Seminar for high school career and college counselors

Since 2013 Nazarbayev University has been holding the Seminar for high school career and college counsellors which has now become an efficient platform for sharing ideas and experience among counsellors, employees of high schools and education departments responsible for this area of work from all over the country. The aim of the Seminar is to address cutting-edge issues in school counseling, discuss the latest trends in this field and enhance the professional growth of high school career and college counselors.

It is planned to hold the VII Seminar for high school career and college counsellors on 27-28 September, 2020 for the first time online on Zoom platform. The topic of this year’s Seminar is “Applying to universities in VUCA world”. On the occasion of the University’s 10 year anniversary and based on the feedback of the Seminar participants it is planned to establish the first International Association of School Counselling in Kazakhstan during this year’s Seminar.

The Seminar is open to school and college career counsellors, certified counselors, representatives of educational centers and other interested individuals. The working languages of the Seminar are Russian and Kazakh.The participation in the Seminar is free. Certificates of completion will be awarded to the participants of the Seminar.

All interested individuals should complete the registration form below before September 20, 2020 inclusive to reserve a place in the Seminar. The link to Zoom platform with an access to the Seminar will be sent to the emails of the registered participants.

 

Program of the VII Seminar for High School Career and College Counselors

«Applying to universities in a volatileuncertain, complex and ambiguous

(VUCA) world»

Date

 

September 27 – 28, 2020

Format

 

Online, in Zoom platform

 

DAY I September 27, 2020

Time

 

Event

                                               Speakers

10.25 – 10.40

 

Registration in Zoom

 

10.40 – 11.00

 

Opening Ceremony of the 1st day of the seminar

 

Welcome speech

Aizhamal Zhazykpayeva, Director of the Admissions Department, Nazarbayev University

Language: Russian

11.00 – 17.00

 

Participation in

“Nazarbayev University Virtual Open House Day”

Nazarbayev University representatives and invited guests - optional for the seminar participants

 

DAY II – September 28, 2020

Time

 

Event

                                               Speakers

08:4509:00

 

Registration in Zoom

 

09:00 – 09:20

 

Opening Ceremony of the 2nd day of the seminar

Welcome speech

Rebecca Carter, Registrar and General Director for Student Progress, Nazarbayev University

 

Language - English

09.20 – 09.40

 

Presentation

“Building a Brand-New University in the Big Steppe”

Arman Zhumazhanov, Head of the Office of the President, Nazarbayev University

Language: Russian

09.40 – 09.50

 

Q & A session

09.50 – 10.10

 

Presentation

International Association of School Counseling

Aizhamal Zhazykpayeva, Director of the Admissions Department, Nazarbayev University

 

Language: Russian

10.10 – 10.20

 

Q & A session

10.20 – 10.40

 

Presentation

“Obstacles for the Kazakhstani high school students in choosing the right professional path: reasons and consequences of the wrong choice”

Nurmukhammed Dossybayev, Founder and CEO of “ASTANA GARDEN SCHOOL”

 

Language: Kazakh

 

10.40 – 10.50

 

Q & A session

10.50 – 11.10

 

Presentation

“About the importance of developing emotional intelligence and life skills of kids and teenagers”

Elena Norakidze, Phycologist, co-author of “Soft and hard skills. Basics of the emotional intelligence development”

 

Language: Russian

11.10 – 11.20

 

Q & A session

11.20 – 11.40

 

Presentation

“Efficient tools for online teaching”

Asset Kabdygaliyev, Teacher of Computer Science at “Shokan” private school

 

Language: Russian

11.40 – 11.50

 

Q & A session

11.50 – 12.10

 

Presentation

“Causes and effects of the student migration in case of Kostanay region”

Nurkhan Omarbekov, Senior manager of the Admissions Department, Nazarbayev University

 

Language: Russian

12.10 – 12.20

 

Q & A session

12.2013.30

 

Break

13.30 – 13.50

 

Presentation 

“Updates in the Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program”

Robert Doebler, General Director of the Center for Preparatory Studies, Nazarbayev University

 

Language: English

13.50 – 14.00

 

Q & A session

14.00 – 14.20

 

Presentation 

“NURIS – Innovation Cluster of Nazarbayev University”

Chingis Aitzhanov, Manager of Business Incubation, NURIS

 

Language: Russian

14.20 – 14.30

 

Q & A session

14.30 – 14.50

 

Presentation 

“Best practices in test-optional admission at the US Universities: results of the participation in NACAC forum”

Alina Maxatova, Manager of the Admissions Department, Nazarbayev University

 

Language: Russian

14.50 – 15.00

 

Q & A session

15.00 – 15.20

 

Presentation

“Preparing students for professional environment in a VUCA world”

Madina Aitakanova, Director of the Career and Advising Center, Nazarbayev University  

 

Language: Russian

15.20 – 15.30

 

Q & A session

15.30 – 15.50

 

Session by 2 high school career counselors: sharing experience and knowledge

Miramgul Mnaidarova, External Relations Coordinator at № 8 lyceum in Pavlodar

Language: Kazakh
Aidar Aidraliyev, School Counselor and International Relationship Coordinator at National School of Physics and Mathematics in Almaty

Language: Russian

15.50 – 16.00

 

Q & A session

16.00 – 16.20

 

Group work

“Conclusions and recommendations”

The seminar participants will be asked to answer 3 questions in groups:

1.      What are the priority issues that the Association needs to address? (name at least 3)

2.      What major recommendations would you give to your colleagues to better prepare high school students for applying to universities in a VUCA world? (name at least 2) 

3.      Key takeaways from the seminar? (name at least 2) 

 

16.20 – 16.55

 

Wrap-up session

 

 

16.55 – 17.00

 

Feedback survey

 

 

17.00 – 17.30

 

Optional session

“Questions to the Admissions Department on admission requirements to receive the Nazarbayev University scholarship”

Representatives of the Nazarbayev University Admissions Department

 

Link to download

 

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