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Global Program Leader Certificate

Offerings for 2020-21

The GPL certificate program is designed to provide training and learning opportunities to Drexel faculty and staff who serve as program leaders for Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs) or Non-Credit Experiences Abroad (NCEA) to enhance their skills as they work with students abroad in the following domains: curriculum development, global competency, health and safety and crisis management. OGE is committed to offering a baseline level of skills, as well as opportunities for good international leaders to become great ones.

This program will strengthen an international program leader’s ability to:

  • Provide thoughtful and innovative content learning for students
  • Increase the global competency of students through purposeful programming decisions
  • Prepare effectively for leading an international program
  • Make informed decisions about the safety and security of participants while travelling abroad

OGE offers a series of training workshops over the course of the academic year. Faculty and staff who lead an international program during the year must attend at least one session related to health and safety. Program participants who complete five or more trainings and complete a GPL action plan - new approaches to be implemented as a result of the trainings - will receive a Certificate of Completion for the program and be recognized at an end of the year reception. Participants can take up to two years to complete the program.

For more information on the Certificate Program, please contact the Office of Global Engagement.