Workshop 07

Internationalising the professional development of academic staff

Despite their vital role in creating truly internationalised learning environments, academic staff are typically not given enough training to meet the challenges of internationalisation. Rather, they are expected to simply adapt their teaching, supervision and counselling to changing student populations and needs in graduate competences. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the latest research, tools and initiatives in staff development for the internationalised higher education environment and have the chance to discuss and review your institutional strategies for professional development. You’ll thus be better equipped to initiate and foster a discussion on professional development for internationalisation within your university.

Learning outcomes

• Analyse the need for professional development at different levels in your institution
• Define the required competences of (teaching) staff
• Develop a vision for the integration of professional development for internationalisation into the policy and practice of your university
• Work on creating professional development tracks and/or courses


  • Learning, teaching & curriculum
  • Leadership & strategy


  • Karine Hindrix, 
    Leuven University College (KHLeuven), Belgium


  • Jos Beelen, 
    The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Els van der Werf, 
    Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands