2022 NEAS Professional Development Schedule

2022 NEAS Professional Development Schedule

Please see below for the list of professional development offerings in 2022. There is a culmination of offerings including webinars, workshops, face to face events and online material. There is something for everyone!

You may also view recordings of historic PD events such as webinars, workshops and masterclasses via NEAS Online.

Date / TimeType (Online/F2F/
Catchup)
Title / TopicFacilitatorRegister / Access
9 February
15:00 AEDT
Webinar
Online
ELT Professionals

NEAS ELT Professionals are recognised as experts in English Language Teaching. To become an ELT Professional, you need to demonstrate professional integrity and commitment to professional development. This webinar will focus on the process and benefits of becoming a NEAS ELT Professional.
Rima IbrahimView recording
Anytime via NEAS OnlineWebinar
Online
Developing Resilience, Adaptability and Agility for Continued Rapid Change

This webinar is ideal for ELICOS and VET managers and business owners seeking best practice in their teams for responding, reviving and thriving during change. NEAS shares experiences of managers throughout Australia, ASEAN, China and Middle East on dealing with rapid transformation in the international education and training environment. Participants will also be introduced to NEAS Community Endorsements for Education Agents, Products and Services Providers and ELT Professionals.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
18 March
1pm to 3pm AEDT | 9am to 11am ICT
Workshop
Online
NEAS Australia – Thailand Workshop

As part of its strategy to engage further with ASEAN countries, NEAS is working closely with the Australian Embassy and Thai Ministries. This is a specialist workshop for business owners and teachers to:
– Enhance further bilateral and educational links;
– Share expertise in quality assurance, online delivery, and teacher training; and
– Identify and promote new collaborative opportunities.
The workshop will be centred around the sharing of teaching and learning innovations and quality assurance activities of High Schools, Vocational Colleges, Universities, and English Language Centres that are using English as a medium of instruction, who are either operating in Thailand, or interested in partnering with Thai organisations.
Dr Patrick PheasantView Recording
22 March
15:00 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Transnational Delivery

This interactive webinar explores the trends, opportunities and obstacles that have been identified in the delivery of ELT courses to offshore and online students. It also reflects on AREA Quality H: Online Delivery, the teaching, learning and assessment requirements for quality online delivery.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
5 April
15:00 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Foundation Programs

This webinar will focus on the NEAS Quality Area N:  Foundation Programs. The purpose is to provide you with an insight into the quality requirements for Foundation Programs, to ensure the delivery, management and marketing of Foundation Programs is in accordance with legislative requirements, and the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
Anytime via NEAS OnlineWebinar
Catchup
Using IELTS to Advance your Teaching Career

Professional development is an integral part of a teacher’s career. Supporting teachers with their development is a fundamental aspect of the work that the IELTS partners undertake. Whether you are a new teacher to IELTS or one with years of experience under your belt, there are plenty of opportunities for development with IELTS.  This presentation showcases the resources and opportunities that the IELTS partners have developed to guide teachers throughout their career.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
Anytime via NEAS Online Webinar
Catchup
Developing Your Benchmarking Toolbox

In this webinar, Dr Pheasant will share practices and tools in benchmarking ELICOS programs, that can pathway into tertiary courses in the VET and Higher Education sectors.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
5-6 May
09:00-17:00 AEST
Conference
F2F + Online
NEAS Australia Management Conference 
Anytime via NEAS Online Webinar
Catchup
English Language Teachers as Leaders

This workshop is for school teachers from Language Institutes and universities and schools interested in professional development, continuous ongoing quality improvements and innovative teaching techniques for English language.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
10 June
11:00-13:00 AEST

Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: School Preparation

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to develop their knowledge and practices in school preparation programs. It provides an overview of the key features of school preparation programs and provides participants with practical tasks to apply to their centres. Topics of discussion in this area include welfare and pastoral support for students and transitioning to receiving (mainstream) school education. NEAS endorses a number of high schools as Quality Centres.
Convenor: David Ferguson
John Paul International College
View Recording
23 June
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Administration, Management and Staffing

With the return of international students, ELT institutions are expected to face administrative and staffing pressure.  This webinar is aligned to NEAS Quality Assurance Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, and provides you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to improve transparency around organisational structures and functions.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
30 June
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Incorporating Future-ready Skills in Academic Curriculum Design

This interactive workshop will explore innovative ways to incorporate 21st century skills into Academic curriculum design.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
Anytime via NEAS Online Webinar
Catchup
Quality Assurance 101

This webinar is for anyone who would like to learn more about NEAS and how its independent Quality Assurance services benefit the global ELT community. We will take you through the fundamentals of quality assurance and outline its significance in the current global landscape. The steps to applying for Quality Endorsement will be made clear along with the requirements for maintaining Endorsement through continuous improvement activities. Information about additional NEAS benefits, such as professional development opportunities as well as marketing and reputation building will also be provided.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
1 July
15:30-17:00 ICT
Workshop
Study Melbourne Hub, Ho Chi Minh City
4th Floor– CIRCO Building, 222 Dien Bien Phu, D.3 – Ho Chi Minh City
Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching and Embedding 21st Century Skills

Dr Patrick Pheasant, will be travelling to Ho Chi Minh City to facilitate a FREE workshop for the Vietnamese ELT community! Drawing on benchmarking data and quality assurance experiences of more than 200 Australian and international ELT organisations from all sectors of international education, this presentation showcases how Australian ELICOS can be repurposed for Generation Alpha – our international students of the future. Exploration into standards, qualitative and quantitative benchmarking highlight how Australian and international providers are transforming their ELICOS programs through online delivery, transnational delivery and embedding 21st Century Skills and more into their programs.
Dr Patrick Pheasant
8 July
11:00-13:00 AET
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: Arts Based Pedagogy

This COP is for teaching professionals who would like to embed the arts and drama into their teaching repertoire. It introduces the benefits of alternative teaching methods in the ELT classroom and provides participants with a supportive structure to begin their journey into the world of the arts in ELT. Topics of discussion in this COP include the power of drama in teaching, reflective self-assessment and professional development opportunities in this space.
Convenor: Andrea Pugh
Whites Hill College
View Recording
14 July
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
The Student Experience

Aligned to NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this webinar provides you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to provide students with a quality experience both inside and beyond the classroom during their enrolment. Attendees will be invited to share extra-curricular activities that have helped international ELICOS, VET and Higher Ed students integrate into their new life in Australia.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
21 July
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Resources and Facilities

Is your centre equipped with the resources and facilities to promote a healthy learning environment? Join Rima Ibrahim to explore Quality Area C: Resources and Facilities and learn how to ensure your centre is providing quality facilities and learning resources.
Rima IbrahimView Recording
Anytime via NEAS Online Webinar
Catchup
Learner Autonomy

Learner autonomy is an essential graduate attribute and feature of 21st century learning and teaching. Embedding strategies to encourage and build learner autonomy into our language classrooms are a key feature of this webinar. Participants are encouraged to share their best practices and strategies that work to build learner confidence and competence. This webinar aligns to NEAS Quality Areas A and B.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
12 August
11:00-12:30 AEST
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: ELT Qualifications

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to explore further study options and learn more about ELT qualifications. The course provides an overview of the key features of ELT qualifications and provides participants with practical tasks to guide their choices for further ELT studies. NEAS endorses a number of ELT Qualification providers across a variety of areas.
Convenor: Chris Sheehan
International House
View Recording
18 August
16:00 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Cypher Learning

Creating an adaptive learning experience using LMS Analytic

Educators and Education institutions play a vital role in shaping and developing learners’ future-ready skills. We want to ensure that each learner acquires the competencies they need for their future job role. This is why it is also important that we tailor fit our teaching strategy and methodology to their learning needs. We must try and create an adaptive learning experience for our learners. This session will cover the core principles of adaptive learning, how LMS data and analytics can help teachers evaluate students’ performance and how to deliver a personalized learning experience for your students.
Jen PadernalView Recording
25 August
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Learning Vault

What are Micro-Credentials?

In this session, we explore the global megatrends in education – Micro-credentials and Digital Badging. The session looks at how the rise in short courses are able to enhance learning and career opportunities through verifiable credentials.
 
Nicholas will share the discoveries gained in this field over the last few years and how this new wave of thinking is creating truly meaningful outcomes for all students.
Nicholas RobertView Recording
1 Sept
15:30 AEST
Webinar
Online
ELT Products and Services

This webinar is aligned to Quality Area K: Products and Services and will highlight the quality principles for the development of new products and services.
Rima IbrahimView recording
9 Sept
11:00-12:30 AEST
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: Education Agents

This COP provides ELT professionals with an overview of the role of education agents in student recruitment. Participants in this COP will learn the advantages of working with education agents in student recruitment and learn how to recognise and build strong relationships between schools, centres and education agents. Topics of discussion in this area include the agent/student lifecycle and best practices in working with education agents. NEAS Endorsed Education Agents are measured against Quality Area J of the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework.
Convenor: Kate Kuzma
USQ College
View recording
Anytime via NEAS Online Webinar
Catchup
Assessment Toolbox

The fundamental purpose of assessment is to identify and understand the point that our students have reached in their learning. How do we feel confident that we are assessing our students in the best possible way? This webinar aligns to Quality Area A and aims to support teachers and managers by sharing tools and approaches in ELT assessment. The presenters will cover formative and summative assessment, types of assessment tasks and approaches, and the difference between moderation and validation.
Dr Patrick Pheasant Access
6 Oct
16:00 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Acumen

Going Glocal – 6 Months On

Join Acumen’s Chief Partnership Officer Marnie Watson and Executive Director for SEA Haike Manning (former NZ Ambassador to Vietnam), to hear about the latest updates and opportunities in the higher international education sector in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Marnie and Haike will discuss major student research projects undertaken in India and SEA including 10K Indian Voices survey, the growth in offshore outsourcing, the application of a glocal community of practice to undertake targeted research, as well as Acumen case studies and learnings from TNE projects in SEA. You will also hear about opportunities for ELICOS providers internationally.
Marnie Watson & Haike ManningClick to register
Anytime via NEAS OnlineWebinar
Catchup
Welfare of Students Under 18 Years

The welfare of students under 18 is crucially significant as they need to cope with being away from home as well as the pressure associated with teenagerhood. 
This course explores Quality Area F: Welfare of Students Aged Under 18 Years and provides you with the regulatory requirements to ensure your centre supports effective welfare arrangements for under 18-year-old students.
Rima IbrahimAccess
27 Oct 16:00 AEDTWebinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: iDAT

Using Diagnostics to Guide Future Learning

This workshop will demonstrate how an admissions test can be used to create an independent learning plan for students.  To ensure success from the first day of class, we need to be prepared for students in order to guide their learning. 
The workshop will focus on how you can use your existing tests as a diagnostic tool and how you can modify and enhance admissions testings, as IDAT has done, to create profiles to support each student’s learning journey.
Heidi ReidClick to register
3 Nov 15:30 AEDTWebinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: Pearson

The Psychology​ of Learning Supported ​by the Global Scale of English

Education is so much more than teaching words on a page. For teachers, it’s also about understanding effective and efficient ways to learn, and how to reduce negative emotions in our learners to help grow their confidence and realise their goals. In this webinar, Mike Mayor, Senior Director, English Learning Research and Design at Pearson, explores the psychology of language learning and shares ways in which English teachers can use the Global Scale of English resources to set learners up for success and build the confidence that will support them on their life-long learning journey.
Mike MayorClick to register
11 Nov
15:00 AEST
Symposium
Level 14, 1 William Street, Brisbane
High School Communities of Practice Symposium

Featuring three expert speakers and a panel discussion, this event will provide an overview of the key features of school preparation programs and provide participants with practical tasks to apply to their centres. Topics of discussion will also include welfare and pastoral support for students, and transitioning to receiving (mainstream) school education.
Convenor: Michael BosClick to register
24 Nov
16:00
AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: ETS Global

TBA
TBAClick to register
25 Nov
11:00-12:30 AEDT
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: Leadership in ELT

This is for ELT professionals who would like to develop leadership knowledge and skills. This COP applies a number of fundamental leadership theories and provides participants with practical tasks and techniques to apply to their professional context. Topics of discussion in this area include leadership styles and team management, team development and self-management. All NEAS Endorsed ELT Professionals have demonstrated Leadership in ELT and are the aspirational individuals in the ELT community.
Convenor:
Benjamin Carkargis
University of Sydney
Click to register
1 Dec
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Professional Development Planning for 2023

Planning your professional development timetable for 2023? Join Rima Ibrahim for some ideas into the design and implementation of innovative face-to-face and online PD programs that will inspire and motivate your team
Rima IbrahimClick to register
15 Dec
15:30 AEDT
Webinar
Online
Industry Webinar Series: PeopleCert

TBA
TBAClick to register
10 Feb 23
11:00-12:30 AEDT
Workshop
Online
Communities of Practice: Research in Quality Assurance

This COP is for ELT professionals who would like to learn more about research in ELT. This COP provides an overview of the benefits of engaging in research and provides participants with practical tasks to encourage and support engagement in research. Topics in this area include the continuum of research and the role of quality assurance. The NEAS Endorsed Master Practitioner badge is awarded to industry professionals who undertake an area of research of their own specialist interest.
Convenor:
Associate Professor Thomas Roche
Southern Cross University College
Click to register