Pre-Conference Workshops

25 March 2018, Sunday, 0900 - 1200hrs

Please note that sessions are subject to change.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

Empowering future-ready graduates requires equipping them with the skills needed to work effectively across cultural difference. For decades the primary means employed by institutions of higher education has been study abroad, which has largely operated under the assumption that simply bringing students into contact with unfamiliar cultures will furnish them with what they need to succeed in the 21st Century global workplace.

The 2009 Georgetown Consortium study thoroughly debunked this myth, showing conclusively that only through specific, targeted interventions can meaningful gains be made in students’ intercultural competence. This has left international educators across the globe searching for ways to design and deliver the sorts of interventions that will make the biggest difference for their students. This in turn has yielded a hodgepodge of mostly partial efforts, often not well informed by learning theory.

Our workshop aims to bridge this gap, by (a) introducing participants to activities that target specific intercultural competencies — those of the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES), (b) showing how these activities advance the specified competencies, (c) giving participants the experience of these activities, and (d) equipping participants with best practices for the effective design, delivery and improvement of global competency development for their students.
 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of many tools and concepts from the intercultural field, including but not limited to: cultural dimensions, cultural values, self-other-bridge model, etc.
     
  2. Understand the competencies of the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES), and how to create and implement strategies for helping students develop these competencies.
     
  3. Design and lead targeted intercultural interventions to develop their students’ intercultural competence
     
  4. Have the experience of participating in a host of intercultural activities, giving them a deeper understanding of the value to their students 


Target Audience

Intermediate
 

Speakers

Dr Jason Patent

Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
International House Berkeley

Jason D. Patent, Ph.D., is Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership at International House Berkeley. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has been involved in international education for 25+ years, including ten years living in China — most recently as American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center.

Ms Lauren Moloney-Egnatios
Assistant Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
International House at UC Berkeley

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A., designs and facilitates intercultural workshops to corporate and non-profit clients, and UC Berkeley staff and students. Lauren brings over 10 years of experience in international education and organizational development, primarily as a researcher, consultant, and educator. She has worked in various organizations across the U.S. and abroad-in Spain, Lebanon, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

COIL courses connect your students to international peers so they can collaborate on joint projects from their university classrooms. The model can also be integrated into short-term study abroad, greatly enhancing the intensity and length of engagement between the sojourners and their peers in the countries visited. Teachers from two cultures work together to develop a shared syllabus for their COIL-enhanced module. Classes may be fully online or, more often, are offered in blended formats with face-to-face sessions taking place at both schools, while collaborative student work takes place online. This session will be an opportunity for them to learn about the model and its implementation from three COIL leaders/practitioners. In addition to describing the COIL model and giving examples of its implementation, this session will address the process of embedding COIL courses into the curriculum, providing training, and getting administrative buy-in.


Learning Objectives

The participants will be able to : 

  1. Understand key elements and drivers of the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) as a Virtual Exchange internationalization model.
     
  2. Orchestrate the design and implementation of COIL Courses on their campuses.
     
  3. Develop the strategic connections needed on-campus and abroad to integrate the model into the university curriculum and also construct connection to existing mobility programs.
     
  4. Explore potential challenges inherent in the COIL model, and learn how universities in various countries have  managed these challenges.


Target Audience

Beginners
 

Speakers

Professor Keiko Ikeda

Vice-Director, Center for International Education
Kansai University

Keiko is Professor and Vice-Director, Center of International Education at Kansai University and KU Coordinator for Global Network for COIL, State University of New York. Ph.D. from University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, conversation analysis.

Dr Eva Haug
Coordinator, Internationalisation, Lecturer, Intercultural Communication
University of Applied Sciences Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Internationalisation and COIL coordinator at the Business School, Amsterdam UAS, and develops internationalization policy and strategies. As lecturer Intercultural Competence she trains students to work in multicultural and virtual teams. She has 5 years of COIL experience and has worked with partners in Vietnam, Australia, Mexico, US and Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

Standing still is simply not enough. Institutions, in general, see the need to improve and push boundaries. The insights we will provide are in themselves opportunities to learn about each participant's University, as well as how one compares with other local, regional and international institutions. The data-driven insights will allow some Universities (obviously we cannot cover every single University in the World) to go beyond the single ranking digit and evaluate country and regional performances from various angles. We will also present year-on-year comparisons and share reasons for these changes, including best practices from top institutions. For example, from a partnership perspective, we will share data that will enable institutions to better gauge comparable institution from a subjects’ perspective and then from different angles. In another example, we will be able to show how your institution is viewed from a student vs an academic perspective, or the sometimes vast differences between local vs international perceptions of your subject strengths. We will showcase the 'nuts and bolts' of the ranking methodology which is the most comprehensive of all University Rankings. We will reveal the finer details of our 13 metrics from the data source to the constituents of the 13 metrics and then to the final ranking and other sub-rankings (e.g. Asia Ranking, Internationalisation Ranking, Reputation Ranking). More importantly, we will allow participants to ask all the hard questions, either from a data-science/statistics perspective or from a content/editorial perspective. Should time permit, we will also share some of the latest developments in the world of rankings based on feedback we hear from various governments and academic leaders.


Learning Objectives

The participants will be able to : 

  1. Data analysis – Gain an exclusive analysis and insights into the data behind the ranking of the best universities in the world.
     
  2. Learn how institutions can improve.
     
  3. Reputation building – case studies.
     
  4. Branding insights and best practices from the top Universities in the region.


Target Audience

Advanced
 

Speakers

Mr Justin Tay

Regional Director (Asia)
Times Higher Education - World University Rankings

As the Regional Director (Asia), Justin oversees THE's strategic initiatives in Asia and leads the team from Singapore. Prior to his current role Justin came from an audit, accounting, and rating background. He holds a Chartered Accountant (CA Singapore) and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) membership from UK.

Mr Michael Lubacz
Brand Director
Times Higher Education

Michael Lubacz is Brand Director at THE, and is responsible for the businesses’ branding offering across print and digital channels. Michael and his team work closely with universities around the globe in helping them build visibility and awareness around their research and their brands.

Mr Billy Wong
Senior data scientist
Times Higher Education

Billy works closely with some of the top universities in the world to help them identify national and global competitors, understand their relative strengths and weaknesses, and formulate strategies that best suit the higher education needs of their countries. He studied in France and Hong Kong.

Ms Joyce Chee
Regional Director (China)
Times Higher Education

Having rich working and studying experiences in China, Joyce is Times Higher Education’s representative to the Chinese Universities and Government institutions. Joyce is view as a thought-leader who presents regularly​ at the international conferences especially those in China. As a critical envoy who bridges communication gap, she assists Chinese Universities in their development into world-class international institutions, especially using data-driven growth strategies.​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

Thinking how to reach out to potential students across the globe? Or how to share the amazing news on discoveries that your university scientists make? Or debating whether to have a multi-language version of your university's website, or will the local version do the job? What exactly draws students' and facutly attention amidst the pages of the university's website? What is the majority of visitors looking for? And what is totally useless? These and many more real-life questions are answered during our workshop and acutal working tools and tricks are offered. We must be doing something right, since we've been awarded Bronze for the best international university website at QS Apple 2016, and we hope to see those of you who are engaged in building international/second-language university websites, are responsible for social network support and university news offices. We are happy to share and learn from you, coming from various countries and backgrounds.


Learning Objectives

The participants will be able to : 

  1. To understand the latest requirements for the international website of your university.
     
  2. To demonstrate the strong features of your University on the website in the most efficient way.
     
  3. To explore and use content, visualization and technical tools for the best  presentation of your university on the website.


Target Audience

Intermediate
 

Speakers

Mr Maria Didkovskaia

Head of Internationalization Department
ITMO University

PR Specialist degree from St.Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, author of several courses for the international, english-language Master degree program at St.Petersburg State Polytech. Have been with ITMO University for 3.5 years driving its internationalization efforts (international website, international faculty rectuiting as well as creating a comfortable EL environment on campus)

Mrs Polina Petrusha
Head of Internationalization Office
ITMO University

Expert in international marketing, including digital, Polina is responsible for brand-building of ITMO University in international digital area: 10+ international web-sites of ITMO University, international news portal and SMM. Develops and implements international web policy targeted at international talents’ recruitment and increasing of ITMO recognition by all target groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

One of the key reasons for institutions to internationalise is to ensure all students are ready for life in a global world. The aim is to allow growth in students’ personal, academic and professional lives. 

None of this can come about automatically and institutions need to prepare strategically to ensued all students, whatever their background, are able to benefit. It is clearly not just about international staff and students on campus or exchange programmes, but a more fundamental program and process to ensure high levels of intercultural, international and personal growth. 

These approaches do not come about without some degree of controversy which is heightened in the current global political environments. There is increasing concern that the benefits of internationalisation have been focused on a small proportion of a university population and that we are in danger of increasing disparities and global elites. 

This interactive workshop will focus on these issues from a number of perspectives giving ample opportunity for debate and discussion about these key issues that affect all involved in international education and which are heightened by the rapid changes predicted by the fourth industrial revolution where changes in the workplace need to be reflected in institution strategies

Learning Objectives

  1. Developing and planning strategically for ensuring your graduates are ready for a global life and work.
     
  2. Understand and debate the challenges in global citizenship.
     
  3. Explore and debate the  issues in ensuring the benefits of the globalised world are shared more equitably.
     
  4. Understand how the changing demands of the workplace impinge on ensuring graduates are prepared for a productive life and career.


Target Audience

Intermediate
 

Speakers

Mr Guy Perring

Regional Director Asia
I-graduate

I'm currently Regional Director for i-graduate - an organisation designed to enhance the student experience through effective benchmarking. We also conduct bespoke research for universities and governments.

Ms Anna Esaki-Smith
Director, Education Intelligence
British Council

Anna provides research and analyses to higher education institutions to help guide marketing and recruitment strategies. Her work focuses on examining student mobility trends and the significant factors influencing education policies, with her research cited in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Times.

Mr Jonathan A. Lembright
Southeast Asia Regional Director
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Jonathan is the Southeast Asia Regional Director for the Institute of International Education (IIE), a global nonprofit organization that is committed to solving urgent problems of our time through international education and academic exchange. Under Jonathan's leadership, IIE administers programming in partnership with governments, corporations, and universities within Asia Pacific that includes Scholarship Management, Global Outreach, Placement Services, and English Language Assessment among a portfolio of international education services.

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatley
Professor and Director of the Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick

Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey's primary research interests are in intercultural adaptation, the internationalisation of education, intercultural interaction, and intercultural pragmatics. She has published widely in these fields (e.g. Culturally Speaking, Continuum, 2000/2008; Intercultural Interaction, with Peter Franklin, Palgrave, 2009) and has also developed extensive resources for practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

Recent, high-profile political & environmental circumstances (e.g., Brexit, Trump, proliferation of branch campuses, expansion of English-medium offerings in Asia, etc.) have accelerated new modalities in global engagement and mobility. Decision-making patterns among international students are shifting rapidly. Many more students in Asia & elsewhere are considering universities beyond their borders to find right-fit higher education options at the undergraduate level. How can APAIE universities take advantage of these trends to identify, recruit and attract qualified international students within Asia and even further afield? This interactive, outcomes-based training will convene seasoned global higher education enrollment management leaders adept at international outreach, recruitment & admissions. The innovative workshop will offer data-based strategies and practical approaches for attracting international students, especially within the Asia-Pacific region.
 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will understand recent mobility data and student decision-making trends related to international undergraduate students, with focus on inter- & intra-Asia patterns.
Upon completion, participants will be able to identify, target outreach to and attract qualified international students to their international campuses, especially in Asia.
Upon completion, participants will gain strategic approaches and best practices related to recruiting students to international higher education options in Asia.


Target Audience

Intermediate
 

Speakers

Mr Clay Hensley

Senior Director, International Higher Education Outreach
College Board

CLAY HENSLEY directs international higher education initiatives at the College Board. In this role, he leads strategic outreach to support the global engagement of universities. Clay presents frequently on issues impacting international student mobility. Clay was awarded the International Association for College Admissions Counseling (Int’l-ACAC) Distinguished Service Award in 2013.

Mr Jonathan Burdick
Vice Provost for Enrollment Initiatives, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
University of Rochester

Jon Burdick administers all aspects of the admissions process for the University of Rochester. He is an authority on trends in international higher education enrollment management. He came to Rochester in 2003 after 18 years in admissions at the University of Southern California.

Ms Jasmine Seah
Senior Associate Director
Yale-NUS College

Jasmine Seah has been with Yale-NUS College, the first liberal arts & science college in Singapore, since its inception. Prior to Yale-NUS, Jasmine worked in college admissions and taught at Raffles Institution. Jasmine also co-runs Photovoice SG, a not-for-for profit arts group which seeks to empower under-represented communities through photography.

Dr Rajika Bhandari
Head of Research, Policy & Practice, Director, IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research & Impact
Institute of International Education

Dr. Rajika Bhandari provides strategic oversight of IIE’s research, impact and thought leadership activities and directs IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact, where she also leads the Open Doors and Project Atlas projects on global student mobility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0900-1200hrs

Description of Workshop

In a future of AI and robot labour, CFG focuses intentionally on developing “future-ready” mindsets and skills which will help students thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

The world we live is becoming increasingly volatile, giving rise to two needs;-

Firstly – how do we prepare students with the social-emotional skills they need for the future that will complement their technical competencies and secondly, how do we develop students focus across 3 dimensions – self, interpersonal and wider world?

We think the answers lie in upgrading our “internal operating system” to keep pace as technology evolves rapidly in the outside world.

Hence, in January 2016, Crystal and Gregor pioneered the Roots & Wings programme at NUS, a holistic education initiative which aims to develop greater awareness and resilience in students so that they are better equipped for their future.

Every year, 7,000 freshmen are enrolled into Roots & Wings.  NUS is the only University in the world that incorporates a “future-ready skills” programme as an essential part of the NUS educational journey and career guidance.

Using techniques based on psychology, neuroscience and leadership research, we had positive results with over 10,000 students enrolled to-date with marked increases in emotional intelligence and resilience.

 

Learning Objectives

This practical and highly interactive seminar will cover the following domains:

  1. What are future-ready skills?  The CFG Future-ready Index and employer insights

    We have drawn on our expertise to collect data from over 300 leading multinational and Singaporean employers to come up with the world’s first “CFG Future-ready Index” which comprises of 9 essential soft skill sets (e.g. Curiosity, Resilience, Empathy) which leading employers today value. Based on these skills, we developed a CFG Future-ready Index Tool that we validated on over 4,000 students.  We will present these 9 essential soft skills and their relevance in the workplace.
     
  2. Experience future-ready skills teaching

    You will have an opportunity to participate in some of our most popular experiential learning exercises and learn mindfulness techniques to improve your focus and self-awareness, how to develop greater clarity of your priorities and about the art of empathy and why we are moving towards an “empathy economy”.
     
  3. Learn about the novel curriculum, teaching methodologies, and outcomes of the Roots & Wings programme

    We will discuss the curriculum structure, the advantages of facilitation vs traditional didactic teaching and briefly cover how we measure outcomes of the Roots & Wings programme.


Target Audience

Intermediate
 

Speakers

Crystal Lim
Director of the Centre for Future-ready Graduates
NUS, Centre for Future-ready Graduates

Crystal is an expert on future-ready skills and mindset change. She leads the innovative Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS which prepares youth for a rapidly changing world, and founded “Roots & Wings”, a groundbreaking future-skills programme which has enrolls 7,000 students a year.  Crystal is also a passionate speaker on the subject of holistic education, drawing on her diverse experience from finance to startups to education.

Dr. Gregor Lange
Senior Lecturer
NUS, Psychology Dept

Gregor is a clinical psychologist and expert on teaching methodologies, pedagogy, curriculum design, adult learning, executive coaching, and a highly sought after expert trainer in psychology, mindsets, mindfulness and leadership.  At NUS, Gregor developed and taught the Mindful Psychology module in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, and co-developed the Roots & Wings Programme for CFG based on Social Emotional Learning, Neuroscience and Leadership research.