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|Volume 10 Edition 7: April 2011|
IPC Goes to NCAIE
On Friday, March 25, a group of IPC staff and students attended the North Carolina Association for International Educators (NCAIE) 2011 Conference at Salem College. As an opportunity for professional development, many of our staff members attend NCAIE events in order to learn about updates in the field of international education and to share ideas with colleagues across the state.
One unique feature of UNCG’s participation in NCAIE is that the IPC staff includes UNCG students who have volunteered at IPC events or intern at the office. This year’s group included four students who are interested in learning more about international higher education career opportunities.
This year, IPC’s Denise Bellamy and Kaitlin Ritchie, along with UNCEP Program Coordinator Sara Poole, presented a workshop on “Work-Life Balance.” They discussed the challenges educators face in their daily lives to juggle the demands of work with their lives outside of work. Participants were then able to evaluate their own work-life balance by completing a pie chart to determine what areas of their life need more attention. The feedback was tremendous as participants shared their ideas about how to make changes in their lives in order to be more balanced. Many faced similar obstacles at work and related to the group how they have found solutions for these common problems.