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Global Competency Certificate

The Global Competency Professional Development Certificate is a non-credit, semester-long certificate that provides CSUSM students with the opportunity to address global issues and attain proficiency in global competency. The certificate is open to all CSUSM students. Through the introduction of strategies that promote international awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity, students will develop skill sets that will give them a global advantage in their future careers. As global challenges become more complexuniversity-wide initiatives such the Global Commitment Committee are dedicated to preparing students to work harmoniously with other institutions on campus, coordinate efforts on the internationalization of campus events, and create opportunities for their global competency skills to flourish.

Fall 2023 

The Global Commitment Committee is excited to announce the Global Competency Certificate for the Fall 2023 semester. This year we're focusing on Global Crises, Global Change and hope that you'll join us!

To earn your Global Commitment Certificate, you need to:

  1. Submit the registration form to indicate you will work to earn the certificate,
  2. Attend/complete 8 of the 10 categories/items (Note that the film (#6 in table below) and the exit reflection (#10 in table below) are required. Also, a minimum of one of the GCC Globally Themed Events (#5 and #7) is required to be attended).  Submit a check-in form after each event you attend/do. 
  3. You will also be required to complete an exit reflection at the end of the semester that discusses the knowledge, skills, and abilities you gained as a participant in the certificate program.
Date & Time Category  Event Name Location & Registration Info
Thursday, Sept. 14, 12:00 - 12:50 PM 1.  GCC Certificate Info Session In-person, SBSB 1105. No registration required.
Thursdays at U-hour, twice a month, exact dates TBD.  2. 

GCC Student - Faculty Coffee Hour (twice a month). (Attend as many as you like, a minimum of two, submit only ONE check-in form). 

Location TBD. 

  • Mondays 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesdays 12:00 - 12:30 PM
  • Wednesdays 12:00 - 12:30 PM
  • Fridays 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Mindful CSUSM Daily Dose of Mindfulness

Details for locations in-person and Zoom links are given at  Daily Dose of Mindfulness

Attend one Daily Dose of Mindfulness event during the semester.

Via Zoom, as well as in-person at KELL 3012 & ARTS 101.

No registration required.

The following Thursdays at U-hour: (Times and dates TBD)

  • Sept. 14: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
  • Oct. 12: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
  • Nov. 16: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
4. International Coffee Hour

ELB 588

No registration required.

Wed, Sept. 27, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 5.

GCC Film Screening & Discussion: The Story of Plastic (required, contact GCC if you have a class conflict)

USU Ballroom.
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  6. 

Arts & Lecture Event: Power of Compassion to Transform Our World 

USU Ballroom 
Thu, Oct. 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7. GCC Globally Themed Event #2: Geopolitics and the Changing World Order (must attend at least one of two events, #6 or #7)  TBD
Mid-November, exact date/time TBD.  8a. International Education Week 
Voices from abroad (study abroad returnees) 
(attend at least 1 of the 2 events of type #8)
Mid-November, exact date/time TBD.  8b.  International Education Week 
Voices from abroad (study abroad returnees) 
(attend at least 1 of the 2 events of type #8)
Tue, Nov. 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (date/time to be confirmed) 9. International Education Week 
International Research Symposium
Kellogg 3010, location TBD/to be confirmed
Monday, Nov. 20th, by 11:59 PM (strict deadline). 10. Exit Reflection (required) Link to reflection form. 
Thursday, Dec. 7th, 12:00-12:50PM N/A Certificate Ceremony & Lunch

RSVP FORM   SBSB Courtyard (rain location back-up TBD).


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