Groningen, Netherlands

Developing Across Differences: Educating Global Ready Graduates

when 11 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 995

Higher education institutions often state the goal of matriculating globally competent students, yet many still address this simply through the requirement of an international course or education abroad experience. This workshop helps leaders realistically initiate or improve the complex yet mission-critical process of developing global competence on campus.

Why should you attend?

Confronted with rapidly changing economic, political, technological, and cultural realities, higher education institutions are charged with the goal of graduating globally competent students.

To undertake — or iteratively enhance — the work of developing globally-ready learners in today’s higher education landscape requires a thorough understanding of what comprises global and intercultural competence as well as the paths to developing and assessing these on a college campus in concert with other educational goals.

This workshop will offer a substantial exploration of these topics. It uses Interactive Learning to draw on participants’ own experiences and knowledge as well as evidence-based best practices so that they can begin to design and develop specific plans for integrating Intercultural competence and campus programs and curricula.

Course leader

Dr. Darla Deardorff

Target group

Level requirements
The DAD is for multipliers who help individuals, organizations and societies better recognize, appreciate and use differences as a way of better communicating, working and thriving together.

These are (in-house and external) trainers, educators, consultants, coaches, researchers, scholars, facilitators, HR staff, advanced-level (MA+) students, and professional development specialists with 5+ years of experience/study in the greater Differences field. Contact the organisers at or for consultation about appropriateness and eligibility.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Participant profile
This course is for you if you are a higher education leader including:

● Post-secondary administrators,

● Faculty members,

● Senior leaders including deans and provosts,

● Student affairs staff,

● HR and professional development specialists and trainers,

● PhD students researching this area, and

● Consultants and others involved in higher education.

It is relevant whether you have a broad strategic responsibility for ensuring global readiness within your institution or you work more directly with international students, study abroad, internationalization-at-home, and/or global learning initiatives.

Course aim

In this course, you will learn how to help yourself and those you work with so that you/they can better:

● Review key theories and concepts related to global and intercultural competence, including models that can be used to frame campus, curricular, and programmatic efforts.

● Explore and analyze practices in higher education designed to develop and assess students’ (and other stakeholders’) global readiness.

● Identify and develop practical strategies for infusing global and intercultural competence into campus learning opportunities across multiple levels of your institution.

Credits info

12 hours of in-class learning and active participation using experiential methods.

Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 12 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 995: includes course and materials, optional evening programming

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