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DAY 2 - Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Leadership & Management Stream

8:45 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leaders, UK
Confirmed
9:00 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: From Crisis to Opportunity - Boosting Education Systems and Practices Across the Middle East
  • Exploring the current education landscape across the Middle East and discussing areas of growth and innovation in school management and leadership that have emerged in the past year
  • Education changed: preparing for the possibility of a permanently blended school environment, and discussing what school leaders need to consider to ensure a sustainable future for all stakeholders
  • Discussing opportunities to further harness the potential of technology to drive effective change and improvement in school management and operations
Dr Natasha Ridge
Dr Natasha Ridge
Founding Executive Director
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Confirmed
Sir Christopher Stone
Sir Christopher Stone
Senior Educa
GEMS Education
Confirmed
Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar
Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar
CEO
The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE)
Invited
9:45 am
Keynote Fireside Chat: Global Teacher Prize 2020 Winner – Leading Change in the Face of Adversity

In this fireside chat session, the conference chair will be joined by Ranjitsinh Disale, Winner of the 2020 Global Teacher Prize Award, to discuss his leadership experience and how he turned around his school during an extremely challenging period by setting strong vision and mission and through perseverance and tenacity.

Ranjitsinh Disale
Ranjitsinh Disale
Teacher, Zilla Parishad Primary School; and Winner
Global Teacher Prize Award 2020
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leaders, UK
Confirmed
10:15 am
Morning Facilitated Networking
10:30 am
15 Minute Break
10:45 am
Panel Discussion: Maximising Strategic 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 and dynamic transformation during uncertain times
  • Building organisational resilience and emerging stronger using a robust change management approach, and adopting a ‘preparedness leadership’ mindset
  • Transforming and strengthening the international school culture to support learning in an environment that promotes cooperation, respect, collaborative decision-making and communication
Brendan Law
Brendan Law
Director General
MiSK Schools, Riyadh
Confirmed
Poonam Bhojani
Poonam Bhojani
CEO
Innoventures
Confirmed
Nilay Özral
Nilay Özral
CEO
Bloom Education
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leaders, UK
Confirmed
11:30 am
Sponsored Presentation: Making Meaning Out of Data - How to Effectively Use Data for Decision-Making and School Improvement
11:50 am
15 Minute Break
12:05 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are delegate-led and ‘video-on’. 

 

  • Roundtable A: Growing and Expanding a School: Financial Implications and Management for School Leaders Beyond the Pandemic

FACILITATOR: Craig Lamshed, Founding Principal, Royal Grammar School, Guildford Dubai

  • Roundtable B: Looking at Accreditations Through a School Improvement Lens: What to Expect and How to Get Them Right 

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable C: The Road to Executive Management – Effectively Supporting Aspiring Executives in International Schools 

FACILITATOR: Nicola Taylor, Director of Programmes, LLSE 

Craig Lamshed
Craig Lamshed
Principal
The Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai
Invited
Nicola Taylor
Nicola Taylor
Director of Programmes and Lead Curriculum Designer
Leadership Learning South East (LLSE)
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Assessing and Reviewing Creative Financial Management Strategies to Plan for an Uncertain Future
  • Explore strategies to creatively safeguard your school’s financial future, for example through the diversification of income streams and protecting the offer to staff to support retention and development
  • Understand the vital process of financial modelling to secure the short and long-term future of your school and how to successfully achieve this
  • Consider how to effectively devise a financial recovery plan for the new school year, starting with good planning and strong data analysis to set realistic expectations on income and expenditure
Dr Omolola Wright-Odusoga
Dr Omolola Wright-Odusoga
Primary School Principal
The International Academy – Amman, Jordan
Confirmed
Andy Homden
Andy Homden
CEO
Consilium Education
Confirmed
David Cook
David Cook
Headmaster
Repton School Dubai
Invited
2:10 pm
10 Minute Break
2:20 pm
International Panel Discussion: What Have We as School Leaders Learned from the Pandemic?
  • Discussing how school leaders from different regions have tackled pandemic-related challenges and navigated financial uncertainty, loss of enrolment and staff turnover
  • Exploring how the pandemic has affected school operations across the world and sharing how school leaders are preparing their recovery plans
  • Looking at future developments and priorities for international school leaders across the globe such as demand for private schooling and financial management
Kim Green
Kim Green
Headmaster
International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Confirmed
Beth Meldrum
Beth Meldrum
Director
Cairo English School, Egypt
Confirmed
Dr Michelle Remington
Dr Michelle Remington
Director
The KAUST School, KSA
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
School Leaders Fireside Chat: Top Tips for Standing Out in a Competitive International School Market
  • Understanding the power of an integrated approach – collaborating between and combining development, marketing, and admissions to deliver value for money
  • Identifying and developing your school’s identity and unique selling proposition to attract prospective staff, parents and students
  • Navigating current marketing trends and exploring low-cost yet cutting-edge, innovative strategies that schools should put into place to market successfully in a competitive sector
  • Communication, communication, communication – sharing simple yet effective ways of engaging and interacting with all stakeholders to maximise satisfaction and enhance your school’s profile
David Willows
David Willows
Director of Advancement
International School Brussels, Belgium
Confirmed
Ruth Burke
Ruth Burke
Principal and CEO
Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai
Confirmed
4:00 pm
Afternoon Keynote Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead – What Kind of Schools Do We Need for the Future?
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in international education – discussing practices and principles that schools need to put in place to create the conditions necessary for every individual to thrive
  • Global awareness and international mindedness – 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
5:00 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change