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This is the third session in Series III of Architecture for Global Learning and is part of the Fall Group: Global Learning Theory at Work. Learn about our other Series III Fall Group sessions: Designing Curriculum for Global Learning and Relating Research to Global Learning.

This AGL session provides examples of the new ways international educators and employers are identifying and developing students’ global competencies; those that 21st century graduates are expected to have as they transition into career paths in an evolving, global marketplace. Presenters focus on examples from different settings. Faculty, career center advisors, and administrators from any discipline concerned with the development of global learning that addresses these labor market requirements will benefit from this session.

Session objectives:

  • Present examples, grounded in real-life workforce development efforts, of the discovery process that identifies global competencies students must have;
  • Outline key definitions and objectives that were used to frame these processes
  • Detail the various stakeholders involved;
  • Deconstructing the reasons for identifying workforce competencies;
  • Discuss connections between the examples and participants’ own experiences and situations; and
  • Provide handouts for participants to consider when identifying global competencies at their institutions.


Diana CvitanDiana Cvitan, MS; MAT
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Diana Cvitan is the director of global learning and partnerships at Fairleigh Dickinson University and oversees the University’s international education programs and global partnerships activities. She joined FDU in 2001, coming from a career in international marketing in the travel industry. Diana’s experience includes campus internationalization, faculty/staff development, student engagement, fellowship advising, grants management, assessment and evaluation, partnership development, global learning pedagogy and curricular integration, and she was a major contributor in the redesign of FDU’s Core Curriculum. She has recently presented at national and international conferences on the topics of global learning, global competencies and culturally relevant pedagogy. Her research area focuses on Global Competencies and Employability and she is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Bath, UK.

Patrice TwomeyPatrice Twomey
University of Limerick
Patrice Twomey is the director of cooperative education and careers at the University of Limerick (UL). She has responsibility for leading employability provision at UL, which has one of the largest undergraduate work placement programs in Europe. Her professional interests are in the areas of work-integrated learning, university-industry engagement, graduate readiness and competencies, and regional development. A graduate of University College Cork and postgraduate of the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), Patrice is currently pursuing a professional doctorate at the University of Bath (UK). Her thesis focuses on the role of organisational socialization in internship outcomes. She is a governor of the World Association for Cooperative Education.