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IBSCA commits to Warwick Conferences

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The International Baccalaureate Schools and Colleges Association (IBSCA) has extended its relationship with Warwick Conferences, where it will hold its global teaching workshops for the next two years.

A non-profit organisation, IBSCA hosts six workshops each year for its 5,000 member schools and has committed to hosting these at Warwick Conferences until 2021, following a decade long relationship. Taking place over weekends, between 80 and 120 delegates are taught subject specific and leadership based classes during the three day workshops, helping to support both their personal and school’s development.

As part of its flexible weekend service, Warwick Conferences will provide its full catering service, as well as accommodation, for the IBSCA workshops. It has also tailored its package to include more breakout sessions than ever before to enhance the delegate experience.

To help improve wellbeing of attendees and organisers, those visiting will be able to take advantage of having access to the University of Warwick’s new £49 million Sport and Wellness Hub, which opened its doors in April 2019. Activities, such as indoor rock climbing, will be organised by the Warwick Conferences and IBSCA teams, while free use of the 230-station gym and 12-lane swimming pool will be available. Other team-building activities, such as an evening quiz, will also be organised, allowing delegates to relax following the workshop.

The workshops attract visitors from around the world, including Japan, Singapore and Australia, meaning Warwick Conferences’ close proximity to major transport hubs, such as Birmingham International Airport, is very important. Additionally, with the number of international visitors bringing different technology devices, Warwick Conferences’ audio visual (AV) capabilities mean that all attendees can bring and use the devices that they are familiar with from home.

Martina Hedges, Professional Development Officer at IBSCA, said:

Our workshops are crucial for the development of teaching staff from across the world and we are delighted to continue our relationship with Warwick Conferences for the foreseeable future.

One of the main reasons for our continued relationship is the level of customer service, which is extremely important to us. From the receptionists to facilities, the whole team are professional, approachable and engaging, which helps to create a memorable workshop for all involved.”

Catherine Greenhill, Business Development Manager at Warwick Conferences, added:

At Warwick Conferences, we are always looking at ways to take workshops, like those hosted by IBSCA, to the next level. With our new Sport and Wellness Hub, we can tailor breakout sessions or provide access to the facilities, to help improve the wellbeing of delegates. We are looking forward to working with IBSCA in the years to come, and can’t wait to hear the feedback from delegates taking part on the climbing wall.”

The next workshop will be taking place in November at Warwick Conferences’ Arden facility.