Projects Across Cultures
Most Excellent Educator
Optimum Student Outcomes
Highest Staff Morale
‘If you learn only methods, you'll be tied to your methods,
but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.’
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
Universities – Colleges – Training Institutes & Vocational Education Providers
All Agree on 7 KEY PRINCIPLES
High Value of international educational engagement as part of strategic international alliances and investments and in accordance with internationalization objectives
Commitment to timely and appropriate support of international students.
Commitment to adequate opportunities for professional development and support of all professional staff in their interaction with international students, their families, sponsors, and other stakeholders
Intention to achieve positive & sustainable responses to international students' stated needs
Acknowledgement that international students from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab countries can be high need clients
Dynamic strategies for recruitment AND proper provision of appropriate quality services for the international markets
Continuous updated resourcing of personnel at all levels of international student market engagement - including Vice-Chancellors, Executive and Associate Deans (International), Academic Board, Graduate Centre, Student Services, and Faculty.
Our Most Excellent Educator Workshop helps You Action all Seven Principles.
In my Half-Day Workshop I cover:
Key motivators of Arab Cultural Behaviours
Typical Situational Behaviours at Home and Abroad
Cultural Redflags For Both Student & Educator
Real-life case studies & potential scenarios
Faith & Language
Pedigree, Names & Hierarchy
Gender Roles, Segregation, Dress Codes
Pedagogy, Learning styles, & Academic expectations
Body Language & Physical Space
My Most Excellent Educator Workshop
Lets You Harness Your Skills
Shows You how to Ensure You NEVER get lost in translation.
and is IDEAL for
International Recruiters (both newbies and old hands)
Anyone who Communicates with students by casual email or formal letter
Front Deskers & Student Services
Academics & Heads of School
Work Team Managers (who manage colleagues' workplace expectations)
International Business Developers designing & promoting products for MENA market sector
Anyone who needs to understand the MENA market so they can pack a punch in their chosen industry
In my Workshop I show you
where iconic Arab cultural traits come from
what affect they have on interpersonal relations
what impact they have on time management
attitudes to authority
use of mediation
the contract of hospitality
dress and personal grooming
and gender relations.
I give you TYPICAL scenarios I see again and again -- and Help you Diagnose Your Own Experiences
I provide Practical & Effective Strategies for Managing Similar Scenarios that do inevitably arise.
I promote and enhance YOUR innate ability for self-directed solutions and for independent decision-making in real time.
Specific outcomes include:
Clarity on what the Arab region is, what it means to Australia, and where students cohorts are coming from and why
Appreciation of Arab region cultural and linguistic factors and their real daily impact
Increased confidence in thinking about and dealing with Arab region international students and clients