Leading and Managing Support Staff Teams

02 November 2021 | Online

The second in our series of Conferences for support staff leaders in BSME schools, this one day conference provides personal and professional development opportunities for Business Managers and Bursars in BSME schools, as well as HR and Operations Managers, Registrars, Admissions and Marketing Managers. During this conference, we will provide opportunities for you to reflect upon and explore the leadership and management skills required to lead effective teams in your school. You will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in education and industry, and, most importantly, network with colleagues in similar roles in other BSME schools.

This conference is exclusively for BSME schools and offered free of charge!

Registrations are now closed. A recording of the conference will be available in due course.

Leaders and Aspiring Leaders Conference

13 January 2022 | Online

Strong leadership matters. By developing your leadership skills, you also give back to the teachers, students, school, and the community in which you serve. During this one-day conference for leaders and aspiring leaders, you will hear from experienced leaders and experts in the field as they share their own journeys, and reveal insight into three critical components of leadership: your role as an ambassador, a professional, and a coach. We will explore the essential themes of strategic leadership skills and school improvement and, most importantly, learn how leading with truth, kindness, trust and compassion will open a whole world of exciting opportunity and improvement.

The cost of this training is AED500 per person for members, and AED575 for non-members.

Members, book two delegates, and get your third free! Please remember to register your third delegate to confirm your free place.

Please note that all conference timings are written in GST.

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

26-27 January 2022 | 10.00-16.00 | Online

As a member of the International Task Force on Child Protection, BSME is committed to safeguarding students. All BSME schools are required to have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) trained to Level 3. This year, Ann Marie Christian provides BSME’s world-class Safeguarding training. Ann Marie is an international trainer with extensive experience of working in our region. This course is appropriate for new or experienced DSLs and includes opportunities to update your knowledge, skills and expertise, refine your policies and practice, and consider relevant issues at play in international schools. Ann Marie will also refer to good practice in safer recruitment.

The cost of this training is AED750 per person.

Book two delegates, and get your third free!

EYFS Conference

05 February 2022 | Online

This year, this pivotal conference in the BSME calendar will focus both on the achievements of the new EYFS curriculum and the inherent opportunities of change available in international schools. With world-class keynote speakers and workshops to learn from, this one-day conference on 05 February promises to expand your practice and provide vital opportunities for reflection. We will delve into pedagogy, technology and assessment. 

The cost of this conference is AED800 for BSME member schools and AED950 for non-member schools. 

Please note that this conference will be pre-recorded and registered schools will have full access to download and watch on-demand. 

PE Conference

14 May 2022 | Dubai, UAE

In partnership with International Coach Education (ICE), BSME presents the PE Conference 2022. Workshops include:

  • Leadership with Neil Rollings
  • Primary PE with Lesley Minervini
  • Netball with Tracey Neville MBE

Register early! This conference sells out fast!

The cost of this training is AED950 per person for members, and AED1250 for non-members.

Members, book two delegates, and get your third free! Please remember to register your third delegate to confirm your free place.

Please note that this is an in-person conference and registered delegates are required to select their preferred workshop speaker. 


BSME supports member schools in hosting professional learning conferences.

To view previous BSME Conferences, click here.