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NESA 2022 Fall Leadership Conference, ABU DHABI, UAE

October 13-16, 2022 | PreConference: October 12, 2022


Thursday, October 13

8:30-10:00 EXTENDED PLENARY, Part 1

Keynote sponsored by International Schools Services: SAID EL KADI, On Marbles & Rice: Student Perspectives on Finding Symmetry in our School Value Systems
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-12:00 EXTENDED PLENARY, Part 2
12:00-1:30 LUNCH & EXHIBITION
1:30-2:301-HOUR WORKSHOPS — Sharing Your True North Journey: Compass Stories
  • Systems & Structures to Cultivate Leadership At All Levels - Our Journey (AIS Chennai): JOELLE BASNIGHT, MARY KELLY BELLO & WALTER BASNIGHT
  • Optimizing Your School Operations: YAEL CASS, PERY AWAD & PATRICIA FOSTER
  • Redefining Diversity to Drive Inclusion and Belonging in International Schools: DERRICK GAY
  • Differentiating Instruction with Mastery Learning: THOMAS GUSKEY
  • Our Global Advocacy Journey - Using Design Thinking to Facilitate Change: LARRY McILVAIN, TONYA PARHAM & SARAH SISCO
  • A Journey Toward Regenerative Schools: ADAM OLIVER
  • The Beautiful Simplicity of Empathy to Impact: STEVE SOSTAK & AARON MONIZ
  • Mental Health Issues in International Schools - Building Safe & Resilient Schools: SEAN TRUMAN
2:30-3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00-4:00 AFFINITY GROUPS / WELLNESS TIME
6:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by Cairo American College

Friday, October 14

8:30-10:00 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Presentation: ROSALIND WISEMAN, Courageous Discomfort: How to have hard conversations with skill, capacity and dignity
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-2:002.5-HOUR SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS & LUNCH
  • Leveraging Polarities - Addressing Complex Issues Without Being Overwhelmed: PHIL ECHOLS
  • Empathy to Impact - Designing Global Citizenship Education from the Ground Up: STEVE SOSTAK & AARON MONIZ
  • Three Truths for the Future of Learning: JULIE STERN
  • Courageous Discomfort: How to have hard conversations with skill, capacity and dignity: ROSALIND WISEMAN
  • Governance Strand (Day 1) - Board Development: Embracing the Principles & Practices That Promote Effective Governance: RICK DETWILER & DAVID CHOJNACKI
  • Human Resources Strand (Day 1) - Staying Current with HR Best Practices in a Changing World: SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • Business Managers Strand (Day 1) - Improving the Finance & Operations of Your School: SAGE CONSULTANCY
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:00 2.5-HOUR WORKSHOPS CONT'D
2:15-3:00 ANNUAL NESA BUSINESS MEETING

FREE AFTERNOON-EVENING

Saturday, October 15

8:30-10:00 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote Presentation: PETER KELLY-DETWILER, The Collective Journey to Maintain a Goldilocks Climate, And Our Role As Teachers
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-2:002.5-HOUR SPECIALIST WORKSHOPS & LUNCH
  • Assessment, Grading, & Reporting in a Standards-Based System: ERMA ANDERSON & THOMAS GUSKEY
  • Leaders as Facilitators - Navigating with Empowering Mindsets: PHIL ECHOLS
  • How Do Schools Approach the Issue of Climate Through Curriculum and Action?: PETER KELLY-DETWILER
  • Humane Technology for Digital Wellness in a Time of Great Uncertainty: STEVE SOSTAK & AARON MONIZ
  • Learning That Transfers - Designing Curriculum for a Changing World: JULIE STERN
  • Governance Strand (Day 2) - RICK DETWILER & DAVID CHOJNACKI
  • Human Resources Strand (Day 2) - Staying Current with HR Best Practices in a Changing World: SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management)
  • Business Managers Strand - Improving the Finance & Operations of Your School: SAGE CONSULTANCY
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:00 2.5-HOUR WORKSHOPS CONT'D
2:00-2:30 COFFEE BREAK
2:30-3:30 GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS
3:45-4:15 WELLNESS SESSION
5:30 SUNSET GATHERING
Sponsored by TieCare International

Sunday, October 16

9:00-10:00 GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK
10:30-12:00 PLENARY SESSION: DERRICK GAY, Making Sense of It All

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS