Bridging DEI and Global Learning Spaces: Developing an Action Plan

April 8, 2021

Workshop: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9 – 10:30 am ET (Collaborative members can register here by April 30th)

Members of the Collaborative are invited to join a 1.5 hour workshop at the intersection of diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and global learning. This workshop will provide a framework to start to bridge the gaps between intercultural and global learning and DEI – work that has traditionally been siloed. Participants will be asked to come with a case study on how to embark on this work within their own institutional or organization context. During our time together facilitators and participants will grapple with different kinds of knowledge mobilization, resource redistribution and innovations in programming, imaginging models of change.

We invite Collaborative members to join us for this workshop. Individual Collaborative members are invited to bring one team member, colleague, or friend. and Collaborative institutional members can bring a team of up to 5 people from their organization or institution.  In addition to the 1.5 hour workshop, participants should be prepared to do an additional 1.5 hours of prep work prior to the workshop. Please be certain to register here by April 30. 

Workshop Goals

Participants will:

  • develop a deeper understanding of the theories and practice at the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion and intercultural/global learning;
  • develop a plan for action within a community of professionals in international & global education, civic education and community-engagement.

Facilitator Bios:


A frequently requested keynote speaker, facilitator, and consultant, Amer F. Ahmed, Ed.D. skillfully interweaves diversity, equity and inclusion work with intercultural frameworks to cultivate rich and meaningful dialogue with his clients and audiences. Dr. Ahmed currently serves as Executive Director of Equity and Inclusivity and Co-Chief Diversity Officer at Dickinson College and is a member of SpeakOut: Institute for Democratic Education. He was born and raised in Ohio to Indian Muslim immigrants, and draws on lived experience, deep theoretical analysis, and practical application to guide institutions, leadership, and workplaces on a path to transformative change. Dr. Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of AFA Diversity Consulting, LLC, a consulting practice dedicated to enhancing the development of organizations through efforts around leadership, professional development, assessment, and strategic change. 


Samantha Brandauer has committed her career to international and intercultural education.  She is currently Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Global Study and Engagement at Dickinson College.   Her focus as a practitioner/scholar is to build inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities through international education. Throughout her professional experiences in international education working at the Institute of International Education; the University of Maryland; Brown University; Study Abroad in Scandinavia- DIS and Gettysburg College, she has facilitated workshops and trainings on building intercultural competence and at Dickinson has developed a series of workshops for study abroad and international students at the intersection of intercultural learning and diversity, equity and inclusion. Samantha has lived, studied and/or worked in Austria, Cameroon, Denmark, Germany and France. She holds an M.A. from American University’s School of International Service in International Communication. 

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