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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
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
Dr Alan Phan
Dr Alan Phan
Head of School
Royal Embassy Academy, Vietnam
Confirmed
Dr Vincent Chian
Dr Vincent Chian
Principal
Fairview International School, Malaysia
Confirmed
Beccy Fox
Beccy Fox
Director of Teaching and Learning
KIS International School, Thailand
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 discussion. 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: Championing Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) in International Schools

This roundtable discussion will be an opportunity for participants to enter in an open, courageous, and reflective dialogue around DEIJ in international schools. Led by Joel Jr. Llaban from the International School of Kuala Lumpur, this roundtable discussion will explore the reflection, learning, and actions of the international community  in pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

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

 

Joel Jr Llaban
Joel Jr Llaban
Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach
International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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
Dang Phan
Dang Phan
Senior Director - Digital Learning
Cognia
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
Margaret Park
Margaret Park
Elementary School Assistant Principal
Seoul Foreign School, South Korea
Confirmed
3:20 pm
10 Minute Break
3:30 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Delegates are invited to attend the following roundtable discussion. 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: Stepping into Leadership: Successful Approaches to Supporting Aspiring and Newly Qualified Middle Leaders

FACILITATOR: Ciaran Cunningham-Watson, International School Inspector, PENTA International 

Ciaran Cunningham-Watson
Ciaran Cunningham-Watson
International School Inspector (BSO)
PENTA International
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