» Keshia Abraham, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Initiatives, CIEE
» Quinton Redcliffe; Director of Diversity and Inclusion, CIEE
» Brittani Smit, Manager of Student Life, CIEE – Cape Town Global Institute
» Marion Tizon; Center Director, CIEE – Cusco, Peru
What does intercultural competence have to do with diversity and inclusion and how do these fields intersect? There has been increasing interest in both developing intercultural competence as well as increasing diversity and inclusion throughout international education. However, diversity, inclusion, and intercultural competence are rarely discussed together. Join us as we explore this important intersection and discuss how barriers surrounding access, such as power structures, discrimination and privilege, are a fundamental part of intercultural competence and increasing understanding of how we communicate and live together.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
» Unpack important terminology in the field of diversity and inclusion, including the terms “diversity” and “inclusion” themselves.
» Articulate an understanding of the connection between intercultural communication and equity and inclusion.
» Integrate diversity and inclusion practices and strategies into intercultural skill-building exercises.
» Identify key challenges preventing meaningful diversity and inclusion in the field of international education and develop strategies to transform these into opportunities for intercultural growth and development.
» Leave with valuable tools and resources for providing more inclusive study abroad experiences.
Workshop Location: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Registration Fee: $0*
*This workshop is free of charge, but there are limited spots available. Registration for the workshop is first-come, first-served.