NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo, "Building Our Sustainable Future."

We are pleased to offer 17 NAFSA 2022 Workshops as a part of the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo experience. Two of the workshops will be held virtually, and fifteen of the workshops will be held in-person in Denver, CO, USA. Consider adding one or more highly interactive learning opportunities to your NAFSA 2022 schedule. 

NAFSA 2022 Workshops are ideal for new and experienced practitioners, managers, and international education leaders who focus on education abroad, international recruitment and admissions, student and scholar advising, teaching, international partnerships, alumni relations, research, policy functions, or one of the many facets of international education.

Participate in any optional learning workshops to gain the critical skills you need to succeed. Registration opens on March 1, 2022.

This program is subject to change.

 


Virtual Workshops

Audience Key:  EA: Education Abroad, ISSS: International Student and Scholar Services, TLS: Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Developing a Global Zone Training Program

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 1:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. (EDT)

This interactive training promotes cultural awareness, advocacy, and support for fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for students from all cultural backgrounds. Modeled after Safe Zone training, participants experience a Global Zone training first-hand and receive the tools and resources to start Global Zone training at their own institutions.

Audience: EA, ISSS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

International Education Program Evaluation: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Part I: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. (EDT)
Part II: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. (EDT)

This workshop introduces emerging influences and theoretical lenses for critical international program evaluation. Participants critically reflect on their role(s) in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work and develop a tangible artifact that they can use to evaluate future programs.

Audience: TLS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

 


In-Person Workshops

Audience Key:  EA: Education Abroad, IEL: International Education Leadership, IEM: International Enrollment Management, ISSS: International Student and Scholar Services, TLS: Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship, SI: Shared Interest

Closing the Gaps Between Institutional Admissions Policies and Immigration Regulations

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Using case studies, admissions and enrollment management professionals navigate the complexities of admissions counseling and regulatory advising. Participants examine immigration regulations and admissions policies related to international students. This workshop provides participants with the tools and resources to support their daily work.

Audience: IEM, ISSS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Evidence-Based Approaches to Intercultural Learning

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

For meaningful intercultural learning outcomes, educators must know how to engage social, emotional, and cognitive facets of the learner. A holistic framework will aid all international education professionals. Discuss recent studies in global learning, engage in hands-on activities, and leave with a concrete Whole Learner Plan to implement on home campuses.

Audience: TLS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate

Part I: Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Discuss the gray areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment and STEM OPT, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers.

Audience: ISSS
Fees: Member $320, Nonmember $460, Student Member $208

Filing Academic H-1B Petitions

Part I:Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Filing academic H-1B petitions requires coordination among the prospective employee, the hiring department, and government agencies. Participants prepare a sample H-1B petition and gather and examine sources of information, reference sources of authority, determine the wage, prepare forms for submission, and build an inspection file.

Audience: ISSS
Fees: Member $320, Nonmember $460, Student Member $208

J-1 Advising: Intermediate

Part I: Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Address topics such as eligibility, the bars, pre-arrival and orientation, 212(e), employment, issues around transitions, and working with dependents. Focus on the most common J categories in higher education. Basic procedural training, the trainee category, or foreign medical graduates are not covered. Participants should have working knowledge and understanding of immigration and J-1 visa regulations and procedures.

Audience: ISSS
Fees: Member $320, Nonmember $460, Student Member $208

NAFSA Advocacy 101: Making the Case for International Education Year-Round

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

This workshop is modeled after NAFSA’s highly regarded Advocacy Day training curriculum, including cutting-edge political analysis and small breakout groups to practice making the asks of elected officials. Identify and practice effective strategies for advocating with campus and congressional leaders year-round.

Audience: SI
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Recruiting International Students

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

How do you reach your enrollment targets given your own resource limitations? From determining target markets to tailoring your communication strategy, this workshop helps you build strategies and identify resources to plan an appropriate recruitment campaign. Intended for professionals at U.S.-based institutions who work with international recruitment.

Audience: IEM
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. Participants explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively.

Audience: EA
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Strategies for International Student and Scholar Advising

Part I: Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)
Part II: Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (MDT)

Examine challenges facing international students and scholars. Explore options, develop strategies, make connections, and build adaptive advising skills. Through practice and practical exploration, participants return to their work setting with new ideas to connect, collaborate, and expand their work. This workshop is intended for those with less than five years in the field.

Audience: ISSS
Fees: Member $275, Nonmember $400, Student Member $175

Supporting Mental Health in Education Abroad

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Education abroad professionals practice recognizing students experiencing mental health concerns and responding with empathy. Participants work together to develop models of collaboration with mental health professionals and faculty leaders, rehearse emergency responses, and expand their toolkits to confidently support program participants. The training features the expertise of two clinical psychologists.

Audience: EA
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Virtual Exchange: What, Why, How, and Who

Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m. (MDT)

Experienced virtual exchange practitioners lead participants through activities exploring foundational knowledge, relevant research, model practices, and resources for designing and implementing virtual exchange programming. This workshop is appropriate for faculty, staff, and administrators who contribute to student exchanges, global learning, and campus internationalization strategies.

Audience: EA, TLS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

Bringing the Global to Local: Expanding Global Learning at Home

Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. (MDT)

Reimagine global learning in a postpandemic world from a comprehensive approach. Share model practices and resources to identify the gaps between global learning objectives and institutional goals, connect the global initiatives with the local context, and design and implement on-campus global learning programs.

Audience: TLS
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

(Dis)Engaging iParents: How Emerging Technologies Help and Hurt Education Abroad

Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m. (MDT)

With today’s technologies, families are constantly connected to their students—even while abroad. How does this 24/7 link impact the abroad experience? This workshop presents research, identifies trends and terms, and explores strategies to leverage families’ connections while minimizing distractions that inhibit students from reaching education abroad goals.

Audience: EA
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

The Hidden Power of International Alumni Relations

Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

International alumni relations and fundraising can facilitate more than supplementary revenues. It can enhance collaboration among campus units, university partners, and other stakeholders abroad. This interactive workshop provides participants opportunities to learn from well-established methodologies and strategies to apply in their institutions.

Audience: IEL, IEM
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120

A Primer for Global Operations

Wednesday, June 1, 8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. (MDT)

This workshop presents operational and regulatory considerations in managing global programs and activities, a complex area of practice for campus internationalization leaders. Topics include creating structures to track and manage global activities, assessing and mitigating risk for international research and teaching, and managing overseas sites.

Audience: IEL
Fees: Member $200, Nonmember $300, Student Member $120