Re-entry & Networking Workshop
We organized a Re-entry & Networking Workshop for our Turkish alumni who completed their programs in the U.S.A. and returned to Turkey recently. The workshop was organized in Istanbul on February 26, 2016.
In the morning, Dr. Ümit Yazman, who is our Humphrey Program alumnus, gave a speech on the re-entry period, reverse culture shock and how best to overcome this period. In the afternoon, Prof. Yeşim Toduk, who is our Master’s Program alumna, gave a speech on leadership and giving back to the community. After each session, the participants worked in groups, brainstormed on the topics and came up with group posters.
At the end of the workshop, in the evening, our Executive Director Prof. Ersel Aydınlı hosted a reception. Among the guests were U.S. Consul General Mr. Chuck Hunter, one of the members of our Commission board Prof. Ahmet Ademoğlu, Turkish and American alumni and current American grantees in İstanbul. This reception enabled our alumni and current grantees to get to know each other.