Professional learning, sharing ideas and networking for homestay staff 

Be sure to attend our Professional Development Conference for Homestay Managers in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018!

This workshop is being held at the beautiful campus of Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. Thanks to Pierce College for hosting this event!

Here’s the draft agenda:

9 am                           Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am–10:15 am      Sales 101: Using Sales Techniques to Recruit Outstanding Hosts

10:15-10:45 am           Coffee and Networking

10:45 am–11:45 am    Host Toolkit: Make Sure Hosts Are Ready!

11:45 am-12:45 pm    Lunch and Networking

12:45 pm-1:45 pm      Best Practices in Student Orientation

1:45 pm-2:45 pm        Protocols for Moving a Student or Sending Them Home

2:45 pm-3:15 pm        Coffee and Networking

3:15 pm-4:15 pm        Case Studies of Challenging Homestay Situations

4:15 pm-4:30 pm        Key Takeaways and Wrap-up


Early Bird Registration is Available Until Oct. 15

Registration is just $250 if you register by Oct. 15. This includes the workshop sessions, networking opportunities, coffee breaks and lunch.

Register now!


About our Workshops

We have been running workshops for international educators since 2016 and the feedback is consistently outstanding. Participants at our Vancouver 2018 event rated the overall conference at 4.5 out of 5. Here are some of their comments:

  • “I learned a lot and feel excited to implement many new things. It was easy to talk and share ideas in such a welcoming group. I’m so happy I came!”
  • “Excellent! Will definitely come again!”
  • “Once again, such a valuable conference. Thank you!”

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I register?

As soon as possible! Early registrations allow us to plan an outstanding conference and get feedback from you about the agenda.

Is there an Early Bird registration discount?

Yes! Each conference offers savings for early registrations. The Seattle Early Bird registration is available until Sept. 30, 2018.

When is the deadline to register?

If there is space, we will take registrations up to one week before the conference. However, sometimes our workshops sell out! So we encourage you to register as soon as you know you can attend.

If I have to cancel, can I get a refund?

We don’t provide refunds but you can transfer the registration to a colleague, even up to the day of the workshop.

How many people will attend?

Typically, we have 15-40 attendees, depending on the location.

Will the workshop definitely go ahead?

We require a minimum of 10 attendees to make it financially viable and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas with colleagues. If we have to cancel the event for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Can you accommodate my special dietary needs?

Yes. Please let us know when you register and we can inform the caterer of any special needs. We do require advance notice to make the appropriate arrangements.