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The Levin Institute

Bringing the World into the Classroom: New Strategies for Internationalizing Undergraduate Curricula

Please join us on May 20, 2013 to share best practices and promote dialogue about curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities on themes of global workforce preparedness, globalization and global citizenship. The conference will highlight the achievements of the SUNY Global Workforce Project and new and related programs that strengthen campus internationalization.

To view the PowerPoint presentations given at the conference, click here.

When: May 20, 2013: 9:00am - 5:15pm
Where: SUNY Global Center
116 E. 55th Street New York, NY 10022

Cost: $100 (SUNY employee)
        $125 (Non SUNY)


8:30: Registration Opens

9:00: Welcome & Introduction

9:30 - 11:00: Teaching Globalization: Innovative Curriculum and Pedagogy
In this session, Global Workforce Project Pilot Faculty will discuss their experiences piloting the Globalization Curriculum

11:15 - 12:30: Online Training Program
In this session, the developers of the new online training program will lead an interactive training demonstration

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30: Keynote Speaker: Ron Painter, CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

2:45 - 4:30: Next Steps Roundtable Discussions

  1.     Curricular Innovation  
  2.     International Experiential Learning
  3.     Bringing GWP to your School
  4.     Piloting the Cross-Cultural Training Course
  5.     K - 12 Pipeline Initiatives

4:45 - 5:15 Presentation of Round-table Discussions & Wrap-Up

Click here for travel, parking, and local hotel information

Conference rates have been secured for two hotels:
Club Quarters
25 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Group Code: NY State Rate
Rate: $241/night (not including taxes)
Reservations: 203-905-2100 (Must be done over the phone)
Last date for conference rate: 4/19/13
Holiday Inn Manhattan View
39-05 29th St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Group Code: Levin Institute
Rate: $219/night
Last date for conference rate: 4/19/13
Reservations: 1 888 465 4329  (Must be done over the phone)
Note: 15 minutes trip to the Global Center using NYC subway
     With special guest speaker Ron Painter


Ron Painter is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Workforce Boards, assuming his role in July of 2009. Ron was the founding CEO of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board in Pittsburgh, where under his leadership the organization focused on producing labor market research, working with public educators on improved student career information, supporting community leaders in the development of regional benchmarks, and establishing the Regional Workforce Collaborative whose membership includes community colleges, WIBs, employers, labor, and economic development professionals.  Before joining the Three Rivers Workforce Board, he worked in Washington, DC, first on loan to the U.S. Department of Labor for the Enterprise Project, and then for the National Alliance of Business. Mr. Painter holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Public Administration and advanced graduate coursework from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, where he served as Adjunct Faculty.


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