Offered in partnership with Community Colleges for International Development, the International Business Institute on the Road workshops offer an abbreviated version of the flagship International Business Institute for Community College Faculty (IBI) that is offered biennially in East Lansing. The aim of the IBI is to provide participants with the knowledge, experience and resources they need to internationalize general business courses and/or develop specialized international business courses at the two-year college level. Since 1995, the biennial conference has given participants the opportunity to explore new ways of incorporating international components to their curricula as well as network with peers from across the nation.

These workshops cover all aspects of internationalizing business education at community colleges. Workshops are offered four times per year in different parts of the country and are typically hosted by CCID member institutions, but are open to all faculty in the region.

Future Workshop Locations

Date College Location
October 2016 Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque, New Mexico
January 2017 Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
April 2017 Madison Area Technical College Madison, Wisconsin

Past Workshop Locations

Date College Location
June 2016 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas
March 2016 Mesa Community College Mesa, Arizona
February 2016 Polk State College Winter Haven, Florida
February 2016 Central Nebraska Community College Grand Island, Nebraska
October 2015 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, North Carolina
July 2015 University of Hawaii Community Colleges Honolulu, Hawaii
April 2015 Casper College Casper, Wyoming
January 2015 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, Massachusetts
October 2014 Tulsa Community College Tulsa, Oklahoma
January 2014 Merced Community College Merced, California

Sample Sessions

  • Globalization and Community Colleges
  • globalEDGE.msu.edu: Your (Free!) Source for Global Business Knowledge
  • Lunch with Local Keynote Speaker
  • Introduction to International Trade
  • Doing Business Around the World – Culture and Area Studies Overview
  • Developing an International Business Course
  • Building an International Business Program
  • Internationalizing Functional Area Courses

Testimonials

I will be meeting with my faculty next week as we get ready to start the fall semester. I will be showing them the resources that we talked about during the week and asking each of them to incorporate international concepts into their classes. I will be asking them to share with me what they have done and how easy it was so that we can share them across the division.

Diane Hargens - Business Division Chair, Western Iowa Tech Community College

I am in awe at MSU’s commitment in promoting international business within community colleges. A lot of thought and work went into the presentations, and workshops at the IB Institute making it a great experience for us who were attending. I would definitely highly recommend the IB Institute to my colleagues.

Patrick Liem - Arbutus College