2023 NEAS Professional Development Schedule
Please see below for the list of professional development offerings in 2023. 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||Title / Topic||Facilitator||Register / Access|
|10 Feb-11:30-1:00||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: Professor Thomas Roche,|
Southern Cross University College
|18 Apr-4:00-5:30||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||Workshop Recording|
|6 Apr- 3:30-4:30||Understanding the NEAS CPD Framework|
NEAS PD is accessible to anyone in the ELT community. NEAS supports and encourages continuing professional development (CPD) by assigning CPD points to each of its PD activities.
Earning CPD through a number of the activities through NEAS validates quality learning for teachers, managers and ELT professionals. Micro credentialing for ELT professionals and how to access and share your online badges will be explained during this webinar.
|Rima Ibrahim||Webinar Recording|
|18 Apr 4:30-5:30||Ukraine Workshop Series|
NEAS is presenting this workshop in partnership with GoGlobal, which is an initiative of Global Office NGO aimed at promoting language learning and the volunteer movement in Ukraine. It is GoGlobal’s mission to initiate and implement projects that promote dialogue between Ukraine and the world and create suitable conditions for educating a new generation.
The workshop will be centred around trauma-informed practice and teaching, maintaining student and teacher motivation and mental health, as well as building resilience in ELT in times of crises. By sharing teaching and learning innovations and quality assurance activities of High Schools, Vocational Colleges, Universities, and English Language Centres, that are operating in either Australia or Ukraine we can promote the maintenance of equilibrium in unstable circumstances.
|Dr Patrick Pheasant||Workshop Recording|
F2F + Online
|3,4 &5 May||NEAS Australia Management Conference|
Theme: English Language Teaching – The Profession, The Professional, Professionalism
|Conference Recordings Coming Soon|
|Webinar- Online||13 Jul-03:30-04:30||Industry Webinar Series: IELTS |
IELTS is the most popular test for those looking to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. It is globally recognised by more than 11,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.
|17 Aug -3:30-4:30||Industry Webinar Series: Pearson|
More than 140 million users worldwide trust Pearson products and services. Pearson offers Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education services.
|7 Sep -3:30-4:30||Industry Webinar Series: ETS Global|
ETS Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the international arm of ETS that brings the company expertise to educational and business communities around the world.
|22 Sep Gold Coast||Communities of Practice: Leadership in ELT|
This COP 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.
|Convenor: Benjamin Carkargis, CET Sydney University||Register|
|5 Oct-3:30-4:30||Industry Webinar Series: Duolingo|
The Duolingo language learning app is the a popular way to learn languages. In addition to its language learning appcore platform, the company created the Duolingo English Test, an affordable and convenient language certification option that is accepted by thousands of institutions worldwide.
|Indonesia Workshop Series|
Theme: English for Healthcare Professionals
The Indonesia Workshop Series is an initiative of NEAS Australia designed to address the English language needs of nurses and healthcare professionals in Indonesia.
This workshop series aims to deepen industry links between Australia and Indonesia as well as enhance English language proficiency and communication skills for Indonesian healthcare professionals. Ultimately, improving patient care, facilitating international collaborations, and promoting professional development within the Indonesian healthcare sector.
|Dr Patrick Pheasant||Register |
|16 Nov-3:30-4:30||Industry Webinar Series: Allianz Partners|
Allianz Partners has become one of Australia’s leaders in assistance. Providing a range of services and solutions, they thoughtfully navigate complex situations and expertly assist people in need through specialist support, advice and action.