We are delighted to be working with Western International School of Shanghai to organise the conference on November 5, 2016. This year, we are happy to expand our standard conference by offering two pre-conference opportunities (choose one):

Option 1: The Fundamentals of International School Admissions
Thursday / November 3, 2016    &    Friday / November 4, 2016

Catalina Gardescu
American International School of Bucharest Manager of Admissions & External Relations
This two-day certificate course covers the fundamental skills required to manage an international school admissions office. Topics range from the school tour, to managing parents’ expectations, to interpreting & using data, to transitioning students into the community. Time for reflection and networking is built directly into the course, which culminates in a final take-home assignment.

*Geared towards admissions officers with 0-5 years worth of experience


Option 2: Transition & Mobility
Friday / November 4, 2016

Drs. Douglas W. Ota
Psychologist Author of Safe Passage
A one-day workshop led by Drs. Douglas W. Ota: Psychologist, Author of Safe Passage, on how mobility affects people & what international school admissions staff can do about it. This workshop is geared towards experienced international school admissions staff seeking to deepen their understanding of how mobility affects the families who come through their schools.

*Geared towards admissions officers seeking to deepen their understanding of families and students in transition.


Main Conference Schedule

Saturday / November 5, 2016

08:15 Morning Tea & Registration
08:45 Welcoming Remarks
09:00 Keynote: Transition & Mobility
09:30 Panel Discussion: State of Admissions in China
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Global Survey of Admission Professionals
11:30 Admissions & the Business Office
12:00 Workshop: What makes an ideal Admissions Manager?
12:30 Lunch & School Tour
13:30 Breakout Session 1
14:45 Coffee Break / Unconference
15:15 Breakout Session 2
16:30 Final Discussion & Closing Remarks
19:00 Dinner & Drinks
*To view the full conference schedule, including session and speaker descriptions, click here.
Registration Fees
USD $399
The pre-conference fee includes complimentary registration to the main conference.
Conference Only
USD $199

Hope to see you in Shanghai!


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