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Presentations by Transition Center (TC) Staff

  • March 11, 2015 – Intercultural Management Institute Conference at American University, Leading Through Change: Preparing Global Leaders to Thrive. This presentation by TC staff introduced participants to the Resilience Model and the use of powerful questions to coach peers and colleagues through transition in constantly changing world. Participants put into practice what they learned through two role plays, in which the participant used the Resilience Model to coach a character through a situation they were facing to encourage resilience and the ability to thrive. Twenty people attended the session.
  • December 9, 2014 – Regional CLO Training, Johannesburg, Presentation by Sean McKee
  • November 3, 2014 – Hubert Humphrey Fellows, FSI trainers from the Transition Center and the Leadership and Management School teamed up to train 150 Hubert Humphrey fellows assembled from their academic programs throughout the country for intensive training on resilience and leadership in the context of global climate change.
  • September 23, 2014 – Regional CLO Training, Frankfurt, Presentation by Maureen Johnston
  • March 21, 2014 – Families in Global Transition, Keynote Address. Presented by FSI/TC Director Ray Leki.
  • March 14, 2014 – Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) Conference on Intercultural Relations, Leading Through Change: Preparing Global Leaders to Thrive. Co-presented by FSI/TC/T Senior Trainer Laura Miller.
  • November 8, 2013 - Inculcating Long-term Intercultural and Leadership Learning CompetenceSociety for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR-USA) annual conference.  Presented by FSI/TC Director Ray Leki. 
  • March 15, 2013Healing the World-weary and Jaded: Developing Long-term Resilience for Intercultural Sojourners14th annual Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) Conference on Intercultural Relations, American University.  Presented by FSI TC Director Ray Leki.
  • October 5, 2012 - International Assignment Preparation: Insights from the Department of State and USAIDWorldwide Employee Relocation Council (W-ERC)'s Global Workforce SymposiumPresented by TC Staff Members.
  • March 29 - 31, 2012 - Strategies for Managing Expatriate and Family Risk, Families in Global Transition (FIGT) annual conference.  Presented by TC staff members.  Explored two key elements impacting safety and productivity: selection and preparation. TC shared best practices and basic tips that can mitigate the risks faced abroad. Another session, Best Practices Discussion of Safety and Security Awareness, provided an open-discussion to allow participants to share ideas and discuss how to raise the security and safety awareness of employees and families.
  • March 15 - 16, 2012 -  Intercultural Management Institute (IMI) Conference on Intercultural RelationsAmerican University.  Two workshops:  Positive Relationships: A World Together, A World Apart and Meaning and Spirituality in Resilience Across CulturesPresented by FSI/TC Director Ray Leki and TC staff members. 

AAFSW’s Foreign Service Companion Book: Moving Your Household Without Losing Your Mind

  • 2013 – “Packing for Ordered Evacuation" by Archana Dheer

Contributions made to the following Articles Authored Outside of the Transition Center


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