2019 WES International Credential Evaluation Workshop

Date: Apr 30, 2019 — May 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Format: Workshop
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Room 1600 (Canfor Policy Room), SFU Harbour Centre
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: $825 for the two-day workshop (Note: purchase of single-day admission is not available for this event.)

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This two-day, hands-on workshop will teach you how to use WES's proven evaluation methods and techniques, and show you the latest tools and resources to evaluate international credentials from Philippines, Nigeria, Vietnam, and India in a systematic and productive manner. Working with authentic credentials, you will hone your evaluation skills and gain insights that will help you streamline your admissions processes and make the most efficient and reliable admissions decisions for your institution. The workshop will be led by seasoned WES experts who will share information and respond to questions based on the most pertinent topics related to credential evaluation.

This workshop will include:

  • Learning how to obtain appropriate and authentic academic documents
  • Determining the status of the overseas institutions
  • A review and comparison of Canadian and foreign educational systems
  • Hands-on exercises and tips for evaluating credentials from Philippines, Nigeria, Vietnam, and India

Benefits

  • WES instructors are highly experienced international credential evaluators and have a combined 30+ years of experience in the field
  • Training blends instruction of WES methodology with hands-on practical opportunities to enrich learning
  • Customized instruction and materials tailored to the needs of BC’s international education sector
  • All participants get a workbook which includes specific country information education systems, grading scales, accreditation, verification procedures, document requirements, and sample credentials with practical exercises

Presenters

Aditi Kadakia, Associate Director of Quality Assurance

Aditi came to WES in 2011 after serving as an education Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique for two years. She specializes in the analysis and evaluation of credentials from Australia, Caribbean and African Commonwealth countries, the Indian subcontinent, and New Zealand. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology and economics from the University of Rochester. Aditi is fluent in Portuguese.

Kevin Rolwing, Quality Assurance Director

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of international academic credential evaluation issues. He specializes in the educational systems of Latin America and Western Europe, and has presented his research at many national and international academic and professional conferences, including NAFSA, AACRAO, NAGAP, and EAIE conferences. He also regularly provides credential evaluation workshop training to university admissions officers and other professionals. Kevin is a past participant in the Fulbright International Education Administrators program in France, and the DAAD Germany Today program for U.S. and Canadian International Educators.

Event registration

This is a paid event open only to all BC public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions. To register for this workshop, please complete the registration form using the link below by Friday, March 29

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If space is available, this workshop will be open to institutions outside of BC after Tuesday, March 19. If you are from an institution in another Canadian province, please email events@bccie.bc.ca to inquire about registration availability prior to completing the registration form.

Cancellation and refund policy

Refunds of event registration fees paid, less a $100.00 CAD administration fee, will be granted until Friday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to events@bccie.bc.ca on or before this date. 

No refunds will be given after Friday, March 29. However, name changes are allowed provided that they are submitted in writing to events@bccie.bc.ca on or before Tuesday, April 23.