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48th Annual EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016 October 27-29, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Create, Connect, Commit

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About EARCOS The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 152 member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than 118,542 preK to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 162 associate members—textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc.—and 35 individual members. Membership in EARCOS is open to elementary and secondary schools in East Asia which offer an educational program using English as the primary langauge of instruction, and to other organizations, institutions, and individuals interested in the objectives and purposes of the Council. General Information EARCOS holds one leadership conference every October and one teachers’ conference every March. In addition, EARCOS funds several weekend institutes hosted by member schools throughout East Asia. EARCOS also organizes a meeting for EARCOS heads of schools every April. EARCOS publishes its newsletter, the EARCOS Journal, which is distributed to its members three times a year, and a directory of all of its members. Objectives and Purposes To promote intercultural understanding and international friendship through the activities of member schools. To broaden the dimensions of education of all schools involved in the Council in the interest of a total program of education. To advance the professional growth and welfare of individuals belonging to the educational staff of member schools. To facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all associated schools. To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same objectives as this council. The EARCOS Trustees The EARCOS Staff Margaret Alvarez President ISS International School Stephen Cathers Vice President Korea International School Diane Lewthwaite Secretar y Fukuoka International School Tarek Razik Anna Marsden Treasurer International School Suva International School of Beijing Norma Hudson International School Kuala Lumpur (L-R front) April Asiño,Vitz Baltero, and Elaine Repatacodo (L-R back) Ver Castro, Rod Catubig, Joe Petrone, Dick Krajczar, Sonny Robert Viray, and Edzel Drilo Stephen Dare Hong Kong Academy Andrew Davies David Toze, Former President International School Bangkok International School Manila This conference program belongs to: Name: School: Larry Hobdell (ex officio) U.S. Department of State Regional Education Officer, East Asia

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Welcome Message from the EARCOS Board President Dear Delegates: A very warm welcome to our 48th annual Leadership Conference.This year’s theme, “Create, Connect, Commit”, reflects the development projects that many of us are engaged in as we strive to: create engaging learning experiences for our students, connect them to learning experiences around the world and commit our school teams and our students to organizational values. The diversity, relevance, quality and regional knowledge offered by our presenters and workshop leaders promise a conference experience that will advance our growth as school leaders. Such diversity, quality and meaningful experiences would not be possible without the commitment of our EARCOS Office. Under the direction of our tireless Executive Director, Dick Krajczar, the EARCOS Team has once again excelled! We thank you for the unique and warm service you provide our schools. We are grateful to all of our delegates, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors for their support.Without you, EARCOS’ mission to advance professional growth, facilitate cooperative action, and promote intercultural understanding and international friendship would be incomplete. Have a wonderful conference, Margaret Alvarez President, EARCOS Board Welcome Message from the EARCOS Executive Director Dear Delegates: Welcome to EARCOS Leadership Conference (ELC) 2016 and the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Our theme, “Create, Connect, Commit” will be a major discussion point in all of our EARCOS schools. It is exciting to be in Kuala Lumpur and to celebrate EARCOS’ 48th conference. We registered nearly 1200 delegates and look forward to an inspiring and instructive conference.The hotel staff is so welcoming and supportive; I know you will enjoy their outstanding service. The ELC has two excellent keynote presenters, Sir John Jones, and Ruby Payne, plus you will be inspired by four of our own colleagues, who will present their “Leadership Stories” on Saturday, October 29th. We have 16 preconference offerings and 142 workshop sessions, all geared to meet the needs of our schools and board leaders. EARCOS is fortunate to have so many of our own school leaders who volunteered to present workshops.Their contributions help to make EARCOS the great organization that it is! Thanks to Margaret Alvarez, our board president, and members of the EARCOS board for their leadership and vision.This will be Anna Marsden and Tarek Razik’s last conference as board members.They have served with distinction and dedication to our membership.We are happy that Tarek will continue in the EARCOS region at Jakarta Intercultural School. And, we wish Anna the very best in all her future endeavors. Finally, it is always my wish for our delegates to initiate new, reinforce existing, and renew already strong networking contacts, to be challenged by our presenters, to find new friends and strengthen already solid friendships, and to enjoy renowned EARCOS hospitality. Visit our exhibitors and let them know that you appreciate their sponsorship, which helps us provide the best conference possible.This year they will be located in the ballroom foyer, and one floor up on the lower level lobby. Coffee breaks will be at both locations. Please visit them and support their organizations. Thanks to our staff of Dr. Joe Petrone, Edzel, Elaine, Robert, Ver and MS.VITZ I’m proud and happy to be the director of this wonderful organization. Dick Krajczar and the EARCOS Team “Create, Connect, Commit.” 1

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Table of Contents 1 Welcome Message 2 Table of Contents & Conference at the Glance 4 Meeting & Banquet Rooms Floor Plan 6 EARCOS Strategic Plan 8 PRECONFERENCES 12 FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Sir John Jones Creative Leadership or Preparing Our Students for a World that Doesn’t Exist 14 SESSION 1 18 SESSION 2 20 SESSION 3 22 SESSION 4 24 Welcome Reception & Cultural Events 26 SECOND DAY OF CONFERENCE Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ruby Payne A Framework for Understanding Socio-Economic Classes and Thinking 28 SESSION 5 30 SESSION 6 32 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Job-Alikes ISS Heads of Schools Meeting 34 THIRD DAY OF CONFERENCE Leadership Stories 36 SESSION 7 38 SESSION 8 42 SESSION 9 44 Closing Reception Golf Tournament WASC- Focused Visiting Committee Member Training 48 Presenters’ Biographies 62 Delegate List EARCOS Registration Desk Hours 09:00-17:00 07:30-18:00 07:00-20:00 07:00-21:00 06:30-18:00 Sunday | 23 October 2016 Monday | 24 October 2016 Tuesday | 25 October 2016 Wednesday | 26 October 2016 Thursday | 27 October 2016 Conference at a Glance SUNDAY | 23 October 2016 09:00-17:00 EARCOS Registration MONDAY | 24 October 2016 07:30-18:00 EARCOS Registration 08:30-16:00 EARCOS Board Meeting TUESDAY | 25 October 2016 07:00-20:00 EARCOS Registration 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:30-16:30 Nigel Forbes-Harper - IB Preconference Rami Madani / Paul O’Neill - Curriculum Marc Frankel (For EARCOS Members Only) - LTP Marilyn George - WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training APAC Athletic Directors’ Meeting ACAMIS Board Meeting 10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12:00-13:00 Lunch 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break 2 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016 The famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Front cover photo by Joost Meyer

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Conference at a Glance WEDNESDAY | 26 October 2016 07:00-21:00 EARCOS Registration 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University PRECONFERENCES 08:30-16:30 Nigel Forbes-Harper - IB (2nd Day) School Board Preconference (Session A) Mina Merkel (Session B) Mark Frankel / Abigail Delessio Business Managers’ (EARASBO) - Mike Rodman / Tim King Jennifer Abrams Margaret Alvarez / Liz Duffy / Anna Marsden / Joe Petrone Jonathan Borden Eeqbal Hassim Lance King Laura Lipton Rami Madani Jennnifer Sparrow Deb Welch Kendall Zoller 08:30-14:30 Marilyn George 08:30-16:30 ACAMIS Board Meeting 09:00-16:30 APAC Activity Directors’ Meeting 10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee Break 12:00-13:00 Lunch 13:00-16:30 APAC Heads Meeting 15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break 1st Day of Conference - THURSDAY | 27 October 2016 06:30-18:00 EARCOS Registration 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program Univ. of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:00 Exhibit Open 08:00-08:10 Opening Entertainment 08:10-08:30 Conference Opening 08:30-09:15 Introduction of Speaker Keynote Address: Sir John Jones 09:15-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break 10:00-16:45 Athletic/Activity Directors’ Institute 10:00-16:30 EARASBO / Business Managers’ Precon., (continued) 10:00-16:30 10:00-11:15 School Board Preconference SESSION 1 11:15 - 11:30 11:30-12:45 Travel Time SESSION 2 12:45-14:00 Working Buffet Lunch 12:45-14:00 14:00-15:15 ACAMIS Heads Lunch Meeting SESSION 3 15:15-15:45 15:45-16:45 Tea & Coffee Break SESSION 4 17:45-18:45 Welcome Orientation for New EARCOS Heads and Reception for the EARCOS Board and Special Presenters 19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception & Cultural Event 2nd Day of Conference - FRIDAY | 28 October 2016 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of A/OS- Assisted Schools 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program Univ. of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:00-08:10 Opening Entertainment 08:10-08:15 Opening Remarks / Announcements 08:15-09:00 09:00-09:45 09:45-11:00 10:00 - 11:15 11:00 - 11:15 Introduction of Speaker Keynote Address: Dr. Ruby Payne Tea & Coffee Break SESSION 5 AD Institute Travel Time 11:15-12:30 SESSION 6 11:15 -12:30 Athletic Directors’ Job-Alikes 12:30 -13:45 Lunch 13:45-14:30 Annual General Meeting (AGM) 13:45-16:30 Job-Alikes Admissions Personnel High School Principals Middle School Principals Elementary School Principals Development Curriculum Coordinators Human Resources I.T. Directors Board Members Deputy Heads of School 14:30-16:30 Job-Alikes for Heads (after AGM) Heads, Large Schools Heads, Medium Schools Heads, Small Schools 15:00-15:30 16:30 Tea & Coffee Break ISS Heads of Schools Meeting 3rd Day of Conference - SATURDAY | 29 October 2016 06:45-07:45 WASC Breakfast meeting for EARCOS Accreditation Committee 06:45-07:45 Breakfast Meeting for Heads of Small Indonesian Schools 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program Univ. of San Francisco / Washington State University 08:00-08:10 Opening Entertainment 08:10-08:15 08:15-09:15 Opening Remarks / Announcements Leadership Stories 09:15-10:00 Tea & Coffee Break 10:00-11:15 10:00-11:15 Athletic Directors’ Institute SESSION 7 11:15 - 11:30 Travel Time 11:15 - 14:00 Mekong Region International School Association 11:30-12:45 (MRISA) Heads’ Meeting SESSION 8 12:45-14:00 Lunch 14:00-15:15 SESSION 9 17:45-18:45 Cocktail Reception Reception and Welcome to Exhibitors and EARCOS Board Members 19:00 - 21:00 Closing Reception SUNDAY | October 30, 2016 08:00 GOLF! GOLF! GOLF! 08:30-16:00 Marilyn George 09:30-10:00 Morning Coffee Break 12:00-14:00 Lunch “Create, Connect, Commit.” 3

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Meeting & Banquet Rooms ~ Floor Plan LOBBY LEVEL Lemon Garden Terrace next to Lemon Garden Restaurant LAFITE near Lobby Lounge PANTRY Lower Lobby LOWER LOBBY Johore Kelantan Negeri Sembilan Pahang Penang PENANG JOHORE PAHANG LIFT LOBBY DOWN TO BALLROOM FOYER RESTROOM NEGERI SEMBILAN CAR PARK LIFT KELANTAN ENTRANCE DOWN TO BALLROOM UP TO LOBBY LEVEL 1 Arthur’s Bar & Grill Horizon Club Lounge Mezzanine Boardrooms Level 1 BOAMREDZRZOAONIMNSE ARTHUR’S BAR & GRILL 4 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016 HORIZON CLUB LOUNGE

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PANTRY Basement 2 STAGE SABAH ANTE ROOM SUITE A SUITE B SELANGOR ROOM BOARD ROOM B SUITE C BUSINESS KEDAH SELANGOR 1 PERAK CENTRE BOARD ROOM A GRAND BALLROOM SABAH SARAWAK FOYER UP SURAU RESTROOM CAR ACCESS CARPARK INTO BALLROOM RESTROOM HANDICAPPED RESTROOM LIFT LOBBY SURAU RESTROOM PERLIS LOADING BAY CAR PARK ** TRAINING ROOM BASEMENT 2 Boardroom A Boardroom B Business Centre Grand Ballroom Grand Ballroom Foyer Kedah Perak Perlis Sabah Sabah Ante Room Sarawak Selangor 1 Suite A Suite B Suite C ** Training Room Business Centre Business Centre The fully equipped business centre offers a wide range of secretarial support, including translation, interpretation, copying, fax and courier services. Private meeting rooms, computer stations and video conference facilities are also available. “Create, Connect, Commit.” 5

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EARCOS Strategic Plan EARCOS Mission EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship, and exceptional educational practices within our learning community. Strategies and List of Results STRATEGY A Provide specific targeted and differentiated professional development opportunities for various member communities. A.1 The page added to the EARCOS website to advertise non-EARCOS sponsored workshops has been used by twelve non-affiliated workshop sponsors. A.2 EARCOS financially supported the middle school GIN Conference held March 05 – 06 and the executive director attended the conference, which was held at Shanghai Community International School. And, March 11–12, 2016 the middle school conference was hosted at the Bali Island School and attended by the assistant director. Host schools invitations are being considered for GIN middle and high school conferences for 2017. A.3 EARCOS continues to offer space during the ELC for meetings of various regional organizations such as APAC, IASIS, MRISA, etc. A.4 EARCOS will again provide space for an IB Pre-conference workshop at the ELC and expects the pre-conference will be fully subscribed. A.5 EARCOS again provided space and logistical support for two AP courses held in March at the ETC in Manila. A.6 Fifty-nine EARCOS-sponsored Weekend Workshops were conducted with three remaining in the schedule this school year. Sixty-one proposals have been received for the 2016/17 school year. Financial support to a ceiling level of $3500 continues to be the amount allocated to support these regional professional development opportunities. A.7 EARCOS continues to provide logistical support for the University of San Francisco and Washington State University “International School Leadership Program” at both ELC and ETC. A.8 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully inaugurated in October 2015.The Second Annual Institute is being planned for September 30 – October 01, 2016. Over 35 counselor and university proposals have been received and the number of university admissions representatives and EARCOS counselors is expected to exceed 300 participants. A.9 EARCOS is financially supporting the South East Asian Primary Administrators’ Conference (SEAPAC). It will be hosted at Canggu Community School in Bali in March 2017. STRATEGY B Engage students and adults in learning activities across the region that will foster friendship, understanding, and global citizenship. B.1 As previously reported, EARCOS continues to support the excellent work of the annual Global Issues Network Conference. B.2 Notifications from thirty schools have been received regarding choices for the EARCOS Global Citizen Awards.The deadline is late April, at which time it is estimated that the EARCOS office will receive more than 75 award notices. Five to ten of these students will be chosen to receive the Global Citizen Community Service Grant of $500 to further their chosen community service project during the 2016/17 school year. B.3 EARCOS has made a sustained effort over the years to recognize the important work of the Special Education Network in Asia by assisting them with infrastructure support, as we hold funds for their annual conferences. In the coming year, individual designated SENIA representatives from EARCOS schools will be listed in the EARCOS Member Directory. The executive and assistant director offered direct support by attending the SENIA conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2016. C.1 EARCOS continues to support the work of the College Board and its AP classes by providing space and logistical support for workshops at ETC. C.2 EARCOS continues to collaborate with WASC and annually partners with the associate executive director to conduct training workshops for visit committee members and aspiring committee chairpersons. C.3 EARCOS continues to collaborate with ACAMIS in supporting the Learning 2.0 conferences. C.4 Space is consistently provided for one IB workshop at the yearly ELC conference. C.5 The Executive Director meets yearly with the other regional directors and the State Department Officers of Overseas Schools. C.6 EARCOS-CIS joint institute on higher education admission was successfully inaugurated in October 2015.The Second Annual Institute is being planned for September 30 – October 01, 2016. Over 35 counselor and university proposals have been received and the number of university admissions representatives and EARCOS counselors is expected to exceed 300 participants. C.7 The Executive Director regularly attends regional professional development conferences to enhance and strengthen partnerships, e.g. TAISI, ACAMIS, L2.0, AAIE, etc. STRATEGY D Connect schools, communities, and individuals through the use of effective latest technologies to promote collaboration, intercultural understanding, and access to broader educational opportunities. D.1 The EARCOS- or E-Connect blog site was inaugurated in October 2011. Since then over 2000 blog postings, articles, and videos have been posted on the site.The blog is linked to the EARCOS Twitter and Face Book accounts, so that each blog posting generates a message on these two social networks. D.2 Two years ago Google initiated a new feature on Google+ called Communities. EARCOS created a private EARCOS Community. This allows for the sharing of articles, videos, and discussions among members of the community. The EARCOS Google+ Community currently includes 730 members and the EARCOS Circle boasts almost 3000 connected professionals. D.3 The EARCOS “Triannual Journal” online version is now enhanced to include an interactive social media feature permitting reader posts and direct connectivity with Google+ Community,Twitter and Facebook followers. D.4 Zoom software added to EARCOS software suite and used to enhance conferencing by permitting unrestricted screen share options for all member schools. STRATEGY E Conduct, communicate, and archive relevant data and research to identify and enhance educational practices. E.1 There were more action research requests than in typical years. Eight proposals were accepted and funded of the 13 submitted. Last year seven were funded. E.2 SurveyMonkey surveys following each conference continue to inform conference planning. E.3 Data relative to attendance at each workshop and event during EARCOS conferences is maintained and utilized in planning future conferences. E.4 The executive director continues to receive requests to serve on doctoral students’ Program of Study Committees and he accepts one or two committee invitations per year. EARCOS receives many requests to provide access to its members for research and the executive director carefully reviews each request before wider distribution to the membership. EARCOS Vision (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Core Values (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) EARCOS Goals (visit http://earcos.org/about_strat.php) STRATEGY C Develop collaborative educational partnerships within the region as well as worldwide to foster access to expertise. 6 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016

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PRECONFERENCE Preconferences SUNDAY | 23 October 2016 09:00-17:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION MONDAY | 24 October 2016 07:30-18:00 08:30-16:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION EARCOS BOARD MEETING Room PERLIS ROOM PERLIS ROOM BOARDROOM 1 MEZZANINE TUESDAY | 25 October 2016 07:00-20:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION PERLIS ROOM 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University BOARDROOM 3 MEZZANINE 08:30-16:30 NIGEL FORBES-HARPER ARTHUR’S BAR (Upper Deck) IB Category 3 Workshop - Understanding Leadership - Leadership is a social construct, positioned in time and place and influenced by personality.”This workshop aims to expose, test, and critique the assumptions upon which each participant’s own style, definition and understanding of leadership are based. Leadership theory and current research will form the basis for discussion with case stud- ies and the participants’ own experiences being used to explore leadership, cross-cultural investigations and the impact of culture on leadership styles and practices.There will be an emphasis on the complex, contextual and holistic nature of leadership, and participants will build deeper understandings of how to adapt their leadership style in different contexts.The workshop will include an introduc- tion 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. In line with IB philosophy, participants will be encouraged to develop an investigative mindset, become more inquiry- based and reflective practitioners while modeling life-long learning. Action research will be introduced, helping candidates identify major issues that leaders may face, while planning possible responses that reflect an awareness of local context. Participants will develop and articulate a deeper understanding of their own philosophy, and draft a personal philosophy statement that can then be evaluated as to relevance and effectiveness with reference to daily practice in IB World Schools, through using a reflective journal or blog. CURRICULUM COORDINATORS PRECONFERENCE RAMI MADANI / PAUL O’NEILL SELANGOR 1 In a Contemporary World,What might it mean to be a ‘learning focused school’? - What might this look like? How do we define and plan for that? - Schools today continue to realign and refocus their mission or “true north” as they navigate a changing world for their students. Most schools approach this through a strategic planning or accreditation process. Although many schools are becom- ing familiar with the ideas and possibilities of “learning to learn” these ideas have not necessarily permeated the landscape as fully as they need to (Claxton, 2008). Claxton believes that in the past, schools have focused on quick fix solutions and that we need to push beyond tinkering with the content and exams. However, it is the wholehearted exploration of questions such as these that need to shape our mission and practices:What kind of competencies, processes and skills do we want to cultivate and sustain with our teachers in order to achieve that learning for our students? What kind of curriculum is best suited to developing the dispositions and skills to enable young people to prosper? What systems and processes can be used to address the above two questions in your school? This session will explore desired student outcomes and the change factors that may cause us to challenge the status quo. We will look at how school systems can be simplified to focus more on the outcomes and the development of a knowledge base that supports the school’s direction and tools for evaluating progress.This session will be ideal for learning and curriculum leaders seeking to reflect on the learning focus of their schools and to develop processes and tools that will help them implement and sustain meaningful support mechanisms for teachers. Claxton, G.(2008) What’s the point of School - Rediscovering the Heart of Education, Oxford. Guy Claxton is one of the UK’s foremost thinkers on creativity, learning and the brain. MARC FRANKEL (For EARCOS Members Only) PERAK LTP Leadership through Partnership - Leadership through Partnership (LTP) is structured to benefit the following people: New heads of school and their board chair; New board chairs and their head of school; and board chairs and head of school that have not participated in a prior LTP. Finding space to think through how heads and board chairs take on the work of governance and leadership of their schools could be the difference between success and failure. Leadership through Partnership (LtP) offers just such a space. Away from busy day-to-day life, you can identify shared goals for their school. For the newly appointed head, board chair, or trustee, LTP proves particularly valuable to forge a positive and effective relationship. For the trustee and school head with a well-established relationship, LTP offers an opportunity to gain fresh perspectives on styles of collaboration in the context of new challenges and priorities. 8 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016

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Preconferences TUESDAY | 25 October 2016 Room 08:30-16:30 MARILYN GEORGE SARAWAK BALLROOM WASC Focus on Learning Accreditation Training - This one-day interactive WASC session will examine the essentials of the Focus on Learn- ing self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation.The session will provide an opportunity for EARCOS educators to examine strategies inherent in Focus on Learning that support the school’s assessment of student learning in relation to school-wide learning results and curricular objectives/standards. During the latter part of the session, there will be a panel of EARCOS educators who will share how they adapted the Focus on Learning process for respective schools, including its integration with strategic planning.This session enables participants to become eligible for serving on WASC visiting committees. 08:30-16:30 08:30-16:30 APAC ATHLETIC DIRECTORS’ MEETING ACAMIS BOARD MEETING 10:00-10:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK 12:00-13:00 LUNCH 15:00-15:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK BOARDROOM 1 MEZZANINE BOARDROOM SUITE A (Business Centre) MEETING ROOM FOYER SABAH BALLROOM MEETING ROOM FOYER PRECONFERENCE Preconferences WEDNESDAY | 26 October 2016 07:00-21:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION PERLIS ROOM 08:00-20:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University BOARDROOM 3 MEZZANINE 08:30-16:30 NIGEL FORBES-HARPER IB Category 3 Workshop - Understanding Leadership (This is a continuation of Tuesday’s workshop) ARTHUR’S BAR (Upper Deck) SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (SESSION A) MINA MERKEL KEDAH ROOM Good Governance: In Service of Great Students - What is the difference between great boards and those that fail to serve their constituencies well? Come find out in this all day conference on good governance. Striving for an understanding of the unique needs of international school boards versus corporate or other non-profits, we will experience together the role of the board as a whole, a school board’s reason for being, and learn the primary responsibilities of entire board. We will dive into the role of individual board member, exploring together who needs to be on the “school (board) bus” and learn what skills and personalities will help and hinder. We will tackle the board efficacy question about how to work with the Head of School and each other.We will learn from each other about committee structure, charter and whom we need versus whom we know. This session will engage board members through experiential exercises on how to become a mission-driven school board. (Targeted for general school board members, especially those attending EARCOS for the first time and who have never had a formal board training seminar. Appropriate also for those wanting a refresher on the essentials of governance.) (SESSION B) MARK FRANKEL / ABIGAIL DELESSIO SARAWAK BALLROOM Beyond Good Governance: Multiplying Your Board’s Impact - Created for experienced international school trustees, this workshop uses dynamic presentations, real-life case studies, and small and full group discussions to show how you can leverage your unique posi- tions as governors and board chairs to have a long-lasting, positive impact on your schools. Our topics will include: How smart boards evaluate school performance;What it means for a board to develop “strategic awareness;” Successful engagement between boards and stakeholders in the school community; Dealing with changing school demographics; Financial strategies for uncertain times; Preparing for leadership succession; and much more. Participants will have access to a special online toolkit of resources for addressing these topics and will leave with an action ideas to share with their fellow board members. (Preconference for School Board Members, who have previously attended a board training seminar) BUSINESS MANAGERS’ (EARASBO) PRECONFERENCE BUSINESS MANAGERS INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL KUALA LUMPUR Facilitators: MIKE RODMAN / TIM KING Pick-up at Shangri-La Lobby at 7:00 AM. Return to the Hotel at 4:00PM Business Manager’s Guide to Implementing a Successful Enterprise Risk Management Program - Messrs. Rodman and King will ex- plain the benefits of ERM, and the process used to identify, analyze, and prioritize the operational, financial, reputational, regulatory,and political risks faced by international schools. They will conduct an interactive exercise that will provide the attendees with practical experience with the ERM risk assessment process, setting the stage for a discussion of how to establish a sustainable ERM risk identi- fication, evaluation, and risk-mitigation program within the school. A second session, Key Risks Facing International Schools: Insurance Solutions, will be presented in which Messrs. Rodman and King will discuss certain major risks commonly faced by international schools and available insurance coverage to help finance the damages should a loss occur. “Create, Connect, Commit.” 9

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PRECONFERENCE Preconferences WEDNESDAY | 26 October 2016 Room 08:30-16:30 JENNIFER ABRAMS SELANGOR 1 Hard Conversations Unpacked - Extending the Learning - “Continuing the learning from the first Having Hard Conversations work- shop, Hard Conversations Unpacked is an extension and deepening of the work of becoming more comfortable with conflict. The workshop revisits the key elements of the book, Having Hard Conversations, such as the outcome mapping and scripting protocol, and goes deeper to provide additional strategies for being more confident and compassionate when faced with situations involving conflict. (You do not have to have seen previous workshops on hard conversations to attend this session.) Participants will learn how to: Keep conflict at a cognitive level that is more psychologically safe; Understand the differences between a problem to be solved and a polarity to be managed; Analyze possible covert organizational influences at play during a hard conversation; Look at a hard conversation through the lenses of culture, generation and gender, cognitive style and belief system; and respond productively when conflict escalates both in one-on -one and in group situations” MARGARET ALVAREZ / LIZ DUFFY / ANNA MARSDEN / JOE PETRONE SABAH ANTE Leaders Mentoring Leaders in a Virtual Environment - EARCOS is launching an important new service to members.This service – EARCOS Leadership Mentoring- aims to support colleagues new to leadership, new to the region and those facing new challenges. This pre-conference will introduce leaders to the emerging structure of the new service and intends to equip participants with some of the skills that are necessary to be effective mentors.These skills will include appropriate questioning techniques, working with di- versity, effective use of social media, as well as facilitating effective planning. Opportunities will be available to give important feedback to the ongoing development of the EARCOS mentoring program. Pre-conference participants will be given the opportunity to take part in the EARCOS pilot program that will be launched shortly after the ELC and will have access to the EARCOS resource bank designed to support mentor relationships. JONATHAN BORDEN PERAK Confucius Met Piaget – But How Did They Get Along? - Based in part on Jonathan Borden’s book Confucius Meets Piaget, this work- shop will examine the cultural, historical, and philosophical backgrounds of many of our East Asian students’ nations, focusing on the challenges that these children face when attending our western style schools.The workshop will look at cross-cultural theory as applied to East Asian and Western cultures, the intertwined and often tragic histories of China and Korea and how this history has molded both national and educational cultures, and child-rearing habits of China and Korea, specifically looking at the influence of Confucian thought on family structure and dynamics. Following up this pre-conference will be workshops dealing with specific ways that teachers, counselors, and administrators can effectively work with these students and families, specific educational issues associated with each of these cultures, university systems and their structure including the college entrance process, academic stress and the reasons behind it, hierarchy and bullying, re-entry after attending international schools, and finally, a chance for participants to bring scenarios and case studies to the table for discussion and consideration. EEQBAL HASSIM LAFITE Leading Transcultural Schools - Transcultural schools are a given, not just an aspirational goal for education. If transculturalism is not recognized or acknowledged, we are not looking hard enough or in the right places. This workshop focuses on leading transcultural schools. This leadership supports individuals and groups within the school community to recognize and navigate the implications of transcultural connections and processes.Through the workshop, participants will: - Recognize the need for leading transcultural schools and the various aspects of this leadership within a school - Examine the theoretical underpinnings of leading transcultural schools, focusing on the interculturalism and transnationalism nexus - Be introduced to some of the features of good intercultural leadership based on the research literature - Reflect on their own capabilities for leading transcultural schools as well as those of others. LANCE KING BOARDROOM A Developing Resilient, Self-Regulated Learners - Research shows that resilient learners are those who can handle adversity in a positive way and create success for themselves through their own actions.They are students who believe it is possible for them to grow and develop both their intelligence and their ability to learn, and they know how to benefit from every failure. Self-regulated learners are those who have mastered the skills of effective learning to a level of proficiency where they are confident of being able to learn from any person, at any time, in any place, through any media, under any conditions.These are the students who have inculcated all the essential skills of the 21st Century and who have the most competitive advantage in both the academic world and the world of business and enterprise.This course looks at structures and strategies of teaching, learning and assessment that promote in students the development of both resilience and self-regulation. LAURA LIPTON KELANTAN ROOM Data-Driven Dialogue: Practical Strategies for Collaborative INQUIRY - This interactive session explores and applies a three-phase Collaborative Learning Cycle that guides productive collective inquiry. Participants investigate strategies and structures that reduce defensiveness and create shared responsibility for student learning.We will hone practical tools for discovering assumptions, promoting data-focused inquiry and developing shared understandings of both problems and possible solutions.These understandings become the foundation for dynamical planning processes.Topics include: using data to focus a group’s attention and energy, applying The Col- laborative Learning Cycle (a three-phase model for guiding data-driven dialogue and collaborative inquiry) and extending a repertoire of facilitative tools for inviting and sustaining the thinking of group members. Increase your confidence when facilitating difficult conver- sations as you use data to promote professional interactions about tough-to-talk-about topics. 10 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016

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PRECONFERENCE Preconferences WEDNESDAY | 26 October 2016 Room 08:30-16:30 RAMI MADANI LEMON GARDEN TERRACE International School Curriculum: Creation, Relevance and Sustainability (This session is for people NEW to the curriculum position) If you are an administrator who wishes to deepen your understanding of curriculum, or are new to a curriculum position in your school, this workshop will provide the tools to launch and sustain curriculum in your school. Have you often wondered how the countless hours spent on curriculum development could really improve student learning? How is teachers’ time best spent when it comes to planning for teaching and learning? Does the curriculum process and all of the terminology baffle you? How can the curriculum be sustainable in our international schools? This workshop will address these queries plus more, including a focus on understanding, curriculum leadership, and subject area reviews based on learning needs. JENNNIFER SPARROW JOHORE ROOM Moving from Co-blab-orating to Collaborating: Helping Teams Be Learning-Focused - Collaboration happens when teammates work toward the same outcomes, resulting in shared work, thinking, and responsibility. Unfortunately, many teams end up co-blab-orating, where conversations do not result in shared thinking, go nowhere, or go in several different directions.This pre-conference explores strategies that help teams collaboratively focus on student learning.This includes understanding what a learning-focused team is and is not, strategies for ensuring the focus stays on learning (including the Professional Learning Community at Work framework), and strategies to address different team dynamics.The result will be teams that focus on student learning by working smarter, not harder. DEB WELCH Take Charge of your Professional Growth: A Leadership Portfolio for Heads & Deputy Heads of School PAHANG Heads and Deputy Heads of School provide feedback to many on their staffs and yet frequently lack mechanisms to reflect on their own development. Regardless of whether you are in your twentieth or second year of the headship, you want to keep growing, learn- ing from experience, and improving. In this preconference, we will use a leadership portfolio to assist those at the helm that includes self-assessment against a comprehensive set of standards and indicators.The portfolio also provides examples of evidence linked to the standards that prove helpful for goal setting. We will use one another as resources as well because the wealth of experience IN THE ROOM will be impressive! This session will be most appropriate for heads of school but would also be relevant for deputy heads and those interested in growth of leadership. KENDALL ZOLLER PENANG ROOM Hacking Leadership - A Disturbing Guide for an Adaptive Culture - Participants explore leadership from a systems perspective drawing on Heifetz and Linsky’s Adaptive Leadership model and Zoller’s Communicative Intelligence. We explore ways of orchestrating conflict, identifying how values drive and influence the implementation of change. Hacking leadership is a model for creating innovations by orchestrating conflict instead of having it sing to you. Participants will also explore how communicative intelligence contributes to leadership. 08:30-14:30 MARILYN GEORGE WASC Visiting Committee Chair Training DC 1 ROOM (Training Room) 08:30-16:30 ACAMIS BOARD MEETING BOARDROOM SUITE A (Business Centre) 09:00-16:30 APAC ACTIVITY DIRECTORS’ MEETING BOARDROOM 1 MEZZANINE 10:00-10:30 12:00-13:00 MORNING COFFEE BREAK MEETING ROOM FOYER BASEMENT 2, LOWER LOBBY LUNCH - Everyone from the meeting above will have lunch together. SABAH BALLROOM 13:00-16:30 15:00-15:30 APAC Heads Meeting BOARDROOM 2 MEZZANINE AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK MEETING ROOM FOYER BASEMENT 2, LOWER LOBBY Reminders to Delegates: NAME TAGS are required at all conference sessions and social events “Create, Connect, Commit.” 11

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1st Day of Conference THURSDAY | 27 October 2016 06:30-18:00 EARCOS REGISTRATION Room PERLIS ROOM 08:00-18:00 International School Leadership Program University of San Francisco / Washington State University MEZZANINE BOARDROOM 3 08:00 EXHIBIT OPEN BASEMENT II FOYER 08:00-08:10 Opening Entertainment International School of Kuala Lumpur Musicians GRAND BALLROOM Jaymin Baird,Vince Cee, Dan Miles and Thara- Malaysian Cultural Club (MYClub) Advisor 08:10-08:30 Conference Opening GRAND BALLROOM Welcome to Delegates Margaret Alvarez, EARCOS President, Larry Hobdell, Regional Officer, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State, and Dick Krajczar, EARCOS Executive Director KEYNOTE ADDRESS Sponsored by 08:30-09:15 Introduction of speaker: Ms. Liz Duffy, President, ISS SIR JOHN JONES Creative Leadership or Preparing Our Students for a World that Doesn’t Exist The good news and the bad news is schools make the difference. Biography: Sir John is one of a small, select band of educational professionals who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year’s Honours List (2003), but have been able to help and inspire others with their knowledge and passion. One of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-a­ fter speakers on the global educational stage, his achievements and reputation for straight-t­alking, leadership and creativity have led him to be invited on to a number of panels and think-­tanks.When Headteacher of three secondary schools over a period of 17 years, he was asked to join the Government’s Policy Action Team for Neighbourhood Renewal at the Social Exclusion Unit. He was also a member of the Headteachers’ National Focus Group on Truancy and Exclusion and the Excellence in Cities Project at the DfES. Sir John was part of the National Remodelling Team and the Leadership and Development Unit sponsored by the National College for School Leadership.Working part-t­ime at the Centre for Educational Leadership at Manchester University, he presented on a range of programmes as well as designing and delivering a Master’s Course at Liverpool University focused on the leadership of change. Sir John has written two books; Truancy and exclusion: a teacher’s guide and the best-­selling The Magic-W­ eaving Business and has co-­authored Winning the H Factor: the secrets of happy schools. He enjoys travelling, keeping fit, the theatre, golf, walking in the mountains and good food and wine. In his past he has played football semi-­professionally and earned his living as a singer/guitarist in a rock duo! (for more of his unedited biography visit http://earcos.org/elc2016/elc-keynote.php) 09:15-10:00 TEA & COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MEETING ROOM FOYER / BASEMENT 2 / LOWER LOBBY Visit Our Exhibitors 10:00-16:45 Athletic/Activity Directors’ Institute BOARDROOM 1 10:00-16:30 EARASBO / BUSINESS MANAGERS’ PRECONFERENCE, (continued) GALLERY 1 - CONCORDE HOTEL MIKE RODMAN / TIM KING - Business Manager’s Guide to Implementing a Successful Enterprise Risk Management Program 10:00-16:30 SCHOOL BOARD PRECONFERENCE (continued, essentially an all-day job-alike) KEDAH ROOM - this would be a combined session for both Frankel’s and Merkel’s group.The topic will focus on current issues facing boards in EARCOS schools and will be led by BRIAN JOHNSON, Board Chair, ASIJ. (open to all Board Members attending the conference. Topic address in various issues. This will include presentations and group discussion pertaining current issues facing our EARCOS Schools. ) 12 EARCOS Leadership Conference 2016

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