Study Abroad Trip Leader Selection & Training – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Safeguard Against Liability & Put Key Risk Management Strategies in Place

The resumption of travel and increased demand for study abroad programming, coupled with the lack of experienced staffing, has at times, left program leaders, administrators, and participants underwhelmed, frustrated, and at potential risk.  This underscores the urgent need for strong, effective program leaders who are well trained in emergency response, duty of care, institutional risk tolerance and the confidence to safeguard their travelers. 

Now is the time for institutions to re-evaluate all study abroad program aspects and updates to improve trip leader selection and training practices. The selection, but particularly the training process, for faculty leaders and student participants, plays a vital role in risk mitigation and prepares them to respond appropriately and effectively when faced with a crisis.

In 90 minutes our expert presenter will help you and your colleagues better understand how to implement a comprehensive trip leader selection process, new considerations for essential pre-departure training and best practices for faculty-led study abroad programs.

Deliberate program leader selection practices, combined with comprehensive training and pre-departure programs for international travel and faculty-led study abroad programming, will safeguard against liability and put key risk management strategies in place, so you can mitigate lawsuits and reduce the risk of tragedies.

Topics Covered

As a result of this online training, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate current trip leader selection and training protocols – implement a deliberate selection process and a comprehensive training and pre-departure program to mitigate risk and ensure appropriate response when faced with a crisis.
  • Identify key stakeholders to create an all-inclusive and proactive emergency action plan for your study abroad program leaders – learn what resources you need to improve your current programs, so you can keep your students, and your institution, safe from risk and legal exposure.
  • Recognize potential challenges study abroad program leaders may encounter – develop practical and easy-to-follow response protocols that mitigate challenges, so program leaders aren’t caught off guard and scrambling to respond appropriately.
  • Understand how travel preparations and risks have changed because of COVID-19 – safeguard against legal gaps and put key risk management strategies in place for your trip leaders before they leave your campus.
  • Apply proven methods to your current overseas program leader selection and training – learn what resources you can incorporate into your current protocols to improve competence and confidence in your trip leader training to minimize institutional risk.
  • Design a checklist for faculty and staff selected to lead programs abroad – ensure they have cultural competence and risk management acumen – decrease your liability while improving your program leaders’ response to a crisis, no matter where they are in the world.


Whitney Longnecker currently serves as the Director of Study Abroad at Texas Tech University.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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