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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
Recruitment Fireside Chat: Recruiting Outstanding International Educators - Lessons from the Pandemic
  • Exploring the changing trends and patterns in international recruitment since the start of the pandemic – what are the key lessons learned and how can this inform future recruitment and retention strategies?
  • Navigating the shortage and high turnover of staff, and overcoming the long-term impacts of Covid-19 on the recruitment of international teachers
  • Considering the opportunities and challenges around employing local teachers over foreign teachers – how can international schools navigate this growing trend?
  • Creating a robust recruitment strategy and exploring virtual recruitment and interview strategies that have been successful in hiring outstanding educators for bilingual and multicultural school settings
Alan Phan
Alan Phan
Head of School
Royal Embassy Academy, Vietnam
Confirmed
11:20 am
Sponsored Presentation
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: Maximising Coaching and Mentoring as Powerful Tools for Staff Development and Capacity Building

FACILITATOR: Nicholas McKie, Director, Persyou; Certified Professional Coach, and Associate Professor, University of Warwick 

 

  • Roundtable B: Stepping into Leadership: Successful Approaches to Supporting Aspiring and Newly Qualified Middle Leaders

FACILITATOR: Ciaran Cunningham-Watson, Founding Principal, Invictus International School, China 

Nicholas McKie
Nicholas McKie
Director, Persyou; Certified Professional Coach, and Associate Professor
University of Warwick, UK
Confirmed
Ciaran Cunningham-Watson
Ciaran Cunningham-Watson
Founding Principal
Invictus International School, China
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Discussing What Works in Professional Development; Maximising the Impact of Effective CPD to Retain a Highly Skilled Workforce
  • Championing a personalised, adaptive and holistic approach to teacher education and talent development to successfully harness and enable professional growth of all staff, advance whole-school improvement, and improve long-term retention
  • Placing CPD as the key to attracting, nurturing, and retaining talent through high-quality leadership development at all levels
  • Discussing how school leaders can and should enable the personal and professional development of all staff, and ensure that professional development activities support teacher engagement and teacher autonomy
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Dr Ahmed Hussain
Former Executive Director, Huili Institute of Learning for Wellington College China; and Chief Education Officer
Harrow International AISL, Hong Kong
Confirmed
Elizabeth Cloke
Elizabeth Cloke
Head of Secondary
Tenby International Schools Penang, Malaysia
Confirmed
Surabhi Goel
Surabhi Goel
Chief Executive Officer
Aditya Birla Education Trust Schools
Confirmed
2:20 pm
10 Minute Break
2:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Building and Leading a High-Performing and Emotionally Intelligent Workforce
  • From a culture of teaching to a culture of learning: how to empower teachers to raise their professional profile by developing their expert voice and becoming life-long learners
  • Leadership, not management: how to effectively lead with agility, resilience, and empathy to create an outstanding workplace culture
  • Understanding the importance of social and emotional learning to boost wellbeing and cultivate empathy in order to boost positivity and productivity across the board
  • Rethinking observations and performance appraisals: how nurturing autonomy, self-reflection, and accountability can improve staff performance
Dr Katina Grigoraskos, Psy.D.
Dr Katina Grigoraskos, Psy.D.
IBDP CAS Coordinator, Wells International School Thailand, and Professor,
London School of Business and Education
Confirmed
Rebecca Findlay
Rebecca Findlay
Head of Primary
International School @ParkCity, Malaysia
Confirmed
Graeme Scott
Graeme Scott
Former Founding Director, Fairgreen International School Dubai; and Executive Chairperson
The Mario Framewiork
Confirmed
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: Championing Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) in International Schools

FACILITATOR: Joel Jr Llaban, Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach, International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

  • Roundtable D: Establishing Sustainable Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to Boost Professional Development and Improve Pedagogical Practice

FACILITATOR: Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Headteacher, Highlands Primary School UK and Author, The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community

Joel Jr Llaban
Joel Jr Llaban
Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Invited
Kulvarn Atwal
Kulvarn Atwal
Headteacher, Highlands Primary School UK and Author
The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community
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