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    • 04 Mar 2024
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    • 15 Jul 2024
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    MENTOR CIRCLES - STARTING March 15

    Mentor Circle sessions commence three times a year, and groups are made up of 3-5 League members per session. Visit our website for more information. Deadline to register- (March 4th).  

    This is a MEMBERS ONLY benefit. Take the opportunity to learn and grow from others in the international education field. Mentoring Circles are designed to enable participants to explore in small groups, a specific professional topic of their choice. Topics include: 

    • Blazing your Career Trail
    • Leadership
    • Exploring Management Concepts
    • Navigating Change & Uncertainty
    • Negotiating
    • Designing a Well-Lived Life

    After you sign up for this event, you will receive a link to the longer mentoring circle survey to place you into a group.  You MUST fill out that survey to be included in this mentoring circle program.

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)
    • Online
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    *This is a newly formed affinity group and we are notifying all members for a few months before we transition to invites only for those who have selected this group in their profile.

    If you get a group of global education professionals in a room, you'll likely find a crowd of language learners, culture enthusiasts, or student service experts. Oh, and managers, right? Less obvious but definitely true. This event is open to everyone looking to share ideas, strategies, and successes as they navigate their management journeys. If you're looking to soon take on a management role, this event is for you. If you've just transitioned into a management position, this event is for you. If you've been a manager for a while, but you are confronted with a new team, new work set-up, or new challenges, this event is for you. This will be a discussion-based, participant-led gathering of colleagues. 

    New to Management Affinity Group Leader


    Elizabeth Erbeznik (she/her) is an international educator with nearly two decades of experience in higher education. Her first role in education involved teaching English to middle schoolers as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar. (Had her Malagasy colleagues done a performance review of her teaching abilities back then, she'd have been placed squarely in the "needs improvement" phase.) She then went on to earn a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. After spending several years teaching college-level French and leading study abroad programs in Paris and Bordeaux, she took a role in the Academic Affairs department at WorldStrides (originally ISA) in 2015. She loves onboarding new colleagues, setting goals, meeting quarterly objectives, and collaborating with her team to ensure that they're supporting student learning on all their programs. In her spare time, she thrives by hanging out with her family in Austin, TX, reading, writing short stories, and traveling. 

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Online
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    *Due to popular demand, we are offering this event again!

    This event is open to all, as this is a wide topic related to policies and processes - anyone is welcome to join whether you are part of the affinity group or not. We would love to have you join a virtual discussion on policies and processes in the field. This affinity group is your opportunity to connect with others working in the international field and share experiences in a safe and open environment.

    As we understand the importance of diverse perspectives, this group aims to foster an inclusive understanding of how we support our students navigating their identities as well as our own journeys. Join us to exchange ideas and build professional networks in a colorful community of professionals.

    Ramil Collier is an International Education professional who has worked in the field for over 5 years. Ramil’s journey began in the study abroad office of a small college in Michigan in 2016 and has served in various capacities on both the institution and provider side during the past 5 years. Ramil is an openly gay professional who uses he/they pronouns and has navigated working for religiously affiliated schools as well supporting students in different diverse scenarios. In their current role, Ramil serves as a Student Support Specialist for Study Abroad company in Phoenix, AZ.

    LGBTQ+ Affinity Host:


    Ramil Collier is an International Education professional who has worked in the field for over 5 years. Ramil’s journey began in the study abroad office of a small college in Michigan in 2016 and has served in various capacities on both the institution and provider side during the past 5 years. Ramil is an openly gay professional who uses he/they pronouns and has navigated working for religiously affiliated schools as well supporting students in different diverse scenarios. In their current role, Ramil serves as a Student Support Specialist for Study Abroad company in Phoenix, AZ.

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    On average, children ages 8-12 spend 4-6 hours a day watching or using screens - this goes up to 9 hours for teens (Source: AACAP). While screens can entertain, teach, and keep children occupied - they can also lead to extensive problems. Managing a child’s screen time can be challenging. Screens are here to stay and can offer many positives. But they can also be damaging and addictive. We may not always be fully aware of what our children are viewing, making them exposed to cyberbullying, violence, substance abuse, misleading information, and more. The rapid changes in accessibility and evolution of portable screens have left us learning all as we go (after all, the iPad is only 14 years old!!).

    Have you started the “screen battle” in your home? Join this upcoming Affinity Group discussion. Every one of us has unique insights and knowledge about this topic to share with the group. We welcome all parents to join us and to learn, share, guide, and thrive!

    Parent Affinity Host:

    Abi Cavazos is an International Education professional who has worked in higher education for over 20 years. She began working in the study abroad field in 2012, and has served in various capacities at a variety of institutions during the past 10 years. She is also a mom to a 12-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son. She has navigated issues such as work/life balance, stages of grief with kids, and ‘mom guilt’ of being a working parent. In her current role, Abi serves as Associate Director for Study Abroad at Siena College outside of Albany, NY.   

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • online
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    Please join us in learning more about what the League has to offer for you, your team, and office or organization. This is for all interested non-members and members.  

    Join us and we’ll spend some time providing an overview of the League’s programs which gives members several opportunities to connect, engage, and professionally grow. Plus you will have time for Q&A.   

    We can't wait to meet you! 

    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    Beth Veasey, Chief Financial Officer at Marist College shares reflections on her leadership journey through the intersection of finance and higher education. We will consider questions such as, how does financial sustainability influence mission effectiveness; what are the “right” measures for return on investment in a higher education context; how does long range planning influence annual budgets; and what should we all understand about college finances in order for us to become more effective advocates for our programs and stewards of institutional resources?

     

    Hosts: 


    Beth Veasey was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2022. She joined Marist as Associate Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis in May 2017. Beth is an accomplished financial professional with extensive experience in a wide variety of finance roles before coming to Marist, including Assistant Vice President at Moody’s Investor Service, Vice President at Bank of America, and Executive Director roles at J.P. Morgan, where she served clients in higher education. Veasey has primary responsibility for oversight of all aspects of Marist’s financial planning and reporting activities, such as endowment investments, annual capital and operating budgets, long-range forecasts, and treasury.