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. Details and registration links for upcoming webinars are below. To view past webinar recordings please go to the the Resource section and to Recorded Resources (ISANA NZ member only access).
9.30am to 11.00am, 21st April – Bring International Students Back to New Zealand
JOIN A GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR YOUR LOCAL SUCCESS
An opportunity to join a Global Student Mobility Initiative (GSMI) which is designed to create innovative solutions to help fast track the world-wide recovery of student mobility.
This webinar is all about New Zealand and is part of a multi-country series designed to bring the world together to fast track, enhance and simplify the return of international student mobility and to strengthen and grow all related businesses.
Dr Keith Suter AM – Futurist and Foreign Affairs Specialist Consultant
Keith will be identifying: The opportunities and issues in New Zealand and predict likely future outcomes.
Considered to be one of the leading influential futurists, a regular media commentator on foreign affairs and an expert strategic planning consultant. He is renowned for explaining complex global and business issues in a way his audiences can digest and understand. His sessions are regarded as entertaining, highly compelling and always captivating.
Jason Cushen – Director, International University of Otago
Jason will be outlining: Local Insights from the Sector for the Rebuild and Reset of International Education.
Jason holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Otago, is the Chair of Universities New Zealand’s Forum of International Managers and Directors, the Chair of Study Dunedin, and a member of Universities New Zealand’s Committee on Internationalisation Policy.
Professor Colleen Ward – Professor of Cross-cultural Psychology/Founding Director – Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research, Victoria University of Wellington
Colleen will present: Enhancing the International Student Experience Post COVID.
Professor Ward is internationally acknowledged as a leading authority on the psychological and social outcomes of intercultural contact and the management of diversity climates. Her research with international students has spanned over 30 years and includes the Ministry of Education’s first national survey of international students in 2004.
11am, 26th May – Delivering a successful student ambassador programme
11am, 30th June – 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
11am, 24th March – Wraparound support for international students in COVID times
Join experienced mental health and international student support practitioners in a discussion on how they are providing wraparound support to international students. Investigating the practice of international student support in COVID times.
Panel guests include:
Kelly Feng – National Director of Asian Family Services
Kirsty McClure – Deputy Director, International at Victoria University in Wellington
Lynda Lidgard – Director of International Students at Rangitoto College
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