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SCHEDULE

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, School Coherence: Value Propositions in Education - Shaping conscious influencers in our communities
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
Sponsored by Finalsite
10:30-12:00 EXTENDED PLENARY, Part 2
12:00-1:30 LUNCH & EXHIBITION
Lunch sponsored by The Investment Center / Tietax
1:30-2:30 SHARING THE JOURNEY WORKSHOPS
2:30-3:00 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
Sponsored by Community Catalyst Partners
3:00-4:00 AFFINITY GROUPS / FLEX TIME
  • Heads of School / Former Heads
  • Trustees
  • Assistant Heads of School / Directors and Managers of Programs / IT and Innovation Professionals
  • Learning Directors / Curriculum Coordinators / Teacher Leaders / Counselors
  • Business Managers / Finance Directors
  • ES Principals / ES Asst. Principals
  • MS & HS Principals / MS & HS Asst. Principals
  • HR Professionals
  • Allcomers
6:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by Cairo American College

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

8:30-10:00 PLENARY SESSIONSchrole Develop
Keynote sponsored by Schrole:
ROSALIND WISEMAN, Courageous Discomfort: How to have hard conversations with skill, capacity and dignity
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
10:30-2:002.5-HOUR SPECIALIST CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS & LUNCH
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
Sponsored by Harmony Education Solutions
1:00-2:00 CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS CONT'D
2:15-3:30 NESA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(For NESA full Member School Heads only)

FREE AFTERNOON-EVENING

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

8:30-10:00 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote sponsored by Search Associates: PETER KELLY-DETWILER, The Collective Journey to Maintain a Goldilocks Climate, And Our Role As Teachers
10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
10:30-2:002.5-HOUR SPECIALIST CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS & LUNCH
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
Sponsored by College Board
1:00-2:00 CONNECT & ENGAGE WORKSHOPS CONT'D
2:00-2:30 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
2:30-3:30GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS

  • The Long-Term Benefits of Quality Onboarding: EMILY CAVE
  • Project-Based Learning and College Admissions: MATTHEW CHOVANEC
  • How to Develop an Educational Model That Promotes Academic Growth and STEM Education for All Students: Harmony Education Model as a Case Study: TERRI FOXWORTH & COLLEEN ERICKSON
  • Post Covid School Libraries: Redefining School Libraries in An Everchanging Educational Setting: BUSHRA GHANNAM & JULIE STACK
  • The Power of Video Learning: VICTORIA JAMES
  • Fostering Connected Classrooms and Caring Communities: LYNN NOTARAINNI & LISSETTE POWELL
  • Diversity by Design: NADINE RICHARDS & PAULINE O'BRIEN
  • Measuring What We Value: KEVIN RUTH & SOUVIK BOSE
  • Promoting Inquiry, SEL, Student Wellbeing and Success Through STEM Simulations: SUZANNE SARAYA
  • Building Capacity to Bring Global Curriculum to Life at Your School: DONNIE TURLINGTON

3:45-4:15BOOK TALKS & FLEX TIME
  • Rosalind Wiseman Book Talk: Courageous Discomfort – With Q&A
  • Peter Kelly-Detwiler Book Talk: The Energy Switch – A talk on solar wind and transformation of the power sector, with Q&A.
5:30 SUNSET GATHERING
Sponsored by TieCare International

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

9:00-10:00GENERAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS

  • English for a Sustainable Future - A paradigm shift to teaching multilingual learners: DaVIDA ALSTON-SMITH
  • Supporting Professional Learning for All: CHRISTINA BOTBYL & BETTY MOLEROT
  • The New Digital SAT Test: MATTHEW CHOVANEC
  • Connecting with Your School Community Using Social Media: MAX EISL & ELIZABETH ALLEN
  • Pathways to NEASC Accreditation: TRILLIUM HIBBELN & KELLY CHRISTIAN
  • Leveraging Technology and Learning Science to Drive Secondary Literacy: GANESH KRISHNAN & AMBREEN MOHAMMAD
  • Combating Teacher Shortages and Creating New Recruitment Pipelines: RYAN STEVENSON
  • Predicting and Managing Risk - A Seminar and Discussion to Mitigate International School Challenges in 2023: RICARDO URBINA
  • "Stand Out" in Your Interview for a Leadership Position: DEBORAH WELCH & JI HAN

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK (Exhibition Area)
10:30-12:00 PLENARY SESSION
Keynote presentation: DERRICK GAY, Making Sense of It All - Leveraging Intercultural Competency to Drive Inclusion and Belonging Across NESA Schools

CONFERENCE ADJOURNS