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Knowledge Sessions


Webinars presented by experienced and qualified professionals on a range of topics relevant to the Student Affairs & Services profession.

Collegial Conversations (CC)

Virtual dialogue sessions: an informal forum to connect professionals from around the world in facilitated conversations for sharing, learning, and networking.  The conversations will be in small groups so you can interact with your colleagues on various topics in a relaxed setting. Each session is open to professionals around the world supporting Student Affairs and Services

Upcoming Knowledge Sessions (KS):


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Maryam Al Mansoori

General Manager, Rebound

 Maryam Al Mansoori is the General Manager of Rebound, a solution-oriented business envisaged to become the Global Hub for All Things Recycled Plastics by keeping plastics out of the environment and within the economy. Ms. Al Mansoori has led country-level initiatives and programmes, both locally and globally. Her expertise in the fields of economics and the environment has enabled her to develop essential policies in collaboration with local stakeholders and ministries, which were subsequently presented and approved by the UAE Cabinet. In recognition of her contributions to climate-related issues and her commitment to public service, Ms. Al Mansoori had the honour of presenting to HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations. There, she showcased an interactive platform she had designed to address food security challenges, empowering the youth to participate in decision-making processes. Ms Al Mansoori holds a BA in Finance from the American University in Dubai and professional accreditation certificates in Public Policy Analysis from the London School of Economics, Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development from the National University of Singapore, and Strategic Policy Planning from the UK’s International Centre for Parliamentary Studies.


Jahnavi Dosh

Co-Host, COY18, American University of Sharjah

Jahnavi is finding her ground in the core areas of sustainability, education, and business administration to nurture her ambitions of making society a better place. With a passion for people, creativity, and the environment, she strives to work whilst getting inspired by those around her; with a motivation to benefit others, and be approachable and informed. A driven individual with an appetite for knowledge, she enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling to new places in her free time.


Julia Angelika Carlow

Acting Head of Sustainability,  American University of Sharjah

Julia Carlow joined AUS Sustainability in 2018 and has led many projects and initiatives focused on communication and community engagement, which contributed to AUS being ranked one of the top five institutions worldwide for community engagement in sustainability, according to AASHE’s (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) 2022 Sustainable Campus Index. She holds a Master of Science (BSc) in Business Administration from Bamberg University, Germany, and wrote her master’s thesis on the UN Global Compact in global supply chains. Prior to joining AUS, she led the global sourcing operations of a multinational sportswear brand and successfully implemented various sustainability initiatives in the company’s global supply chain. She has been serving on the AASHE Advisory Council since 2021 and recently completed a certificate program on “Climate Change and Health” from the Yale School of Public Health.


Miriam Khalil

Director of Academic Advising & Student Success at NUQ


Miriam is a dedicated educator and academic and student affairs professional with a proven track record in fostering academic excellence within the GCC region. Miriam is the director of academic advising and student success at Northwestern University in Qatar since 2022. Miriam has an extensive expertise in advising diverse student populations across disciplines such as Business, Engineering, International Relations, Psychology, Journalism, Digital Production & Storytelling, Media Studies, Architecture, Interior Design, and Visual Communication. Her roles have extended beyond advising and academic support to encompass student retention, recruitment, and quality enhancement initiatives. 


The Role of Student Affairs Professionals in promoting Climate Literary and Shaping Students Career Paths and Journeys


Past Knowledge Sessions (KS) & Collegial Conversations (CC):

  • June15,  2023                         Reshaping Higher Education into students entered institution

  • December 15, 2021                               Embracing Self-Care as We Prepare for 2021(CC)

  • March 4, 2021                                        Tips & Tricks for Assessment Planning and Target Setting (KS)

  • February 18, 2021                                  Researching the Effects of COVID-19 on Staff Wellness (KS)



Visit IASAS Global Youtube page to listen in to past webinars.


Around the Globe Series

IASAS and ACPA’s Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development (CGDSD) are collaborating to offer a series of webinars featuring well-known experts and speakers from around the world.

Each webinar addresses a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities.


The discussions are focused on mental health, free speech, sustainability, race and equality, gender and other relevant issues such as counseling, residence life, community building, and more. 


Upcoming Joint Webinars:


Past Joint Webinars (October 2019-Present)

 The New Normal (Post COVID19) continues: What has changed and what has remained the same?- For information to register – Visit IASAS Global Youtube page to listen in to past webinars.

  • April 12, 2022 

Reflecting on Career Services in Higher Education – Visit IASAS Global Youtube page to listen in to past webinars.

  • May 21, 2021

Global Student Affairs and Services in the Context of COVID19: Student Development and support in unique contexts with unique challenges

What’s Next for International Education?: COVID-19’s Impact on Student Mobility Around the Globe

Exploring Social Responsibility & Issues of Inequity Around the World

Career Pathways to Student Affairs and Services Around the World

Visit the ACPA CGDSD webpage for a list of past webinars and to access the recordings!

Do you have a topic in mind for a webinar?

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