Note: In response to COVID-19 developments, ISANA NZ is moving to deliver its 2020 professional development online for now. Please look at the Catch-up Cafes, Looking Ahead Webinar Series and the ISANA NZ Online Micro Course we are offering for professional development and keep an eye out for updates on future face-to-face workshops later in the year.


ISANA NZ professional development content

ISANA NZ Regional Professional Development (PD) Days are a variety of in-depth workshops developed in response to training and networking needs in the international education sector.  This includes workshops on:

  • Building cultural literacy and intercultural skills in educational contexts
  • Managing students’ mental health needs
  • Developing strategies for improving orientations, student engagement and Code of Practice self-review
  • Designing volunteering programmes for international students to enhance employability
  • Clarifying professional boundaries and self-care for stretched frontline practitioners

Such tools will assist you in supporting yourself and your students throughout the different stages of the international student life cycle.

Why attend?

Our PD Days benefit international education professionals working with international students in New Zealand’s schools, tertiary, ITP and PTE sectors, through:

  • Providing you with the necessary tools to practice effective and proactive pastoral care
  • Great opportunities to connect with other international education professionals in your area
  • Participation in a community of learning through mutual sharing of insights and experiences
  • Using a variety of formats including presentations, workshops and interactive group discussions
  • Updates from Immigration NZ, NZQA and the Ministry of Education and opportunities to interact with their personnel
  • No prior attendance necessary

Who should attend?

The ISANA PD days are designed to encourage the sharing of innovative and evidence-based practice in international education. They are tailored for international education leaders,  student support professionals and educators working in schools, tertiary and PTE sectors.

Become a member today!