Trainings required for faculty leading study abroad

Students studying abroad with Bob Bodnar in Switzerland.

From: The Global Education Office

Virginia Tech faculty and staff who lead students abroad are required to attend Faculty Leader Training offered by the Global Education Office.

Global Travel Policy 1070 requires faculty/staff to be trained every two years in order to lead students abroad. To meet this requirement, faculty leaders will first attend New Faculty Leader Training and then every two years attend Returning Faculty Leader Training. Faculty and staff only need to attend one of the days.

New Faculty Leader Training is designed to provide program leaders and those supporting the program's leadership with the tools and resources to lead students abroad. A main focus of the training is health, safety and risk management, best practice in leading students abroad, as well as compliance with University policy and procedure with the goal of enabling a safe, successful experience. New Faculty Leader Training is offered twice during each semester.

  • Oct. 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • March 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • March 7, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Returning Faculty Leader Training is for those who have previously attended the New Faculty Leader Training. This training is a concentrated session and at completion updates faculty/staff training compliance. Returning Faculty Leader Training is offered twice during each semester.

  • Oct. 24, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 25, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • March 20, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • March 21, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Contact Allie Oberoi, assistant director for global safety and risk management in the Global Education Office at aoberoi@vt.edu to register.