Dr. Roy leverages her critical and analytical thinking, communication, facilitation, and partnership management skills to lead universities and organizations to build strategic plans through collaborative processes (i.e., facilitating planning retreats). Examples include:
Co-developed a five-year strategic implementation plan for Michigan State University’s Alliance for African Partnership - a $23M initiative that seeks to transform lives in Africa by promoting innovative, sustainable, and equitable long-term partnerships to address mutually defined challenges across six priority areas: agricultural food systems, education, culture, health and nutrition, youth empowerment, and water, energy and the environment.
Led the Foundation’s Request for Proposal process to expand and deepen the outcomes of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program; worked collaboratively with the Education and Learning work group to develop eligibility and selection criteria for the call for proposals, created the scoring rubric, and co-created a process with the Deputy Director to facilitate decisions that resulted in new partnerships (an additional $127M commitment), the renewal of existing partner universities, and a learning brief.
Dr. Roy is a visionary leader with a successful track record of managing complex projects that deliver creative outputs beyond the clients’ expectations. Pamela’s expertise in global education enables her to establish connections across numerous sectors for high-impact results. Examples include:
Created and led the British Columbia & Aotearoa Indigenous Student Mobility Programme, a 2-year programme providing reciprocal, short-term learning abroad, professional development, and networking opportunities for Indigenous students from Canada and Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Worked with industry leaders to create the curriculum for 32+ new eLearning short courses to provide professionals with insight and practical tools to support and advance inclusive excellence in global education.
Created and managed the Poster Community for the annual Global Internship Conference which brings together professionals who work in the field of academic work placement and experiential education, resulting in a series of proceedings: Ireland 2015; Boston 2016; Santiago 2017; and Detroit 2018.
Created an innovative one-year, Fellowship Program for Graduate Students & New Professionals who were interested in exploring careers in diversity and inclusion in global education, resulting in four new positions for the organization.
HOLISTIC CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT
Dr. Roy is a veteran at conference management and has led numerous cross-border events and global convenings (i.e., content development for websites and call for proposals, logistics management, facilitating and moderating workshops, and monitoring and evaluation). Examples include:
Developed web content and the call for proposal for the Global Youth Advancement Summit which brought together 150 delegates from 32 countries to address and develop solutions to Global Inequities across five cross-cutting themes: education, healthcare, the environment, art and culture, and livelihoods. Provided leadership on the proposal review, delegate selection and coaching processes, and developed a faculty mentor program.
Created the curriculum for and led the Global Institute for Inclusive Leadership - an intensive, 8-day interactive workshop designed for professionals who were interested in gaining skills and building networks to better support their global education and diversity-related work. The Institutes were held in South Africa and New Zealand respectively.
Co-led the inaugural MasterCard Foundation Secondary Scholars Convening in Kigali, Rwanda ensuring high quality and age-appropriate programming that enabled youth from Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda to establish long-term linkages across national borders. A summary of findings and final report was submitted to the Foundation.
Dr. Roy is actively involved in research and scholarly activities and is available to support organizations in designing studies, serve as a PI, and/or to co-develop grant proposals. Examples include:
Building Ethical Engagement with Host Communities in the Global South: North-South Collaborations for Mutual Learning and Benefit, and A Holistic Model for Ethical Mobility Programs co-created publications in collaboration with Aga Khan University (Pakistan) and the Western University in Ontario (Canada).
Matrix for Self-Care and Creating Brave Spaces as Education Abroad Program Directors co-created publication in collaboration with Madden, M. (The George Washington University) and Fuhs, K. (Northwestern University) as part of the Diversity Abroad Faculty Development Task Force.
Domains of Influence on Academics’ Careers: Narratives from Black/African, Colored, and Indian Women Academics in Post-Apartheid South Africa, submitted to Michigan State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Doctor of Philosophy.