The Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development (CGDSD) helps student development professionals recognize and understand cultural differences, collaborate across cultures, and negotiate international environments.
The Commission for the Global Dimensions of Student Development (CGDSD) promotes international and cross-cultural learning in order for university students, faculty, and staff to become engaged global citizens. GDSD accomplishes this mission by facilitating globally-focused programs, providing educational resources and creating opportunities for international and cross-cultural discussions among higher education professionals.
Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, affectional/sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or programs. This non-discrimination policy covers membership and access to commission programs and activities including but not limited to national conventions, program development, awards, services, publications, and leadership opportunities.
Global Dimensions of Student Development “Dial-a-Dialogue” Series
Topic: “Encouraging Students to Serve Beyond Their Horizons”
Date: Friday, October 4, 2013, 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Ashley Trakalo
Content: With over a decade of cultivating service-learning experiences around the world, Ashley Trakalo has encouraged students to explore beyond their horizons and serve the global community. In this session, Trakalo will speak about international service-learning, incorporating social justice concepts to discuss “The White Savior Complex,” and talk about creating opportunities for service and cross-cultural dialogue.<
The “Dial-a-Dialogue” series is free to access. To RSVP and receive your free access code, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to those of you who led or participated in CGDSD-sponsored programs and events at the Las Vegas Convention. We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Annual Convention in Indianapolis!