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DAY 2 - Wednesday, 1 December 2021

This conference will follow Singapore time (GMT+8) and all content will be available for 30 days after the event. 
8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
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
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
Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Chairperson of Singapore Positive Education Network
IPEN Southeast Asia
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
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 Astrophysics Division at NASA. She provides executive leadership, strategic direction, and management for the entire agency’s multi-billion Astrophysics programs and missions necessary to discover how the universe works, to explore how the universe began and developed into its present form, and to search for Earth-like planets.

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, Astrophysics Division
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
Madeleine Maceda Heide
Madeleine Maceda Heide
Superintendent
Lincoln School - The American School of Buenos Aires
Confirmed
Andrew Hoover
Andrew Hoover
Head of School
American International School Chennai, India
Confirmed
11:20 am
Presentation: How to Create a Coaching Culture in your School

In this presentation, Nicholas Mckie will explore and share what schools need to do to maximise coaching and mentoring, and utilise them as powerful tools for staff development and capacity building. 

Nicholas McKie
Nicholas McKie
Director, Persyou; Certified Professional Coach, and Associate Professor
University of Warwick, UK
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend the following roundtable discussions. This roundtable will be 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 on the below topic topic.  

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

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

Emmi Hines
Emmi Hines
Principal
Udon Thani International School, Thailand
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Presentation: Cultivating Teacher Leadership
  • Understanding the value of teacher leaders who provide consistent and meaningful coaching to their colleagues
  • Sharing the key functions of teacher leaders and how to empower them with the tools needed to effectively lead their peers
  • Discussing the roadmap for launching a teacher leader program and what outcomes to set as targets
Tom Boasberg
Tom Boasberg
Superintendent
Singapore American School
Confirmed
2:00 pm
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
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
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
Head of School
Shekou International School, China
Confirmed
Michael Iannini
Michael Iannini
Education Advisor and Author
Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS)
Confirmed
3:20 pm
10 Minute Break
3:30 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend the following roundtable discussions. This roundtable will be 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 on the below topic topic.  

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

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

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
Former Deputy Director General
International Baccalaureate Organisation
Confirmed
Kam Chohan
Kam Chohan
Executive Director
Education Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
Confirmed
Armand Doucet
Armand Doucet
World Renowned Award Winning Teacher; and Co-Author of "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice"
Confirmed
5:30 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change