November 7, 2004


Meeting about SIETAR conference presentation

overarching issues:
How to meet the needs of our participants
“So what” question
Fitting the process we are working with in the larger picture
we need to simplify rather than elaborating the entire process from start-to-finish

Our program description (proposal) identifies:
Intercultural impact at many levels on many people

Expand policy process
Define policy
Focus on impact

Need articles list for participants to follow-up to get more information

1. Introduction (5 minutes)
Presenter #1: Holly
Topic (overview of purpose/content/goals)
Presenter #2: Inquire about audience members’ contexts
Presenter #3
Presenter #4: Karen

2. Policy cycle (from Bryson)
-- analyzing the alternatives
-- examples of “policy” in different contexts
Policy process steps (10 minutes)

3. Advocacy (10 minutes)
 definition
 relevance – need to advocate to budget planners
 “so what” – include all in the problem formulation, and frame it such that those who have power can be engaged in carrying through
 Internationalizing the U of M School of Education example

Interaction segment (10 minutes):
3 discussion sub-groups (each group writes on flip chart)
What is the intercultural issue?
What are the stakeholders? [Can include people in support of your issues, or people in opposition to your issue.] Where are they in the power/interest grid?
What are your challenges with that audience/context?

4. Contexts (20 minutes – 6 ½ min each)
Laurene – language teaching/learning
Chris – community agency
Holly – national policy setting
Tie in to internationalization

5. Taking it back home . . . What are your first steps? (10 minutes)
Review the policy process
Identify available resources
Analyzing the alternatives
Envisioning the future
-- relate back to each context (in rote, including Laurene, Chris, and Holly)

6. Questions? (10 minutes)

Depth versus breadth
Constructing the map in summary (refer to the article)
Interpreting the map – how to use it for advocacy purposes
The purpose of showing the other contexts is to demonstrate for the audience contexts relevant to them.
The alternative context presentations
List of stakeholders
-- Relative power and interest
-- how to infer the significance of these connections
-- how to do the advocacy process for these other contexts

Handout to include:
PowerPoint of presentation (3 to a page, with notes lines)
Scenarios and blank maps on backs
Blank map

Deadline for our sections:
Thursday 11/11 or 11/12

Posted by roge0229 at 9:06 PM

October 25, 2004


Meeting about the SIETAR conference

departments of companies
School systems
Consultants already hired by a company, attempting to address concerns they find
Theme: bureaucratic structures resistant to change

Question to be explored: where do I start to attempt to impact this bureaucratic structure toward intercultural?

Issue: internationalization across U units, depts., faculties
Specific – School of Education

-- must break down to smallest units with distinctively different interests

 int’l fields
 non-int’l fields
 graduate
 undergraduate

 interested
 disinterested

 tenured (who are expected to include international component in courses)


 dean
 Board of Regents
 Dept. Chair
 U President


 int’l companies

Case for working out the process
-- we are to present an example

Exercise is for them to develop a case through the process (of stakeholder analysis)

Task: flesh out list of stakeholders into specific divisions/units
-- clarify if it is specific enough to determine power/interest

I send out info to engage us in blogging about this until next meeting

Step 2: establish those with most power/interest

Discussion at next meeting to do mapping with paper & post-it notes; then we enter into software to develop the map

Lynn Anderson at Global Campus is presenting in a Brown Bag on this topic (first week of Nov)

Possibly focus in on curriculum integration – away from the more general internationalization
-- we may be able to demonstrate the weakness of not engaging in this process with the Bush Grant process

Establish list before next meeting; at Karen’s office 55 Humphrey Center (5-8045) on Friday 10/27 at 4-6 – we will be mapping on wall, then into software, at that meeting
-- includes connecting the parties by their influences on one another

Advocacy includes stakeholder analysis, building coalitions, etc. – must comment on the importance of analysis
Framing the issue/problem to build coalitions

Exercise is to be partially done, in that it will include stakeholders, some of the elements of process, etc.

Posted by roge0229 at 1:35 PM