Karen Ardley

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Karen Ardley is a highly successful leadership consultant, and facilitator, specialising in all aspects of leadership.
Drawing on her wide experience as a teacher and leader in all phases of education, Karen designs and delivers outstanding and inspirational leadership programmes focused on change and improvement.
Her previous projects have included working with the education ministries of England, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kenya through NCTL. She is currently designing a leadership and quality assurance programme for United Nations school.
Recent international work has involved teachers and leaders from over sixty countries and KAA work successfully in partnership with several Teaching Schools and Multi Academy Trusts in England, as well as individual schools.

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Isabelle Arnett

Isabelle est une enseignante innovatrice et inspirante qui a enseigné pendant plus de 20 ans dans une école secondaire du Royaume-Uni, où la majorité des élèves parlent anglais comme langue seconde. Elle développe continuellement son art en tant qu'enseignante en utilisant des stratégies innovatrices très efficaces pour le questionnement, la différenciation, l'évaluation et les corrections. Dans son rôle d’enseignante praticienne principale, elle a partagé ses connaissances et sa passion contagieuse pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues, en offrant des développements professionnels que les participants trouvent divertissant, informatif et motivant.

Isabelle dirige également un département de langues très performant et a développé une équipe efficace qui se concentre également sur le développement du métier d'enseignant.

Isabelle a également dirigé un projet de diffusion de bonnes pratiques pour les apprenants débutants en anglais comme langue seconde dans un groupe d'écoles secondaires.

Récemment, Isabelle a été nommée responsable de lecture au sein du programme Fresh Start Phonics de Ruth Miskin et collabore avec un formateur afin de diriger une nouvelle équipe dans l'école dans laquelle elle travaille actuellement afin de réduire les écarts d'âge en lecture des apprenants qui entrent au secondaire avec un âge de lecture en dessous de 9,5.

Isabelle a délivré avec succès de nombreux programmes de classe exceptionnels pour KAA à travers l'Europe.

 Rosan Bosch

Rosan is founder and creative director of Rosan Bosch Studio. She is internationally renowned for her designs and inspiring perspectives on learning spaces for the future. With design as a tool for innovation and change, Rosan challenges established cultures and norms. In close dialogue with the users, she transforms physical spaces into meaningful and significant experiences.

In her book Designing for a Better World Starts at School, she presents her vision for a paradigm shift of the physical framework of schools. Using six principles for learning situations, she creates open, imaginative and dynamic environments that meet the diversity of learning needs and promote modern and flexible teaching methods.

She has worked with local and national authorities to transform education, from the Vittra schools in Sweden and the award-winning Sheikh Zayed Private Academy in Abu Dhabi to the Ministry of Education in Argentina.

Rosan is educated at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in the Netherlands and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona in Spain, and has worked professionally with art, architecture and design for more than 25 years.

 Anne van Dam

Child centred learning has been Anne's passion for more than 25 years. Anne has worked in schools in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and Switzerland, where she took on various positions such as team leader, PYP coordinator and director. Anne used to work at the Canadian International School (Singapore) where she was part of the team that took the school to IB authorisation Anne has been an IB workshop leader since 2005, sharing her passion for young children and play with educators in international schools.

Anne joined EtonHouse International Pre-School in August 2007, drawn to the school for its vision to establish early childhood education centred on young children's competencies in making meaning and building relationships. At EtonHouse, she first combined teaching with the responsibilities of the PYP coordinator. In June 2008, Anne became the Director of this school.

In August 2011, Anne moved back to Europe and took on the responsibility of Assistant Principal at the International School of Zug and Luzern(ISZL). At ISZL, she supported the development of a new vision for learning and teaching in the early years. This direction places a strong emphasis on relationships, play, learning spaces (both inside and outside) and on making learning visible to others.

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Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional variables in Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism.  He is particularly interested in the interface between applied linguistics and psychology. He has published widely on multilingual emotions, including a monograph entitled Emotions in Multiple Languages (2013) and a number of studies with Peter MacIntyre (Cap Breton University) on Foreign Language Enjoyment and Foreign Language Anxiety. He is a keen teacher, walker, karate-ka.

He is former president of the International Association of Multilingualism and the European Second Language Association. He is currently member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of the Psychology of Language Learning. He was General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (2013-2018) and is now General Editor of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (2019-).  He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert Gardner Award for Excellence in Second Language and Bilingualism Research (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Jenny Ebermann

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Ayant grandi à Bruxelles et vivant en Suisse depuis plus de 11 ans, Jenny Ebermann est une Leader, Coach et Formatrice internationale, innovatrice et visionnaire. Ayant un bagage en sport, économie et management, Jenny travaille présentement en tant que Directrice Exécutive pour la Suisse d’une ONG mondialement reconnue.

Avec plus de 17 années de gestion efficace d’équipes multiculturelles, diverses et virtuelles, elle possède une expertise variée au sein de différentes entreprises et organisations, notamment dans le secteur public, en Organisations Internationales, ONGs et grandes multinationales (B2B/ B2C) dans différents pays et continents.

En tant que Membre du Conseil d’Administration de l’Association Européenne des Approches basées sur la Pleine Conscience (www.eamba.net) et en tant que Membre active de l’Association MBSR en Suisse (www.mbsr-verband.ch), Jenny est passionnée en ce qui a trait à la pleine conscience, la communication et le leadership au niveau local et international.
Détenant un CAS et un Diplôme en Coaching ainsi qu’ayant des certifications additionnelles en communication interculturelle, leadership, formation et médiation, Jenny apprécie de pouvoir travailler moyennant des outils systémiques et basés sur la pleine conscience.

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Liz Free

First and foremost, as a parent and educator, I passionately believe in the power of education to make the world a better place for adults and young people alike.

I have been a teacher and head teacher in some of the world's leading schools before specialising in international professional learning and development. This journey has enabled me to develop and lead one of the UK’s largest education professional learning and development services before founding the International Leadership Academy (ILA), The Hague. This physical and metaphorical centre is the CPD home for international schools across Europe as well as the performance, learning and development arm of the British School in the Netherlands, the largest British international school in Europe with over 800 staff. Overall, we work with around 2500 school staff every year.

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Fred Genesee

Fred Genesee is Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at McGill University, Montreal. He is interested in basic issues related to language learning, representation, and use in bilinguals and in applied issues related to second language teaching, learning, and assessment. He has conducted extensive research on alternative forms of bilingual/ immersion education for language minority and language majority students, the academic development of at-risk students in bilingual programs. language acquisition in typically-developing and at-risk pre-school bilingual children, and internationally-adopted children.

He has published numerous articles in scientific journals, professional books and magazines and is the author of 16 books on bilingualism.

He is the recipient of the Canadian Psychology Association Gold Medal Award, Paul Pimsler Award for Research in Foreign Language Education, Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community or Public Service, California Association for Bilingual Education Award for Promoting Bilingualism and the le prix Adrien-Pinard.

George Kohlrieser

George Kohlrieser is an organizational and clinical psychologist. He is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD and consultant to several global companies including Accenture, Amer Sports, Borealis, Cisco, Coca-Cola, HP, Hitachi, IBM, IFC, Google, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Maersk, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, NASA, Navis, Nestlé, Nokia, Pictet, Rio Tinto, Roche, Santander, Swarovski, Sara Lee, Tetra Pak, Toyota, and UBS. He is a regular speaker at management and professional conferences around the world including the World Business Forum, the World Economic Forum, and the United Nations.

His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on high performance leadership, high performance teamwork, conflict management, change management, dialogue and negotiation, coaching, stress management, work-life balance, and personal and professional development. He is also a Police Psychologist and Hostage Negotiator focusing on aggression management and hostage negotiations. He has worked in over 100 countries spanning five continents.

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Doris Perrodin

Spécialiste de l’éducation des enfants et des adolescents à haut potentiel, dipl. ECHA (European Council for High Ability)
Responsable de regroupement d’élèves talentueux pendant de nombreuses années
Coach d’études pour des élèves HPI avec ou sans difficultés scolaires
Conseillère pour des projets d’accompagnement d’élèves HPI dans différents établissements
Formatrice des enseignants dans les Hautes Ecoles Pédagogiques en Suisse romande
Conférences et ateliers de formation en Suisse et à l’étranger
Auteure : Et si elle était surdouée ? Ed. SZH/CSPS, 2015, Douée ? Moi ? Ed. ASEHP, 2018
Co-Auteure avec O. Revol et R. Poulin : 100 idées pour accompagner les enfants à haut potentiel, Ed. Tom Pousse, 2015

Specialist in Gifted Education, dipl. ECHA (European Council for High Ability)  
Coach for gifted and talented students with or without learning difficulties.
Responsible for pull-out-programs for gifted students.  
Counselor for gifted programs in various schools