PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Pre-conference programming workshops and seminars are offered for delegates to attend before the conference begins. High School Delegates may participate in one or two levels of concurrent workshops for best practices of career and college counseling and admissions processes, organized by the IC3 Institute. University Delegates may attend a seminar designed to focus on the Indian curricula and students' decision processes, which will take place on the first morning of the conference, before the Opening Plenary.

High School Delegate Workshops
University Delegate Seminar

To register for the Pre-Conference Workshops, participants must also register for the 5th Annual IC3 Conference. Delegates may select these as add-on item(s), on their conference registration form.

Due to limited space, registration at these events will be capped. High school delegates are encouraged to register early to ensure participation. Once capacity is reached, interested participants will be placed on a waitlist.

Level 1: College Counseling 101

23 August 2021 • 8:30am - 5:00pm • Cost: $25 USD (register here)

Beginners Level: Recommended for counselors with fewer than three years of experience

The Level 1 workshop will center on the foundations of career and college counseling and highlight admission and financial aid procedures for universities in the most prevalent global university systems. Whether they are establishing a new counseling department or taking on a new role as a counselor in an existing department, participants will:
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of career and college counseling
  • Gain insights into how to structure a counseling program and create an effective advising timeline
  • Learn the basics of admission and financial aid procedures for universities in the most prevalent global university systems
  • Be able to understand and implement a holistic, best-fit approach to counseling
  • Attain strategies for effectively advising parents
  • Build up a valuable support network of counseling colleagues
Suncity School Gurgaon
Host: Suncity School Gurgaon
Sector – 54, Suncity, Township, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India

Level 1 Facilitators

Level 2: The Indian University System & Strategic Counseling

24 August 2021 • 8:30am - 5:00pm • Cost: $25 USD (register here)

Intermediate & Advanced Levels: Recommended for counselors with more than three years of experience

The Level 2 workshop will center on a detailed profiling of the Indian university system, and feature topics of strategic importance in counseling, such as access and inclusion, sustainability and efficiency, and building long-term relationships with higher education institutions. Participants will:
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of and learn admission policies and procedures most prevalent within the Indian university system
  • Acquire the tools needed to build a sustainable counseling department
  • Be able to assess the overall
  • efficiency of their counseling practice or department
  • Learn strategies to develop lasting and fruitful relationships with institutions of higher education at home and abroad
  • Build up a valuable support network of counseling colleagues
Vasant Valley School
Host: Vasant Valley School
Vasant Kunj Marg, Pocket 7, Sector C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India

Level 2 Facilitators

In the morning of day 1 of the 5th Annual IC3 Conference, before the Opening Plenary, IC3 will offer a seminar at no cost for University Delegates as part of its Pre-Conference Workshop programming.

Seminar for University Delegates

25 August 2021 • Morning (2.5hrs) • Cost: FREE (register here)
Venue: 5th Annual IC3 Conference hotel (Taj Palace, New Delhi)

This seminar, designed for university representatives, will foster in-depth understanding of various Indian curricula (including national and state boards) with a featured segment on understanding Indian parents and their role in students' university choices. Through interactive sessions led by school-based experts and international higher education leaders, and through authentic dialogue with our facilitators and your peers, you will learn the most critical aspects of the Indian high school education system. This seminar is essential for administrators and university representatives who want to ensure recruitment and admission practices are based on a sound and practical knowledge of the high school education landscape in India. Participants will:
  • Acquire critical knowledge of the Indian schooling system
  • Learn best practices for evaluating Indian high school credentials, including national boards and some state boards
  • Gain valuable insights into the mindset and role of Indian parents
  • Grow your network of global university colleagues

2019 Faculty

Ms. Zina L. Evans —

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Florida

Zina L. Evans is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost and affiliate Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration in the College of Education at the University of Florida. She provides vision, leadership and strategic direction in the development and attainment of enrollment priorities for the university. As UF’s chief enrollment officer she oversees the Office of Admissions, the Office of Student Financial Affairs and the Office of the University Registrar. Dr. Evans has over 20 years’ experience in higher education and has worked at such institutions as UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and the University of Maryland.

Mr. John O. Gaines —

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University, U.S.

At Vanderbilt University since 2002, John currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Admissions. During his tenure at VU, applications for admission have tripled, and the university has enrolled record-setting classes, as well as seen increasing selectivity and diversity. Prior to Vanderbilt, he served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions at Millsaps College, and as Director of Admissions at Transylvania University. John is a frequent presenter at high schools and conferences on the topics of selective admission and college choice. He is a Board Member of the Coalition for College and is active in the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, the Council for International Schools and the College Board.

Mr. Clay Hensley —

Senior Director – International Higher Education Outreach, College Board, U.S.

Clay Hensley is Senior Director of International Strategy and Outreach at the College Board. He travels extensively as he promotes the global engagement of College Board higher education members, and presents frequently on issues impacting international education, including international student mobility trends. Clay was awarded the annual Distinguished Service Award by the Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC) in 2013. He is an exhibiting artist, with a studio in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mr. Adam Sapp —

Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions, Pomona College, U.S.

Adam Sapp has been the Director of Admissions at Pomona College since July 2015. In addition to managing day-to-day operations in the office, Adam works with applicants from India. Prior to Pomona, he spent five years in the Princeton University undergraduate admissions office where he oversaw the recruitment of international students. From 2002 to 2009 Adam worked in the Claremont McKenna College Office of Admission. Adam is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the International Association for College Admission Counseling. Adam obtained his B.A. in History from Kenyon College in 2002 and a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2010.

Mr. John Wilkerson —

Assistant Vice President for International Services, Director of International Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.

John Wilkerson is Assistant Vice President for International Services and Director of International Admissions at Indiana University. He previously held the position of Director of International Admissions at the University of Missouri, and served as Director of Admissions for Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Wilkerson completed undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sociology at Columbia College, earned a Master's of Education in Psychological Counseling from Stephens College, and holds a Doctorate in global education policy from the University of Southern California. He has previously held leadership positions with NAFSA, and currently serves in leadership with the Council of International Schools and as Vice President for Admission and Enrollment Practices with the International Association for College Admission Counseling.

Ms. Zina L. Evans

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost, University of Florida

Zina L. Evans is the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Prov

Mr. John O. Gaines

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University, U.S.

At Vanderbilt University since 2002, John currently serves as Director of Underg

Mr. Clay Hensley

Senior Director – International Higher Education Outreach, College Board, U.S.

Clay Hensley is Senior Director of International Strategy and Outreach at the Co

Mr. Adam Sapp

Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions, Pomona College, U.S.

Adam Sapp has been the Director of Admissions at Pomona College since July 2015.

Mr. John Wilkerson

Assistant Vice President for International Services, Director of International Admissions, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.

John Wilkerson is Assistant Vice President for International Services and Direct

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