Developing Leadership in International Education. 2014 NCAIE Conference, Durham, NC . Dafina Blacksher Diabate , Assistant Director, AIEA Katy Rosenbaum, Program Associate, AIEA . Welcome! . As you come in, please take an index card and answer the following question:
2014 NCAIE Conference, Durham, NC
DafinaBlacksherDiabate, Assistant Director, AIEA Katy Rosenbaum, Program Associate, AIEA
As you come in, please take an index card and answer the following question:
What are the most important characteristics for leadership in international education?
Brief summary of 2011 AIEA Survey on Senior International Officers
Reflection and discussion of survey results
Small Group Discussion
…Based on 184 responses from SIOs (Senior International Officers)
What are key knowledge, skills, experiences, characteristics, challenges?
Think about your strengths, and identify top 1-2 in each category
International issues in higher education
Current world affairs
Business principles & practices
Cross-cultural theories & methods
Managing an organization
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(Heyl, John. The SIO (Senior International Officer) as Change Agent. Durham, NC: Association of International Education Administrators. November 2007.)
Developing a global mindset
Seeing from others’ perspectives
Diagnosing the situation
Self-assessing and enhancing ICC
Engaging in critical reflection
Becoming more adaptable
Intentionality & vision
Collaboration & communication
Intercultural competence development & cultural humility
Critical reflection & assessment
(Deardorff, D.K. (2012). Looking to the future: Leadership perspectives on internationalization, a synthesis. AUDEM Journal. (invited paper))
What is your reaction to these survey results? What was surprising? What stood out?
From your perspective, is there something (knowledge, experience, attitudes) missing from the list? Was there an idea on your index card that was not brought up?
How do leadership skills and personalities of the SIO influence the IE community?
Identify your top 1-2 strengths in each of the categories listed on your worksheet
Find somebody you do not know who has identified a strength that you did not check off on your worksheet. Spend 4-5 minutes discussing the steps they took to develop these skills and exchange contact information to continue the discussion post-conference!
How do I see leadership traits, qualities, or priorities being implemented at my institution currently? What can be done better as a community at my institution?
How does this impact my current role at my institution?
What can I do if I aspire to leadership in the future? What can I add to my professional development plan?
Sharing from small group discussion
General reflections on leadership in IE