We're extremely excited to present to you the

Spring Head's Retreat

9th - 10th July, 2021
Venue: Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Vainguinim Beach, Panaji, Goa

Dialogue your way out of that Dispute: Try Mediation Today

Conflicts and disputes are inevitable in any organisation, schools not being an exception to this. Apart from it being time-consuming, conflicts have the ability to negatively impact a school’s overall morale, which is not conducive for a learning environment. How can we engage in effective negotiations, and more importantly how can we ensure that the differences are resolved in a positive way?

In this year’s retreat we want to introduce mediation as an approach to resolving disputes.

This will be part of a larger effort of TAISI to steer international schools towards mediation. Get to 'know your conflict', pick-up tools to navigate tough negotiations. Discover the role of a mediator in dispute resolution, learn more about why mediation makes business sense, and why at times negotiations fail despite our best efforts.

For whom
Heads of Schools, Board Members & School Management

Format
Participation will be limited to 30 heads to ensure a relaxed, stimulated and safe environment that allows for social distancing. We will welcome you at the venue after your check-in to the hotel on July 8th. The workshop will start on the 9th of July from 09.30 am onwards. Each day will feature mid-morning and after-lunch programs.  As the workshop is expected to be immersive the speakers have requested all participants to attend all sessions on time, and to stay until the very end of the workshop. Late afternoons will be reserved for leisure time, and you’ll have the early evenings to explore the beautiful surroundings.  In the late evenings, we’ll enjoy hosted dinners together to share our discoveries and continue our conversations.  A wine & cheese networking event is hosted on Friday evening the 9th. Saturday will feature a morning program till hi-tea with an optional networking time post that. The workshop will end by 15.30 pm on Saturday.

CAMP Arbitration and Mediation Practice Private Limited (CAMP), a pioneering private mediation initiative set up in 2015 that seeks to promote mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution in India. https://campmediation.in

Laila Ollapally

Laila Ollapally is the Founder of CAMP and serves as its Lead Mediator. Laila Ollapally practiced in the High Court of Karnataka and Supreme Court of India for nearly 30 years before being captivated by mediation in 2007 when she was invited by the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court to serve as the Founding Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre. She has mediated several hundred cases including complex commercial disputes referred by the Supreme Court and State High Courts.

She has been nominated to The International Who’s Who Legal of Commercial Mediation and serves as a Panel member of Singapore International Mediation Centre, Kyoto International Mediation Centre & ADR Centre, Italy. In 2011 she was awarded the Weinstein Fellowship, a prestigious international fellowship for ADR professionals. As a Weinstein Fellow, she spent a semester as a Visiting Scholar at the Gould Institute for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School. Laila is a member of the International Advisory Board, of the Global Mediation Panel, UNDP. She extensively trains Judges, lawyers and advocates on Mediation and Negotiation.

Jonathan Rodrigues

Jonathan Rodrigues is a civil and commercial mediator, trained and accredited to practice by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM) and the Indian Institute of Corporate of Affairs (IICA). Jonathan holds bachelors’ degrees in Law (LLB) and Psychology (BA) from Goa University. He pursued his LL.M. studies in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he served as a Mediator at the Strathclyde Mediation Clinic. Jonathan is an in-house staff Mediator and leads the Corporate Relations vertical, liaising with organisations, clients and private collaborators, associated with CAMP. Prior to joining CAMP, Jonathan founded and managed The PACT, an organisation dedicated to mediation awareness and education.

Juieen Nag

Juieen Nag has 15 years of extensive experience both in private practice and as an inhouse counsel. Juieen has handled several strategic management decisions and advised on result oriented effective resolution on many issues. The issues dealt ranged from strategic dispute advisory, employee matters, strategic contract negotiations as well as participating in bidder interviews for selling a bank in India.  Juieen’s experience as legal counsel of 3 foreign banks in India has been particularly enriching. Juieen was the Head of Legal for RBS during which time she has handled several strategic decisions of RBS including sale of businesses and portfolios, potential merger of the RBS and RBS’ exit from India. Juieen was the Head of Legal for SocGen during which time SocGen underwent significant transformation of its businesses in India.

Dr. Krishna Udayasankar

Dr. Krishna Udayasankar is the Lead of Uncommon Ground, an initiative co-created by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and the CAMP Centre for Arbitration and Mediation practice, that is centred around the value that processes of dialogue and exchange need to be embedded as a way of working into the fabric of society itself, towards building a societal muscle for transforming problems and dissonance into creative impetus for change.

Krishna holds a BA, LLB (Hons) from the National Law School of India University and a PhD in Strategic Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research specialization is in the area of Business-Governments-Society relationships and she is the author of many peer-reviewed journal papers in this area, as well as two textbooks on International Business.  Krishna also moonlights as an author of speculative fiction, where she reinterprets worlds and constructs new ones in a bid to somehow make our reality a dash better.

Diversity in Education

Diversity in Education
Diversity can be used to describe observable dimensions and non-observable characteristics that include cultural, cognitive, and technical differences. With International schools spread across the globe comprising populations of diverse heritage and abilities, we will question how ‘diversity’ is understood and how it functions. It is not only about what we can see, there are hidden dimensions, which need to be exploredas well.

In this year's leadership conference we will specifically ask ourselves how open we truly are to diversity, for it may in fact be our strongest pedagogical tool both inside and outside our school campuses. With speakers from across the globe from diverse contexts, we will co-construct models and paradigms that look at how a truly diverse educational ecosystem and orientation might just very well be the best way forward.

Join us! "Color Outside the Lines" represents an opportunity for the TAISI community to begin the process of identifying and removing the systemic and structural barriers to equity and inclusion.

Objective
To launch a broader effort to develop a strategy to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our member schools, most notably in ways that create impact among the students, our ultimate beneficiaries.

Pre Conference Fees

IB - Pre
Conference

25.000

IB Inaugural, PYP
& CP-Sessions

Gratis

Middle
Leadership
Program

12.000

NEASC Pre-
Conferences

12.000

Main Conference Fees

*Early Bird
TAISI Member

18.000

*Early Bird
Regular

22.000

TAISI Member

20.000

Regular

25.000

**Late Fee
TAISI Member

24.000

**Late Fee
Regular

29.000

All prices are including GST | *Applicable for bookings made before the 31st of January |**Applicable for bookings made after the 10th of February.

REGISTER NOW

Reserve your spot for this in-depth mediation workshop exclusively for school leaders. With limited seats, the selection of the participants will be on first come first serve basis. Registration and Hotel Deadline: May 21, 2021

registrations@taisi-india.orgPlease fill in the registration form:
https://forms.gle/NcSCUh1wZaVoUUbPA

Registration Cost
INR 24500 plus GST per participant. The registration fee covers two full days of the workshop, your stay at the Taj - two nights / 8th July Check-In & 10th July Check-out / single occupancy room  (for double occupancy a fee INR 2000 plus GST shall be added), all the meals till the end of the program, and the wine & cheese networking event on Friday. TAISI will make the hotel reservations for confirmed participants with the Taj.

Refund & Cancellation
Workshop cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to registrations@taisi-india.org on or before Monday May 31, 2021 and will be subjected to INR 5,000 administrative fee. No refund will be available for cancellations after this date. All hotel cancellations shall be in accordance with hotel policies. In the unlikely event that TAISI must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, TAISI will refund the cost of registration. However TAISI does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses.

BANK DETAILS FOR NEFT/RTGS
Account Name: The Association of International Schools of India
Account No.: 908104000012564
Account Type: Savings
Bank Name: IDBI Bank
Branch: Banaswadi, Bangalore
IFSC Code: IBKL0001620

For more info contact us at : info@taisi-india.org | Ph: +91 9971188522

Our Travel Partner for the Head's Retreat: Uniglobe MKOV Travel. For bookings, please call 8010700700, and to avail discounts, email: info@uniglobemkov.com

Previous Events

COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES

Diversity, inclusion, equity are terms that are increasingly being used in the educational context across the world. What does it mean? Why is there a growing need to address this? Is diversity not a given in an international school environment? How can we enhance our learning environment by addressing this?

Diversity in Education
Diversity can be used to describe observable dimensions and non-observable characteristics that include cultural, cognitive, and technical differences. With International schools spread across the globe comprising populations of diverse heritage and abilities, we will question how ‘diversity’ is understood and how it functions. It is not only about what we can see, there are hidden dimensions, which need to be explored as well.In this year's leadership conference we will specifically ask ourselves how open we truly are to diversity, for it may in fact be our strongest pedagogical tool both inside and outside our school campuses. With speakers from across the globe from diverse contexts, we will co-construct models and paradigms that look at how a truly diverse educational ecosystem and orientation might just very well be the best way forward.Join us! "Color Outside the Lines" represents an opportunity for the TAISI community to begin the process of identifying and removing the systemic and structural barriers to equity and inclusion.

Objective: To launch a broader effort to develop a strategy to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our member schools, most notably in ways that create impact among students, our ultimate beneficiaries.

Join us on this year's virtual learning journey to find answers to some of these important questions! The conference is relevant to all schools, regardless of the curriculum they follow!

Dr. Arvind Raman
Academic Advisory Board Member, Plaksha University
Dr Sunder Ramaswamy
Vice Chancellor - Krea University
Gen. Arjun Ray
CEO, Indus Trust
Mahesh Balakrishnan
Development & Recogniton Manager, IBO
Dr. Margaret Alvarez
Head of ISS International School, Singapore
Amar Latif
Travel Entrepreneur, Television Presenter & Public Motivational Speaker
Vishnu Karthik
CEO: Xperiential Learning Systems | Director - Heritage Xperiential Learning School
Dr. Kevin J Ruth
President, Moreland University, United States
Jon Nordmeyer
International Programmes Director at WIDA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jane Larsson
Executive Director, Council of International Schools (CIS)
Ewan McIntosh
Managing Director, NoTosh Limited (UK & Australia), President, NoTosh Inc. (USA)
Gavin Cormack
School Principal of the Year finalists 2020, TEDX Speaker - 6-12 Montessori Teacher - Australian LinkedIn Top Voice 2020 - Author
Jeff Bradley
Director,Commission on International Education
Trillium Hibbeln
Associate Director, NEASC
Ashish Trivedi
Head of Strategic Initiatives, Innovation & Incubation, IBO
Jonne White
Founder & Principal Consultant at Clarity
Janecke Aarnæs
Director, Universal American School, Dubai
Daniel Onwuka
Country Director | Sales Leader | Coach | Consultant | 3,000+ Professionals Trained | Mentor
Stuart Jones
Head of IB World Schools, IBO
JoDee Scissors
Digital Learning Professional | Consultant l Writer l Founder of PaperPlanes ED
Monita Sen
PYP Authorization Manager, IBO
Mark Frazer
Teaching & Learning Lead, Cambridge CEM
Mark Barber
Head-International Business Development, CEM
Nicholas McKie
Director, Persyou
Dr. David Willows
Director of Advancement, International School of Brussels
Cristina Willows
Admissions & Marketing Administrator, BEPS International School, Brussels
William Rankin
Founding Learning & Educational Technology Designer at Unfold Learning, LLC
Bob Kibble
Masters in Sc. Ed,University of London: Academician London schools & University of Edinburgh
Prof (Dr.) Dilip Nandkeolyar
Co-Chancellor, Commonwealth University
Neeraj Manchanda
Managing Partner, NMA Architects
Kam Chohan
Chief Executive Officer, ECIS, the Educational Collaborative for International Schools
Debra Rader
International Educator,Author,Consultant
Stefanie Leong
Head of Development & Recognition Asia Pacific, International Baccalaureate
Andy-Page Smith
CEO, Academy for International School Heads (AISH)
Sam Fraser
Research Director, ISC Research
Nalini Cook
Head of EMEA Research, ISC Research
Abhishek Gupta
Founder - High School Moms & INACE.ORG
Vineet Gupta
Founder & Trustee, Ashoka University
Abigail Barnett
Deputy Director Curriculum Programmes, Cambridge International
Dr. Swati Potpat Vat
President-Early Childhood Association India
Dr. Siva Kumari
Director General, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
Pre-Conference Programme
Monday 15th of February
12:00 - 12:05 Welcome by TAISI
12:05 - 12:15 Introduction by TAISI
12:15 - Start of the Pre-Conference - Day 1
12:15 - 13:00 Session on Supporting IB schools by Stuart Jones
How the IB World SchoolsDepartment is supporting IB schools in India through these challenging times.
Breakaway 1:
13:00 - 17:30 Understanding leadership by Margaret Alvarez
An introduction to the capabilities and intelligences, core themes and leadership processes that are considered to be most supportive of effective leadership in a range of IB contexts
16:50 - 17:30 : Living Your passion with IBCP Education by Mahesh Balakrishnan
17:30 - 18:15 : Art Forms in Everyday Classrooms - by JoDee Scissors
17:30 - 19:00 : The Joy of Learning Early Years through IB PYP - by Monita Sen
Tuesday 16th of February
12:15 - Start of the Pre Conference - Day 2
12:15 - 13:00 Session by Cambridge - Early Years Launch Program by Abigail & Dr. Swati
Breakaway 1
13:00 - 17:30 : Workshop on UnderstandingLeadership - by Margaret Alvarez - Day 2 - In line with IB philosophy - to develop an investigative mindset, become more inquiry-based and reflective practitioners while modelling life long learning.
Breakaway 2
13:00 - 16:40 : Workshop on Introduction to NEASC Accreditation by Jeff Bradley - Day 1
Breakaway 3
13:00 - 18:00 : Developing Middle Leadership Program by Jonno White - To deepen their understanding of their role in leading learning increase their ability to lead, manage and develop people in your team develop their confidence in having difficult conversations plan.
Wednesday 17th of February
13:00 - Start of the Pre Conference - Day 3
15:20 - 16:20 Session by Cambridge - Digital Assessments by Mark Frazer & Mark Barber
Breakaway 1:
13:00 - 17:30 : Workshop on Understanding Leadership - by Margaret Alvarez - Day 3 - Action research will be introduced to help identify major issues that leaders may face, while planning possible responses that reflect an awareness of local context. Encourage to develop and articulate a deeper understanding of your own philosophy, and draft a personal philosophy statement.
Breakaway 2:
13:00 - 16:40 Workshop on How to be a successful NEASC Visitor by Trillium & JeffBradley - Day 2
MAIN Conference Programme
Thursday 18th of February
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome by Anuradha Monga, Chairperson-TAISI
12:10 - 12:20 Performance by Students
12:20 Start of the Main Conference - Day 1
12:20: Keynote by Dr. Siva Kumari
12:40 - 13:40 Plenary Session by  Vishnu Karthik
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary Session by Gavin Cormack 
16:50 - 17:20  Session by Sam & Nalini
17:20 - 18:50 Plenary Session by Jon Nordmeyer
18:50 - 19:00 Session by Abhishek Gupta
Friday 19th of February
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome by TAISI
12:10 - 12:20 Performance by Students
12:20 Start of the Main Conference - Day 2
12:20 - 13:40 Keynote by Daniel Onwuka
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary Session by Amar Latif
16:50 - 17:20 Session by Stefanie Leong
17:20 - 17:40 Session by Krea University
17:40 - 18:25 Plenary Session by Kevin J Ruth
18:25 - 18:50 Session by Plaksha University
Saturday 20th of February
12:00 - 12:10 Welcome by TAISI
12:10 - 12:20 Performance by Students
12:20 Start of the Main Conference - Day 3
12:20 - 13:40 Keynote by Ewan Mcintosh
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary Session by Ashish Trivedi
16:50 - 18:20: Closing Plenary by CIS
Confirmed sessions on Thursday (from 15:00 - 16:30)
Breakaway 1: Why every admissions manager should visit an art gallery by Dr. David & Cristina Willows
Breakaway 2: Inspiring Leadership - Developing your leadership brand by Nicholas Mckie
Breakaway 3: Impact of Architectural Designs on Learning by Neeraj Manchanda
Breakaway 4: Teaching & learning for intercultural understanding by Debra Rader
Confirmed sessions on Friday (from 15:00 - 16:30)
Breakaway 1: Five questions every school leader should be asking right now by Dr. David Willows
Breakaway 2: Enquiry based skills with MaxScience Primary by Bob Kibble
Breakaway 3: Campus in the Clouds - a Campus Re-Imagined by Janecke Aarnes
Breakaway 4: Making our universities more diverse and inclusive by Vineet Gupta
Confirmed sessions on Saturday (from 15:00 - 16:30)
Breakaway 1: School Culture and a PreferredFuture by Andy-Page Smith
Breakaway 2: ECIS Session- The Future Leader by Kam Chohan
Breakaway 3: Connecting the dots between school education and higher education by Prof (Dr.) Dilip Nandkeolyar
Breakaway 4: Follow /Tinker /Make / Share: A Workshop for Designing Productive Learning by William Rankin
Breakaway 5: Leadership & InternationalEducation by General Ray

Diversity in Education

Diversity in Education
Diversity can be used to describe observable dimensions and non-observable characteristics that include cultural, cognitive, and technical differences. With International schools spread across the globe comprising populations of diverse heritage and abilities, we will question how ‘diversity’ is understood and how it functions. It is not only about what we can see, there are hidden dimensions, which need to be exploredas well.

In this year's leadership conference we will specifically ask ourselves how open we truly are to diversity, for it may in fact be our strongest pedagogical tool both inside and outside our school campuses. With speakers from across the globe from diverse contexts, we will co-construct models and paradigms that look at how a truly diverse educational ecosystem and orientation might just very well be the best way forward.

Join us! "Color Outside the Lines" represents an opportunity for the TAISI community to begin the process of identifying and removing the systemic and structural barriers to equity and inclusion.

Objective
To launch a broader effort to develop a strategy to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our member schools, most notably in ways that create impact among the students, our ultimate beneficiaries.

Pre Conference Fees

IB - Pre
Conference

25.000

IB Inaugural, PYP
& CP-Sessions

Gratis

Middle
Leadership
Program

12.000

NEASC Pre-
Conferences

12.000

Main Conference Fees

*Early Bird
TAISI Member

18.000

*Early Bird
Regular

22.000

TAISI Member

20.000

Regular

25.000

**Late Fee
TAISI Member

24.000

**Late Fee
Regular

29.000

All prices are including GST | *Applicable for bookings made before the 31st of January |**Applicable for bookings made after the 10th of February.

REGISTER NOW

registrations@taisi-india.org

BANK DETAILS FOR NEFT/RTGS
Account Name: The Association of International Schools of India
Account No.: 908104000012564
Account Type: Savings
Bank Name: IDBI Bank
Branch: Banaswadi, Bangalore
IFSC Code: IBKL0001620

For more info contact us at : info@taisi-india.org | Ph: +91 9971188522