This year’s webinar series will support sector recovery through the promotion of professional practice and the three International Education Strategy (2018-2030) goals: Excellent Education & Student Experience, Sustainability and Global Citizenship. More details and registration links to be released soon:

11am, 24th March –  Wraparound support for international students in COVID times

Join mental health and student support experts in a discussion on how best to provide wraparound support to international students in COVID times, including useful tools and techniques.

Panel guests include:

Kelly Feng – National Director of Asian Family Services

Kirsty McClare – Deputy Director, International at Victoria University in Wellington

Lynda Sullivan – Director of International Students at Rangitoto College

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11am, 28th April –  Delivering a successful student ambassador programme

11am, 26th May –  Tailored accommodation support for international students


Previous 2021 Looking Ahead webinars:

24th February –  Leaders panel: Where to from here for the international education sector?

Join four industry leaders who will share their views on what opportunities they see in the future for the sector as well as the risks. Panel guests include:

Jason Cushen – International Director at the University of Otago

Michael Williams – Principal of Pakuranga College and SPANZ Executive Member

Dr Linda Sissons – Acting Chief Executive of UCOL, ENZ board member

Kim Renner – Executive Director, English New Zealand


Looking Ahead webinars 2020:

28 May, 11am Supporting and advising international students in their job searching endeavours

Dr Angela Liew, University of Auckland Department of Accounting & Finance, Business School

(28 May webinar postponed – to be updated)

11 June, 11am Responding to racism in the wake of Covid-19

Lian-Hong Brebner, Diversity Manager, AUT

25 June, 2pm Enabling international student employability in the virtual space

Assoc. Professor Shanton Chang, Associate Dean International, School of Computing and Information Systems, Melbourne School of Engineering

9 July, 2pm Providing tailored mental health support for international students in stressful circumstances

Kelly Feng National Director Asian Family Services

6th August, 2pm A panel discussion: “What would you like to see in Minister Hipkins’ four-year strategy for international education sector recovery?

Ainslie Moore – Deputy Director International, University of Auckland

John van der Zwan – Executive Director, SIEBA

Clare Bradley – Chief Executive, Aspire 2 International, Deputy Chair ITENZ

Dr Linda Sissons – Chief of Operations, UCOL

3rd September, 2pm What would be an optimal recovery plan for the New Zealand and Australian export education sectors?

Professor Ly Tran, School of Education, Deakin University, Australia

24th September, 4pm  Digital Marketing Tips and Tools

Tina Hartung, Marketing Consultant from AO Growth Strategies


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