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DAY 2 - Wednesday, 1 December 2021

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
9:00 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: Setting the Scene - Adapting to Change in the Asian International Schools Landscape as a School Leader
  • Exploring the current landscape and trends in the international school sector, and discussing areas of growth and innovation in school management and leadership that have emerged in the past year
  • Discussing how the changing demand for private and international schooling is driving change in the sector, and how schools can navigate this and build strategic partnerships to support short- and long-term business goals in the region
  • Preparing for the possibility of a permanently blended school environment, and discussing what international school leaders need to consider in delivering a sustainable and outstanding education offering for all stakeholders
Dr Darren Bryant
Dr Darren Bryant
Associate Professor; Head of Department of Policy and Leadership; and Associate Director of Asia-Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC)
The Education University of Hong Kong
Confirmed
Professor Woon Chia Liu
Professor Woon Chia Liu
Associate Professor and Dean, Teacher Education
National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Invited
9:45 am
Keynote Presentation: Delivering Successful Leadership in Times of Crisis

Born to a poor family in Costa Rica, Sandra Cauffman nurtured her impossible dream of space travel and is now the Deputy Director for the Earth Science Division at NASA. She provides executive leadership, strategic direction, and overall management for the entire agency’s multi-billion Earth Science portfolio, from technology development, applied science, research, mission implementation and operation.

In this keynote address, Sandra Cauffman will share the key and necessary skills that every leader must have in order to inspire their teams, drive change and have an impact on their wider communities, particularly in the face of adversity.

Sandra Cauffman
Sandra Cauffman
Deputy Director, Earth Sciences Division - Science Mission Directorate
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Confirmed
10:15 am
Morning Facilitated Networking
10:30 am
10 Minute Break
10:40 am
Panel Discussion: School Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic
  • How can school leaders best manage their teams during school closures and overcome key challenges in staffing, admissions, or financial management?
  • What can school leaders do to strengthen stakeholder engagement and communication management in order to meet the varied needs and expectations of all stakeholders?
  • What are the critical skills that successful school leaders need to have in order to effectively lead their teams during times of crisis, while also looking after their own wellbeing?
Mark Steed
Mark Steed
Principal and CEO
Kellett School, The British School in Hong Kong
Confirmed
Nicholas Sheehan
Nicholas Sheehan
Principal
Jerudong International School, Brunei
Confirmed
Dr Margaret Alvarez
Dr Margaret Alvarez
Director of International Accreditation, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); and Head Emeritus
ISS International School Singapore
Confirmed
Jane McGee
Jane McGee
Head of School
United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS), Vietnam
Invited
11:20 am
Practical Guidance Session: Learning How to Boost Operational Efficiency to Enhance Performance and Drive Wider School Improvement
  • Understanding the process of identifying and implementing methods to drive business optimisation and operational efficiency across the school
  • Discussing the key factors to consider to ensure that the school’s day-to-day operations are efficient, safe, and compliant, particularly on stretched budgets
  • Highlighting the role of technology in driving and maintaining operational efficiency for example by elevating automation and streamlining processes
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership, UK
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around a specific topic.  

 

  • Roundtable A: Virtual Accreditations: What to Expect and How to Get Them Right

FACILITATOR: Emmi Hines, Principal, Udon Thani International School, Thailand

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable B: The Road to Executive Management: What Are the Key Leadership Skills that Principals Need and What Training Opportunities Should They Seek?
Emmi Hines
Emmi Hines
Principal
Udon Thani International School, Thailand
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Presentation: Exploring the Latest Trends and Innovations in the World of Marketing
  • Sharing practical guidance and strategies on how to build and establish a strong brand identity in order to market your organisation as a leading player in the market
  • Navigating current marketing trends and exploring low-cost yet cutting-edge strategies that be implemented to improve marketing effectiveness and drive growth across the business
  • Discussing the best customer engagement strategies to create meaningful interactions and in turn attract, acquire and engage different stakeholders
2:00 pm
Presentation: Rethinking and Reimagining Learning Spaces from a School Leader Perspective
  • Understanding where and how to start your campus transformation project, what your role as a school leader, and how to financially and strategically plan for the development process
  • Sharing the key aspects that need to be taken into consideration during a campus transformation project, such as maintenance costs of future facilities and other practicalities, as well as timelines and time constraints
  • Discussing the realistic implications and challenges in designing world class facilities from a school leader point of view, and sharing advice on how to overcome these with your team
Tom Boasberg
Tom Boasberg
Superintendent
Singapore American School
Confirmed
2:20 pm
10 Minute Break
2:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Boosting Strategic Leadership and Planning Effectiveness to Create the Conditions for Outstanding Education
  • Outlining the importance of creating a strong business strategy and vision for the future that enables agile, flexible, and dynamic transformation during unpredictable times
  • Building a resilient organisational culture incorporating a robust change management approach and a ‘preparedness leadership’ mindset
  • Discussing the level of knowledge school leaders require around business and financial management in order to respond effectively to changing demands in international schooling
Carma Elliot
Carma Elliot
College President
United World College (UWC) of South East Asia, Singapore
Confirmed
Vanita Uppal OBE
Vanita Uppal OBE
Director
The British School New Delhi, India
Confirmed
Michael Farley
Michael Farley
Director of Group Operations
Asia International School Limited
Invited
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
Greg Smith, Vice President - Asia Pacific, International School Services; and Head of School
Shekou International School, China
Invited
3:20 pm
10 Minute Break
3:30 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance, and reflect on their current challenges and opportunities around a specific topic.  

  • Roundtable C: What is Cultural Leadership and Why is it Important for School Leaders?

FACILITATOR: Marc Mesich, Founding Director and Principal, Osaka YMCA International School, Japan

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable D: TBC
Marc Mesich
Marc Mesich
Founding Director and Principal
Osaka YMCA International School, Japan
Confirmed
4:15 pm
5 Minute Break
4:20 pm
Keynote Presentation: Learning for an Interconnected World

In this presentation, Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will share an update on the latest OECD findings, and discuss how schools must adapt their learning provision for an interconnected world. 

Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
4:40 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Role of International Schools in Strengthening the Impact of International Education
  • Discussing the key priorities and responsibilities for international schools to contribute to a strong education system which places emphasis on local, global and intercultural awareness
  • Considering how to strengthen the impact of international education to advance change, particularly by widening the access to high-quality and affordable education, increasing student mobility, and navigating changing globalisation trends
  • Understanding the importance of professional development and the need for qualified staff to create a strong child-centred learning environment
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
Sally Holloway
Sally Holloway
Deputy Director General
International Baccalaureate Organisation
Confirmed
Kam Chohan
Kam Chohan
Executive Director
Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
Confirmed
5:30 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change