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Hosted at International School of London, Qatar
PO Box 18511
North Duhall
Doha, State of Qatar
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Friday, April 28
 

09:00

Day 1: Transportation to ISL Qatar
We have arranged pickup for participants staying at Warwick Doha Hotel.

Please meet Ashley Kirk (+1 415 910 5806) at the lobby entrance for a 9:00 AM sharp departure. It will take around 20 minutes to reach the school

If you miss the scheduled pickup, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to ISL Qatar.
North Duhail, Umm Şalāl Muḩammed, Doha, Qatar

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Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
Hotel

09:30

Morning Tea & Registration
Friday April 28, 2017 09:30 - 10:00
ISL Qatar

10:00

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, Faria Education Group


Friday April 28, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
ISL Qatar

10:30

Case Study 1: OpenApply at ISL Qatar
Speakers
avatar for Nivin El Aawar

Nivin El Aawar

Head of Admissions, International School of London Qatar
Nivin El Aawar is the Head of Admissions and Marketing at International School of London in Qatar. She is a mother for two adorable daughters who attended International education since the beginning of their learning journey. | Nivin holds an Executive Diploma in Human Resourc... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
ISL Qatar

11:15

Coffee Break
Friday April 28, 2017 11:15 - 11:30
ISL Qatar

11:30

Case Study 2: OpenApply at Anglo-American School of Sofia
The Anglo-American School of Sofia had a desire to streamline their admissions process for many reasons, including:
  • The applications and supporting documents were all paper-based. This was causing a waste of paper and a risk of misplacing parts of the applications, plus a storage issue.
  • The school was dependent on the Admissions Officer to move applications along. This made it very difficult for anyone to deputise for the admissions department during sickness or holiday and ensure that an application didn’t stall.
  • It was complicated to keep records and store and recall data in a usable format.
  • It was difficult for staff to review applications if they were not at school and didn’t have the applicant’s folder in their hands
  • Transferring approved applications to the student information system was time consuming.- Applications were difficult to decipher because many of them were hand-written.

The Anglo-American School of Sofia’s approach was slow but thorough and determined. After much consultation with those involved in the process in our own school and colleagues from other international schools, we chose OpenApply. But the work was not done. Lynne and Angela will share their experience, challenges, and rewards in implementing a system that was completely new to all in the community. They will review what they learned along the way by trying, evaluating and changing direction as they went.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Godding

Lynne Godding

The Admission and Marketing Director, Anglo-American School of Sofia
Lynne Godding is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the Anglo-American School of Sofia where she also has responsibility for the admissions department. | | She is British and originally came to Bulgaria seven years ago with her husband who was posted to the British Embassy. She has two children, one of whom has graduated from AAS and is now at university in the UK and the other still a student at the... Read More →
avatar for Angela Marquis

Angela Marquis

ICT Manager, Anglo-American School of Sofia
Angela Marquis is the ICT Manager at the Anglo-American School of Sofia where she has been for the past 4 years with her husband and three teen-aged children. Originally from Canada, she has been involved in implementing and supporting system solutions using technology in international schools for the past 22 years. On that journey she has lived in Kuwait, Brazil and Korea prior to moving to Bulgaria... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
ISL Qatar

12:15

OpenApply, more than just Admissions.
OpenApply is more than a just a tool for the Admissions team. Learn how the system can be used to make Marketing's life a little easier, how the data extracted can be used to measure marketing effectiveness, and support the development of the marketing strategy.   

Speakers
avatar for Karen Strickland

Karen Strickland

Marketing and Communications Manager, Dwight School London
Karen Strickland is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Dwight School London, which is one of a group of five IB schools around the world.   Karen returned to London two years ago after living in China for 14 years where she worked as the Head of Internal Communications and Parent Relations at Dulwich College... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 12:15 - 13:00
ISL Qatar

13:00

Lunch
Friday April 28, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
ISL Qatar

14:00

OpenApply Workshops (Advanced)
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, Faria Education Group


Friday April 28, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
ISL Qatar

14:00

OpenApply Workshops (Beginner)
Speakers
avatar for Tom Kirby

Tom Kirby

Support Associate, OpenApply
I am available to answer any OpenApply support questions you may have. I look forward to meeting you!


Friday April 28, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
ISL Qatar

15:00

City Tour
We have arranged a tour departing from ISL Qatar at the end of the conference. 

If you are interested in joining us, please register here  

Friday April 28, 2017 15:00 - 18:00
ISL Qatar
 
Saturday, April 29
 

08:00

Day 2: Transportation to ISL Qatar
Saturday April 29, 2017 08:00 - 08:30
Hotel

08:30

Morning Tea & Registration
Saturday April 29, 2017 08:30 - 09:00
ISL Qatar

09:00

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, Faria Education Group


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 09:15
ISL Qatar

09:15

Keynote "Building a New School"
Speakers
avatar for Sergio Pawel

Sergio Pawel

Chief Academic Officer, ISL Group
DR SERGIO PAWEL -CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER Sergio Pawel has 35 years of experience in national and international education in the UK, Latin America and Middle East. With an MSc in Nuclear Physics, MPhil in Philosophy of Science and PhD in Education, Sergio Pawel participated in t... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:15 - 09:45
ISL Qatar

09:45

Session 1: Educational Risk Management in the Middle East
International admissions during politically uncertain times is not just about giving up or filling up empty seats with additional local students who merely increase school numbers, it is about offering a convenient and expeditious application process where expat families who work for embassies, NGOs, relief organizations and multinational companies can find a friendly and reassuring ear to listen to their worries, needs and limitations when searching for a suitable international school.

By being creative, open-minded and somewhat of a risk taker, even in a volatile region of the world where refugees have spilled out of their countries and peace seems impossible, use each “expat” inquiry as an opportunity to promote your school’s secure campuses, private settings, small class numbers, unique academic features and a convenient application process to attract international families and their employers. 

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen A. Battah

Kathleen A. Battah

Head of School, Wellspring Learning Community
Kathleen Battah, (‘Kitty’) has held the position as Head of Wellspring Learning Community for the past four years. During the school’s relatively short history of 10 years, it has earned the prestigious title as being the first and only IB Continuum World school in Lebanon offering PYP, MYP and DP programmes besides the national program. Wellspring is currently a CIS/NEASC member school that is expecting (after the Self Study), a September 2017 authorization team visit. During... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 09:45 - 10:30
ISL Qatar

10:30

Coffee Break
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
ISL Qatar

11:00

Session 2: Job-alike
(i) Advancing admissions to the leadership table
(ii) Sharing admissions know-how and knowledge
(iii) Managing expectations

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Kvackova

Natalie Kvackova

Communications & Admissions Manager, International School of Prague
Natalie Kvackova-Sipula is the Admissions and Communications Manager at the International School of Prague. She is an American-born Slovak and has spent half her life in the United States and the other half in Prague, Czech Republic with her husband and two children.  | | Natalie holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh with a dual major in Economics... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00 - 11:45
ISL Qatar

11:45

Session 3: Blending Coaching into Admissions Practices
The Admissions Office is a very demanding working environment, and joining the journey of this rollercoaster may not allow us to slow down and reflect. Have you ever thought of why you do what you do in admission? Do you think you are equipped with the right skills?

Join me, to learn more about soft skills and smart techniques in managing the admission process.

Speakers
avatar for Nivin El Aawar

Nivin El Aawar

Head of Admissions, International School of London Qatar
Nivin El Aawar is the Head of Admissions and Marketing at International School of London in Qatar. She is a mother for two adorable daughters who attended International education since the beginning of their learning journey. | Nivin holds an Executive Diploma in Human Resourc... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 11:45 - 12:30
ISL Qatar

12:30

Lunch & School Tour
Speakers
avatar for Nivin El Aawar

Nivin El Aawar

Head of Admissions, International School of London Qatar
Nivin El Aawar is the Head of Admissions and Marketing at International School of London in Qatar. She is a mother for two adorable daughters who attended International education since the beginning of their learning journey. | Nivin holds an Executive Diploma in Human Resourc... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:45
ISL Qatar

13:45

Session 4: Designing the Landscape of International School Admissions

The growth of international education around the globe over the past twenty years has led to the professionalisation of the international schools admissions function.  Today, the admissions function in a school can be captured by three core areas of activity: telling the story of the school, managing a set of processes, and connecting with people. Rooted in principles of design thinking, this highly interactive workshop will encourage participants to imagine the next future of international school admissions, the standards that will define this future, as well as the professional development that will be required in order to embrace this future with confidence.


Speakers
avatar for David Willows

David Willows

Director of Admissions and Advancement, The International School of Brussels
Dr. David Willows is Director of Admissions and Advancement at the International School of Brussels. David is also a regular presenter & trainer at international events and author of several books and articles in the field of international school branding, admissions, marketing a... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 13:45 - 14:45
ISL Qatar

14:45

Coffee Break
Saturday April 29, 2017 14:45 - 15:00
ISL Qatar

15:00

Session 5: Why fracking may be affecting your enrolment and what you can do about it.
In this session, we'll think about the global mobility industry and the general economic climate to investigate why international schools in the Middle East may have to work harder to attract students.  Building on OpenApply training, we'll look at enrolment and enquiry reports to see how they can inform marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Mulkey

Heather Mulkey

Education Consultant, Permian Company Ltd.
In the past twenty-five years, Heather Mulkey has served as Head of Admissions for the ACS Schools, The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) and the International School of London (ISL), and served as Head of Marketing and Admissions for the ISL Group.  She has planned recruitment strategy and marketing events, managed the day-to-day running of admissions offices including producing management and enrolment statistics and demographics, and worked with the school community to ensure sensitive and caring transitions for all... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 15:45
ISL Qatar

15:45

Session 6: Final Best Practices
Speakers
avatar for Sergio Pawel

Sergio Pawel

Chief Academic Officer, ISL Group
DR SERGIO PAWEL -CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER Sergio Pawel has 35 years of experience in national and international education in the UK, Latin America and Middle East. With an MSc in Nuclear Physics, MPhil in Philosophy of Science and PhD in Education, Sergio Pawel participated in t... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:45 - 16:30
ISL Qatar

16:30

18:30

19:00

Dinner at Layali Restaurant (Salwa Branch)
Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 21:30
TBC