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Program Director Development

Throughout the academic year, the Office of International Health and Safety and the Office of Education Abroad offer program directors the opportunity to enhance their health, safety, and security expertise by participating in seminars, workshops, information-sharing sessions, and specialized trainings.

Critical Incident Management Seminars

The Office of International Health and Safety offers Critical Incident Management Seminars several times per year. Program directors and assistants who have not completed this seminar within the last two years must attend a seminar in advance of their program's departure.

We encourage all Program Directors and Assistants to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. The goals of this seminar are to assist program directors in: preventing foreseeable harm; preparing for critical incidents on education abroad programs by providing information, tools, and resources; responding to the needs of students; implementing recommendations for enhancing health, safety, and security on education abroad programs; and, understanding program director responsibilities.

Program Directors and Assistants may attend a seminar in person or virtually using MSU Zoom (registration requested for both). To register, please email oihs(at)

Spring Semester Critical Incident Management Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
* please feel free to bring your lunch

Friday, February 16, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday, April 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday, April 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

All seminars take place in the International Center Room 201. 

If you must attend a seminar and are unable to make any of these times, contact oihs(at) as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.

Upcoming Workshops 

Keep an eye on this page for future workshops. In the meantime, check out opportunities offered by the Office for Education Abroad.