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#OLE21 Schedule

All times are for Athens, Greece (GMT+3)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

8:00 - 9:30 (Athens, GMT+3)PLENARY SESSION
  • Welcome Remarks

9:30 - 9:45

Break
9:45 - 10:45CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS
  • COLLEEN BRODERICK: Introduction to the Compassionate Systems Framework in Schools
  • ELIZABETH IMENDE-COONEY: Using Improvement Science to Catalyze Organizational Innovation & Growth
  • MICHAEL JOHNSTON & KAVITA TANNA: Leading Towards Systemic Global Citizenship
  • ELLEN MAHONEY: Social and Emotional Fields — Educator Transformation within Social & Emotional Learning
  • DAVID WILLOWS: Generating the Future by Telling Stories: School Leadership in a Post-COVID World
  • BUSINESS MANAGERS ROUNDTABLE: 'Strategies for Managing Budgets in Uncertain Times' — Facilitator: M. Patricia Foster, Director of Finance & Operations, American School of Doha, Qatar

10:45 - 11:10

Wellness Break / Exhibition Space

11:10 - 11:15

Transition Time

11:15-12:15

PLENARY SESSION

Engagement Keynote: TALI SHAROT, "Facilitating Learning & Well-Being: Lessons from Neuroscience"

12:15 - 12:30

Break

12:30 - 1:30

AFFINITY GROUPS — Strategic Designer: TERESA ARPIN, President, Transformation Systems

  • Heads of School / Former Heads / Trustees: Moderator - TERESA ARPIN
  • Assistant Heads of School / Directors and Managers of Programs / IT and Innovation Professionals: Moderator - STEVE BARKLEY, Executive VP, PLS 3rd Learning
  • Learning Leaders: Curriculum Leaders/ Teacher Leaders / Coaches, Department Heads, Deans, Counselors/ "Wider Circle”: Moderators - TONYA PARHAM, Director of Learning, American Community School Amman, Jordan, and JULIAN EDWARDS, Director of Learning & Innovation, The KAUST School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • ES Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderators - JESSICA DAVIS, Elementary Principal, Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain, and RYAN LEIBEL, Elementary Principal, The American International School of Muscat, Oman
  • MS Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderators - CASEY FAULKNALL, Middle School Principal, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India, and JENNIFER BERTRAM, Middle School Principal, American International School Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • HS Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderator - DAVE NELSON, Academy Principal, American Community Schools of Athens, Greece
  • HR Professionals: Moderators - FRENY DASTUR, Director of Human Resources, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India, and JOELLE ELIA, Human Resources Director, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Hawalli, Kuwait
  • Business Managers / Finance Directors: Moderator - HEMANT DUTIA, Business Manager, The American International School of Muscat, Oman

1:30 onwards

NESA NETWORKING SESSION WITH AFFILIATES & PARTNERS


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

8:00 - 8:45 (Athens, GMT+3)PLENARY SESSION
8:45 - 9:00
Break
9:00 - 10:00CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS
  • DARNELL FINE: Beyond Listening — Dismantling the Ecosystem of White Supremacy
  • MICHAEL JOHNSTON & KAVITA TANNA: Being a Transformational Leader
  • JULIE JUNGALWALA: Leader as Lead Change Agent — The 3 Truths and 5 Decisions of Our Time
  • ANDREW WATSON: "Because the Research Says So" – A School Leader's Guide to Evaluating 'Research-Based' Advice
  • TARA WAUDBY:#CompassionElevates Innovation — A Path to Flourishing
  • DAVID WILLOWS: Future Forecasting: The New Role of Advancement in Our Schools
10:00 - 10:25
Wellness Break / Exhibition Space
10:25 - 10:30Transition Time
10:30 - 11:30INTERACTIVE PLENARY SESSION
11:30-11:45Break
11:45-12:45AFFINITY GROUPS — Strategic Designer: TERESA ARPIN, President, Transformation Systems
  • Heads of School / Former Heads / Trustees: Moderator - TERESA ARPIN
  • Assistant Heads of School / Directors and Managers of Programs / IT and Innovation Professionals: Moderator - STEVE BARKLEY, Executive VP, PLS 3rd Learning
  • Learning Leaders: Curriculum Leaders/ Teacher Leaders / Coaches, Department Heads, Deans, Counselors/ "Wider Circle”: Moderators - TONYA PARHAM, Director of Learning, American Community School Amman, Jordan, and JULIAN EDWARDS, Director of Learning & Innovation, The KAUST School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • ES Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderators - JESSICA DAVIS, Elementary Principal, Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain, and RYAN LEIBEL, Elementary Principal, The American International School of Muscat, Oman
  • MS Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderators - CASEY FAULKNALL, Middle School Principal, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India, and JENNIFER BERTRAM, Middle School Principal, American International School Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • HS Principals / Assistant Principals: Moderator - DAVE NELSON, Academy Principal, American Community Schools of Athens, Greece
  • HR Professionals: Moderators - FRENY DASTUR, Director of Human Resources, American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India, and JOELLE ELIA, Human Resources Director, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Hawalli, Kuwait
  • Business Managers / Finance Directors: Moderator - HEMANT DUTIA, Business Manager, The American International School of Muscat, Oman
12:45-1:00Break
1:00-1:30CLOSING