Non-Teaching Staff - New to International School Leadership (English)

Generative and collaborative Peer Learning Community for Non-Teaching Staff – New to International School LeadershipΒ 

Stepping into leadership within a school can be a whirlwind, especially when navigating the intricacies of international education. The Non-Teaching Staff – New to International School Leadership (English) community is your shelter from the storm! Connect with fellow non-teaching professionals embarking on leadership journeys in a multi-cultural context. Here, you’ll discuss best practices for effective communication and collaboration across teams, and cultures. Join us, share your experiences, and learn from seasoned leaders to propel your leadership journey in an international school!

Live Session Dates/Times

All live sessions take place at 13:00 – 14:30 (China Time) on Tuesdays.Β 

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

October 14, 2024
Tuesday
10:30 am – 12:00 pm (China Time)

Live Session 1

Tuesday 15 October 2024, 13:00-14:30 (China Time)

Live Session 2

Tuesday 12 November 2024, 13:00-14:30 (China Time)

Live Session 3

Tuesday 18 February 2025, 13:00-14:30 (China Time)

Live Session 4

Tuesday 18 March 2025, 13:00-14:30 (China Time)

Henry Wong

Henry worked in three international schools and two bilingual schools with student populations ranging from 250 to 1300. His responsibility in the international schools was to oversee and provide leadership for non-academic functions, which included the Admissions & Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Public Relations, IT Help Desk, Facilities Management, Auxiliary Services, Procurement, and Inventory departments. These schools had very culturally diverse teaching and family populations. All the schools are accredited by associations of schools and colleges (US) and the three international schools are authorized by IBO. He published a booklet titledΒ Preparing Host Country Support Staff for their Roles in International Schools.


In less than two years, Henry raised the service standards of his support staff to a level that equals to best practices of great international schools. The majority of his departments and offices received more than 90% of customer satisfaction from parents and teachers. Three offices obtained 100% customer satisfaction over three consecutive years.

Harish Kanabar

Harish is an accomplished educational leader with extensive experience. Currently serving as the Head of School at Shekou International School in Shenzhen, Harish has driven continuous improvement and fostered a collaborative culture among educators. Harish’s career includes significant roles at QA Doha and Sidra, such as Principal and Digital Literacy Academic Coordinator, integrating technology and 21st-century skills into the curriculum. Since 2011, he has contributed to the International Baccalaureate (IBO) as a workshop leader, consultant, and online facilitator. Additionally, Harish is an adjunct professor at SUNY Buffalo, sharing his expertise with future educators. Harish’s dedication to education and ability to build resilient, collaborative teams make him a respected leader.

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