Event Title

Leadership Exchange Programs: Helping Students Engage in an Experience to Gain Greater Understanding of What it Means to be a Culturally Competent Leader

Presentation Type

Oral and/or Visual Presentation

Presenter Major(s)

Education - College Student Affairs Leadership

Mentor Information

Michelle Burke

Department

College Of Education

Location

Kirkhof Center 2266

Start Date

11-4-2012 12:00 PM

Keywords

Culture, Globalization, Identity, World Perspective

Abstract

Even though it has been proven that students need to learn more about leadership development and cultural competence, it can be challenging for students to fit these extra opportunities into their busy schedules. How can we maximize high impact opportunities for students to gain a great cultural competence and a global perspective of leadership development? This feasibility study is intended to provide educators with a program that maximizes high impact experiences to help students grow and develop. University of West Indies (UWI) students will have the opportunity to travel to Michigan to interact with GVSU students in the fall. GVSU students have the opportunity to travel to Jamaica in March to engage in the culture at the UWI in Jamaica. The program was developed to provide students with the cross-cultural experience of studying abroad while providing experiences and reflection components to help them grow in cultural competence and global leadership development.

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Apr 11th, 12:00 PM

Leadership Exchange Programs: Helping Students Engage in an Experience to Gain Greater Understanding of What it Means to be a Culturally Competent Leader

Kirkhof Center 2266

Even though it has been proven that students need to learn more about leadership development and cultural competence, it can be challenging for students to fit these extra opportunities into their busy schedules. How can we maximize high impact opportunities for students to gain a great cultural competence and a global perspective of leadership development? This feasibility study is intended to provide educators with a program that maximizes high impact experiences to help students grow and develop. University of West Indies (UWI) students will have the opportunity to travel to Michigan to interact with GVSU students in the fall. GVSU students have the opportunity to travel to Jamaica in March to engage in the culture at the UWI in Jamaica. The program was developed to provide students with the cross-cultural experience of studying abroad while providing experiences and reflection components to help them grow in cultural competence and global leadership development.