In 2015-2016, I started the development of an integrated framework showing how a comprehensive internationalization strategy could be intentionally designed as networked system. It has to be systemic across the three dimension of the mandate of the institution, that is Research, Education and Community Services. It has also to integrate the Administration and the Governance of Internationalization.
The framework is network-based one and illustrates a new type of organizations, in the era of connected generation and a new type of leadership.
Presentation can be downloaded here.
“[The] reduction into parts and the proliferation of separations has characterized not just organizations, but everything in the Western world during the past three hundred years. We broke knowledge into separate disciplines and subjects, built offices and schools with divided spaces, developed analytic techniques that focus on discrete factors, and even counselled ourselves to act in fragments, to use different “parts” of ourselves in different settings.”
Wheatley, Margaret J. “Leadership and the New Science.” Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
2018 AIEA Conference
I attended the 2018 AIEA conference in Washington DC from 19 to 22 of February. As usual, this event is the best venue to meet Senior International Officers from more than 40 countries and to meet with a few number of selected providers on international education services in the world.
Hot topic thematic this year: The Internationalization Imperative in Turbulent Times.
I facilitated the AIEA workshop on the role of the the University and the SIO in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, and presented with my colleagues from University of Toronto and McGill University a Canadian perspective on Internationalizing in turbulent times. We shared some examples of initiatives taken by Canadian universities and organizations to help refugees and students and scholars at risk. A second presentation with my colleagues from Harvard University and National Taiwan University about the University Leadership in turbulent times allowed us to interact with a group of more than 40 participants about the responsibility of the University in communicating, helping and supporting students and faculty in this era of clash of globalization. Our presentations will be added soon to the Conference web page.
Few Highlights from the Conference: