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Program Leader Preparation

ASU Faculty-Directed program leaders (including support faculty/staff) are required to complete two online training modules prior to leading any global education program: ASU - Your Duty to Report and Intersections: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence.

All program leaders (including support faculty/staff) are also required to attend an Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar before leading an ASU global education program (at least once every two years). In addition, all Faculty Directors and support faculty/staff will be expected to complete one (1) additional workshop each year.  

Please find below a description of the required Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar, CORE workshops, and other training opportunities, along with the most updated schedule of events.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminars

ASU requires that all program leaders (including support faculty/staff) participate in an Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar every two years. In addition, Faculty Directors will be expected to complete one (1) additional workshop each year.  For additional information about this expectation, click here. Program leaders who completed the Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar during the 2020/2021 academic year will not be required to attend for their 2021/2022 programs; all others will be required to attend.*  Seminar presentations are facilitated by the GEO Associate Director of International Health, Safety and Security and cover preparation prior to departure, resources available, and actions to take while on-site when responding to emergencies.

The GEO offers two versions of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar: one for those who haven't attended in the past and another for those who have attended in the past but are required to attend again. Below is the current schedule of these two separate seminars.

EPR 101: Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar for NEW Program Leaders

  • Friday, September 17, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Yuma 225 (Tempe campus)
  • Friday, February 4, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Yuma 225 (Tempe campus)
RSVP for an EPR 101 Seminar

EPR 201: Emergency Preparedness and Response Seminar for RETURNING Program Leaders

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Friday, October 29, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Navajo 240 (Tempe campus)
  • Friday, February 11, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Navajo 240 (Tempe campus)
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
RSVP for an EPR 201 Seminar

*Program leaders will not receive a travel advance until they attend a seminar and will be notified if they need to attend a seminar.

Global Education Office COVID-19 Preparation

This workshop will cover the plans, protocols, and procedures that the Global Education Office has instituted to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.  Learn more about the GEO's expectation for faculty and students and what resources you have at your disposal, both before your program start date and while on-site.  Workshop facilitators will leave time for Q&A.  All program leaders are required to attend.

For program leaders with Winter Break and Pre-Spring programs:

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)

For program leaders with Spring Break programs:

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Friday, February 25, 2022. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Navajo 240 (Tempe campus)

For program leaders with Post-Spring and May-start programs:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022.  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Navajo 240 (Tempe campus)
  • Friday,  April 15, 2022.  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)

For program leaders with June, July, or August-start programs:

  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Memorial Union Navajo 240 (Tempe campus)
  • Friday, May 6, 2022. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)

RSVP for a GEO COVID-19 Preparation Workshop

Required New Faculty Director Orientation

This required orientation for new faculty directors (FDs) and support faculty/staff provides a broad overview of key aspects of the program planning cycle for the year to set FDs up for success. Topics include the many responsibilities of program leaders, details about the services provided by the Global Education Office (GEO), how the student application process works, an introduction to health and safety oversight, and a walkthrough of the timeline for planning a program.

  • Friday, September 10, 2021. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
RSVP for the Required New Faculty Director Orientation

Crisis and Operational Response Education (CORE)

Crisis and Operational Response Education (CORE) is an initiative from the GEO to identify key areas that are central to a sound health and safety culture within the ASU global education community.  The primary goals of CORE are to equip program leaders, encourage collaboration, and improve programming so that global education initiatives at ASU can continue to grow.  The CORE curriculum is meant to be an interactive, engaging, and organized way of administering health and safety protocol and fostering a culture of best practices within our global education community. Below are details of the CORE workshops for the 2021-2022 academic year:

Mental Health Awareness and Global Education Programs 

This workshop, facilitated through a partnership with ASU Counseling Services, aims to give program leaders basic information to help them identify and work with students who might experience a mental health crisis while on site. Key resources and strategies will be shared to help faculty directors and support faculty/staff feel better prepared to respond if a situation develops during the program.

  • Friday, October 15, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Memorial Union Yuma 225 (Tempe campus)
  • Friday, April 1, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
RSVP for a Mental Health Awareness and Global Education Programs Workshop

Expect the Unexpected: Preparing for Common Program Mishaps 

This workshop will deliver ASU’s basic expectations regarding incident response and incident management. Best practices gleaned from NAFSA: The Association of International Educators and the Forum for Education Abroad working groups will accompany discussions, case studies, and table top exercises to give each participant a framework from which to effectively respond to common incidents that occur during global education programs. This workshop is separate from, and does not replace, the mandatory Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.

  • Friday, November 5, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Friday, April 8, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Union Yuma 225 (Tempe campus)
RSVP for an Expect the Unexpected Session

Sexual Violence and Global Education Programs

This workshop, facilitated in partnership with ASU's Sexual Violence Awareness, Prevention and Response program, will provide faculty with skills to manage an incident involving sexual violence during the program.  Faculty will learn about initial steps to take if an incident is reported and will be equipped with the knowledge of ASU resources that will come to bear in such a case. Strategies will be shared to help faculty directors and support faculty/staff feel better prepared to respond if a situation develops during the program. This workshop is separate from, and does not replace, the mandatory Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
  • Friday, January 28, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM (link to be provided upon registration)
RSVP for a Sexual Violence and Global Education Programs Session

PLEASE NOTE: Faculty Directors are expected to attend one (1) workshop every year, in addition to the required Emergency Preparedness & Response Seminar.

 

Other Training Opportunities

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification Courses

The SAO strongly encourages all study abroad program leaders to maintain a valid CPR/AED/First Aid Certification, from either the American Red Cross or the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). We are fortunite to have access to both certification courses on ASU's campuses, so the SAO is pleased to cover the cost of your American Red Cross certification through Sun Devil Fitness, or your ASHI Certification through the Office of Preparedness and Security Initiatives. Both are quality programs, so choose the one that fits best in your calendar.

  • For certification through the American Red Cross, please view the schedule of available classes and then notify the SAO which date and time you are attending so that we can communicate with the instructors, get you registered, and arrange payment in advance. 
  • For certification through the American Safety and Health Institute, please view the ASU Events Calendar to find available classes and then register yourself for the course using the link provided there. Please be sure to notify the SAO in advance so that we can ensure you will not have to pay out-of-pocket for the training; you may also notify your instructor on the day of the course that you are a study abroad program leader and they will bill us for the cost of the certification.

 

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