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In-person networking and learning for university admission and international school guidance professionals

Join our 2023 Forum in Dublin for a full programme supporting higher education aspirations of students worldwide.  

At this energising event, you’ll connect, share, collaborate, and learn with your colleagues from around the world. 

The event is designed for university admission and counselling professionals at our member institutions to:
  • learn about university admission systems worldwide
  • share effective practices for supporting students in the application process
  • explore global trends in international student recruitment
  • master skills for your daily work
  • enjoy in-person time to support each other and build lasting relationships
  • School counsellors: promote your school and students to a broad audience of admissions representatives from our member universities
  • University admissions representatives: enjoy direct access to hundreds of international school counsellors from our member schools
Our 2023 Forum themes:
  • Building blocks for professional knowledge
  • Regional & curriculum updates
  • Well-being for admissions and counselling professionals

Our members use these events to explore the wide variety of ways they can support students at this significant point in their lives making their transition from international schools to universities worldwide.

Who is this Forum for?

Our CIS Forum is for university guidance counsellors at CIS member schools and university admissions colleagues at CIS member universities who want to keep up to date on developments and effective practices within international admission and guidance.

Award Nominations

Help us recognize colleagues in our community by submitting a nomination for the CIS Higher Education Awards.

Each year we like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the excellent work taking place across our international admission and guidance community via the CIS Higher Education Awards. It's a great highlight of our annual Global Forum when we announce the award recipients!

Collecting nominations throughout the year!

Keynote Speaker

Katrice Horsley

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Katrice Horsley is an International Narrative Consultant and Storyteller. Her work has taken her all over the world from Singapore to Netherlands and Norway to Peru and it has included working with Early Years Teachers in Mexico to Business Leaders in Denmark.

She always had a passion for words, stemming from the fact that she was speech impaired as a child and struggled to talk. Her teachers classed her as educationally sub-normal as a result of this which is one of the reasons that she now is a passionate ambassador for the importance of story as a tool in communication development. Katrice has trained teachers, community change agents and business leaders in the use of story skills and structures in order to strengthen engagement, promote curiosity and facilitate change.

Her background is in Child Development and Play-work, as well as in the design and delivery of training. She was part of a national, government-led research project in 2008 that led to the publication of ‘The Evaluator’s Cookbook’, published by Routledge. In the early 1990’s she went to live in Ghana for 6 years and worked as a freelance consultant for UNICEF, DFID (Department for International Development,) and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees.)  The focus of her work was on narrative being used as a powerful communication tool within community, organisational and systems development as well as within personal development. She now lives in Sweden has first-hand experience of what it is to be an immigrant learning a new language and culture and is grateful for this learning opportunity.

Katrice has 30 years of experience in the field of narrative and has carved out a reputation as an inspiring and passionate trainer and speaker. Her passion is enabling children, people and organisations find their voice, recognize its worth and share their story knowing that it has value.

2023 Participants

Last updated: 09 November 2023


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