December 7 or 8, 2020 • online

With almost any region developing more of a global workforce, companies strategizing to develop a global presence, and a greater significance to anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion, there is a growing need to develop intercultural competence in both students and employers or WIL hosts. Even today, while much of our work is remote, it does not take away the fact that we are working with a complex mix of diverse people and different work cultures. The capability to be effective in these diverse intercultural settings is a key contributor to not just a successful WIL experience, but to successfully navigating the 21st century globalized professional workplace.

In this workshop, Karima Ramji and Shabnam (Shay) Ivković will introduce the practitioner aspects of the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) model for developing intercultural competencies. CQ is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. The intent of sharing this model with the larger global WIL practitioner community is to develop knowledge capital on how we, as a community, can advance intercultural effectiveness within our student and employer stakeholders. In the workshop, small working groups will explore tangible activities and best practices that students and employers can engage in toward building cultural intelligence through at-location opportunities, remote opportunities, and in better understanding global problems.

Facilitators

Karima Ramji

Karima Ramji

Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives Co-operative Education Program and Career Services University of Victoria, Canada

Karima has over two decades of experience in work integrated learning, and currently serves as Associate Director at the University of Victoria’s Co-operative Education Programs and Career Services. A Certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional, she leads the indigenization and internationalization of UVic’s Co-op and Career programs through development of international partnerships that create work integrated learning opportunities for students and development of support systems for Indigenous and international co-op students on campus. She designed UVic Co-op & Career’s Intercultural Competency Development Curriculum (ICDC) and has co-authored a chapter on this curriculum in the book Work-integrated Learning in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives on the Future.  She espouses values of pluralism and servant leadership in all she does, and contributes to international development, poverty alleviation and community development through various community service engagements locally and international

Shabnam (Shay) Surjitsingh Ivković

Shabnam (Shay) Surjitsingh Ivković

Manager – International Co-op Mobility Co-operative Education Unversity of Waterloo, Canada

Shay leads a team of practitioners at the University of Waterloo to facilitate 3200+ international, paid, 4-to-8-month co-op internships – annually. She is a certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional, and has developed programming for students on international internships to more effectively explore the true value of international experiences, whether at-location or remotely. As an avid advocate of WIL, Shay has presented multiple times at APAIE, CBIE, CEIA, CEWIL Canada, GIC, NZIEC and WACE on program outcomes, student satisfaction, building co‐op legacies in organizations, risk management, WIL impact on UN’s SDGs, etc. She is the past Chair of the CEWIL Canada International Committee, and a member of CEWIL Canada’s Research Committee, EWILO’s Governance Committee, and CBIE’s International Leaders of Tomorrow PLC. Shay loves working at university because she believes that in a well-rounded education lies the promise of our future. Her passion for the UN’s SDGs led to a certificate in Sustainability from the University of Waterloo. She is an active member of her local community’s sustainability R3 endeavours. She lives for Indian cuisine, and is a Trekkie at heart. Above all, Shay is a work in progress …

Option A

(Time zones: Australia / Asia / West Coast North America) 

 

Melbourne (Australia – Victoria) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 1:00 pm
Vancouver (Canada – British Columbia) Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm
Toronto (Canada – Ontario) Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 pm
Tokyo (Japan) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 11:00 am
Singapore (Singapore) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 10:00 am
Bangkok (Thailand) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 9:00 am
Perth (Australia – Western Australia) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 10:00 am
Auckland (New Zealand – Auckland) Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 3:00 pm
Los Angeles (USA – California) Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm

Time zone check

Note: Numbers are limited

Option B

(Time zones: Europe / Africa / Central & East Coast North America)

Melbourne (Australia – Victoria)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 4:00 am

Vancouver (Canada – British Columbia)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 am

Toronto (Canada – Ontario)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 12:00 noon

Philadelphia (USA – Pennsylvania)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 12:00 noon

Berlin (Germany – Berlin)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 7:00 pm

London (United Kingdom – England)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 5:00 pm

Istanbul (Turkey)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 8:00 pm

Dubai (United Arab Emirates – Dubai)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 pm

Los Angeles (USA – California)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 am

Time zone check

Note: Numbers are limited