With a team of experienced and knowledgeable facilitators, the Gateway Leadership Institute offers in-person and virtual training for faculty, scholars, administrators, and other international educators seeking to advance and enhance global learning initiatives at their respective institutions and organizations.
Launching Fall 2020, the inaugural Gateway Leadership Institute will provide a timely and much-needed venue for international education professionals to begin cultivating the next generation of international higher education. Through a combination of webinars, workshops, and coaching, the Institute will engage participants in an exploration of key topics such as new directions in international strategy, revenue generation, integrated program design, and educational technology.
The Institute will begin preparing professional international educators as architects of a new future of international education. Although participants may have professional expertise in specific areas, the Institute is focused on promoting the development of essential knowledge and skills that transcend any specific professional focus.
The Fall 2020 Institute has three objectives, all of which coalesce around the need to support forward-looking thinking and action in shaping a new generation of international higher education:
In addition, each participant will be introduced to a coach, who will provide ongoing support and mentorship over the duration of the Institute. Coaches will be selected among Gateway Affiliates and other international educators, each with significant leadership experience in international higher education.
The Fall 2020 Gateway Leadership Institute will appeal to those international education professionals and related higher education experts who are interested in developing new knowledge and skills needed to shape the next generation of international higher education. The Fall 2020 Institute will be limited to 25 participants and is designed for early to mid-career professionals with 3-10 years of experience. Participants should be committed to examining existing practices, challenging widely held assumptions, and interrogating the scope and direction of international education. Participants will be expected to fully participate in all aspects of the Institute. The Institute is scheduled to commence in Fall 2020.
The Fall 2020 Gateway Leadership Institute will consist of three similarly structured modules each including, 1.) a public webinar facilitated by an international panel of subject area experts, 2.) an interactive workshop facilitated by Drs. Rosa Almoguera and George Kacenga, and 3.) an individual coaching session with an assigned Gateway coach.
The Fall 2020 Gateway Leadership Institute will consist of three similarly structured modules each including, 1.) a public webinar facilitated by an international panel of subject area experts (60 minutes), 2.) an interactive workshop facilitated by Drs. Rosa Almoguera and George Kacenga (90 minutes) and 3.) an individual coaching session with an assigned Gateway coach (60 minutes).
Dr. Rosa Almoguera is an affiliate of Gateway International Group with thirty years of experience in international education. Based in Spain, she has considerable experience developing international partnerships and programs for public and private institutions throughout Europe and the United States.
Dr. George F. Kacenga is an affiliate of Gateway International Group and current Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions and SIO at Purdue University Northwest. He is an award-winning scholar-practitioner with a successful career in international higher education and enrollment management that spans two decades.
In this module, participants will be introduced to methods of strategic planning and design thinking for international education that address outcomes and the need for revenue generation. In the webinar, leaders from the profession will discuss best practices and case studies in systems and design thinking and strategy, and the critical role of data and evidence. In the workshop, participants will develop a strategy for improving their office/organization/institution and a “theory of change” for creating a new architecture for the future of international education. The focus of the workshop will be on the application of these frameworks to concepts in international education, the expected impact, and how the impact is measured. In an individual coaching session, participants will discuss the kinds of partnerships and leadership skills needed to enact their strategic plan or vision.
Upon completion of this module, participants will understand essential concepts of strategic modeling, design thinking, and have the ability to put those concepts into action. Participations will have begun developing a leadership portfolio with potential alliances or partnerships.
In this module, participants will learn about emerging modalities in integrated education, including new directions in curriculum internationalization, integrated program design, and student success outcomes. Integrated education focuses on providing equitable access to international learning and engagement for all learners by intentionally integrating international expectations into the curricula and life of the institution. This module is designed to engage participants in a discussion of the shifting demands of this new era of higher education and in a way that broadens the focus beyond mobility education to consider other modalities along the continuum of international learning and engagement.
Upon completion of this module, participants will understand new and emerging modalities along the continuum of international learning and engagement and how to leverage integrated program design as a means to develop new and responsive programming for next generation learners.
Upon completion of this module, participants will understand new directions in educational technology and new approaches for leveraging these developments to enhance international learning and engagement.
To enable the diverse representation of mid-career international educators to participate in this professional development o1pportunity, Gateway is leveraging industry sponsorships to offer the Institute at minimal cost to participants. As such, participants are asked to pay a one-time, non- refundable participation fee of USD $150, which includes access to all webinars, workshops, and one-on-one coaching. With anticipated high demand, participants must apply for participation. Participants will only be billed if admitted into the program. Select participants may be invited to serve as mentors to future Institute cohorts. (Those international educators in career transition due to the COVID-19 pandemic may register for a discounted rate of $100.)
Applications are due no later than 8:00am ET, Monday, October 4, 2020. Decisions will be made within one week of the application deadline.
Applications must include:
Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.
Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.
– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training
George F. Kacenga, PhD, has been a champion for the value of international education approaching 20 years, investing much of his professional career in international admissions and enrollment management. Following successful tenures with Saint Vincent College, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Colorado Denver, George joined Purdue University Northwest (PNW) as the inaugural Executive Director of Global Engagement to lead strategic efforts to extend global programs and initiatives. Organizational changes resulting from the pandemic incorporated the international portfolio into the division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, where Kacenga is now the SIO and Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions. He is the serving past-president of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). He also serves on The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP) committee for Organizational Advancement and on the campaign steering committee for the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). Kacenga is an active member of NACAC, AACRAO, NAFSA, AIEA, and the American Council on Education (ACE) – through which he is currently leading the university’s two-year ‘Internationalization Laboratory’ exercise.
Kacenga’s career has garnered national and international recognition. He serves as an international education consultant, has been an invited speaker and presenter nationally and internationally on themes related to the analysis of foreign academic credentials, international enrollment management, best practice engaging international recruitment agents, and global partnerships and engagement. His articles can be found in various publications, including NAFSA’s International Educator and IIE’s Networker magazine. He is a co-creator of the international education focused return on investment (ROI) resource, ROIie.com. Kacenga continues to work on projects that elevate the professionalism of the field-at-large.
Dr. Kacenga is an award winning scholar and administrator, having received the Sepmeyer Research Grant, Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award, and Fulbright Korea Administrator Award. Kacenga received his PhD in social and comparative analysis in education from the University of Pittsburgh.
– Enrollment management
– International recruitment and foreign credential evaluation.
– Revenue generating international partnerships
– Budget management
An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.
– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development
Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.
Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.
At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.
Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.
– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages
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