Conference Day Workshop


  • Dr. Yael Cass, Director of School Operations

    International Schools Services
    Dr. Yael is an Organizational Development and Learning Expert and Change Agent with global business development and operations experience toped with a strong entrepreneurial background. Leveraging a Ph.D. in workforce dynamics and organizational development, Yael helps school leaders and operational staff create and sustain safe and compliant learning environments for students and staff. Yael has over 20 years of management and leadership experience and has been directly engaged in business enterprises, including startups, on three continents. Her deep roots in education come from serving as a Vice Principal-Facilities and Project Management, a long commitment as a school board member and committee chair both in private and public education, and a school accreditation team member. She holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma in Architecture, MSc in International Management from Liverpool University, and a Ph.D. in workforce dynamics and organizational development from RMIT University. Based in Australia, Yael loves hiking and bushwalking, long road trips, and 4W drive adventures.
  • Stephen Plisinski, Director of Business Development

    International Schools Services
    Stephen Plisinski M.Ed., M.B.A. serves as the primary contact for individuals and organizations who express interest in ISS school start-up, management, and operations services. He is a passionate educator who brings a rare combination of professional education and business administration expertise to his role as ISS Director of Business Development. Stephen has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, principal, and head of school in nine countries on four continents. He believes that to truly thrive, not just survive, schools require strong business and operations foundations that support the creation and sustainability of exemplary academic programs and ensure schools’ enduring prosperity. Stephen has been recognized for outstanding teaching, research, coaching, and community service. He is a former collegiate and professional soccer and maintains his connection to the game as a qualified youth soccer referee. Stephen also enjoys vegetable gardening and cycling in his adopted state of Vermont.

Equal opportunity and the school workforce. Comprehensive organizational development: Everyone is part of the show.

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) divides the future workforce into four worlds of work in 2030. The Red World, the Bule World, the Green World, and the Yellow World. The Yellow World is one that would most affiliate with our industry where Like-minded workers gravitate towards each other, aided by technology platforms. Collaboration is key, with individuals coming together to work on projects or to deliver on an idea – for as long as it takes. Guilds help workers create scale when needed, remain current, and build trust in their services. They provide members with a strong sense of identity, with individuals seeing themselves as members of their profession. Workers identify with each other because of their particular skills set, interests and goals (PWC 2017).

Are we ready for this world? How pursuing organizational development, better school culture, and equal opportunities can make us ready for this future?

Learning Objectives

  • Dissecting workforce dynamics
  • Comprehending employee behavior
  • Becoming conversant with organizational development strategies

Target Audience

Head of Schools, Principals, HR managers, Business Managers, and Operations Managers

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