Webinars

WACE, the world association for co-operative and work integrated education will be presenting a series of webinars to share information, strategies and research globally.

December 7 or 8, 2020 • online

With almost any region developing more of a global workforce, companies strategizing to develop a global presence, and a greater significance to anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion, there is a growing need to develop intercultural competence in both students and employers or WIL hosts. Even today, while much of our work is remote, it does not take away the fact that we are working with a complex mix of diverse people and different work cultures. The capability to be effective in these diverse intercultural settings is a key contributor to not just a successful WIL experience, but to successfully navigating the 21st century globalized professional workplace.

In this workshop, Karima Ramji and Shabnam (Shay) Ivković will introduce the practitioner aspects of the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) model for developing intercultural competencies. CQ is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. The intent of sharing this model with the larger global WIL practitioner community is to develop knowledge capital on how we, as a community, can advance intercultural effectiveness within our student and employer stakeholders. In the workshop, small working groups will explore tangible activities and best practices that students and employers can engage in toward building cultural intelligence through at-location opportunities, remote opportunities, and in better understanding global problems.

Facilitators

Karima Ramji

Karima Ramji

Associate Director, International, Indigenous and Strategic Initiatives
Co-operative Education Program and Career Services
University of Victoria, Canada

Karima has over two decades of experience in work integrated learning, and currently serves as Associate Director at the University of Victoria’s Co-operative Education Programs and Career Services. A Certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional, she leads the indigenization and internationalization of UVic’s Co-op and Career programs through development of international partnerships that create work integrated learning opportunities for students and development of support systems for Indigenous and international co-op students on campus. She designed UVic Co-op & Career’s Intercultural Competency Development Curriculum (ICDC) and has co-authored a chapter on this curriculum in the book Work-integrated Learning in the 21st Century: Global Perspectives on the Future.  She espouses values of pluralism and servant leadership in all she does, and contributes to international development, poverty alleviation and community development through various community service engagements locally and international

Shabnam (Shay) Surjitsingh Ivković

Shabnam (Shay) Surjitsingh Ivković

Manager – International Co-op Mobility
Co-operative Education
Unversity of Waterloo, Canada

Shay leads a team of practitioners at the University of Waterloo to facilitate 3200+ international, paid, 4-to-8-month co-op internships – annually. She is a certified Advanced Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Professional, and has developed programming for students on international internships to more effectively explore the true value of international experiences, whether at-location or remotely. As an avid advocate of WIL, Shay has presented multiple times at APAIE, CBIE, CEIA, CEWIL Canada, GIC, NZIEC and WACE on program outcomes, student satisfaction, building co‐op legacies in organizations, risk management, WIL impact on UN’s SDGs, etc. She is the past Chair of the CEWIL Canada International Committee, and a member of CEWIL Canada’s Research Committee, EWILO’s Governance Committee, and CBIE’s International Leaders of Tomorrow PLC. Shay loves working at university because she believes that in a well-rounded education lies the promise of our future. Her passion for the UN’s SDGs led to a certificate in Sustainability from the University of Waterloo. She is an active member of her local community’s sustainability R3 endeavours. She lives for Indian cuisine, and is a Trekkie at heart. Above all, Shay is a work in progress …

Option A (Time zones: Australia / Asia / West Coast North America)

Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 1:00 pm

Vancouver (Canada - British Columbia)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm

Toronto (Canada - Ontario)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 pm

Tokyo (Japan)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 11:00 am

Singapore (Singapore)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 10:00 am

Bangkok (Thailand)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 9:00 am

Perth (Australia - Western Australia)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 10:00 am

Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 3:00 pm

Los Angeles (USA - California)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm

Time zone check

Note: Numbers are limited

Option B (Time zones: Europe / Africa / Central & East Coast North America)

Melbourne (Australia - Victoria)

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 at 4:00 am

Vancouver (Canada - British Columbia)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 am

Toronto (Canada - Ontario)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 12:00 noon

Philadelphia (USA - Pennsylvania)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 12:00 noon

Berlin (Germany - Berlin)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 6:00 pm

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 7:00 pm

London (United Kingdom - England)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 5:00 pm

Istanbul (Turkey)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 8:00 pm

Dubai (United Arab Emirates - Dubai)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 pm

Los Angeles (USA - California)

Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:00 am

Time zone check

Note: Numbers are limited

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Webinar recordings – Global WIL Conversations

Recording – Global Conversation # 3 COVID-19 and Emerging WIL Research

Recorded on two occasions 28/29/30 July 2020

Acknowledgement: Our thanks to CEWIL (Canada) for the use of their Zoom account and to various national associations for sourcing speakers.

Outline: WIL researchers from across the globe will share research areas and questions that have emerged as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on WIL programs. The panellists will describe the approaches being taken in exploring their research questions and share preliminary findings.

Watch the video
Option A (Time zones: Australia / Asia / West Coast North America)

Video (YouTube)

Moderator

Dr. Karsten Zegwaard, Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Panellists

  • Dr. Bonnie Dean, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Medicine & Health, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Dr. Judene Pretti, Director, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Dr. Buratin Khampirat, Assistant Professor of Educational Research, Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand
  • Dr. Karen Nulton, Teaching Professor and Director of Writing Assessment, Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel University, United States

Option B (Time zones: Europe / Africa / Central & East Coast North America)

Video (YouTube)

Moderator

Dr. Judene Pretti, Director, Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada

Panellists

  • Erik R. Alanson, Director, Computing & Information Technology Co-op Programs and Associate Professor, Division of Experience-Based Learning & Career Education, University of Cincinnati, United States
  • Dr. Roelien Brink, Deputy HOD: (CEP,Online & EUC) Applied Information Systems,
    College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Ashley Stirling, Vice-Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Global Conversations #3

Recording – ‘Employer perspectives of WIL in the COVID era and beyond’

Recorded on two occasions 8/9 July 2020.

Acknowledgement: Our thanks to CEWIL (Canada) for the use of their Zoom account and to various national associations for sourcing speakers.

Outline: Employers from across the globe will share strategies and innovations in response to COVID-19 on work integrated learning and offer perspectives on the longer term opportunities and impacts on WIL and the world of work moving forward.

Watch the video

Option A (Time zones: Australia / Asia/ West Coast N. America)

Video (YouTube)

Facilitator: Judie Kay, ACEN Australia  Chair WACE National Associations

Speakers

  • Dr Ralph Brigham, Global Director of Campus Relations, Southwestern Advantage, USA
  • Dieu Linh Pham, Talent Acquisition Manager, Total, Vietnam
  • Jeff Ollinger, Senior Manager, Campus Recruitment,, Royal Bank of Canada
  •  Rachel Proud, Manager Operations Planning – Projects, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Australia

Option B (Time zones: Europe / Africa / Central & East Coast North America)

Video (YouTube)

Facilitator: Judie Kay, ACEN Australia  Chair WACE National Associations

Speakers

  • Mary-Ann Paul, Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding: Africa, Siemens Energy, South Africa
  • Gemma Smith, Lancashire Forensic Collaboration Project Manager, Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Simon Chan, VP, Talent, Academy & Future of Work, Communitech Corporation, Canada
Global Conversations No2

Recording – ‘Global Perspectives, Strategies and Impacts: Work Integrated Education and COVID-19’

Recorded on two occasions 27/28th May 2020

Outline: Speakers from work integrated learning National Associations will share impacts, strategies and resources being developed within their countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and offer perspectives on the longer-term implications on WIL programs.

Watch the video

Option A (Time zones: Australia / Asia/ West Coast N. America)

Note there are some audio issues for a few minutes but they sort themselves out

Video (YouTube)

Audio

Facilitator: Judie Kay, ACEN Australia  Chair WACE National Associations

Speakers

  • Jenny Fleming, WILNZ New Zealand
  • Cara Krezek, CEWIL Canada
  • Franziska Trede, ACEN Australia
  • Dawn Koeltzow, CEIA USA

Option B (Time zones: Europe / Africa / Central & East Coast North America)

Note there are some audio issues for a few minutes but they sort themselves out

Video (YouTube)

Audio

Facilitator: Judie Kay, ACEN Australia  Chair WACE National Associations

Speakers

  • Frances Dominique Walker, ASET UK
  • Kristina Johansen, VILAR Sweden
  • Cara Krezek, CEWIL Canada
  • Dr Roelien Brink, SASCE South Africa