Workshop G:

Global power shifts and the impact on pathways

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time: 1–4pm
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Registration fee: $295/$345


From Brexit and Donald Trump, to the re-emergence of Pauline Hanson, we are seeing a return to a more nationalistic approach to international affairs in many parts of the world. How are these geo-political shifts affecting international pathway programs? Are students’ preferred study destinations changing? How can Australia leverage these opportunities?

This workshop will bring together representatives from major educational providers around the world. Together, they will examine how the changing political landscape and consumer trends are changing the world of pathways, including market trends, student opinions and experiences. The speakers will explore key selling points and success stories from around world that can strengthen Australia’s proposition as a pathway provider of choice.


Thomas Dunlop, Director Canada & USA , Navitas China, China

Daniel Renton, General Manager Business Development, International Education, Kaplan Australia

Heidi Reid, Principal, Times Academy, Australia (CHAIR)

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how the changing political landscape is affecting pathway programs globally.
  • Examine the latest market trends and Australia’s position in the international marketplace.
  • Gain an insight into various global programs and what Australian providers can learn.

Target audience:

  • Pathways administrators, academics and managers
  • Marketing, recruitment and admissions staff
  • Transnational education practitioners involved in pathway programs

Key interest area:

Pathways (PATH)


This workshop is suitable for professionals in the following sectors:

  • English language (ELT/ELICOS)
  • Higher education/university (HE)