FSDP: International Services Development Track

The International Services Development Track (ISDT) is designed for departmental administrators, faculty, and research supervisors who work with the Office of International Services (OIS) to recruit, select, and retain international faculty, students, and staff. These workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about different cultures represented on campus, their needs, challenges, and the resources available to them. Basic legal and regulatory concepts, and Pitt-specific policies and procedures will be reviewed as well. The focus is on making immigration-related issues understandable and providing the basics to make informed administrative decisions, and creating a foundation for partnering efficinetly and effectively with OIS.

The track consists of a Foundations workshop and three Professional Practice workshops, all listed below. The Foundations workshop should be taken prior to taking the Professional Practice workshops, with the exception of Intercultural Competency, which can be taken at any time. Upon completion of the Foundations workshop, the Professional Practice workshops can be taken in any order and over a period of years.

Foundations Workshop

  • Working with International Populations @ Pitt

Professional Practice Workshops

  • International Students @ Pitt
  • International Scholars and Employees @ Pitt
  • Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics

Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics

Presenter: Office of International Services Staff
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–noon
Location: 342 Craig Hall
Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Working and providing services in a diverse environment requires a knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, values, and behaviors. This fun, yet informative, session will help participants gain understanding to enhance the quality of their interactions with international and diverse students, faculty, and staff at the University and elsewhere.

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