Virtual: UNESCO Intercultural Competency Training
January 21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Darla K. Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, will lead in a training experience to build intercultural competencies based on her newly released Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles, published by UNESCO and Routledge. The Story Circles methodology promotes intercultural competence development in building more inclusive societies and can be used in and out of classrooms. It has been piloted around the world through the United Nations and is now available in 5 languages as open-access for all. More will be learned about this intercultural tool and experience Story Circles through a highly interactive virtual session.
Schedule of Events
4:00 p.m. – Welcome, Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
4:05 p.m. – UNESCO Intercultural Competency Training, Dr. Darla Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators
6:00 p.m. – Adjournment
Darla K. Deardorff is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, as well as a research scholar at Duke University. She is an EAIE trainer who holds a master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the US and South Africa as well as having served as faculty at Harvard’s Future of Learning Institute, Harvard’s Global Education Think Tank and the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication. Founder of the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence and ICC Global, she has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies and nonprofit organizations for over 20 years and is frequently invited to give talks around the world. A recipient of numerous awards including Fulbright, Darla has published widely on international education, intercultural competence and outcomes assessment with eight books and more than 60 articles and book chapters.
Charlé LaMonica is the director of World View. She works with World View’s Partners both on and off campus; forges strategic alliances and collaborations with schools, districts, and community colleges; leads the Global Education Leaders Program, and represents World View in NC and on the national and global stage. Charlé holds a master’s degree from UNC Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
To receive 0.5 CEU / 5 PDCH credits one must attend the two-hour virtual program on January 21st and turn in this study guide, completed. Approximate study guide completion time is three hours. Please return completed study guide by Friday, February 12, 2021 to Nick Allen, World View Program Coordinator at NICKA@UNC.EDU.
Reading: Deardorff, Darla K. (2019). Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles. (UNESCO/Routledge) Please read pages 1 – 11 (Background), pages 13 – 59 (Story Circles), page 70 (UNESCO Story Circles Information Sheet) and page 71 (General handout).
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