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Here at Queen’s, we have the opportunity to engage daily with cultural diversity, both visible and invisible. If we want to positively embrace the difference in values, behaviours, and beliefs that diversity represents, that is, if we want to be part of an inclusive community, we need to increase our knowledge around cultural difference and similarity … we need to build our skills in engaging with cultural difference … we need to become more interculturally competent.

The environment at Queen’s is becoming more intercultural as the university works toward achieving its internationalization goals. On its own, and in partnership with other units on campus, QUIC offers many opportunities for staff to begin to gain the skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in this environment.

 

Certificate for International Education Professionals

This program provides competency-based training for various groups of international educators: those entering the field of international student advising, study/work abroad advising, as well as professionals at a mid-career level; it has also developed a course for individuals not directly involved in the profession but who are increasingly required to be aware and effective in an intercultural workplace, and special focus workshops that deal with issues relevant to a broad range of professionals.The IETP provides competency-based training for various groups of international educators: those entering the field of international student advising, study/work abroad advising, as well as professionals at a mid-career level; it has also developed a course for individuals not directly involved in the profession but who are increasingly required to be aware and effective in an intercultural workplace, and special focus workshops that deal with issues relevant to a broad range of professionals

More information on the updated program can be found on the Queen’s Professional site.

 

Other training options for staff are available through Queens’ Human Resources’ Learning and Development programs. Queen’s undergraduate and graduate programs include numerous opportunities for staff to gain international and intercultural knowledge; the university’s Tuition Assistance Program makes this learning accessible to staff after one year of continuous employment at Queen’s.

 

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