The In-house SUCTI Training courses are the courses given in one’s own institution, in the language of the institution, to administrative staff, especially staff not directly related to internationalisation. These courses can be given by trainers who have attended the Train the Trainers programme or by Certified SUCTI Trainers.
The objectives of the In-house SUCTI Training are to convert our own administrative staff into internationalisation agents, so that they can contribute to the transversal process of internationalisation from their own job post and so that eventually our institution can truly implement internationalisation at all levels.
After completing the “in-house SUCTI training” programme, participants will:
- Be able to know what internationalisation is and who does what in their institution
- Be able to understand why internationalisation is important for their institution
- Feel empowered and motivated to contribute to the internationalisation process from their own job position
- Know their institution’s internationalisation vision
- Feel closer and more empathetic towards the international students’ challenges
- Know more about intercultural communication and how to deal with intercultural breakdowns and conflicts
- Have developed an own internationalisation project that they will implement after the course.
Volunteer participants from all parts of the institution, not necessarily linked to internationalisation.
Some institutions decide to target participants from the services more directly in touch with international students.
The structure of a model In-house SUCTI course can be the following:
Course of 3 different days (4-5 hours each day). We recommend that the days are Tuesday-Thursday-Tuesday for instance, or the same day in three consecutive weeks.
It is important that not much time elapses between sessions but also that not a lot of time is taken from the participants’ regular work within a same week. Nevertheless these are only recommendations. This structure can be modified and adapted as deemed appropriate.
- Day 1: What is internationalisation? What do participants know? Basic concepts. Reasons for and against. History of internationalisation. What does my institution do in terms of internationalisation? Presentation of the different services/units in charge of internationalisation at our institution.
- Day 2: Rankings. What are they? Where is our institution in the rankings? Global trends. What does my country do? Why do students come to my HEI? Intercultural communication.
- Day 3: What is in it for you? The international students’ experience. The experience abroad of a member of staff. What can you do to contribute? Own personal project.
If you would like us to provide this In-house training course at your institution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend that in the event of us providing this In-house training, you consider the possibility of requesting as well a “Leadership Seminar” for the leadership of your institution to be on board and aligned with the SUCTI objectives. Or alternatively, a “Presentation session” or “Half-day or full-day seminar”, both of which can be open to all interested stakeholders or targeted as deemed appropriate.
Another option would be to send two or three staff members to the next Train the Trainer course in Tarragona after which they will be able to deliver this course internally.