2024/5 Non-Teaching Staff - New to International School Leadership

The Community for Administrative Department Heads who are new to International Schools is designed to support and connect non-teaching administrative leaders who are new to the international school environment. 

This community meets regularly to facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration, and problem-solving among department heads in areas such as HR, Finance, Operations, Facilities Management, Marketing, Admissions, Communications, and Business Management. Conversations within this community revolve around adapting to the unique challenges and opportunities of international school administration, compliance with international standards, effective communication strategies, and optimizing the operational aspects of international schools. 

Administrative department heads who are new to the international school context should consider joining this community to gain insights, build networks, and excel in their roles within this specialized educational setting.

You will leave each session feeling heard, inspired and energized to engage your team with a positive mindset!

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Peer Networking & Learning: Engage with like-minded professionals in the international school community to share experiences, insights, and best practices.
  • Regional Relevance: Access valuable information, resources, and ideas from peers in the same regional context.
  • Ongoing Engagement: Attend professionally hosted online meetings throughout the year to discuss the latest trends and innovations in HR and education. 
  • Collaborative Platform: An exclusive online community to share management strategies and exchange ideas on enhancing HR practices in educational settings.

Note, this community will be in English

By joining the None-Teaching Staff – New to International School Leadership Community, you’ll gain the support, knowledge, and insights essential for becoming a world-class education Administrative Department Head. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your professional development journey, stay current with best practices, and build lasting connections with your peers.

Live Session Dates & Times:

All 4 live sessions for this community will be 17:00-18:30pm (HKT). The dates will be shared soon. 

  1. Session 1 2024 (date tbc)
  2. Session 2 2024 (date tbc)
  3. Session 3, 2025 (date tbc)
  4. Session 4, 2025 (date tbc)

Meet the Host:

Michael Iannini

Michael Iannini is ACAMIS’s Leadership Development Facilitator, a Search Associates Partner supporting its members in China to improve Recruitment, Induction, and Retention of Overseas Teachers, and a Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant with the following areas of expertise:

  • Appraisal and Professional Development 
  • Leadership Training
  • School Governance
  • Strategic Planning

Michael’s first book, Hidden in Plain Site: Realizing the Full Potential of Middle Leaders, is the foundation for all his leadership development work. Since writing this book he launched www.middleleader.com where he is regularly posting articles on school leadership and interviews with school leadership influencers.”

Ray Chow, originally from Canada, is a Beijing-based leadership consultant and executive coach with 25+ years of experience in corporate and educational sectors. Adept in HR and operational leadership, Ray has worked with organizations like EY Ernst & Young and international schools across Asia and Europe. As a PeerSphere facilitator, Ray aims to create an environment that fosters collective learning and growth. Ray specializes in adaptive mindset shifts, cross-cultural communication, talent management, change management, and workplace coaching. He is married to an educator and administrator, raising three children in a bilingual world school in Beijing.

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