IC3 Pre-Conference Workshops for High School Delegates

27 August 2018: Level One, 11:00am – 5:00pm • 28 August 2018: Level Two, 10:30am – 5:00pm

The College Board is proud to partner with IC3 to offer two pre-conference workshops, scheduled on two consecutive days. The content of each workshop will be connected and will build on each other so that counselors are able to benefit from attending both workshops in sequence, or opt to participate in either workshop alone.

These transformative workshops will provide thematic, skills-based training for professionals responsible for guiding students from India to world-class higher education opportunities. Through interactive sessions led by international higher education enrollment leaders and through authentic dialogue with our faculty & your peers, you will learn how to provide your students with a clear understanding of the admission process for selective global universities. You will also acquire strategies and tools to help your students secure post-secondary options that best align with their career aspirations. The Pre-Conference Workshops are ideal for administrators and college guidance counselors who are interested in best practices and candid insights into the admission process of top universities.

Register for the 2018 Annual IC3 Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop:

Organized by: College Board

College BoardThe College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

2018 Pre-Conference Workshop Key Topics

Level 1: Core Concepts and Skills

27 August 2018 • 11:00am - 5:00pm (timings may vary) • Cost: $25/ ₹1,625

Key topics:

  • The fundamentals of college admission, financial aid, and the counselor’s role
  • The structure of a college counseling program and how to develop a plan and implementation strategy
  • Exploring resources to help students and parents with college search, the application process, campus visits, and communicating with college representatives
  • Understanding what admission officers look for when reviewing college applications
  • Helping students and parents determine which institutions are a right fit for a student’s university criteria and career aspirations

Level 2: Current Trends and Hot Topics

28 August 2018 • 10:00am - 5:00pm (timings may vary) • Cost: $25/ ₹1,625

Key topics:

  • Development of systems and approaches that enable students to own their college journey and to plan for their future
  • Delivery of impactful support to students during a time of change and anxiety
  • Leveraging technology and data
  • Strategies to serve the intercultural/21st century/future-ready student
  • Understanding the full range of liberal arts higher education opportunities, including options within India
  • Comparing major global higher education systems (including recent shifts in those systems)
  • Measuring scope, sequence & success and advancing your career development

2018 Faculty

John Wilkerson

Director of International Admissions at Indiana University Bloomington

John Wilkerson is Director of International Admissions at Indiana University. He previously held the same position 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 is currently pursuing Doctoral studies in Global Education Policy at the University of Southern California. He has served in leadership roles with NAFSA, International ACAC, and the Council of International Schools.

Douglas L. Christiansen, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Vanderbilt University

Douglas L. Christiansen holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and is Vanderbilt University's Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs, and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. Dr. Christiansen is also an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt's Peabody College. Currently, he is serving as Chair for the Board of Trustees of the College Board. In his role as Vice Provost, Dr. Christiansen serves as the university’s chief enrollment strategist, guiding the University Enrollment Affairs Leadership Team. He also oversees the selection process for Chancellors, Cornelius Vanderbilt, POSSE, and QuestBridge scholars programs.

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.

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.