|Event Date||Event Time||Registration Deadline||Registration|
|August 20 - 22, 2024||2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Register Today|
This workshop compliments and broadens your knowledge gained after completing the J-1 Advising for Beginners workshop since it goes more deeply into grey areas of J advising. This workshop is designed to help you think through the development of policies, procedures, and practices necessary to maintain a healthy J program for your institution. Ample time is provided to focus on model practices based on current scenarios as well as to reflect on how these practices could improve your own J program.
- Build a conceptual foundation and practical knowledge for J-1 advising.
- Develop critical analytical skills for resolving common J-1 Exchange Visitor dilemmas.
- Balance and manage the interests of key constituencies.
- Establish solid professional networks in the J-1 visa community.
- The unique character of the Exchange Visitor Program and how to maintain a healthy J-1 Program at your institution
- The roles and responsibilities of the Responsible Officer/Alternate Responsible Officer at the intermediate level
- The use of resources in problem solving and developing institutional policy
- Assessing and applying policy, procedure, and practice
What Participants Are Saying
- "The workshop was extremely valuable as a J1 professional. I learned about creating policies and also finding ways to interpret the spirit of the J1 program. I value also the networking group met at this workshop." - Annual Conference workshop participant
- "The workshop provided relevant content for practical situations. The workbook gives excellent scenarios, along with reasoning. References and breakdowns of certain polices are included in workbook, too." - Regional Conference workshop participant
- "Trainers shared personal work experiences that helped to illustrate the effects of certain policies. Additionally, the workbook will be an excellent reference for future concerns." - On-site workshop participant
- "All of the presenters were very knowledgeable and friendly. I had the opportunity to make connections with those from my region as well as Region VII. Overall, it was a very successful workshop." - Regional Conference workshop participant
International student and scholar advisers, Responsible Officers (RO) and Alternate Responsible Officers (ARO), and administrators with a working knowledge and understanding of immigration and J visa regulations.
Build Your Competencies
NAFSA International Education Professional Competencies 2.0 outline the abilities, skills, and foundational knowledge necessary for successful international educators. Learn more about NAFSA Competencies 2.0.
This learning content targets the competency categories of Compliance Management and Recruitment, Enrollment, and Advising.