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Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Student Affairs Administrators Training Program

International Student Affairs Program at Bloch School

The Bloch Executive Education Student Affairs Administrators Training Program is an immersion program designed for directors and staff from the Student Affairs Department in Chinese Universities to learn about the U.S. model of Student Affairs Management. Participants will gain an in-depth perspective and insights into best practices followed by student affairs offices in the United States and will walk away with innovative ideas.

Program Length: 20 Days

Cities Included: Kansas City, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City

Program Benefits:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of student affairs administration in the United States
  • Gain new knowledge through a global experience
  • Become a better prepared and more confident administrator
  • Be able to compare the differences between the student affairs management styles in China and the United States
  • Grow an international professional network
  • Exchange ideas while interacting with the student affairs staff in the United States
  • Experience the American culture and have fun

Program Topics:

  • Overview of higher education system in the United States
  • Admission and transfer process in the United States
  • Relationship between the university, the government and local communities
  • Role of the student affairs office in helping students gain a global perspective
  • Role of student affairs leaders in shaping a university's strategic plan and journey to innovation
  • Academic development and supplemental instruction
  • Academic advising for the success of students
  • Student health and counseling / Student physical and psychological needs
  • Staff training and evaluation
  • Team building and designing a professional development plan
  • Visit private and public universities and their recreation facilities
  • Case studies, examples of assessment tools, and practice
  • Introduction to student development theories
  • How to engage the external community and alumni
  • The importance of student leadership and student organizations in student development
  • Redesigning the student affairs strategy model
  • Visit the International Student Affairs Association (NASPA) and learn how they are connected internationally

*Program topics are subject to change based on instructors' schedules.

Contact Us

Asia
Mr. Wilson Sy Ang
angw@umkc.edu
+86 596 6288532

U.S.A.
Ms. Huan Ding
dingh@umkc.edu
001 (816) 235-6153

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