The IC Global Partnership Academy

‘Where you learn, share, reflect and advance to develop practical approaches to your work to support you in your career’

Many professionals working in international education tell us they love the sector because there is so much to learn, discover and explore in the field of internationalisation and global engagement.  This is where The IC Academy can help.  We are passionate about training and developing individuals, teams and organisations to grow potential, learn best practice, achieve goals and pursue happiness.  We offer training and workshops in a wide range of areas, as well as coaching, mentoring and retreats.  Join one of our courses now, let’s start your development journey together at The IC Academy. 


Through our workshops, you can learn from experts in their field and share ideas with other like minded professionals in the international education sector. Our workshops are topical, so you will receive up-to-date information on new and emerging theories. They are also practical, so you can immediately implement the tools and skills gained into your work environment or personal life.

We organise our workshops into two parts to allow for short reflective exercises to be completed between the sessions. This will enable you to leave our workshops with practical, tailored and achievable learning outcomes.

Our Future Workshops

Our Previous Workshops

Connecting Alumni to Internationalisation

This workshop was designed to help international education professionals reflect on the value of alumni engagement and involvement and embed this into their strategic plans, consider how alumni can become international education partners, help professionals increase their international student numbers and learn best practice examples to help their institution.

Expert Trainer: Maria L Gallo, EdD, Alumni trailblazer,  Alumni Researcher, Scholar, TEDx Speaker

Reconnection with Food and Yourself

This workshop was targeted to all those who wish to become more aware of the role of nutrients for physical, mental and emotional health, understand the mechanism of diseases and how to prevent them, and increase energy and vitality levels.

Expert Trainer: Maria Paula Goncalves, Certified Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Health Coach and Educator

Leadership and Emotional Capital in Times of Crisis

This workshop helped individuals identify how to productively use the “Emotional Capital” paradigm to build supportive practices and resilience among their team members. It also helped attendees recognise their capacity by drawing from the 'caring self' identity, to take care of themselves and others and make it more explicit in daily practices.

Expert Trainer: Dr. Jessica Price, Psychologist, Coach & Diversity Specialist

Create and Develop Strategies for Internationalisation & Global Engagement

The workshop drew on recent research into UK Higher Education Institutions’ (HEIs’) internationalisation and global engagement strategies in order to stimulate and provide guidance in the creation and/or enhancement of such strategies at participants' institutions.

Expert Trainers:

Vicky Lewis, Consulting – international strategy development for HEIs.

Charlene Allen, Co Founder of The IC Global.

Sirin Myles, Co Founder of The IC Global.

Carbon Literacy for International Recruitment, Marketing and Mobility

In this practical, hands-on workshop the attendees were not only guided on how to reduce the emissions associated with international recruitment, marketing and mobility, but also explored ways to leverage the climate crisis to positive ends, for example by embedding carbon literacy into global learning, programmes and employability initiatives.

Expert Trainers:

Ailsa Lamont

Ailsa Lamont, Director & Founder at Pomegranate Global

Charlene Allen, Co Founder of The IC Global.

Sirin Myles, Co Founder of The IC Global.


We offer tailored training courses to suit your needs, whatever your role and position in the organisation. Our courses are focused around core global topics.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity


Mental Health & Wellbeing

And also encompass the broad spectrum of international education and global engagement topics:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Intelligence
  • International Student Recruitment
  • International Marketing
  • Partnership Development
  • Agent and Staff Management
  • Transnational Education (TNE)
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Resource Planning

Our Previous Training

Introduction to internationalisation
Introduction to strategy building
How to work with student recruitment agents
Introduction to international marketing in HE

Group Mentoring

Get answers to your internationalisation and global engagement questions during this live Q & A session with The IC Co-Founders. Need guidance or clarity? The IC team is here to help you navigate the complex environment of international education with your peers in The IC Group Mentoring Session.

Our courses are practical, bespoke and flexible.

If you would like to learn more about our training courses, have suggestions for a future topic or you would like to run a workshop for us, do get in touch at [email protected]