The Global Engagement e-Certificate Program at Ferris, a Free Co-Curricular Learning Opportunity

Global Engagement e-Certificate Co-curricular program: 

The Global Engagement e-Certificate Program is a 10-week, co-curricular program offered virtually this fall using Zoom. This program connects Ferris students with their peers from around the world virtually to engage in dialogue on global topics. The dialogues happen in the format of Deliberative Dialogues (a national model for difficult dialogues) and are structured conversations facilitated by group leaders to assist students in learning to engage with their peers from around the world.  Students who join the program have to commit to spending a total of 22 hours during the ten-week period to earn the co-curricular certificate. 

Each week, students will complete readings and watch videos in preparation for the weekly deliberative dialogues. Then, students participate in a deliberative dialogue with other fellow students based on the weekly theme; the sustainability themes in the program will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, global health, urbanization, and social justice. Students can meet new people from around the world, gain confidence sharing perspectives on complex global topics, and practice intercultural communication skills. At the end of the program, students will complete a reflection activity that will be assessed by program coordinators.  Students will be awarded the co-curricular e-Certificate after they have actively participated in all of the required dialogues and successfully completed the reflection activity (it’s important to note that the program does not provide academic credit and does not constitute a course taken at Ferris). 

A brief video with information about the program can be found here:

The program is scheduled to begin the week of February 7th, 2022. Students who are interested in this program can sign up by completing the following form by February 4th, 2022:

If students have questions they can contact the program coordinator, Megan Hauser-Tran at