Training plan

The uOGlobal recognition has a unique approach that will guide the development of global and cross-cultural skills and shape global citizenship values through online courses, training, reflection exercises and hands-on and experiential learning opportunities.

The personalized uOGlobal training plan will help you identify your learning needs and how to meet them during the program:

  • You will evaluate your skills using the uOGlobal competency profile and identify your strengths and the areas you would like to improve.
  • You will choose activities, actions and timelines to meet your needs.
  • You will make regular updates throughout your journey.

The skills acquired through the uOGlobal recognition enables participants to stand out and excel in a global labour market. Holding the uOGlobal recognition also means demonstrating your values as a global citizen.

Develop your global skills

  • Intercultural communication (interpersonal and communication skills, multiple languages, networking skills);
  • Good judgement and critical thinking, decision-making;
  • Cooperation and teamwork, leadership, engagement, positive attitude;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Sensitivity to different cultures, realities and perspectives as well as resilience and adaptability.

 

Shape your global citizenship values

  • Respect for differences, diversity, shared values, empathy and solidarity;
  • Commitment and contribution to a peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, equitable and sustainable world;
  • Active roles with ethical responsibility, locally and globally;
  • Sense of belonging to a common humanity and environment.

Courses

*Due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, all activities related to the courses GLO49011 and GLO1901 will take place online during the Fall term 2020 and the Winter term 2021.

The uOGlobal recognition pathway includes two mandatory courses:

GLO 49011 / GLO 1901

uOGlobal – Global citizenship and skills in action (Part 1 of 2)

How to address difference? uOGlobal Part I addresses critical reflection on the values of global citizenship in an interdisciplinary and intercultural context that values your personal, academic and professional background (Part 1 of 2).

GLO 49012 / GLO 1902

uOGlobal – Global citizenship and skills in action (Part 2 of 2)

What is your place and role in the world? uOGlobal Part II creates opportunities to apply global competencies in an interdisciplinary and intercultural context that value your personal, academic and professional background (Part 2 of 2).

 

Undergraduate students must register on uOZone for GLO 49011 in the fall and GLO 49012 in the winter (total of 3 undergraduate credits).

Graduate and special students register for GLO 1901 in the fall and GLO 1902 in the winter by completing the form (no credits).

For more details and to access the form, see the tab Apply for uOGlobal admission.

Experiential activities

Mandatory experiential activities:

  • Students must complete four experiential activities to put their skills into practice and/or demonstrate how they developed them through practical and experiential activities in the past.
  • Activities may have taken place before your participation in the uOGlobal recognition. These activities may be validated retroactively if they have taken place at any time during your university degree(s). There are many, many options for completing the experiential learning activities and you can choose what works best for you, for the amount of time that you have, and the commitment you wish to make to different learning opportunities. You may find yourself more interested in participating in a volunteer placement or a cultural activity in your community. Be sure to reflect on experiences you have already completed and include those as part of your experiential learning plan.

Validation: In order to obtain the uOGlobal recognition, you will request validation of your experiential activities by filling out the form included in the uOGlobal learning plan worksheet that you will complete at the end of the GLO49012/1902 course. Validation can be completed up to one year after participation in the GLO49012/1902 course, but before you finish your program of study.

  • The uOGlobal learning plan includes reflection questions on how you think these activities will help or have helped improve your global skills and values.
  • The uOGlobal learning plan includes a table for you to detail these activities and link them to global skills and values to be improved or that have been put in practice during these activities.
  • The uOGlobal administration is able to confirm your participation in most University of Ottawa activities. For activities having occured outside of the University of Ottawa, you should be able to provide the name and contact information of your supervisor or an official document for these activities on request.
  • Support: The uOGlobal team at the International Office is available to answer questions and offer guidance for your learning plan and experiential activities.

Objectives:

  • To practice and acquire personal and professional skills
  • To show your global citizenship values
  • To establish the link with experience
  • To improve your resume and activate your commitment to change the world!

If you are early in your academic studies (first or second year undergraduate student), we encourage you to map out opportunities to take language courses or other classes directly linked to global engagement.

If you are a graduate student or nearing the end of your degree or perhaps because your degree offers little flexibility in course selection: reflect on the courses you have taken in the past and/or are taking presently and how they help you think about global competencies and skills or how you might use these skills and competencies in a global and intercultural context. Nursing students, for example, might think about how their courses are preparing them for working with diverse members of the community and how to interact in ways that open up communication and make people feel comfortable.

We can work with each of you to help you with this (contact uoglobal@uottawa.ca for individualized support).

One pairing activity

Mandatory participation in a pairing activity among:

One or two activities in a work context

One or two activities in a workplace setting with a minimum of 30 hours per activity within the same organization (including but not limited to):

Community engagement

Consult this list to see examples of community engagement activities (minimum 30 hours for the same organization) related to the University of Ottawa and recognized by uOGlobal. 

Volunteering:

Social entrepreneurship opportunity:

Living Learning Community (Intercultural LLC) in residence:

Executive member of student life:

Employment

Employment

IMPORTANT: You are responsible for taking the necessary steps to participate in the activities you wish completed. You must also ensure that you meet the registration requirements and deadlines. You are not required to take any additional courses (other than GLO 49011/1901 & GLO49012/1902)). The most important thing we need you to do is reflect in your learning plan on how your students and experiential learning can be linked to cross-cultural skills and global competencies. It can be as simple as a course that requires lots of group work and opportunities to work with students from diverse backgrounds. The best way for you to figure out if you have a clear path/summary of your experiential learning activities is to prepare your learning plan template which we will review in mid-October.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to complete all activities by the end of the school year in order to obtain their certificate in March. If this is not possible, you have up to one year after participation in the GLO49012/1902 course to complete the activities, as long as this is done before you finish your program of study.

One or two activities in a courses context

In addition to the activities in the work context, students must participate in one or two activities (of at least 12 units per activity) in a course context (including, but not limited to):

Language courses

Consult this list to see examples of language courses offered by the University of Ottawa and recognized by uOGlobal.

Courses or research with international or intercultural learning outcomes

Consult this list to see examples of courses (a combination of 12 units) with international or intercultural learning objectives offered by the University of Ottawa and recognized by uOGlobal.

Courses open to all faculties:

Courses with an entrepreneurship opportunity:

Course with a case competition:

Courses with a Community Service Learning (CSL) option:

Research

Consult this list to see examples of research with international or intercultural learning objectives offered by the University of Ottawa and recognized by uOGlobal.

Research project:

Mobility

Consult this list to see examples of international opportunities in relation to the University of Ottawa that are recognized by uOGlobal.

Exchange programs:

Canada Learning Initiative in China:

IMPORTANT: You are responsible for taking the necessary steps to participate in the activities you wish completed. You must also ensure that you meet the registration requirements and deadlines. You are not required to take any additional courses (other than GLO 49011/1901 & GLO49012/1902)). The most important thing we need you to do is reflect in your learning plan on how your students and experiential learning can be linked to cross-cultural skills and global competencies. It can be as simple as a course that requires lots of group work and opportunities to work with students from diverse backgrounds. The best way for you to figure out if you have a clear path/summary of your experiential learning activities is to prepare your learning plan template which we will review in mid-October.

NOTE: Students are encouraged to complete all activities by the end of the school year in order to obtain their certificate in March. If this is not possible, you have up to one year after participation in the GLO49012/1902 course to complete the activities, as long as this is done before you finish your program of study.

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