developing globally competent students for maryland’s workforce
In celebration of the second annual Maryland International Education Day, on April 26th, MIEC will be hosting a one day conference focused on “Developing Globally Competent Students” and the benefit of hiring globally competent employees in the Maryland workforce and beyond.
The conference will highlight the development of globally competent students, as well as the benefits of employing them in our region. The goal is to share information about how institutions of higher education support students to develop intercultural communication skills and knowledge of different cultures through personal interactions and experiences abroad. Maryland’s business and industry seeks, and Maryland’s economy benefits greatly from, a workforce with such skills. Sessions will focus on international education and its impact on industry, higher education, government and community.
Highlights of the conference include:
24 presentations offered in 4 sessions by industry experts sharing research and practical knowledge on developing and assessing the soft skills needed for success in a global workforce
Opportunity for free personal assessment of global and intercultural competence
Networking opportunities with international educators, Maryland governmental connections and industry partners
Luncheon Plenary: Tim Bradley, Minister-Counsellor of Industry, Science and Education in the Embassy of Australia focusing on the value and promotion of global competence as an economic engine
Keynote Speaker: Christi Hunter, President of Global Competence Associates focusing on research defining and evaluating global competence
The conference is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019, which was declared Maryland’s International Education Day by Governor Larry Hogan in 2018. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Montgomery College Germantown.
Priority Registration by April 19th