15 May 2017

ISANA’s guide to pastoral care success

Using the latest research, practitioner experience and the voices of international students, ISANA New Zealand’s breakout sessions at NZIEC 2017 will provide delegates with holistic approaches to ensuring the pastoral support of your international students.

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ISANA NZ President Lesley McDonald says the breakout sessions will equip attendees with strategies, tools and resources to enhance student support at their institutions.

“Our breakout stream takes an evidence-driven approach to help providers develop strategies and inform investment in student support services,” says Lesley.

“The sessions will help delegates achieve the outcomes of the Code of Practice, while keeping the student voice at the centre of everything we do.”

The breakout sessions span international student services, advocacy, teaching and learning, and policy development, and suggest ways in which New Zealand can improve support for international students while they live and study here. 

Highlights include workshops on supporting international student transitions, developing effective pastoral care programmes with your local community, and preparing for critical incidents.

Other features include Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley talking about the possible effects of international demographic trends on the flow of students to New Zealand. An ISANA panel will also explore how individuals can be agents of change in their institutions to effect internationalisation goals, including by promoting the adoption of intercultural competencies.

ENZ has partnered with ISANA New Zealand to deliver the breakout stream at conference, with a specific focus on student experience. Find out more at www.nziec.co.nz.

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