Eighty practitioners, researchers, and otherwise thoughtful folks gathered recently for globalsl.org’s first webinar. During the discussion several frameworks for ethical global engagement were mentioned. Those resources are listed below. Many thanks to those individuals who joined the conversation, as well as to our presenters. Survey feedback indicates strong interest in continuing this series. We will do that with our second webinar on October 16, at noon EST (details below).
The webinar recording that follows is one hour and includes several pearls of insight, including some thinking on what will really cause universities to support ethical global engagement. After the first thirty seconds, the video focuses on the presentation and presenters. Apologies for some small technical difficulties as we have worked into our first webinar here:
Ethical Frameworks and Resources Mentioned Include:
- Irish NGO Comhlámh has developed an excellent Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The CoGP has been developed in close consultation with Irish volunteer sending agencies, returned volunteers, and with a range of partners that host international volunteers.
- The University of Minnesota School of Public Health offers a free online workshop for students preparing for volunteering related to global health.
- The Fair Trade Learning standards and rubric embody a global effort to ensure standards of fairness in learning and service partnerships. The standards emerged through a community-driven approach to partnership, and are important throughout all moments in program planning. They have now been published in academic articles as well as books, and developed in ways intended to facilitate stakeholder conversation around issues of equity in partnership.
Webinar 2: Going to the Action: Stay Home and Generation Abroad – Philosophical Framing (Friday, October 16, noon EST, registration info forthcoming)
Considering practitioner wisdom, philosophical and theoretical framing of global engagement and global citizenship, and connections to the fields of global and community development, four global service-learning practitioner-scholars will discuss how the specific values and disruption of global service-learning undermine calls to “Help your Own Country.” They will consider how this particular pedagogy and partnership practice at once disrupts national identities and engages the possibility of deep connection with anyone, everywhere. Particular classroom and institutional strategies for engaging this dialogue will be shared. Panelists include:
- Dr. Richard Kiely, Director of Engaged Learning & Research, Cornell University
- Dr. Janice McMillan, Senior Lecturer, Director: University of Cape Town Global Citizenship programme
- Dr. Richard Slimbach, Director of Global Studies, Azusa Pacific University
- Dr. Cynthia Toms, Director of Global Education, Westmont College
- Introduced and facilitated by Dr. Eric Hartman,Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University & globalsl.org