Charting the Future of International Education
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
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
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.
MODULE 1: STRATEGIC MODELING AND DESIGN THINKING FOR A NEW ERA
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.
MODULE 2: NEXT GENERATION INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
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.
MODULE 3: NEW & EMERGING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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 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 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:8