Educate Plus

Leveraging International Relationships Webinar

Educate Plus Queensland would like to invite you for a Chapter wide webinar on ‘Leveraging International Relationships’ on Tuesday 18 October 2022. 

Drawing on Michelle’s knowledge, from over 30 years of working in international business/engagement and 20 years in international education, this session will provide tips on how to position your school to increase the number of international enrolments, build global citizenship within your school, and ensure that your staff are prepared to welcome not only international students, but students from non-English speaking backgrounds in your community. The importance of local and global networks beginning within your school community, local, state and federal government, sister schools, sister cities, foreign governments and international education peak bodies will also be discussed.

3 Keys to Leveraging International Relationships for your School

  • Link to School’s Strategic Vision
  • Knowing your Community – People to People Relationships
  • Medium to Long Term Focus

Members and non-members welcome !

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 18 October.

Time:  1.00 – 2.00 pm AEDT. Please check your local times as this is as per daylight savings in ACT, NSW – except for Broken Hill (ACST/ACDT), Tasmania & Victoria.

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Cost: Free for members. $35 for non-members. 


Michelle Allan, Head of College and Chief Executive, Duchesne College

Since September 2020, Michelle Allan has led the Duchesne College community as Head of College and Chief Executive. She has spearheaded the development of a new strategic vision for the College focused on the key pillars of leadership, culture and sustainability. At Duchesne, Michelle leads a professional team to deliver high quality university accommodation and academic and wellbeing support in an environment where young women can aspire to achieve their potential and become actively engaged global citizens.

Prior to joining Duchesne, Michelle led the development of a new IB World School in inner-city Brisbane that opened in January 2021. Michelle oversaw all facets of the school’s implementation, including strategic and business planning, governance modelling, and framework development for education and wellbeing.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major in Japanese and an MBA from The University of Queensland. She also worked as Deputy Director of Global Engagement within UQ’s International Office and with Brisbane Girls Grammar School as Director Communications and Community Relations.

Additionally, Michelle has experience across several roles in the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments, including as a diplomat in the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Early in her career, Michelle also spent several years living and working in Japan.


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