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The British Council program for heads of international departments

British Council Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine organized a two-module program International Offices Workshop: Best Practices

The program aims at fostering professional development and capacity building of international offices in Ukrainian universities. The working language of the program is English. The program contained two 2-day Modules delivered in four locations of Ukraine Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv.

Universities sent the application form and after careful selection could participate in workshops.
Representative of Kremenchug Mykhailo Ostrogradskyi National University director of the Center for International Activity, PhD, assoc. prof. of the Department of Electrical Consumption and Energy Management Gladyr A. I. was invited to participate in the program.

Module 1 took place 27-28 September 2016 and included following questions:
Introduction to International Office role: responsibilities, activities, structure, staffing, integration and collaboration with other units;
Developing and implementing of international strategy for International Office;
Positioning the university communications and marketing strategies, branding, networking organizations and mechanisms;
Developing university websites and effective use of social media. Module 2 was held 7-8 February 2017. Seminar`s problematic issues:
Optimization of international student support: admission, exchange, integration on campus and in the country;
Developing international partnerships and research collaborations;
Taking advantage and managing funding opportunities: national, international (Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), corporate, philanthropic.

Participants of the program "International Offices Workshop: Best Practices"

This workshop was delivered by senior managers of international offices of highly ranked UK universities who shared own experience in that field: James Kennedy, Director Global Engagement, Gillian Olivieri, Assistant Director Global Engagement, the University of Warwick, and Stephanie Sandford, Regional Manager Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Coventry University.