Professional Development

ISANA NZ Regional Professional Development (PD) Days, are a set of in-depth workshops related to feedback from members and the international education sector as to needs being felt throughout the sector for training.  This includes workshops on:

  • Handling Mental Health Needs
  • Self-review and processes for recording and collecting material appropriate to support the annual attestation
  • Building Cultural Literacy, intercultural skills and cultural intelligence in international education workplaces
  • Developing volunteering programmes amongst international students to enhance employability
  • Professional boundaries and self-care for stretched IE 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 ensure continued Best Practice around the provision of proactive pastoral care.
  • Great opportunities to connect with other international education professionals in your area.
  • Mutual sharing of insights and experiences to further enhance the learning provided in the workshops.
  • Using a variety of different formats including: presentation, workshops and small interactive group discussion.
  • Input, updates and opportunities to interact and network with personnel from Immigration NZ, NZQA and the Ministry of Education
  • 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.

Dunedin Professional Development Day – 23rd October 2019 at University of Otago

This workshop has been designed to help support all practitioners working with international students, new settlers and refugees. Topics covered in the workshop include:

Addressing education and integration challenges for international and new settler students

Professional boundaries and self-care managing at-risk students

Supporting the mental health and coping strategies of international and new settler students

Our professional and informative presenters include:

Chris Beard, ISANA NZ Executive Officer

Margaret Flanagan, Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer and Counsellor

Dr Jubilee Rajiah, Psychiatrist at University of Otago

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Auckland Professional Development Day for Agents – 5th November 2019 at Sorrento in the Park

This workshop has been designed to help support all international education agents. Topics covered in the workshop include:

Addressing education and integration challenges for international students

Current personal safety issues and useful advice to international students

Supporting the mental health and coping strategies of international students

Our professional and informative presenters include:

Chris Beard, ISANA NZ Executive Officer

Jessica Phuang, Ethnic Responsiveness Manager, Auckland Metro Police

Kelly Feng, National Director, Asian Family Services

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