2017 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for New Senior International Officers

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce the Institute for New Senior International Officers. Designed for SIOs working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants the opportunity to be introduced to the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader in internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university.

About the Conference

Applicants accepted into this focused and practical professional development institute will benefit from sessions led by a group of experienced international educators, and topical experts. This institute is ideal for new senior administrators (those with less than three years of experience) that want to deepen their knowledge, expertise and leadership skills.

The Institute for New Senior International Officers’ two-and-a-half day program will introduce participants to key issues in each of the critical subject areas for which they are responsible. The program will address topics including regulation, risk management, institutional partnership development, integration into curricula, principles of internationalization, outcome assessment, budget and physical plant management, and the “culture” of international educational exchange.

Applications must be received by Thursday, January 12, 2017.

The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15 and end on Friday, February 17 at Noon. You should plan on arriving in D.C. on Tuesday, February 14 and departing after 2 p.m. on Friday, February 17.

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Registration for Senior International Officer: $895
Fee includes all program sessions and materials; opening reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshments at all breaks. All SIOs are expected to register and participate in all program activities.

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Embassy Suites DC Convention Center
900 10th Street, NW
Washington DC, 20001

Room Rates

A special room block has been reserved at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center. The rate for a single/double room is $229 a night. AASCU will be making your room reservations for you so that you can enjoy AASCU's tax-free Washington DC status. You will be invoiced for your room nights after the meeting has concluded. This will save you from paying the 14.5% hotel tax per night. 

To make your room reservations, complete the Hotel Reservation Form and return to Jody Dixon at dixonj@aascu.org, or fax to 202.296.5819. Please make your hotel reservation by January 13, 2017. After January 13, you will be subject to a higher rate. 

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a full refund if the cancellation is before 5 p.m. EST Friday, January 6th, 2017. There will be a cancellation fee after that date. 



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