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Professional Development Conferences - Grants 

NAFSA provides resources and training programs that enhance the skills, knowledge and professional competencies of its members. Learn how you can build upon your experience and knowledge through NAFSA training.

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) - The International Sculpture Center's site contains the world's largest database of sculpture, featuring the work of 375 sculptors. There is a link to a curriculum, "Up Close: A Focus on Contemporary Sculpture." The site also contains information on awards, exhibitions, libraries, and additional resources related to sculpture. The ISC advances the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique and vital contribution to society. (Arts, History, Visual)

Academy of International Business - Community of the Academy of International Business: Events, Career Center, Publications, Resources, etc.

Goethe Institut - This site contains an international collection of resources for study of the German language and culture. There are 135 Goethe-Institutes in 76 countries and the Palestinian Territories, which carry out cultural programs in conjunction with various host country organizations. The Institutes provide information about Germany; offer German courses; provide further training for German teachers; prepare curricula, instructional materials and examinations for teaching German as a foreign language.-EDSITEment

NativeWeb News and Media - NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world.

NASBITE International - Is a professional organization for the global business community. Members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions; trade specialists at federal, state and local trade assistance organizations, and practitioners that engage in or facilitate global business activity. Provides a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential.

International and Area Studies (IAS) - International and Area Studies (IAS) at the University of California, Berkeley fosters education and programming on the many issues that transcend national boundaries and compel intellectual creativity.  In areas as diverse as technology, sustainability, health, security, religion, and globalization, cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaborations and research are essential. The Institute marshals the campus' unique understanding of worldwide problems and the training of the next generation of leaders.

Intercultural Facilitation & Organizational Development - Centre for Intercultural Learning has developed a number of services designed to build shared understanding and commitment amongst diverse groups and individuals. The focus of all of these services is supporting the achievement of sustainable results. 

GESA - Global Education Skills Alliance is a non-profit U.S. based education consortium with life changing and career goals at its forefront. This opportunity offers 2-year colleges and intuition students study abroad and employability opportunities and professional development for faculty, administrators, and staff of GESA Education Member institutions.

The Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program  - Builds partnerships and provides technical assistance by training Eurasian business leaders in U.S. business practices.

O.S. Earth Global Simulations - Poses the question in workshop form: "How would you run the world?"  Workshops for students and professionals.

Facilitation Training and Capacity Building Course - An intensive skills-oriented training where participants are invited to share the intercultural and development challenges from the sector, projects and context in which they work.

CCID - Community Colleges for International Development and the CCI Program - An important initiative which brings international students to the United States. 

The Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) also offers a variety of opportunities for the growth and development of faculty and administrators.

CIEE A non-profit, non-governmental international exchange organization. For U.S. students, faculty, and administrators, CIEE offers programs including study abroad, teach abroad, and faculty development seminars. For those interested in coming to the U.S. on an exchange program, options range from high school programs to J-1 work and internship opportunities.

Milwaukee World Trade Association - A global Business resource in the state. MWTA meeting topics include cultural training; logistics; legal and taxation issues; international finance; distributors, agents and joint ventures; and import/export regulations and challenges. In addition, MWTA sponsors networking opportunities with ethnic dinners highlighting the culture and cuisine of various countries, a spring Wine Tasting and a summer joint TAMI (Transportation Association of Milwaukee Inc.)-MWTA golf outing as well as the annual May Wisconsin International Trade Conference--this year in our 46th year--which focuses on import and export issues in a collegial atmosphere. 


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)  -  Seminars for deans and faculty learning and advancement. The site has a strong focus on supporting those who teach business and management on a global platform. 

The International Business & Management Research Conference  -  "The primary goal of the conference will be to provide opportunities for business related academicians and professionals from various business related fields in a global realm to publish their paper in one source."

The Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education (MIIIE) is a self-funded consortium of two-year colleges located in the Midwest region. Its primary objective is to support curriculum and professional development by organizing curriculum workshops, fall and spring conferences, overseas projects for faculty and students, assistance with grant development, provide faculty mentoring and professional networking.


Title VI A & B (BIE) U.S. Department of Education grant opportunities to enhance international education. Several WTCS colleges have received BIE awards in the past several years. New awards are on hold, but may be a resource again in the future.

Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)  -  University of Wisconsin, Website offers grant opportunities, funded research, funded curriculum development, conferences, etc.
Business and International Education Program -  U.S. Department of Education, grants for improving international business curriculum and for development of Centers for International Business Education and Research.
NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants  -  For individuals (participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research) and groups (collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
For questions or comments contact; Megan Popkey, Manager of Student Involvement and International Programs, Phone: 920-498-7186 or 01-920-498-7186. 


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