NAFSA 2015: Hot trends for SIOs and the innovation imperative

Boston will be hosting 10,000 international education professionals from May 24-29 for NAFSA Annual Conference. With 200 + concurrent sessions and 500+ posters on a wide range of topics, the conference has something for everyone. Programming and networking opportunities are divided into five Knowledge Communities— Education Abroad, International Education Leadership, International Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services, and Teaching, Learning and Scholarship.

hot trends and symposium on innovation and leadership in international education

This year, I’ve the honor of serving as the Chair of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC), which focuses serving the needs of aspiring, new, or experienced senior international officers (SIOs) and internationalization leaders.  Interested in learning more about opportunities of engagement and developments at IELKC? Join us for IEL KC Update on May 27 at 8:45 AM in BCEC, 252AB.

NAFSA’s IEL KC team has worked together to provide several opportunities of engagement for SIOs. Here is complete listing of Content of Special Interest to International Educators in Senior Positions. In specific, Symposium on Leadership will bring together experts to discuss on the theme of The Innovation Imperative: Leading Change in a Competitive Environment.

Are your curious to learn about the emerging priorities and strategic responses from SIOs’ perspective? Join us for an interactive session entitled Hot Trends for Senior International Officers (SIOs) on May 27th at 10:15 AM in BCEC, 157BC. We will be sharing the findings of survey conducted by IEL KC and discussing its implications with the audience in achieving their internationalization goals.

In a separate session, I will be on a panel that will focus on Using Research to Advance Your International Education Goals (Thursday, May 28 at 9:30 AM).

I look forward to seeing you in Boston! Tweet with #nafsaSIO #NAFSA15

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Dr. Rahul Choudaha