critical look at common tools for risk management such as waivers, informed consent, due diligence and insurance. Knowing that things can go wrong even with the best preparation, the session will also cover emergency preparedness and how to develop an emergency response plan for your students and programs.

The workshop will be presented in an interactive, conversational style with lots of room for participants to contribute and ask questions. Small group work and case studies will be included to allow participants to share their knowledge and experiences. Those who have not completed ‘Risk and Reason I’* are welcome to participate and will be placed with those who have completed that workshop for group work activities.

*Please note: the previous title of this workshop was ‘Risk Management in International Education’. While the title of the workshop has changed, the content has simply been revised to cover the basics of risk management in international education more quickly, and ‘II’ has been added to the title to reflect that some more advanced aspects of the topic will be explored. Contact the IETP office if you have questions about the workshop.

Seamless Facilitation for Intercultural Competency Learning

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Intercultural trainers and educators have a great deal of important content to share with their training participants and students. Knowing the “What” is a must if you want to provide a high quality learning to others. What about knowing the “How”? This workshop will concentrate on a process as an essential component of truly productive learning experience. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with practical tools and techniques for effective facilitation of intercultural and diversity training and teaching. As a result of participation in this workshop participants will gain a practical knowledge of a number of training/teaching methodologies and activities. The goal, however, is not to pack their “toolbox” with as many “toys” as possible. The number one goal is to develop skills that allow participants to gain maximum results with every activity and every tool they end up using in their own work as facilitators.

Social Media in an International Education Context

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Social media has had a major impact on how we engage with information and one another. The world of one-way communication has rapidly given way to multiple platforms, voices, and uses of communication networks. Participants in this course will learn the basics of social media tools and how to use them in a cross cultural context. Through a number of short, hands-on exercises using a variety of sharing platforms such as blogs, micro-blogs, Facebook and Twitter,  participants will develop a new and broad understanding of online social behaviour as well as the uses and values of communication through social media.

 

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