Recap of 2022 September Faculty Meeting on the Global Competence Development Course Project

Develop. Grow. Succeed.

Last month, we invited seven professors currently teaching the Global Competence Development Course and several other faculties who have conveyed their interest in teaching the course in the future to our September Faculty Meeting. Each professor shared their course outline and how they designed, developed, and finally filmed the course in detail. They also provided very useful suggestions for course design improvement. Please find the meeting recording link at the end of the article.

 

The “Global Competence Development Course” is one of the most important initiatives launched by GEC in 2022, in an effort to cultivate students’ in-depth understanding and practical capability of global competence. We have now formed partnerships with 38 universities in China to implement the “Global Competence Development Course Project”. Among them, 10 universities started the course this fall, including, University of Science and Technology of China, Nankai University, and Xi’an Jiaotong University. Hundreds of students from all ten universities will join the live Q&A session, which will be led by seven professors at the end of this year. Many universities have been especially impressed by the valuable and intriguing content and strong and diverse teaching team of the course.

 

We plan to update the course content each year, therefore plenty of new courses and seminars are to be developed. As global competence is a multidisciplinary construct that requires a combination of knowledge and skills in different fields, we welcome all GEC faculty to inspire us with new topics and new focuses on teaching global competence.

 

Below lists all the Global Competence Development course topics currently offered by GEC:

 

Overview of the needs and cultivation of Global Competencies {2 credit hours}

  • Teaching in Chinese

  • Instructor: Dr. Ning Zhang, Renmin University of China

 

Introduction and Practice of International Organizations {12 credit hours}

Global governance and global competency cultivation in Chinese youth leaders | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Changchui He, Former Deputy Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Cross-cultural Communication in International Organizations | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Yunfu Song, Former Director of External Affairs in the Ministry of Public Health and Senior Diplomat in the World Health Organization

Operating Mechanism and the Core File in International Organizations | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Zhijia Wang, Former Senior Staff Member of the United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Development Mission - Concept, Mechanism & Issues,  | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Yuxue Xue, Former Senior Deputy Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme

How to Compete for the Post of Staff of International Organizations | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Jiyuan Wang, Executive Director of China National Model UN and former deputy director of the International Labor Organization in East Asia

UN and Competition between Countries - Take disarmament as an example | Teaching in Chinese {2 credit hours}

Instructor: Mr. Zhixian Liu, Former senior official of an international organization

Other important areas of international competence {6 credit hours}

Introduction to Diplomacy and International Cooperation | Teaching in Chinese {3 credit hours}

Instructor:  Professor Zhang Qingmin, Peking University

Operating Mechanisms: Multi-National Corporations | Teaching in English {3 credit hours}

Instructor:  Professor Richard Pettinger, University College London

 

Global Vision {12 credit hours}

Introduction to Regional Nationality Studies | Teaching in Chinese {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Zhao Kejin, Tsinghua university

World Civilization and Religion | Teaching in Chinese {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Zeng Shaokai, Zhejiang university

Global Competency: The Importance of Culture, Global Economics  | Teaching in English {3 credit hours}

Instructor:  Professor Magnus Bernhardsson, Williams College

Culture Diversity, Inclusiveness and Remediating Discrimination  | Teaching in English {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Patrick Baert, The University of Cambridge

 

Core competence {15 credit hours}

International Multilateral Negotiations: Theory and Practice | Teaching in Chinese {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Zhang Haibin, Peking University

Outstanding Leadership | Teaching in Chinese {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Pan Qingzhong, Tsinghua university

Intercultural Understanding and Communication | Teaching in English, 3 credit hours

Instructor: Professor James Herron, Harvard University

The Most Important Dialogue Skill | Teaching in English {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Seth Freeman, Columbia University

Public Speaking | Teaching in English {3 credit hours}

Instructor: Professor Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Columbia University

 

If you have questions, thoughts, or ideas about this project, please feel free to contact Wendy at wendy.wang@gecacademy.com. Click HERE to access last month’s faculty meeting recording (Passcode: uxob$6iG).