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DAY 2 - Wednesday, 9 March 2022

8:50 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
Opening Keynote Presentation: How to Embrace and Effectively Lead Change Within an International Education Context

Why do we resist change as we grow older? How can we nurture and develop an organisational culture that embraces change and encourages collaboration?

Richard examines why change has become increasingly challenging and how risk aversion can stifle individuals and organisations. He explores how to harness the power of creativity, curiosity and confidence in uncertain times and why we must shift the paradigm to understand that change is not a programme or a strategy but an ever-present organic part of the 21st Century.

Richard Gerver
Richard Gerver
Award-Winning Speaker, Bestselling Author and World-Renowned Thinker
Confirmed
9:45 am
Keynote Fireside Chat: Reimagining the Future of Education Together

In this fireside chat, our keynotes Dr Noah W. Sobe, Kathleen Naglee and Armand Doucet will explore the key considerations of what it means to educate for tomorrow’s future. Our panellists will discuss the need for transformation in education, and how to press reset on why we learn, what we learn, and how we learn.

Noah, Kathleen and Armand will also share recommendations around three core questions:

  • What are we currently doing that we should continue to do?
  • What practices should we abandon?
  • What do we need to reinvent going forward?
Noah W. Sobe
Noah W. Sobe
Senior Project Officer
UNESCO
Confirmed
Kathleen Naglee
Kathleen Naglee
Head of School
International School of Helsinki, Finland
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
10:35 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:50 am
10 Minute Break
11:00 am
The Wellbeing Conversation: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities Around Educator Wellness
  • Exploring strategic approaches and evidence-based best practice around tackling stress, anxiety and burnout among teachers and school leaders, and improving whole-school wellbeing and resilience through a culture of care
  • Embracing systemic social-emotional learning and implementing SEL in every aspect of the school life to better support and manage staff wellness
  • Putting wellbeing at the heart of professional development – understanding how SEL-based PD programmes can serve the high-stress needs of teachers and school leaders alike
Sue Aspinall
Sue Aspinall
Headteacher - Junior School Vlaskamp
The British International School in the Netherlands
Confirmed
Brett Gray
Brett Gray
Board Chair, ACES; and Director
TOIS - The Ostrava International School, Czech Republic
Confirmed
Anne Johnstone
Anne Johnstone
Chair and Founding Member of the Positive Education in Schools Association (PESA); Vice Chair of the International Positive Education Networlk (IPEN); and Principal
Ravenswood School for Girls, Australia
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Establishing Sustainable Professional Learning Communities to Boost Professional Development and Improve Pedagogical Practice

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

Facilitated by Dr Kulvarn Atwal, Author of ‘The Thinking School’, 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 around PLCs and professional development in schools.

Kulvarn Atwal
Kulvarn Atwal
Headteacher, Highlands Primary School UK and Author
The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Effectively Building Workforce Capacity Through Strong Leadership
  • Building an emotionally intelligent school workforce based on trust, communication, and positive relationships, that is able to lead better and deliver improved results
  • 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
  • Discussing how nurturing autonomy, self-reflection, and accountability, through distributed leadership and coaching and mentoring can improve staff performance and wellbeing
Dr Paul Fochtman
Dr Paul Fochtman
Head of School
Frankfurt International School, Germany
Confirmed
Liz Free
Liz Free
CEO and Director
International School Rheintal, Switzerland
Confirmed
Natasha Hilton
Natasha Hilton
Strategic Lead, WomenEd, and Head of Primary
Park House English School, Qatar
Confirmed
Dr David Porritt
Dr David Porritt
Director, Karen Ardley Associates, and Principal
Budapest British International School
Confirmed
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Recruiting Outstanding International Educators
  • Exploring the changing trends and patterns in international recruitment – what are the key lessons learned and how can this inform future recruitment, retention and professional development strategies for diverse and multicultural school settings
  • Discussing how schools can promote diversity in their recruitment of leadership and faculty, by adopting innovative, equitable, and inclusive hiring practices and structures
  • Recruiting for long-term retention – what do schools leaders need to consider during the hiring process, and what should ‘the right’ candidate look like?
Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor
Principal
International School Zurich North, Switzerland
Confirmed
Dominique Dalais
Dominique Dalais
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead
ACS International Schools
Confirmed
Claire Nuttall
Claire Nuttall
Primary Headteacher and Vice-Principal
St George's International School, Luxembourg
Confirmed
Sam Cowley
Sam Cowley
Head of Sales
Schrole Group
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Moving Coaching Forwards in Education

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on coaching as a key approach to meeting the challenges in today’s rapidly changing educational world.

Facilitated by Nicholas McKie, Director of Persyou Ltd and Author of ‘All Ways Coaching’, 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 around coaching and professional development in schools.

Nicholas McKie
Nicholas McKie
Director, Persyou; Certified Professional Coach, and Associate Professor, University of Warwick, and Author
All Ways Coaching
Confirmed
4:00 pm
10 Minute Break
4:10 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
4:30 pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead – What Kind of Schools Do We Need for the Future?
  • 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
  • Understanding the responsibility of schools to create sustainable and nurturing environments in which students and staff alike develop global competency skills to thrive in a complex and uncertain world
  • The challenge and possibilities of professional learning – exploring ways to create opportunities for all educators to access professional development in order to transform their teaching, their classrooms, their schools—and, ultimately, each and every one of their students
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
Jane Larsson
Jane Larsson
Executive Director
Council of International Schools
Confirmed
Dr Elise Ecoff
Dr Elise Ecoff
Group Education Director
Nord Anglia Education
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
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change