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OpenApply Admissions Conference "The Admissions Experience"
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Hosted at IGB International School
Jalan Sierramas Utama, Sierramas,
47000 Sungai Buloh,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

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Friday, November 15
 

8:00am +08

Day 1: Transportation from One World Hotel to IGB International School
Friday November 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am +08
One World Hotel First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor - Malaysia

8:30am +08

Morning Tea & Registration
Friday November 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am +08
Drama Room

9:00am +08

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am +08
Drama Room

9:15am +08

From Guard House to Graduation
Cultivating your school community to maximize the admissions experience. How can you can inspire all of your stakeholders to embrace the importance of their role in the admissions journey? Building a robust admissions process takes buy-in from everyone. School-wide commitment ensures that there are positive touch points starting at admissions, following onto enrollment and eventually in the alumni world.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Love

Julia Love

Director of Admissions, International School of Kuala Lumpur
Julia Love is in her 8th year as Director of Admissions at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL). Previously, Julia worked in Admissions in London and the USA. With over 20 years experience in Boarding, Primary, Secondary and International schools, Julia is passionate about... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 9:15am - 10:05am +08
Drama Room

10:05am +08

5 Ways to Reimagine Your School's Admissions Strategy
We used to think that admissions was all about passing on information about our school. Then, one day, we started wondering whether it should rather be a learning experience for families. In this interactive session, David Willows will tell the story of a school that has completely reimagined admissions. Based on lessons learned, he will invite us to consider the possibility that the future of our profession will be defined by learning, design, listening, story and, above all, human kindness.

Speakers
avatar for David Willows

David Willows

Director of Advancement, The International School of Brussels
Dr. David Willows is Director of Admissions and Advancement at the International School of Brussels. David is also a regular presenter & trainer at international events and author of several books and articles in the field of international school branding, admissions, marketing and... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 10:05am - 11:05am +08
Drama Room

11:05am +08

Coffee Break
Friday November 15, 2019 11:05am - 11:25am +08
Drama Room

11:25am +08

The Revamped Open Morning
Learn how Harrow International School Hong Kong doubled Open Morning attendance figures, followed by an increase in applications, by making a few tweaks to the Open Morning experience. This interactive session will begin by a talk and then lead to group discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Nishel Turpin

Nishel Turpin

Director of Communications, Admissions and Develop, Harrow International School Hong Kong
Nishel Turpin is an accomplished award-winning professional who has experience across numerous sectors, working for top brands from Credit Suisse, Gartner and CMS Legal to Hearst Publishing and Moschino. She has also worked in some of the most exciting cities across the globe, including... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 11:25am - 12:15pm +08
Drama Room

12:15pm +08

Lunch
Friday November 15, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm +08
Cafeteria

1:15pm +08

Workshop 1.1: OpenApply Demonstration
Speakers
avatar for Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

OpenApply, Faria Education Group
Alex is a third culture kid who attended international schools in Taipei, Seoul, and Beijing before heading to Northeastern University.Alex now works with OpenApply to support schools looking to significantly improve their admissions experience and eliminate wasted administration... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:05pm +08
Breakout Room 1

1:15pm +08

Workshop 1.2: Insights & Analytics for Admissions and Marketing
Speakers
avatar for Steven Born

Steven Born

Product Manager, OpenApply



Friday November 15, 2019 1:15pm - 2:05pm +08
Breakout Room 2

2:05pm +08

Short Break
Friday November 15, 2019 2:05pm - 2:15pm +08
American School of Milan

2:15pm +08

Workshop 2.1: Inbound Marketing and Automation with Finalsite & OpenApply
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Wallace

Pamela Wallace

International Client Success Manager, Finalsite
Finalsite has been bringing cutting-edge web design and web software to leading independent schools, colleges, and organizations around the world since 1998. Talk to Pam about how she and the Finalsite team can help you enroll more students, communicate faster and better, and better... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm +08
Breakout Room 1

2:15pm +08

Workshop 2.2: Reviewing Applicants
Speakers
avatar for Yun Qiao

Yun Qiao

OpenApply Sales & Support Representative, Faria Education Group
OpenApply Sales & Support Representative



Friday November 15, 2019 2:15pm - 3:05pm +08
Breakout Room 2

3:05pm +08

Short Break
Friday November 15, 2019 3:05pm - 3:15pm +08
IGB International School

3:15pm +08

Unconference
Do you still have a burning question (or two)? Want to share a pro tip with us? Come help us wrap up the conference and continue learning! We will process the information we gained, share insights, and further clarify our understandings collaboratively.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Gian

Renee Gian

Director of Admissions and Marketing, The Western International School of Shanghai
Ms. Renee Gian was an educator, teaching a variety of subjects throughout her career before becoming the Admissions Director of a large international school in Cairo. She now lives in Shanghai with her son and is the Director of Admissions and Marketing at the Western International... Read More →



Friday November 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm +08
Drama Room

4:15pm +08

6:00pm +08

Happy Hour at Signature by the Hill @ The Roof
Friday November 15, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm +08
Signature by the Hill @ The Roof Sky Level, 1, First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
 
Saturday, November 16
 

8:00am +08

Day 2: Transportation from One World Hotel to IGB International School
Saturday November 16, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am +08
One World Hotel First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor - Malaysia

8:30am +08

Morning Tea & Registration
Saturday November 16, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am +08
Drama Room

8:45am +08

Company Update, Product Roadmap & New Features
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 8:45am - 9:15am +08
Drama Room

9:15am +08

Geeking out with OpenApply at IGBIS
A data manager's perspective on using OpenApply at your school

Speakers
avatar for Adam Morris

Adam Morris

ICT Coordinator, IGB International School
Adam is ICT Coordinator @ IGBIS with a broad range of experience helping schools with data management. By day, he teaches IB Computer Science and drinks his homemade coffee brews.



Saturday November 16, 2019 9:15am - 9:45am +08
Drama Room

9:45am +08

Short Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 9:45am - 9:55am +08
Drama Room

9:55am +08

How May I Help You?
Take an irreverent look at admissions through the lens of parents, faculty, and staff then collectively come up with strategies to create a smoother and more transparent experience all parties.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Ngkaion

Kat Ngkaion

Head of Admissions, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS)
Kat's first job was in hospitality and food services management at the Hyatt Regency, Manila. This evolved into a career in retail management as well as a university lecturer. A global citizen for the last 22 years, Kat joined Jakarta Intercultural School as Director of Admissions... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 9:55am - 10:45am +08
Drama Room

10:45am +08

Coffee Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am +08
Drama Room

11:00am +08

Factors Affecting Enrolment Growth
This session will be an interactive discussion about Factors Affecting Enrolment Growth including a case study. Participants will be encouraged to identify the factors affecting their own school's enrolment growth and how they can strategise to meet challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Brit Beckers

Brit Beckers

Admissions Officer, International School of London in Surrey
Brit Beckers graduated from the University of Antwerp with a Master in Business & Marketing, with a Post-Graduate Certificate of Secondary School Teaching. After working for the Flemish Government in Culture, Environment & Finance, she moved to Germany and later to the UK with her... Read More →
avatar for Claudine Hakim

Claudine Hakim

Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support, International School of London
Claudine Hakim is Head of Advancement, Transitions and Student Support at the International School of London (ISL).  She was one of the founding Head Teacher’s at ISL Surrey and is the leader of the award winning ISL Crossroads Transitions programme.Having lived in 3 continents... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am +08
Drama Room

11:50am +08

Lunch & School Tour
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50am - 1:10pm +08
Cafeteria

1:10pm +08

Workshop 3.1: Agents in OpenApply
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm +08
Breakout Room 1

1:10pm +08

Workshop 3.2: Parent Journey
Speakers
avatar for Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

OpenApply, Faria Education Group
Alex is a third culture kid who attended international schools in Taipei, Seoul, and Beijing before heading to Northeastern University.Alex now works with OpenApply to support schools looking to significantly improve their admissions experience and eliminate wasted administration... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm +08
Breakout Room 2

1:10pm +08

Workshop 3.3: Admissions Events
Speakers
avatar for Steven Born

Steven Born

Product Manager, OpenApply



Saturday November 16, 2019 1:10pm - 2:00pm +08
TBA

2:00pm +08

Short Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 2:00pm - 2:10pm +08
IGB International School

2:10pm +08

Workshop 4.1: Finding the Right Students for the Right Schools
What are the character attributes and skills that make a student a good fit for your school?  Students and parents apply to schools for various reasons.  However, gone are the days when parents should only look at school rankings or results and admissions simply look to put bums in chairs and collect tuition. Schools and families need to look at what makes a student a good fit for their school teaching style, ethos and values.  What are the academic and personal expectations on new students and how can we set students up to succeed by profiling students and their needs?
This sessions will workshop what is important to your school and ways to build a profile of students at the time of application. By better knowing students before they arrive to the school, schools can be prepared to help them achieve their potential.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Reid

Heidi Reid

CEO, International Diagnostic & Admissions Test
An educational professional with more than 25 years experience in teaching, administration and leadership - then I had an idea for an admissions test.



Saturday November 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm +08
Breakout Room 1

2:10pm +08

Workshop 4.2: Family Friendly Re-Enrolment
Speakers
avatar for Brit Beckers

Brit Beckers

Admissions Officer, International School of London in Surrey
Brit Beckers graduated from the University of Antwerp with a Master in Business & Marketing, with a Post-Graduate Certificate of Secondary School Teaching. After working for the Flemish Government in Culture, Environment & Finance, she moved to Germany and later to the UK with her... Read More →
avatar for Yun Qiao

Yun Qiao

OpenApply Sales & Support Representative, Faria Education Group
OpenApply Sales & Support Representative



Saturday November 16, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm +08
Breakout Room 2

3:00pm +08

Closing & Wrap-Up Activity
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm +08
IGB International School

3:30pm +08

3:30pm +08