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CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference, 1-4 April

CIRCLE was excited to be in Hong Kong as the Platinum Sponsor of the CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC) 2014.

Now in our third year as proud sponsors of CASE APAC, CIRCLE was delighted to return to Hong Kong and join delegates as they engaged and connected in an enriching experience of professional learning. This conference provided those tasked with the mission of institutional advancement with the opportunity to reflect upon the new trends being set in our educational sphere and to consider the impact of our work around advancement activities in schools and other organisations.

APAC opened with a Schools Program hosted at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, followed by the Main Conference at Langham Place, Mongkok, in the thriving area of Kowloon. Gathered at the conference were heads of schools, heads of institutions, senior government officials, donor partners, fellow practitioners both seasoned and young, and the ever-expanding, ever-dynamic CASE network.

Dr Phil Cummins was pleased to present on "Building Values of Compassionate Justice: A School's Quest to Align Core Business and Philanthropy", during the Main Conference. His presentation can be found here.

CEN Conference 2014, 24-27 March

CIRCLE is delighted to have Dr Phil Cummins presenting at the biennial Principals & Executives Christian Educational National Conference.

This conference, hosted at the Geelong Waterfront in Victoria over 24 - 25 March 2014, addresses the challenges of leadership and aims to draw together thinking around a distinctive Christian Education curriculum while also taking into consideration the demands of compliance and standards. Phil is delighted to present on appraisal and performance in schools.

His presentation can be found here for delegates of the conference.

The CIRCLE Bachelor of Education Professional Honours Qualification

CIRCLE is pleased to announce the launch of The CIRCLE Bachelor of Education Professional Honours Qualification offered in association with the University of Tasmania.

The online learning based course is designed to provide those who work in educational organisations with relevant and practical preparation for leadership. It entails the completion of 8 Units which have been written and coordinated by CIRCLE staff and is augmented with digital resources and webinars.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop advanced leadership skills in an educational environment and take the next step in your career.

More information can be found here.

Dr Phil Cummins introduces the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours

Introducing CIRCLE's new Senior Management Team

We're delighted to introduce you to CIRCLE's new Senior Management Team for 2014. Staff realignment across 4 key positions within this team (Managing Director, Head of Consultancy, Head of Education and Head of Operations) has strengthened CIRCLE's attention to and care of each of our spheres of expertise. Our experienced, committed and friendly Senior Management Team are always delighted to hear from you. For more information about who's who, and to contact a CIRCLE staff member, please click here.

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Education For The Future - An International Seminar

CIRCLE is delighted and proud to have partnered with the Wee Kim Wee Centre to host Education For The Future - An International Seminar at Singapore Management University (SMU) on 24 - 26 October 2013.

Developed as a concept through the shared educational vision of Dr Kirpal Singh, Director - Wee Kim Wee Centre, and Dr Phil Cummins, Managing Director - CIRCLE, the common starting point for the International Seminar was our understanding of education as the main driving force for progress and growth. In large communities and small, remote places and huge cities, everywhere human beings have placed special emphasis on acquiring knowledge and developing intellectually. In many societies, education has been the main solution to getting out of poverty and a low-level standard of living.

With the advent of the Internet Age, however, education is now under tremendous pressure to eke out new modalities - both of pedagogy as well as "content". The old, familiar systems, models and platforms no longer provide adequate nourishment and challenge. Megatrends now indicate that we are all in desperate need of a thorough change in terms of how we study, teach and learn, and what we learn, teach and study.

This small and focussed International Seminar on Education For The Future brought a diverse group of people together to engage in a vigorous, frank and open discussion about what is involved and how we can start to be ready to embrace fundamental changes. CIRCLE was excited and affirmed by the diversity in attendees as well as speakers at the Seminar, ranging from Singaporean Members of Parliament to esteemed international journalists to Principals, presidents and other educational leaders. We are enthused by the quality of exciting, interesting and engaging ideas explored by many at the Seminar and encourage good friendships and lasting bonds between us going forward.

(from left to right) Dr Phil Cummins, Managing Director - CIRCLE; Lim Biow Chuan, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) on Education; Dr Kirpal Singh, Director - Wee Kim Wee Centre.


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