ISP Future Pathways

2023 Parent Talks

JANUARY |  FEBRUARY  |  MARCH

The Parent Talks is a unique and interesting way to support parents in getting better at supporting their children in making informed decisions by offering relevant topics led by specialists that can positively impact parent and student engagement and motivation.

The learning outcome of these talks are to:

  • Help parents effectively  initiate and carry out meaningful career conversations with their children to support their children’s view of their future endeavors.
  • Help parents identify the topics and strategies that will most effectively support their children to make informed decisions about their futures.

Talk 1

When to start the Careers Conversation?

January 2023

Summary:

Through his motto “Children can only choose what they know”, Prof Graus highlights the impact of career readiness in the early years. The goal for this session is to share relevant information with parents that will enable them to get better at starting effective careers conversations with their children by meeting them where they are.

Speaker

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Netherlands

Professor Dr Ger Graus OBE is a renowned figure in the field of education. He was the first Global Director of Education at KidZania, and, prior to that, the founding CEO of the Children’s University. In the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Ger Graus was made an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to children.

Americas: January 16th *English w/Translation to Spanish

3 pm Seattle
5 pm Mexico – San Jose – Bogota – New Orleans
6 pm Lima – Panama – Miami – Toronto
8 pm Santiago

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Asia: January 19th *English w/Translation to Arabic

4 pm Abu Dhabi
5:30 pm Hyderabad
7 pm Hanoi
8 pm Kuala Lumpur

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Europe: January 19th *English w/Translation to Spanish

5 pm London
6 pm Geneva – Milan – Madrid

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Talk 2

How family values impact postsecondary planning

February 2023

Summary:

Personal values influence how a young person’s aspirations and ratings of success and happiness are perceived and approached. A student’s family values impact how they make decisions about their own futures. In this Talk Dr Sanders will guide parents in a reflection of how they are transmitting their beliefs and attitudes about their children’s future, their education and employment and what constitutes success.

Speaker

Dr Karen Sanders

Dr Karen Sanders

UK

Karen Sanders is the interim Head of the Department and Institute Strategic Lead at St Mary’s University in the United Kingdom. She is professor of Communication and Politics and in the Institute of Business, Law and Society. She is a visiting professor at CEU San Pablo and IESE Business School. She is also a member of CEU International Doctoral School and lectures on MA Public Relations and event organization. Prof Sanders holds a BA Joint Hons and an MA in English, Philosophy, English and Philosophy from Durham University, and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Navarra.

Americas: February 9th *Spanish w/Translation to English

3 pm Seattle
5 pm Mexico – San Jose – Bogota – New Orleans
6 pm Lima – Panama – Miami – Toronto
8 pm Santiago

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Asia: February 8th *English w/Translation to Arabic

4 pm Abu Dhabi
5:30 pm Hyderabad
7 pm Hanoi
8 pm Kuala Lumpur

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Europe: February 8th *English w/Translation to Spanish

5 pm London
6 pm Geneva – Milan – Madrid

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Talk 3

Navigating your child’s future awareness & wellbeing journey

March 2023

Summary:

Children and teenagers are constantly thinking about their futures. Sometimes, these thoughts can impact their wellbeing and sense of identity. Professor Kristy Mitchell will share important information on ways in which parents can guide and support their children’s mental wellness as they navigate the process of future awareness and careers.

Speaker

Dr Kristy Mitchell

Dr Kristy Mitchell

Australia

Kristy is the Wellbeing Project Lead and Project Management in the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University in Australia. She has supported individuals, teams and groups to identify and build out strategies to achieve their learning and development goals, professionally and personally. Her approach is multidimensional and takes into account a person’s wellbeing and creative behavioral change processes.She holds a Bachelor of Behavioral Science from Queensland University of Technology, her Masters of Career Development from Edith Cowan University, a Master of Philosophy from Bond University and Masters of Mental Health from the University of Queensland.

Americas: March 6th *English w/Translation to Spanish

3 pm Seattle
5 pm Mexico – San Jose – Bogota – New Orleans
6 pm Lima – Panama – Miami – Toronto
8 pm Santiago

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Asia: March 7th *English w/Translation to Arabic

4 pm Abu Dhabi
5:30 pm Hyderabad
7 pm Hanoi
8 pm Kuala Lumpur

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Europe: March 7th *English w/Translation to Spanish

5 pm London
6 pm Geneva – Milan – Madrid

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

Rest of the year

April

How parents can help cultivate leadership styles that emerged from lessons learned during COVID

Dr Lauretta Frederking – President of Brescia University College at Western University – Canada

May

Demystifying the Gap Year

Michelle Dittmar – President Gap Canada/USA

June

Empty Nesters Vs Happy Rez Pals

Moustaffa Ezz – Huron College at Western University – Canada

September

Supporting YOUR kids to reach THEIR goals: Ups and Downs

Rick Clarke – Georgia Tech – USA

October

Connecting careers in the Creative Industry with making a living

Doug Wilkenson – Post Production Director the Shape of Water – Canada

November

Opening horizons: Helping your child to look at all the opportunities available

Vern Granger – University of Connecticut USA – NACAC Chair

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