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    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
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    This event is open to all, as this is a wide topic related to policies and processes - anyone is welcome to join whether you are part of the affinity group or not. We would love to have you join a virtual discussion on policies and processes in the field. This affinity group is your opportunity to connect with others working in the international field and share experiences in a safe and open environment.

    As we understand the importance of diverse perspectives, this group aims to foster an inclusive understanding of how we support our students navigating their identities as well as our own journeys. Join us to exchange ideas and build professional networks in a colorful community of professionals.

    Ramil Collier is an International Education professional who has worked in the field for over 5 years. Ramil’s journey began in the study abroad office of a small college in Michigan in 2016 and has served in various capacities on both the institution and provider side during the past 5 years. Ramil is an openly gay professional who uses he/they pronouns and has navigated working for religiously affiliated schools as well supporting students in different diverse scenarios. In their current role, Ramil serves as a Student Support Specialist for Study Abroad company in Phoenix, AZ.

    LGBTQ+ Affinity Host:


    Ramil Collier is an International Education professional who has worked in the field for over 5 years. Ramil’s journey began in the study abroad office of a small college in Michigan in 2016 and has served in various capacities on both the institution and provider side during the past 5 years. Ramil is an openly gay professional who uses he/they pronouns and has navigated working for religiously affiliated schools as well supporting students in different diverse scenarios. In their current role, Ramil serves as a Student Support Specialist for Study Abroad company in Phoenix, AZ.

    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CET)
    • Online
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    Please adjust your time zone, this program is held at 2PM CET (Central European Timezone)

    Calling all professionals in Europe! We would love to have you join us for a virtual meet-up.This affinity group is your opportunity to connect with others working in the region and share experiences in a safe and open environment.*Please know we will have another on February 28th. 

    As we understand the importance of Global perspectives, this group aims to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration, where you can exchange ideas and build professional network in a vibrant community of professionals.

    Hosts: 


    Eleonora Marasca started off her career working in sales for private companies in various sectors in Italy. She then decided to pivot her career toward a focus in Education, teaching at a High School in Italy. She relocated to the US in 2022 and continued along this path, working as an Office Assistant for a Study Abroad Company in Boston. She holds a Master’s degree in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation from the University of Macerata, Italy. Her passion for International Education started during her study abroad program where she lived and studied in Germany. She brings firsthand experience of working in both European and American settings, navigating cultural differences and intercultural communication challenges. 

    Deborah Knaust has served as Dean of Student Life and Engagement at Franklin University Switzerland since 2015. Franklin is located in the Italian part of Switzerland and has 50% of students from around the world and 50% of students from North America. Deborah serves on the President’s Cabinet for institutional planning, decision-making, and strategy. Prior to moving to Switzerland, she worked with international students and scholars and Study Abroad programs at U.S. institutions. She strives to infuse intercultural learning into her work and was recently asked to develop the Career Readiness efforts for her institution. With international living experiences in Bulgaria, Japan, Switzerland, and the USA, Deborah is excited to connect with GLL members for meaningful growth and networking opportunities. 

    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
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    Change is the only constant in today's dynamic world, and effective change management begins with personal leadership. In this engaging and insightful session, we will explore the intersection of change management and personal leadership, guiding you on a transformative journey towards becoming a more influential and adaptable leader. Learn to understand the psychology of change and explore the cognitive and emotional aspects of change and how they impact both individuals and organizations.

    Personal Leadership & Development Host:


    Gina Mahfood, Senior Director, Enrollment Services CEA CAPA

    Gina has been working in education for over 20 years, with experience in admissions and enrollment, learning and educational development, and industrial and organizational improvements. Gina also took her passion for education a step further by co-authoring and designing a college textbook, which is used at colleges across the United States.

    Gina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College in 2003 and began her admissions and enrollment career in 2006 back in Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, Gina relocated to Phoenix, AZ, earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She remains a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society.

    Gina recognizes the value of higher education and encourages all potential learners she meets to pursue their educational goals and dreams!

    Co-Host: 

    Amy Henry, Executive Director Office of Global Education, Georgia Tech 

    Amy Henry leads Georgia Tech’s Office of International Education (OIE), which collaborates with faculty to lead student-centered internationalization. OIE serves the campus through education abroad, international student and scholar services, and on-campus internationalization. Amy is a Georgia Tech Culture Champion, Co-Chair of the Provost’s Diversity Council, and a certified Bold and Inclusive Conversation Facilitator. Amy serves international and higher education through volunteer leadership in professional organizations such as the Executive Committee of the Global Leadership League and the planning committee for the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education. Amy is an alumna of the College of William and Mary (B.A. Sociology) and Georgia Tech (M.S. International Affairs).   


    • 04 Mar 2024
    • (CST)
    • 15 Jul 2024
    • (CST)
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    MENTOR CIRCLES - STARTING March 15

    Mentor Circle sessions commence three times a year, and groups are made up of 3-5 League members per session. Visit our website for more information. Deadline to register- (March 4th).  

    This is a MEMBERS ONLY benefit. Take the opportunity to learn and grow from others in the international education field. Mentoring Circles are designed to enable participants to explore in small groups, a specific professional topic of their choice. Topics include: 

    • Blazing your Career Trail
    • Leadership
    • Exploring Management Concepts
    • Navigating Change & Uncertainty
    • Negotiating
    • Designing a Well-Lived Life

    After you sign up for this event, you will receive a link to the longer mentoring circle survey to place you into a group.  You MUST fill out that survey to be included in this mentoring circle program.

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
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    On average, children ages 8-12 spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens - this goes up to 9 hours for teens (Source: AACAP). While screens can entertain, teach, and keep children occupied - they can also lead to extensive problems. Managing a child’s screen time can be challenging. Screens are here to stay and can offer many positives. But they can also be damaging and addictive. We may not always be fully aware of what our children are viewing, making them exposed to cyberbullying, violence, substance abuse, misleading information, and more. The rapid changes in accessibility and evolution of portable screens have left us learning all as we go (after all, the iPad is only 14 years old!!).

    Have you started the “screen battle” in your home? Join this upcoming Affinity Group discussion. Every one of us has unique insights and knowledge about this topic to share with the group. We welcome all parents to join us and to learn, share, guide, and thrive!

    Parent Affinity Host:

    Abi Cavazos is an International Education professional who has worked in higher education for over 20 years. She began working in the study abroad field in 2012, and has served in various capacities at a variety of institutions during the past 10 years. She is also a mom to a 12-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son. She has navigated issues such as work/life balance, stages of grief with kids, and ‘mom guilt’ of being a working parent. In her current role, Abi serves as Associate Director for Study Abroad at Siena College outside of Albany, NY.   

    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    Beth Veasey, Chief Financial Officer at Marist College shares reflections on her leadership journey through the intersection of finance and higher education. We will consider questions such as, how does financial sustainability influence mission effectiveness; what are the “right” measures for return on investment in a higher education context; how does long range planning influence annual budgets; and what should we all understand about college finances in order for us to become more effective advocates for our programs and stewards of institutional resources?

     

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