Through its Gateway Leadership Institute, Gateway International Group is committed to preparing the next generation of international education leaders. 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.
The Gateway Leadership Institute provides 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, real-world projects, and coaching, the Institute engages 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 (e.g., education abroad, international student and scholar services, international enrollment management, etc.), or different objectives (e.g., professional development, academic enrichment, career advancement, etc.), the Institute is focused on promoting the development of essential knowledge and skills that transcend any specific professional focus. Participants will develop new knowledge and leadership skills in “next generation” strategic thinking, thinking that is analytical, design oriented, and technological. In addition, through team coaching, each participant will receive 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 Spring 2021 Institute is focused on educational technology with the goal of understanding and leveraging new technologies to support and enhance international educational programming for a new generation of learners. The Spring 2021 Institute’s objectives coalesce around the need to support new and innovative thinking to share next generation programming:
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.
Gateway is partnering with leading EdTech companies that are shaping the future of international education, representing education abroad, teaching & learning, and international enrollment management & recruitment. Participants will be assigned to a leaded EdTech company based on primary or secondary knowledge community affiliation. Our strategic partner companies are on the cutting edge of technology needed to advance the next generation of international education.
OffWeGo is an innovative student-centric, mobile-first solution that leverages social and monetary incentives to keep students mindful of their health, safety and security while studying abroad.
Through its innovative platform, Conversifi connects language learners with native speakers for on-demand language practice and cultural exchange over video chat. What a terrific way for students to master a foreign language and learn about other cultures.
IntelePeer, an award-winning technology company, delivers an omnichannel communication and engagement platform with real time analytics. Universities can build and integrate communications-enabled workflows utilizing traditional and digital communication channels to create world-class students’ experiences, while improving enrollment processes and yield, through automation.
“Participation in the Gateway Leadership Institute was one of the best investments I've made towards advancing my career in international education. The webinars provided key insights into top-of-mind issues while the workshops cultivated an environment in which to explore these topics and test new ideas with colleagues. To top it off, I received one-on-one coaching sessions with one of the top thought leaders in international education. Thanks to the GLI, I've expanded my network and grown into a more confident international education professional.”
Erin M. Niday
The Catholic University of America
On completion of the Gateway Leadership Institute, participants will receive an electronic certificate of completion through VerifyEd, which can be stored, shared and verified instantly anywhere in the world.
To enable diverse representation of early and mid-career international educators to participate in this professional development opportunity, 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 $125USD, which includes access to all webinars, workshops, coaching, etc. With anticipated high demand, participants must submit an application for participation. Participants will only be billed if admitted into the Institute.
Those interested may submit an online application at, www.gatewayinternational.org/application. Applications are due no later than 5:00pm ET, Saturday, February 20, 2021. Decisions will be made within one week of the application deadline. Applications must include:
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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.
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.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Institute fee has been reduced by 50%!
Cost of participation is now only US$125. To accommodate this exciting development, the application deadline has been extended to Saturday, February 20th.