Chris Durbin is an Associate Director for the Council of International Schools [CIS] which has almost 600 Member universities and 750 Member schools worldwide and almost 600 of these schools are accredited or in the accreditation process. He is now responsible for CIS Member schools and the staff that support them, in Africa, Europe and the Americas.  He is an experienced educator, with a lifelong commitment to high quality learning and global citizenship education.  Throughout his career he has worked and volunteered for organisations with a global mindset.  Prior to this role in CIS, he worked for 12 years as School Development Adviser with the English Schools Foundation [ESF], which comprises 22 schools, 17,500 students in Hong Kong.

Preparing a school for CIS International Accreditation – ensuring community-building evaluation is effective
Participants will engage with the revised CIS International Accreditation protocol to understand the fundamental building blocks for an effective international school committed to learning, well-being, global citizenship and enhancing its own purpose and direction.

Preparing a school for CIS/NEASC Synchronized Process – Lessons from effective schools
Participants will understand the integrated approach to synchronized evaluation and how to take advantage of two lenses on a school.