Smoky Mountain Seminar

Training and Development in Cross-Cultural + Experiential Education

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Duration
2 Days
Description

A rejuvenating and practical skills-training to increase student safety, leadership capacity and facilitation skills in cross-cultural settings.

Dates

Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2019


Suggested Ages

22+

Number of Participants

30


Availability

open

Begins In

36 Weeks

Tuition

$980


Smoky Mountains

Program Overview

Join us as we bring together a dynamic cohort of educators from your region to train skills, learn from colleagues, and reinvigorate global programming


Offered in collaboration with the Holy Innocents Episcopal School’s Program for Global Citizenship, this two-and-a-half-day training and retreat engages participants in a facilitated group experience exploring critical skills related to student group management, risk management and ethical community engagement. Appropriate for leadership teams who work together on student programming, it is designed for all teachers and administrators working in cross-cultural programming environments.

This professional development training in global experiential education delivers on multiple levels, offering participants a shared experience that mimics the phases of a group life-cycle, and draws from the landscape and group dynamic to provide learning that can be reapplied to student programming. Simultaneously, we offer a training curriculum that includes a skills-training in the unique aspects of global and experiential education pedagogy, including tone-setting and container building, risk management,…

Offered in collaboration with the Holy Innocents Episcopal School’s Program for Global Citizenship, this two-and-a-half-day training and retreat engages participants in a facilitated group experience exploring critical skills related to student group management, risk management and ethical community engagement. Appropriate for leadership teams who work together on student programming, it is designed for all teachers and administrators working in cross-cultural programming environments.

This professional development training in global experiential education delivers on multiple levels, offering participants a shared experience that mimics the phases of a group life-cycle, and draws from the landscape and group dynamic to provide learning that can be reapplied to student programming. Simultaneously, we offer a training curriculum that includes a skills-training in the unique aspects of global and experiential education pedagogy, including tone-setting and container building, risk management, facilitation in a cross-cultural context, community engagement, and transference. Finally, through the course-progression, participants should expect to share their own experiences, insights and lessons learned with colleagues, forming meaningful and valuable collegial relationships that they can draw from as ongoing resources and inspiration for years to come.

Each Regional Educator Training is co-hosted by a local retreat center dedicated to the practice and expansion of global education worldwide. We believe that your experience should be rejuvenating, insightful and inspiring. As a pedagogical strategy, and in alignment with student programming, we invite you out of your familiar environment and into a rustic, potentially challenging and awe-inspiring local to help foster deeper relationships with colleagues and with self. Trainings are also co-hosted by a local school partner or partners particularly dedicated to best practices cross-cultural and experiential education. If you are interested in co-hosting a regional training in your area, please be in touch!

If intentionally facilitated, Global Education programming has the potential to peel back the layers of personal and cultural identity, offering a designated space to challenge value-systems and worldview. In this liminal space, educators are offered a unique opportunity to support the process of transformative learning. Join us to learn more about how this process can be facilitated and the unique skill-sets required to be effective in facilitating transformative learning for students.

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ABOUT THE ELHOEE RETREAT CENTER

This retreat and training is hosted at the Elhoee Retreat Center. Your tuition cost will cover all food, lodging, and activities related to this training. Participants are offered shared rooms with private bath and private rooms with shared bath. Visit their website for further details regarding food and lodging.

Elohee ( EL-oh-HEE ) is a Cherokee word meaning “earth place.” The Elohee Center is being created to provide a retreat space in Nature to allow for self-exploration, individual growth, and mind/body healing. It is a place where Earth and Air, Fire and Water nurture wisdom both ancient and new. This endeavor has expanded to include extended family and an ever-widening circle of friends who have not only joined us in its creation, but have enjoyed the transforming, healing power of the land on which it sits.


About HOLY INNOCENTS PROGRAM FOR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Talking about diversity was not enough. There was a need for something more than just a conversation, more than a committee, even more than a class. Holy Innocents’ Program for Global Citizenship (PGC) emerged from a Board of Trustees’ conversation about where the institution was – and wanted to be – with regard to developing students’ capacity for citizenship, servant leadership, and global awareness.

Learn more about HIES’ PGC here.