In collaboration with International Student Services, Minnesota International Educators (MIE) invites the St. Thomas community to attend one or several of the international education professional development workshops on Monday, March 25, in the Anderson Student Center.

MIE’s workshops will be centered on intercultural communication, international enrollment, visa regulations and protocols, and study abroad management. Each workshop will give participants the opportunity to gain valuable skills in the field of international education.

These workshops are open to anyone, from students looking to build professional skills to experts in higher education.

Register here. Cost, time and workshop details can be found on the registration page.

For more information email Alexandra Kisitu, spring workshops intern, or visit the MIE website.

In-house Intercultural Communications Training Workshop Offered

Among the workshops is a presentation by Tatyana Fertelmeyster, founder and principal of Connecting Differences: Training, Facilitation, Consulting and Coaching. She will present “How to Develop Intercultural Communications Skills.” Online registration is open until Wednesday, March 13.

Fertelmeyster provides intercultural/cross-cultural communication and diversity training to corporate clients, educators, and mental health professionals internationally. She is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at professional conferences and a faculty member at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. She also trains business executives and their families in preparation for their moves overseas on global assignments. Her clients include Boeing, Hewitt Associates, NVIDIA, Sunstar Americas, Alcoa, Baker Hughes, ExxonMobil, Sara Lee, and GMAC, among others.

Fertelmeyster holds an M.A. in journalism from Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia) and an M.A. in guidance and counseling from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago).