Archive | July 2016

A truly global leadership experience

There were tears and cheers from the students as the GTI’s 2016 Global Leadership Institute at NC State wrapped up this week. This year’s GLI featured a diverse mix of 22 participants from NC State, Zhejiang University (China), and SKEMA Business School (France). The students came from various backgrounds and countries including Canada, China, Egypt, India, Syria, and the United States.

The students kicked off the program with team-building both inside and outside the classroom, as well as tackling the NC State ropes challenge course in Schenck Forest. The GTI also partnered with NC State’s Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service (CSLEPS), Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED), and the Shelton Leadership Center to conduct workshops on leadership. The program also included site visits to the Sonoco Recycling Facility and the Goodwill Community Foundation Farm. Le Tang, the Vice President and Head of US Corporate Research Center for ABB, also spoke to the students about lessons he’s learned regarding leadership in multicultural settings. View the Storify recap of their brief, but jam-packed program.

GLI certificates

The students were tasked with working in teams to creating a video that outlines their experiences during the 2-week program. Here’s the winning student video:


Language and culture experience with Lebanese faculty

NC State’s Global Training Initiative, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies are hosting six faculty members from Lebanon for a 10-week Fulbright Junior Faculty Development program. The participants are involved with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or Linguistics programs in their home country. During their time at NC State, they will be attending a series of professional development workshops and working with NC State faculty mentors.

The faculty will also get to experience various aspects of American and North Carolina culture during their time here. We’re looking forward to great language and cultural exchanges with these scholars over the next few months!