Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2013
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Nova Scotia Community College
PAE-T2-2: Employee Training Opportunities

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Roberta Dunham
Organizational Learning Specialist
Organizational Learning
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Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all employees?:
Yes

A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:

Leave for Change: International Volunteerism
NSCC is proud to take its community development involvement to the international level by partnering with Leave for Change (L4C), an important component of the Uniterra international development programme.
Since 2009, NSCC Organizational Learning, NSCC International and Uniterra have been sponsoring NSCC employees (all NSCC employees are welcome to apply) to undertake a variety of international short-term placements overseas with the goal of skill-sharing and capacity building; to the benefit of both the volunteer and the host agency. NSCC employees have volunteered in a number of countries over the past five years in Ghana, Vietnam, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Nepal.
Intercultural competency training is required prior to departure on the Leave. NSCC employees travel to Toronto or Montreal for two-day intercultural competency training followed by a three to four week placement abroad. L4C employees maintain a blog and complete pre, during and post-placement reflections, as well as make presentations to the College community. As a requirement of the L4C placement, NSCC employees are required to make a commitment to give back to the NSCC community after their return from their Leave.

Conversations on Learning: The International/Intercultural Classroom
Since 2012, NSCC Organizational Learning and NSCC International have collaborated on a workshop for employees called Conversations on Learning: The International/Intercultural Classroom. Initiated as a 1.5 day workshop in 2012, it grew into a three-day workshop in 2013 and will be delivered again in 2014 as a three-day workshop. All employees are welcome to register for the workshop.
Workshop description:
Conversations on Learning: The International/Intercultural Classroom
Our communities and classrooms are changing as we welcome new learners with valued cultural backgrounds to Nova Scotia and NSCC. Our awareness of cultural identities and their implications is critical to our working and learning together.
This workshop creates space for us to have conversations, dialogue and practice about the impact of culture and learning at NSCC. We will explore how we can improve our communication skills with learners from other cultures, and how we can broaden our global vision and understanding of the concept of internationalization of education. Come and dialogue with us on these issues.
This workshop will be of benefit for Faculty, Academic Chairs, and those interested in learning about and working with people from different backgrounds.


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