OA Admissions Conference Barcelona 2016: Recap

Hosted at Benjamin Franklin International School
Carrer Martorell i Peña nº 9  (entrance by Passatge Torras i Bages)
08017, Barcelona
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Saturday, October 15 • 11:45 - 12:30
Emotional Intelligence & School Admissions: Connecting People

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The role of admissions goes beyond enrolling students and ensuring correct data on student files. From the time a family contacts the school through to the students beginning classes, the successful admissions officer needs to work effectively with everyone involved in the process:  parents, students, relocation and education professionals, and school personnel including school secretary, Head of School and divisional heads, classroom teachers, special needs and language teachers, school secretary, and the school’s transition team, PTA and classroom parents. Only in ensuring a wraparound approach to admissions, can new students and their families be effectively transitioned to their new school and country. 

Some of the discussion points will include:

  • Why is admissions such an emotionally demanding position?
  • What services should an admissions office provide?
  • What is the role of admissions in managing families in transition?
  • What is best practice in managing internal and external relationships? 

Join us for a session which combines information about emotional intelligence with practical suggestions for ensuring an efficient, but also warm and welcoming introduction and induction into your school for your new students and their families.

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Brit Beckers

Admissions Team, 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 →
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Claudine Hakim

Head of Transitions, Student Support and Advancement, International School of London
Claudine Hakim is Head of Transitions, Student Support and Advancement at the International School of London (ISL) and is the leader of the award winning ISL Crossroads Transitions programme. Claudine was previously a Head Teacher at an independent Special School and another International... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:45 - 12:30 PDT
Auditorium, Building 10 Benjamin Franklin International School

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