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.

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.

Registrations are closed
 

Hybrid format: Participants can attend these workshops in-person as well as virtually, depending upon their chosen registration

Level 1: Foundations of Career and College Counseling

Sponsored by
The University of Sheffield

23 August 2021 • 11:00am-04:00pm IST • 06:30am-11:30pm BST • 01:30am-06:30am EDT • 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 basics of career and college counseling. It will highlight admission and financial aid procedures for institutions in the most prevalent global higher education systems. Whether they are establishing a new counseling department or taking on a new role as a counselor in an existing department, the 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 about the entrance criteria, admission policies, and financial aid procedures for institutions in the most prevalent global higher education systems
  • Be able to understand and implement a holistic, best-fit approach to counseling
  • Learn strategies for effective advising and working with various stakeholders, including school administration, students, and parents
  • Build a valuable support network of counseling colleagues
Suncity School Gurgaon
Host: Suncity School Gurgaon
Sector – 54, Suncity, Township, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India

Sessions:

  • The New Counselor Avatar
  • CCC - Creating Counseling Curriculums
  • The Global Passport
  • Stakeholder Engagement for Counseling in Schools

Level 2: The Indian Higher Education System and Strategic Counseling

Sponsored by
St Georges University

24 August 2021 • 10:00am-03:00pm IST • 05:30am-10:30am BST • 12:30am-05:30am EDT • 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 detailed profiling of the Indian higher education system. It will 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 higher education system, including academic and professional programs, common entrances, and technical and vocational education options
  • Understand the emerging information and communication technologies in advising and acquiring 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 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

Sessions:

  • The Landscape of Indian Higher Education
  • The Butterfly Effect: The NEW Indian University
  • Snakes & Ladders: The Journey of Professional vs. Academic Programs in India Today
  • Building Blocks - Collaborating to Build Strengths & Expertise

2021 Faculty

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Mr. Abizer Merchant
Director, India & Sri Lanka, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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Mr. Anil Kumar Nair
Director of Admissions & Outreach, Shiv Nadar University, Noida, India
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Ms. Aishath Hussain Mohamed
Career Guidance Counselor, Ghiyasuddin International School, HR Lecturer, MAPS College, and Executive member, MAHRP, Malé, Maldives
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Mr. Ajay Tayade
Career Counselor, The Doon School, Dehradun, India
Amrita Ghulati
Ms. Amrita Ghulati
Academic Head, IC3 Institute, Mumbai, India
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Dr. Anita Patankar
Director, Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, India
Ankur Vohra
Mr. Ankur Vohra
Director, Outreach and International Admissions, O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi-NCR, India
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Mr. Arjya B. Majumdar
Dean, Admissions and Outreach, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India
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Ms. Bhakti Shah
Director, Krea University, Sri City, India
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Ms. Candice Aldrich
Regional Manager, Admissions Unit, University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, U.K.
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Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development & Leadership) & Founding Dean, School of Economics & Finance, RV University, Bengaluru, India
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Ms. Evana Choudhury
Career Guidance Counselor, Scholastica, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Dr. Gurpreet Singh
Director of Asia, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
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Ms. Hansa Sachdeva
Director, Admissions & Financial Aid and Communications, BML Munjal University
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Mr. Jason Martisek
Assistant Director, International Recruitment and Admissions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.
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Ms. Kala Anand
Director - Partnerships & Career Services, Krea University, Sri City, India
Kalika Moniz
Ms. Kalika Moniz
College and Career Counselor, Avasara Academy, Pune, India
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Ms. Keerti BR
Admissions Officer, The Learning Curve International School, India
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Ms. Khushboo Bedi
Samcara Coordinator - The Career Counseling Cell, The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal, India
Madhav Neupane
Mr. Madhav Neupane
Guidance Counselor and Chemistry Faculty, Ullens School, Lalitpur, Nepal
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Mr. Mark Deane
Associate Director-Career Services, FLAME University
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Ms. Meenu Arora
Assistant Director Outreach, Krea University, Sri City, India
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Ms. Pragati Pandey
University Counselor, Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India
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Ms. Priya Gupta
Head College Counseling & Higher Education Program, The International School, Bangalore, India
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Mr. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi
Divisional Chair of Humanities & Social Sciences, Krea University, Sri City, India
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Ms. Rani Bansal
Sr. Manager, Lend a Hand India, Mumbai, India
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Mr. Sahil Aggarwal
CEO, Rishihood University, Delhi NCR, India
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Ms. Sarah Petersen
College Counselor, International School of Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sheena Mehta
Ms. Sheena Mehta
Director of London Office, IE University, Madrid, Spain
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Ms. Shelly Jain
Deputy Group University Admission Counselor, Enko Education, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ms. Shubhra Sinha
Head of School, Ekya School, Byrathi, Bengaluru, India
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Ms. Smriti Singh
Study Abroad Coordinator and School Counselor, City Montessori School, Lucknow, India
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Mr. Sriram Raghavan
Joint Director - Office of Career Services, O.P. Jindal Global University
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Mr. Vineet Sabharwal
Senior Director Admissions & Financial Aid, Ashoka University

2021 Moderators

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Ms. Aishath Hussain Mohamed
Career Guidance Counselor, Ghiyasuddin International School, HR Lecturer, MAPS College, and Executive member, MAHRP, Malé, Maldives
Amrita Ghulati
Ms. Amrita Ghulati
Academic Head, IC3 Institute, Mumbai, India
Ankur Vohra
Mr. Ankur Vohra
Director, Outreach and International Admissions, O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi-NCR, India
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Ms. Bhakti Shah
Director, Krea University, Sri City, India
Kalika Moniz
Ms. Kalika Moniz
College and Career Counselor, Avasara Academy, Pune, India
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Ms. Khushboo Bedi
Samcara Coordinator - The Career Counseling Cell, The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal, India

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