SIIC Fellows Program     July 6-23, 2016

 

 

The SIIC Fellows Program offers an opportunity to experience substantial intercultural professional development, to assess career direction, to commit to a personal intercultural practice, and to learn about intercultural team building by working directly with other Fellows, SIIC staff, and faculty. It is a combination of a mentoring program and a chance to get a different and more extensive behind-the-scenes Institute experience. This is one of two SIIC programs with a formal selection procedure. Our Fellows typically range in age from 25 to 70 and come from dozens of different cultures and professions. Approximately 30 Fellows will be chosen for 2016. 

 

 

  

Criteria for selection are:

 

 

  • Some knowledge of the intercultural field 

 

  • Professional experience or at least graduate student status 

 

  • Commitment to a career related to intercultural relations 

 

  • Enthusiasm for working in a support/service capacity, while also learning at the Institute 

 

 

During the Fellows Session preceding SIIC, Fellows receive professional development in multicultural team processes based on the practice of Personal Leadership. There is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning, and a rare opportunity for diverse individuals with a common interest to explore the role of intercultural communication in their lives.

 

 

During Sessions I and II A, Fellows participate in workshops while also providing logistic and other assistance to the workshop faculty. In Session II A, they have the opportunity to discuss design and group process issues with the faculty. In addition, Fellows support SIIC in a variety of roles, from helping prepare the campus for the arrival of participants to assisting with the evening programs and social hour.

 

 

Financially, the SIIC Fellows Program represents a significant tuition discount. Fellows pay reduced tuition, room, and board for the first week of the Fellows Program as well as for Sessions I and II A. 

 

The total cost for Fellows (tuition and room and board for the whole Fellows Program) is $2925. Fellows should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, July 6, and depart no sooner than Saturday afternoon, July 23. The application form will be available in the spring of 2016. The deadline for early acceptance, particularly for international applicants needing visas, is Friday, April 29, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

 

Download the Fellows Application


 

 

 

 

 

Fellows Program Faculty: 

 

                                

 

 

Dr. Gordon C. Watanabe, a founding partner of Personal Leadership Seminars, consults in corporate, educational, and other organizational settings (most recently the Esalen Institute) on Personal Leadership, diversity, and intercultural competence. He is a professor emeritus and former special assistant to the president for intercultural relations at Whitworth University, where he focused on the role of deep self-understanding in successful cross-cultural negotiations and intercultural team building. Gordon was initiated as a meditation teacher in 2000, and now also offers energy meditation seminars. He has taught middle school biology and teacher education, and advised and counseled university-level international, study abroad, and minority students.

Dr. Sherwood Smith has traveled from New Jersey, where he was raised, to Antarctica, Asia, East Africa, and the Americas. He was the director of the Kenya College Semester Program at the School of International Training before coming to the University of Vermont, where he is the director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism. His work at UVM involves faculty and staff professional development on issues of culture and social justice. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in educational foundations and human development. Most recently he co-edited a two-part series, Our Stories I & II: The Experience of Black Professionals on Predominantly White Campuses.

 

SIIC Fellows 

Program  

July 6-23, 2016

 

 

The SIIC Fellows Program offers an opportunity to experience substantial intercultural professional development, to assess career direction, to commit to a personal intercultural practice, and to learn about intercultural team building by working directly with other Fellows, SIIC staff, and faculty. It is a combination of a mentoring program and a chance to get a different and more extensive behind-the-scenes Institute experience. This is one of two SIIC programs with a formal selection procedure. Our Fellows typically range in age from 25 to 70 and come from dozens of different cultures and professions. Approximately 30 Fellows will be chosen for 2016. 

 

 

  

Criteria for selection are:

 

 

  • Some knowledge of the intercultural field 

 

  • Professional experience or at least graduate student status 

 

  • Commitment to a career related to intercultural relations 

 

  • Enthusiasm for working in a support/service capacity, while also learning at the Institute 

 

 

During the Fellows Session preceding SIIC, Fellows receive professional development in multicultural team processes based on the practice of Personal Leadership. There is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning, and a rare opportunity for diverse individuals with a common interest to explore the role of intercultural communication in their lives.

 

 

During Sessions I and II A, Fellows participate in workshops while also providing logistic and other assistance to the workshop faculty. In Session II A, they have the opportunity to discuss design and group process issues with the faculty. In addition, Fellows support SIIC in a variety of roles, from helping prepare the campus for the arrival of participants to assisting with the evening programs and social hour.

 

 

Financially, the SIIC Fellows Program represents a significant tuition discount. Fellows pay reduced tuition, room, and board for the first week of the Fellows Program as well as for Sessions I and II A. 

 

The total cost for Fellows (tuition and room and board for the whole Fellows Program) is $2925. Fellows should arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 5, and depart no sooner than Saturday morning, July 23. The application form will be available in the spring of 2016. The deadline for early acceptance, particularly for international applicants needing visas, is Friday, April 29, 2016. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 27, 2016.

 

 

Download the Fellows Application

 

Dr. Gordon C. Watanabe, a founding partner of Personal Leadership Seminars, consults in corporate, educational, and other organizational settings (most recently the Esalen Institute) on Personal Leadership, diversity, and intercultural competence. He is a professor emeritus and former special assistant to the president for intercultural relations at Whitworth University, where he focused on the role of deep self-understanding in successful cross-cultural negotiations and intercultural team building. Gordon was initiated as a meditation teacher in 2000, and now also offers energy meditation seminars. He has taught middle school biology and teacher education, and advised and counseled university-level international, study abroad, and minority students.

Dr. Sherwood Smith has traveled from New Jersey, where he was raised, to Antarctica, Asia, East Africa, and the Americas. He was the director of the Kenya College Semester Program at the School of International Training before coming to the University of Vermont, where he is the director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism. His work at UVM involves faculty and staff professional development on issues of culture and social justice. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in educational foundations and human development. Most recently he co-edited a two-part series, Our Stories I & II: The Experience of Black Professionals on Predominantly White Campuses.

Fellows Program Faculty

Intercultural Communication Institute

 8835 SW Canyon Lane, Suite 238 

Portland, OR 97225 

Phone: 503-297-4622

 ici@intercultural.org 

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