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November 24, 2016 3:14 PM

Conestoga hosts Chinese delegation

Conestoga welcomed a delegation of senior officials from universities in China to the Doon campus on November 5. The visit was initiated by the National Academy of Education Administration (NAEA) as a leadership and information exchange opportunity.

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Senior officials from universities in China attended Conestoga on November 5 for an exchange and learning opportunity that included presentations and panel discussions.

During the full-day session the 19-member delegation was joined by senior officials from the college. Presentations during the morning related to Conestoga’s leadership in seniors care research and training, ESL education leadership and applied research.

Following a tour of the campus, delegates attended a panel discussion on innovation and leadership in education. Panelists included Conestoga president John Tibbits, Desire2Learn vice president Brian Cepuran, a Conestoga Program Advisory Committee Leader, a student and one of Conestoga’s co-operative education employers.

The afternoon session included a second panel session with NAEA delegates and Conestoga leaders around ESL opportunities, leadership in creating co-operative education programs and building education relationships to promote innovation.

The NAEA represents 1,000 institutional members and the visit marked the second time Conestoga has partnered with Wilfrid Laurier University for an NAEA delegation visit to the college. Additional delegations are expected in the future in order to give all members a similar learning experience at Conestoga.

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