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1 Developing Leadership in International Education Dafina Blacksher Diabate, Assistant Director, AIEA Katy Rosenbaum, Program Associate, AIEA 2014 NCAIE Conference, Durham, NC

2 Welcome! 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?

3 Welcome and Overview Introductions Brief summary of 2011 AIEA Survey on Senior International Officers Reflection and discussion of survey results Individual activity Small Group Discussion Closing

4 2011 AIEA Survey on Senior International Officers …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

5 IE Leader Survey Results: Top Knowledge Areas International issues in higher education Current world affairs Business principles & practices Cross-cultural theories & methods

6 IE Leader Survey Results: Top Skills Interpersonal Advocacy Networking Communication

7 IE Leader Survey Results: Top Experience Areas Managing an organization Academic administration Managing budget/finance Overseas living

8 IE Leader Survey Results: Top Personal Characteristics Vision Energy/Passion Flexibility Creativity Entrepreneurship Pragmatism

9 The Senior International Officer as Change Agent Diplomacy/tact Imagination Teamwork Flexibility Listening Administrative experience Networking/Coalition Building (Heyl, John. The SIO (Senior International Officer) as Change Agent. Durham, NC: Association of International Education Administrators. November 2007.) Thomas Barwick / Getty Images

10 Developing Global Leaders Establishing intention Developing a global mindset Building relationships Seeing from others’ perspectives Diagnosing the situation Self-assessing and enhancing ICC Engaging in critical reflection Becoming more adaptable

11 Leadership Perspectives on Internationalization Key points: Intentionality & vision Collaboration & communication Intercultural competence development & cultural humility Critical reflection & assessment Relationship building (Deardorff, D.K. (2012). Looking to the future: Leadership perspectives on internationalization, a synthesis. AUDEM Journal. (invited paper))

12 Reflection 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?

13 Worksheet: Strengths 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!

14 Small Group Discussion 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?

15 Wrap-Up Sharing from small group discussion General reflections on leadership in IE

16 Thank You! SIO Survey: summary available at Contact: – Dafina Blacksher Diabate: – Katy Rosenbaum: – The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA): Session Evaluations


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