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Hosted at Oberoi International School – OGC Campus
Oberoi Garden City, Near Oberoi Mall
Off Western Express Highway
Goregaon East, Mumbai - 400063

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Friday, November 3
 

10:00

ManageBac & OpenApply at Oberoi International School
Video testimonials click here.

Speakers
avatar for Puja and Sumeet Srivastava

Puja and Sumeet Srivastava

ML driven retail risk solutions, Spocto solutions
Puja Srivastava is the IT Director at the Oberoi International School and also a member of the school leadership team. In her role as the IT director, Puja works with teachers, students and parents in ensuring that the students develop the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration... Read More →



Friday November 3, 2017 10:00 - 10:45
b. Auditorium (7F)

11:00

OA Workshop Case Study: The Overseas School of Colombo
There is a big focus on data these days and OpenApply can certainly generate a lot!  This session will look at what data can be really useful to gather and how it can be helpful for board, administration, leadership and teachers.  We will take a look at how OpenApply can be tailored to individual needs and how this may support a variety of aspects of school life.
https://osc.openapply.com/

Speakers
avatar for Claire McQuillan [OA]

Claire McQuillan [OA]

Secondary Principal, The Overseas School of Colombo
Claire McQuillan has more than 25 years of experience working in schools.  She began her career teaching Physics in the UK then took her first move internationally in 1994.  Since then she has worked in Asia and Europe and now serves as Secondary Principal at the Overseas School... Read More →



Friday November 3, 2017 11:00 - 11:30
c. 3F Room No. 325

11:30

OA Workshop Breakout Session 1: The Parent Experience
OpenApply Associate Danny Doherty will lead attendees in learning about the parent facing side of OpenApply and how to provide parents with a world class admissions experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group



Friday November 3, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
c. 3F Room No. 325

12:15

OA Workshop Breakout Session 2: Processing Applications
OpenApply Associate Danny Doherty will explain the many features that make OpenApply a robust system for processing applications and discuss best practices for application processing in OpenApply. 

Speakers
avatar for Danny Doherty

Danny Doherty

OpenApply Sales & Support Associate, Faria Education Group



Friday November 3, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
c. 3F Room No. 325

14:15

OA Workshop Breakout Session 3: Managing Re-Enrolment
OpenApply Director MacKenzie Hovermale will cover how to set up and manage re-enrolment in OpenApply. The group will also discuss re-enrolment best practices including timing, methods of communication, and other re-enrolment topics according to preference. 

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 3, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
c. 3F Room No. 325

15:30

OA Workshop Breakout Session 4: Managing Data - Imports, Exports, and Analytics
OpenApply Director MacKenzie Hovermale will cover how to manage data in OpenApply by importing and exporting in bulk. She'll also discuss the available analytics and how to ensure the numbers you're getting are correct. 

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 3, 2017 15:30 - 16:30
c. 3F Room No. 325
 
Saturday, November 4
 

09:00

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Neil McWilliam

Neil McWilliam

Head of School, Oberoi International School
Neil McWilliam is an Australian ex-Physics/Math teacher, with a particular interest in preparing children for a world which we cannot see, and which we struggle to imagine.  Neil has been an educator for the past 46 years (36 years in international schools), and a Head of School... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
b. Auditorium (7F)

09:45

Admissions Session 1: Decisions decide destinations-choosing the right school
  • Vision - Does the school's  Vision match with the Vision the parents have for the  future of their child?
  • Curriculum - How to choose the Ideal Education Board ? How IB schools can help children develop in a progressive manner? New age/ progressive vs. Traditional schools- dilemma.
  • Security - With the latest events in Gurgaon, security of the children is the paramount concern with parents. Allaying fears and giving confidence to the parents about the security of their wards
  • Facilities - The new age parents are very conscious of the facilities being offered by the school and need to be convinced about the same.
  • Focus on Individual Attention - The number of students in the class and the teacher ratio is an important concern.(healthy teacher pupil ratio)
  • Sports and Extra /Co -Curricular Activities - Over all development of the children cannot happen without focus on sports and other co- curricular activities.
  • Quality Of teachers/Staff - A good school is made by good teachers. The schools ability to attract talent and then continuous evaluation/ training to keep them updated is an important aspect for the parents.
  • Nutritional Value - Importance of nutrition and balanced diet.
  • Technology - Importance of using technology as an educational aid.

 


Speakers
avatar for Monisha Sujlana [OA]

Monisha Sujlana [OA]

Head of Admissions, DPS International
Monisha Sujlana is the Head of Admissions at DPS International School, Gurgaon. She has a varied background which includes commerce, sales, teaching and counseling and all of these help her in providing effective advice, counseling and guidance to the parents of children seeking admissions... Read More →



Saturday November 4, 2017 09:45 - 10:30
c. 3F Room No. 325

10:30

Admissions Session 2: Marketing for Schools - what no one thinks to tell you…

School marketing is still in its infancy as a science and much misunderstood. Practised and espoused for decades by schools all over the world under various banners such as External Relations, Admissions and Marketing, this much underrated set of knowledges, experiences and expertises has still to see the proper light of day in schools. If marketing is NOT sales, NOT communications, NOT PR, NOT events and NOT defining target audiences with an annual schedule of activities designed to attract attention, then what is it? How can we better understand it? Harness to what we are already doing and make it work better for any school? A session for those who seek answers and practically applied knowledge.


Speakers
avatar for Leigh Fisher [OA]

Leigh Fisher [OA]

Manager, CSR External Relations and Partnerships, Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Leigh is a qualified teacher, teacher trainer, project facilitator and education manager with a track record of social and community achievement through inspiring others in both developed and developing world contexts. Her passion is people and schools come top of her list of interesting... Read More →


Saturday November 4, 2017 10:30 - 11:15
c. 3F Room No. 325

11:15

Admissions Session 3: Power of Storytelling in Admissions
Every person who walks in to your school is searching for answers to an important question - 
  • How is this school different from others hence it is essential for every School Admissions and Marketing Head to identify those key messages?
  • What are the best practises to be followed while identifying the school key messages and it’s unique selling points?
  • Who should be involved in this exercise?

Once you have identified these key messages, you need to gather evidence that these messages are real and should be delivered in the form of stories.

Storytelling is a powerful tool in our daily life however, has anyone ever tried it in admissions with the parents? Can it be used as an effective way to deliver your key message? What kind of stories, how to find those stories, who should deliver them are the questions that will be part of the discussion.

After this, what will be the end result? Join the discussion to know more…

Speakers
avatar for Imran Bandeali [OA]

Imran Bandeali [OA]

Dean of Admissions, Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad
Imran Bandeali is currently working as the Head of Admissions and Marketing at Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. Mr. Bandeali in his capacity of Admissions Head, leads a unique talent identification process which involves identifying exceptional students from a range of socio economic... Read More →



Saturday November 4, 2017 11:15 - 12:00
c. 3F Room No. 325

13:00

Admissions Session 4: Small School Admissions
In a small school, the “admissions office” can be limited to one person.  This session will look at the challenges and benefits of having one individual perform much of this role through OpenApply and where the access for both Primary and Secondary Principals contributes to the process.  We will explore how this then integrates with interviews and enrollment as families move through the system.

Speakers
avatar for Claire McQuillan [OA]

Claire McQuillan [OA]

Secondary Principal, The Overseas School of Colombo
Claire McQuillan has more than 25 years of experience working in schools.  She began her career teaching Physics in the UK then took her first move internationally in 1994.  Since then she has worked in Asia and Europe and now serves as Secondary Principal at the Overseas School... Read More →



Saturday November 4, 2017 13:00 - 13:45
c. 3F Room No. 325

13:45

Admissions Session 5: School Group Admissions
Speakers
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Viivek Mashru [OA]

Director of Marketing, Indus Trust
avatar for Christopher Stachnick [OA]

Christopher Stachnick [OA]

Consultant Marketing & Admissions, Indus International School
Expat from the USA moved to India Aug. 2017. Let's connect and get to know each other and share ideas!! See you in Mumbai!



Saturday November 4, 2017 13:45 - 14:30
c. 3F Room No. 325

14:30

Admissions Session 6: Why schools need better Communications?

I quote George Bernard Shaw “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

Communication forms an integral part of the admissions process - in fact, it may be the single most important factor. In this session we walk you through the messages on the school website, emails and phone calls during the assessment and admission process, ending with when the student finally walks through the school gate into a whole new world. This short session will leave you with a better understanding of the different components that help make communication more effective.


Speakers
avatar for Anuradha Puri [OA]

Anuradha Puri [OA]

Senior Manager Admissions, The British School New Delhi
Anuradha works as Senior Manager Admissions at The British School, New Delhi. She has worn many hats having begun her career as a teacher, been a teacher educator and for the past 8 years has been in an Admissions role. Anuradha has worked in schools both in India and overseas, bringing... Read More →



Saturday November 4, 2017 14:30 - 15:15
c. 3F Room No. 325