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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Innovative approaches to delivering and scaling student support through COVID

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

CPD Points: 2

Join Robert Chasse and Joanna Storti from Sonder, to discuss an innovative approach to delivering and scaling student support through COVID, and in a heightened remote learning environment. The webinar will focus on providing NEAS members with an overview of how Sonder can support institutions with international student re-entry, quarantine support, mental health support, and managing risk through this highly disruptive time for the ELICOS sector. 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.

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.

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Online Delivery for English Language Teaching

Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

Facilitated by Dr Patrick Pheasant, this workshop outlines why the online delivery of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Higher Education, VET and ELICOS centres within ASEAN and Australia is increasing in importance. It will also examine hybrid models in this specialisation.

This webinar is supported by Trade Investment Queensland, as part of a joint initiative with NEAS Australia to develop the capacity of international education providers in Queensland.

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Developing Resilience, Adaptability and Agility for Continued Rapid Change (ELICOS and VET)

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

This webinar looks at methods to engage international students of English in short-term and supplementary programs in VET. NEAS will share its experience in best-quality engagement in this sector.

This webinar is supported by Trade Investment Queensland, as part of a joint initiative with NEAS Australia to develop the capacity of international education providers in Queensland.

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Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Needs of International Students in VET Short Term and Supplementary Programs

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

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.

This webinar is supported by Trade Investment Queensland, as part of a joint initiative with NEAS Australia to develop the capacity of international education providers in Queensland.

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Improving the Student Orientation

Date: March 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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The Transformative Power of Mindfulness Training in ELT

Date: March 24, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEDT

CPD Points: 2

This workshop, facilitated by Dr Georgi Toma, is largely experiential. While it draws on scientific research, the session’s main objective is to give you concrete tools that you can implement in your life now. New scientific developments in the field of cognitive neuroscience and their impact on our understanding of stress and the mechanisms of mindfulness training will be briefly discussed, followed by self-reflection activities and mindfulness techniques.

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21st Century Learning

Date: April 14, 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 workshop 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.

The NEAS Quality Learning Series workshops are designed to provide professional development to both ELT teachers and managers using expert advice based on the Quality Assurance Framework.

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Building a Culture of Quality

Date: April 21, 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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Online Delivery for English Language Teaching

Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

During this workshop, Dr Patrick Pheasant outlines why the online delivery of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Higher Education, VET and ELICOS centres within ASEAN and Australia is increasing in importance. It will also examine hybrid models in this specialisation.

Register now

Developing Resilience, Adaptability and Agility for Continued Rapid Change (ELICOS and VET)

Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

This webinar is facilitated 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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English Language Teachers as Leaders

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

CPD Points: 2

This workshop, facilitated by Dr Patrick Pheasant, 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.

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Motivating Teachers

Date: July 7, 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 Student Management System to Access New Insight Into Strategy

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

CPD Points: 2

This webinar, facilitated by John Newcombe from eBECAS, will focus on data insights into understanding the importance of an effective student management system.

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Quality Assurance 101

Date: July 28, 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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Safety for Students at Your Centre

Date: August 4, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

Focusing on student safety, this webinar explores best practice for looking after students using examples stemmed from the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework. This webinar will be facilitated by Robert Chasse and Joanna Storti from Sonder.

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The Human Factor in Automated Assessment of Speech

Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
Time Zone: AEST

CPD Points: 2

Facilitated by Dr Aleksandr Voninski from ETS Global, this webinar will explore the human assessment of speech using test research.

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Building Your Assessment Toolbox

Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 3:00pm
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.

Register now

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.

Register now

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.

Register now

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.

Register now

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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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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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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