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March 19, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

NEASC Accreditation for Learning: From Compliance to Improvement to Transformation 
Location: CEESA Conference, Helsinki, Finland
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (9:00-16:00)

This full day workshop will explore ACE Learning as a process that helps schools prepare learners for the challenges of the 21st century by focusing on the learner impacts they most value. ACE Learning helps schools embark on a transformation journey by using a developmental approach that honors each school’s learning trajectory. Participants will also learn the steps that are necessary to become an ACE accreditation visitor.


This hands-on workshop is designed to:

  • introduce schools to the ACE Learning conceptual framework
  • provide prospective NEASC Accreditation visitors with the initial training to serve on either Preparatory Visits or External Review Team Visits on behalf of NEASC International​

NEASC expects Visiting Team members to:

  • be excellent writers and communicators in English
  • have solid knowledge of and experience in observing learning
  • have held a leadership position or taught at an international school for at least 3 years

Following the NEASC pre-conference workshop, prospective Visitors will have additional requirements to follow to ensure their readiness to conduct visits on behalf of NEASC.

Workshop Leader: 
Diane Ullman, Accreditation Leader - NEASC Commission on INternational Education (CIE) 

Scandic Grand Marina
Katajanokanlaituri 7
00160 Helsinki, Finland

Hotel Reservations:
Discounted guestroom rates at Scandi Grand Marina are available​ online until January 17, 2020 (based upon inventory):
Single occupancy/night: 133 EUR, Double occupancy/night: 153 EUR - buffet breakfast, VAT, WiFi Internet access, use of gym and sauna included


Register here for NEASC Pre-Conference Workshop*.
Registration Deadline: March 10, 2020
Workshop Fee(s):  $180 USD (Refreshments and lunch provided)
Limitation:  Maximum 40 participants
*Note: This workshop is being held as a pre-conference workshop to coincide with the CEESA Conference. Workshops attendees are encouraged but not required to be registered for the CEESA Conference. Conference Information   

Cancellation Policy: NEASC reserves the right to cancel or postpone workshops due to low enrollment, in which case all registered attendees will be promptly notified. Refunds will only be issued for workshops canceled by NEASC.