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Santa Cruz 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 - Feb 29, 2020


Suggested Ages

22+

Number of Participants

30


Availability

Open

Begins In

5 Weeks

Tuition

$795


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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 Menlo School’s Menlo Abroad Program, this two-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…

Offered in collaboration with the Menlo School’s Menlo Abroad Program, this two-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 Seminar 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 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 MENLO SCHOOL’S MENLO ABROAD PROGRAM

The Menlo Abroad program provides Upper School students with an experiential cultural immersion course through extended travel in a foreign country. Through facilitated curricula, service-learning, and homestay, students develop meaningful relationships with people and places within that country, make friends, and use their skills to address common problems. They emerge with a better understanding of themselves and their world.

Learn more about Menlo Abroad here.