International Educators as Leaders of Institutional Transformation in a Post-Pandemic World

International Education Leadership VIRTUAL Summer Institute


July 15 - August 12, 2020


About the Virtual Summer Institute

A 4-week interactive online experience with international education thought leaders

July 15 – August 12

  • 3 – 2½ hour Synchronous online Plenaries (recorded for participants worldwide)
  • Asynchronous Crisis Management Simulation
  • Asynchronous online facilitated small group thematic discussion
  • Professional networking around critical issues
  • Certificate of Participation

Plenaries meet from 9:30AM-12:00PM (US-EDT) on July 15, July 29 and August 12.

Why Attend?

International education is a complex activity.  International education leaders and managers face unique and often unpredictable challenges. The IEM Summer Institutes are designed to help busy professionals, students, and others focus intensely on an area of critical import – so that you can more effectively meet your mission. This 4-week online experience will allow you to have this intense conversation with a degree of convenience; and throughout the process, you will meet others who are addressing the same issues.

Registration Costs

Standard Rate: $249
($299 after June 1st)
Preferred Rates:
eSeries Participant Registrant: $149
($199 after June 1st)
UAlbany Degree or Certificate Students: $99
SUNY faculty, staff and employees 10% off
Groups of 3 or more from the same institution 10% off processed after registrations

Draft Plenary Agenda

Plenary 1

The Big Picture with journalist Karin Fischer;

Trends in Global Data with Clay Hensley of the College Board

Plenary 2

Leading Now, Managing Now;

Preparing for the Next Black Swan

Plenary 3

Envisioning a Connected Future with Stephanie Doscher, Florida International University;

Collective Visioning with Harvey Charles, University at Albany

Crisis Management Simulation

Attendees may optionally participate in a month-long asynchronous crisis management simulation focused on Managing Environmental Disaster.

Registrants will be sent materials, including login credentials for the program Learning Management System (LMS), one to two weeks prior to the start of the Institute. All registrants must have a computer and network access in order to participate.

About the IEML at the University at Albany-SUNY

The University at Albany program in International Education Management & Leadership is focused on training future leaders in the field. The program offers a Master’s degree in International Education Management & Leadership, a Certificate of graduate studies, and digital badges for professional development through our eSeries.

The Summer Institute provides an opportunity for practitioners, students, and leaders to work together on critical issues of the day.


Harvey Charles

Harvey Charles

Professor, Center for Internatinal Education & Global Strategy, University at Albany

Stephanie Doscher

Stephanie Doscher

Director, Global Learning for Global Citizenship, Florida International University

Karin Fischer

Karin Fischer

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Clay Hensley

Clay Hensley

Senior Director, International Strategy & Outreach, College Board

Mitch Leventhal

Mitch Leventhal

Professor of Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship, Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, University at Albany

Countdown to Registration Deadline 6/30/2020








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