WEBINARS

Webinars

NEAS Webinars are an interactive space to explore issues and practices with professional peers in real time.

  • Delivered throughout the year
  • Free for all ELT professionals in NEAS Endorsed centres
  • Free to NEAS Associate Members
  • Aligned to the NEAS Quality Framework
  • A unique source of expert quality assurance support
  • A resource to support time poor professionals

NEAS workshops times are run in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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Motivating Teachers

Date: July 14, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

This webinar explores techniques to motivate teachers in your organisation. It aligns with Area D – Administration, Management and Staffing.

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Using Your Data to Monitor the Health of Your Institution and Make Timely, Informed and Strategic Decisions

Date: July 21, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

Governments, businesses, and individuals have never been as data-driven as they are today. Governments tight or ease restrictions based on the number and type of COVID cases in the community; businesses add or save resources based on the current and future opportunities or threats that COVID creates; individuals plan and behave differently depending on the risk of contraction or spreading the virus.
Have you noticed the pattern? Their decisions are based on data.

What about your institution? Are you also using your data to monitor the health of your college and make timely, informed, and strategic decisions?

In this webinar, Santiago will share how some institutions are transforming their reporting and decision-making processes using their Student Management System, their data and Microsoft Power BI as their business intelligence and analytics tool.

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University of Queensland: Responding to COVID-19 Disruption

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

In this webinar, James Hourn, Head of Enterprise Sales at ReadyTech, will interview the team from Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) at the University of Queensland (UQ).

The ICTE, UQ team will unpack some critical areas of discussion in the current fragile international education sector, including:
1. COVID-19’s impact and how ICTE, UQ is navigating through this period of change.
2. How ICTE aims to leverage technology and innovation in their regeneration plan for the next two years.
3. Why ICTE chose their current student management system, JR Plus (A ReadyTech brand), as their technology partner.

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A Colleges Financial Journey – Case Study

Date: August 5, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

This webinar is facilitated by David Jepsen (B.Com, CAANZ) and is ideal for ELICOS and VET managers, directors and business owners seeking to understand and manage their financial pathway and success. A case study of a colleges business life cycle will be the basis of the webinar.

Discussing the colleges initial set up and registration including ASQA financial viability requirements, start up, growth, maturity and sale. With a focus on the financial facets of each stage to maximise financial outcomes for shareholders.

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The new TOEFL Essentials test: Scoring, Concordance and Research for the ELT community

Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 10:00am
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

In August, ETS are officially launching a new English test – the TOEFL Essentials. Complementing our existing portfolio of high stakes quality English tests such as the TOEFL iBT, this new TOEFL Essentials test is an adaptive test covering both academic and general content, providing a fresh test format with a more affordable price point. This workshop will outline the new score scale, concordance tables to both the TOEFL iBT and CEFR levels, as well as findings from research conducted in 2021 of over 5,000 TOEFL Essentials test takers.

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Building Your Assessment Toolbox

Date: August 18, 2021
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

This webinar is for those 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.

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21st Century Skills

Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

The world is rapidly changing, and our schools need to change rapidly to avoid being left behind. How can we best prepare our students for the future?

This webinar, presented by Dr Patrick Phesant, will provide opportunity for designing and developing student centred, collaborative, contextualised and integrated classrooms and environments to ensure our students and our institutes are future ready.

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Quality Assurance 101

Date: September 1, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

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.

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Developing Resilience, Adaptability and Agility for Continued Rapid Change

Date: September 8, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

This webinar will be presented by Dr Patrick Pheasant and 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.

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Developing Creative PD

Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

Aligned with NEAS Quality Framework D: Administration, Management and Staffing, this workshop provides participants with the tools to create a creative, engaging PD program aligned to your organisation’s mission. Dr Patrick Pheasant will run through strategies to change the PD culture of your organisation, and showcase best practice methods of teacher evaluation. This workshop is suitable for Academic Managers and Senior Teachers involved in preparing and delivering PD programs.

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Student Engagement Strategies for English Language Teaching

Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

In this workshop, Dr Patrick Pheasant draws on insights from research undertaken with twelve adult international students of English as a Second Language in 2012 and research with online English language teaching by NEAS Endorsed Centres conducted in 2020 during COVID19. This workshop imparts practical advice and strategies for English Language Teachers teaching face to face and online through metaxis, metacognition and meta-emotion to help create a transformative experience.

As Chief Executive Officer at NEAS Australia, Patrick brings 20 years’ experience in applying drama, TESOL and teacher training methodologies across ELICOS, high school, vocational education, higher education and corporate sectors in Japan, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia to a dynamic systems perspective with a global outlook.

Patrick has held multiple senior management positions in education and has extensive experience in change management, including a graduate management qualification from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

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Professionalisation of ELT Proficiency in Malaysia

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

CPD Points: 2

Dr Patrick Pheasant presents a virtual showcase of Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching for senior executives, academics and school teachers from Language Institutes and Malaysian universities and schools interested in professional development, continuous ongoing quality improvements and innovative teaching techniques for English language. Topics covered will include: Quality Assurance and Leadership in English Language Teaching, Standards in Online Delivery of English Language Teaching and Design and Delivery of Innovative Professional Development Programs for ELT professionals. This webinar is suitable for senior management and teachers of NEAS endorsed ELT centres in Malaysia, those centres considering quality endorsement and Australia-based NEAS endorsed ELT centres who would like to build relationships with Vietnamese offshore partners.

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Making ELT Centres a Safe Place

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

As a sector, how will we position ourselves competitively in the current fragile international student market? How will we assure and demonstrate the quality of our support programs both on and offshore? and how will ensure a consistent framework for personalised mental health support? These are some of the big questions we’ll aim to unpack in this session. Throughout the webinar, NEAS members will be invited to share feedback on the current challenges they face in providing consistent, high quality, and multilingual student support.

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Developing Your Benchmarking Toolbox

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

In this webinar, Dr Patrick Pheasant will present share practices and tools in benchmarking ELICOS programs, that can pathway into tertiary courses in the VET and Higher Education sectors.

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Professionalisation of ELT Proficiency in Vietnam

Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: Vietnam (Hanoi)

CPD Points: 2

Dr Patrick Pheasant presents a virtual showcase of Quality Assurance in English Language Teaching for senior executives, academics and school teachers from Language Institutes and Vietnamese universities and schools interested in professional development, continuous ongoing quality improvements and innovative teaching techniques for English language. Topics covered will include: Quality Assurance and Leadership in English Language Teaching, Standards in Online Delivery of English Language Teaching and Design and Delivery of Innovative Professional Development Programs for ELT professionals. This webinar is suitable for senior management and teachers of NEAS endorsed ELT centres in Vietnam, those centres considering quality endorsement and Australia-based NEAS endorsed ELT centres who would like to build relationships with Vietnamese offshore partners.

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Improving the Student Orientation

Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

Aligned with NEAS Quality Assurance Framework B: The Student Experience, this workshop explores ways in which the student orientation can be enhanced. The workshop is suitable for all professional staff, including Academic Managers, Students Services staff and Marketing staff.

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Cross-coordinating Your Relationship With Agents

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

This webinar will be facilitated by Melanie Macfarlane from VETA and will explore the importance of developing healthy relationships with your students and Agents. The webinar will also explore insights from stakeholders in ELT on tactics in strengthening your strategic partnerships.

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Building a Culture of Quality

Date: November 23, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

Everyone has a stake in building quality in the ELT community as well as in individual ELT centres. In this webinar, Dr Patrick Pheasant explores the concept of ‘quality’ and ‘culture’ within a quality assurance context and provides participants with practical tools to help them be quality influencers.

Aligns to Quality Area G

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Planning for Professional Development for the Coming Year

Date: December 1, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

This webinar will explore management techniques in establishing your PD plan for teachers and will be facilitated by Dr Patrick Pheasant.

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