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OA Admissions Conference Doha 2017: Recap

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

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Saturday, April 29
 

09:00 GMT+03

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 09:15 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

09:15 GMT+03

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 the... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:15 - 09:45 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

09:45 GMT+03

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... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 09:45 - 10:30 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

11:00 GMT+03

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... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00 - 11:45 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

11:45 GMT+03

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 Resources Management... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 11:45 - 12:30 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

13:45 GMT+03

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 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 and... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 13:45 - 14:45 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

15:00 GMT+03

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... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 15:45 GMT+03
ISL Qatar

15:45 GMT+03

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 the... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:45 - 16:30 GMT+03
ISL Qatar