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February 25, 2016
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12th Annual Conference: Regular Registration Ends February 26 

Regular registration for the 12th Annual Conference ends Friday, February 26, after which late fees will apply. The conference, Navigating the Intersections: The Cultures of Education Abroad, will take place in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
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Forum Storytellers Podcast: Episode 5 is Now Available!

Jon Booth’s career in education abroad began at SIT Graduate Institute and took him to the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, and Syracuse University. Jon was one of the founding board members of The Forum, and he played a key role in the drafting the first edition of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and in developing the Professional Certification Program. Interviewed by his longtime friend and colleague Chuck Gliozzo, Jon describes what motivated his work, and shares his favorite memories from his career in education abroad.

Registration for the 7th Annual Standards of Good Practice Institute Opens Soon!

Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management is education abroad’s signature annual event focusing on the education abroad risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. Registration opens soon—watch this space for more information.


Highlight Your Best Practices: Call for Standards Toolbox Submissions

The Standards Committee is seeking new submissions for the Standards Toolbox to support Standard 5: Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Measures. The committee is specifically looking for internal documents that are not publicly accessible, such as overseas staff training materials, student conduct policies, or case studies that focus on misconduct. These examples are invaluable resources to fellow Forum members looking for best practices and ways to improve upon their own policies and procedures in this area.
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Deadline Approaching for Professional Certification Accelerated Residency in June

The Professional Certification Accelerated Residency Program will be offered in Carlisle, PA, June 13-15. The deadline for applications is April 1. Attend all six Standards of Good Practice Workshops over the course of three days, then return home to complete the Standards Assignments. Accelerated Residency participants have a unique opportunity to learn from and collaborate with colleagues in a focused, intensive program to advance their professional credentials. Scholarships are available.
It’s a short, intense experience that provides the opportunity to make significant headway in terms of internalizing best practices for the field and incorporating them into one’s own work.
–Past participant

Upcoming Workshops

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)* & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 8, 2016
Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN 
*A waitlist has been established for this workshop

Mission, Ethics & Integrity (Standards 1, 9 & The Code of Ethics) Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7)
March 21, 2016
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, Glenside, PA

Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
March 24, 2016
Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
March 31, 2016
The University of Tulsa, OK

Program Resources, Policies & Procedures (Standards 6 & 7) & Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8)
Monday, April 11, 2016
University of California, Davis, CA
Overview of the Standards of Good Practice: Emphasis on the Guidelines for Undergraduate Health-Related Programs Abroad
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) & Student Learning, Development and Academic Framework (Standards 2 & 3)
Friday, April 15, 2016
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO


Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, February 26: Regular Registration ends for The Forum's 12th Annual Conference
Tuesday, March 8: Standards Workshops in Nashville, TN
Monday, March 21: Standards Workshops in Glenside, PA
Thursday, March 24: Standards Workshops in Miami Gardens, FL
Thursday, March 31: Standards Workshop in Tulsa, OK
Friday, April 1:  Deadline to register for Accelerated Residency in Carlisle, PA
Wednesday, April 6: Pre-conference workshops in Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, April 6 - Friday, April 8: The Forum’s 12th Annual Conference
Saturday, April 9: Post-conference workshop in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, April 9: Fireside Dialogue on Inclusive Excellence
Monday, April 11: Standards Workshops in Davis, CA
Tuesday, April 12: Standards Workshop in San Francisco, CA
Friday, April 15: Standards Workshops in Colorado Springs, CO
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