Homestay Manager Professional Development Workshop Vancouver 2019

Opportunities for professional learning, sharing of ideas and networking

Join us in Vancouver on Feb. 28-March 1, 2019, for this outstanding and informative 1.5-day workshop. As in previous years, this is a tremendous opportunity for homestay staff to build their knowledge and meet colleagues from other international education organizations.

Here are some of the topics we will be addressing:

  • Mediation and conflict resolution: How to deal with challenging situations with hosts, students and overseas parents
  • Legal concerns: Police checks, privacy and duty to report
  • Setting boundaries: Managing needy students and families; Protect yourself from working 24/7
  • Empowering hosts: Helping families to manage expenses, solve problems and improve relationships with students

In addition, there will many opportunities for networking, including coffee breaks, lunch and a networking reception.

Registration costs just $595 plus tax. This includes all of the conference sessions, coffee breaks, a networking reception on Thursday evening and Friday lunch. Each participant will receive copies of all of the presentations for future reference. Your conference package includes a 20 percent discount on the Essential Guide for Homestay Students and the Essential Guide for Homestay Hosts.

This event is being held at the Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. This excellent facility is located in the heart of the city, close to shopping, galleries and other attractions. Guest room discounts are available.

Register today!

Space is limited and last year this workshop sold out. Be sure to register early!

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!”

Conference FAQs

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. Please see your conference information for Early Bird details.

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.