Global Competence Summit for Educators

Registration Open for First-Ever Global Competence Summit for Educators, Hosted by SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Event to provide regional high school teachers, career counselors and community college faculty with tools to prepare students for successful careers

With one in five jobs in California tied to global trade, and studies showing a lack of student preparation for careers in a global economy, the Nov. 4th Global Competence Summit aims to give high school and community college educators powerful tools for their students’ success. The Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will host this first-ever Global Competence Summit from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 4 at The Narrative Loft, in partnership with California Community Colleges Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy initiative.

Community college and high school educators, career counselors and program leaders will learn why global competence is in demand by employers, and how to bring these essential skills to their community college and high school students to prepare them for successful careers.

Regional high school and community college educators, career counselors, Career Technical Education deans, and administrators are encouraged to attend the Summit to learn how to integrate global competence skills and education into their curricula and career counseling. The agenda includes keynote, panel discussions, hands-on workshop and innovation sessions, plus continental breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and networking reception. A short program launch and award ceremony will be held between morning sessions.

“As our world becomes more globalized, and with the vast majority of purchasing power now residing outside of the United States, it is important for our future business leaders to prepare to work cross-culturally,” said Julie Samson, Director of the Scheinfeld Center. “Many industries report gaps in global competency skills in their workforce, which is why we’re working with educators to ensure recent graduates start early to gain expertise that will help them succeed in today’s global business environment.”

Keynote speaker Jennifer Manise, Executive Director of the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding, will kick off the event. Working with partners, the Longview Foundation has supported the development of resources for preparing a globally competent workforce. Manise also serves as an advisor to China Strong, DC Public Schools Global Education Advisory group, and the Columbus Council on World Affairs Global Scholars National Advisory Council.

Panel discussions will feature industry leaders and students. Industry panelists include: Miles Hartfeld, international biotechnology manufacturing veteran; Jim Semick, Founder and Chief Strategist, ProductPlan and part of the founding team at AppFolio; Tim Wright, Vice President, Corporate and Market Strategy, and member of the original 2002 startup team for InTouch Health; Trygve Duryea, successful serial entrepreneur, consultant and SBCC educator, who began his career at age 19 with 28 international patents and trademarks doing business in 16 countries’ and Claire Wineman, President of the Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

The afternoon sessions will provide educators the opportunity to brainstorm ways to create curricula that develop global competence, as well as create lesson plans for immediate implementation. At the same time, career counselors can brainstorm strategies and create tools for mentoring students toward global competence. The event will conclude with a wine tasting and networking reception.

The Narrative Loft is located at 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez #240, Santa Barbara, Calif. Questions about the Summit can be directed to Scheinfeld Center Director Julie Samson by emailing or calling 805.965.0581 ext. 3643. The event is free, but seating is limited. An RSVP is required to attend:

Stipends are available for eligible participating Career Technical Education (CTE) educators and career counselors from South Central Coast Region high schools and community college who create lesson plans or presentations that incorporate global competence for implementation at their schools. CTE educators are eligible for a $300 stipend for developing and implementing a classroom activity that builds global competence in a CTE pathway. Career counselors can earn a $150 stipend for developing and using a 15- minute PowerPoint presentation for students that is designed to build global competence and awareness of career and educational opportunities in a CTE Career Pathway.

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