Jueves, 01 de diciembre de 2022 -
09:00 al 16:30

Career Guiding has become more difficult than ever before: a more complex and rapid changing future, access to programmes worldwide and very varied offers make the role of career advisor at schools a real challenging job.

Whether you are an experienced counsellor or new to the role, whether your school places great emphasis on career guiding or you can only dedicate a few hours a week, this first learning and networking event aims to share best practice, unite for collaboration and learn together.  We hope to engage a mix of experienced and new school counsellors as well as counsellors from a variety of schools.

We expect this training day will become an ongoing annual development day for school counsellors in Spain but also and equally important, an opportunity for counsellors to meet and learn from each other and build a community of support that will reduce their stress in a very lonely and highly stressful profession.

Provisional programme 

08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and registration 
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and introductions 
09:30 - 10:15

Global trends in international HE student recruitment, what are the careers of the future?
Emma Skelton, Associate Head of Client Success for IDP
Dominique Luthringer, University Engagement Manager - UK & EU CIALFO (TBC)

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break                                                                                        
10:45 - 11:30

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Practices in Futures Counselling
Kyra Kellawan, British School of Barcelona

11:30 - 12:15

Parallel sessions

Workshop 1:
Helping your students write a successful application letter
Kara Madden, Madden Ed consulting
Workshop 2:
Writing a successful school reference 
Laura Nohr, Brains
12:15 - 13:00 Managing families and students expectations and stress (high but realistic)
Sharon Conlisk and Arren Sutkliffe, British Council School
13:00 - 14:00


14:05 - 14:35 General overview of admission systems in UK - including any changes for 2023 onwards
Carolina Jiménez, British Council
14:35 - 15:10 Parallel sessions
Presentation 1:

General overview of admission systems in USA  – including any changes for 2023 onwards
Nanor Demirjian, Education USA

Presentation 2 :

General overview of admission systems in Germany  – including any changes for 2023 onwards
Ulrike Drescher, DAAD

15:15 - 15:35

Study in Netherlands
Hannah Schildt, Head of Communications and Culture. Netherlands Embassy. 

15:40 - 16:00

Looking to the future.
Carolina Jiménez, British Council

Conclusions and closing up. 
Mark Howard, Director British Council

Note: date may be moved to May if we do not get a minimum of 30 school counsellors interested. This session is open to international and local schools alike.




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Educación, Colegios, Secundaria
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Madrid - ES