The Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG) has a twofold mission: 1) To identify specific practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members.
2( To promote the development of global citizens in independent schools and beyond through global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support. Global Education develops the knowledge, skills, and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive in increasingly interconnected world systems. A global citizen acts to promote the common good locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Association for Experiential Education (AEE) exists to connect a global community of educators and practitioners and expand their capacity to enrich lives through Experiential Education. AEE is committed to identifying, publishing and upholding standards to improve professional practice and to safeguard the well being of participants. Its industry-leading standards for adventure-based education programs serve as the basis for its adventure-based program accreditation initiative.

Risk Management

Expedition Risk Management Plan - This provides a template for expedition planing, including risk assessment and incident management.

Incident Management Form - This form identifies the critical elements for dealing with incidents in the field.

Lemons: A Hazard Assessment Training - Pre-trip training of all participants helps to instill the idea that all participants are "risk managers."

Critical Incident Analysis - Accidents don't just "happen." This training simulation provides a tool for systematic analysis of the causes of critical incidents, an essential component a Risk Management Plan. 

Global Education Standards

Global Education Standards is a document that I developed to attempt  to meld the approach of AEE Accreditation Standards to the specific needs of the Global Education Benchmark Group. It was an intermediate step in the development of GEBG's Global Education Endorsement initiative. It provides more specific and detailed indicators as guidelines in developing global programs.


Robert G. Hanvey. (1976). An Attainable Global Perspective. This seminal work on global perspective played a foundational role in my developing understanding of Global Education.