In early September we informed clients that the British Boarding Schools’ Workshop in November 2020 will be running as a virtual event due to the current Covid situation.
We are pleased to confirm that we have more 170 agents booked to take part, representing many different international recruitment markets. We are therefore able to accommodate more schools to take part and bookings can be made via the online form: https://britishboarding.com/bbswnovember2020
The event will run from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th November (different dates to those previously published for the live event.)
On 24th September, we took the decision to run the BBSW in March as a virtual event too. The British Prime Minister announced on 23rd September that large events cannot restart on 1st October and we were told to prepare for restrictions to be in place for the next six months. Given the significant amount of planning involved in the BBSW, we have taken the decision to run the March Workshop as a virtual event, in the same way that the November event will run.
The dates will be Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th March 2021 (different to the previously published dates for the live event) and the participation costs are shown below.
We sincerely hope that BBSW will be able to resume as a live event from November 2021. We may be able to run some smaller Networking Days for BBSN member schools and agents in the summer term 2021 subject to any restrictions.
How will the virtual events work?
At this challenging time, it is essential that schools and agents have regular communication. The BBSW Virtual Events will facilitate scheduled Zoom meetings over three days and each meeting will last for 20 minutes, with a 5 minute break between each. Each school will have their own dedicated Zoom room, which enables them to tailor their team to each agent meeting, if they wish, and to have screen sharing facilities. Subject to availability, schools can book an additional Zoom room.
Over the three days of meetings there will be 75 appointments running from 7.45am to 6.05pm UK time to accommodate agents in different time zones. Each participant will be able to create their own bespoke meetings schedule by blocking out times when they are not free, prior to the appointment booking system going live.
Key Dates for the BBSW Virtual Event in November:
- Tuesday 13th October - the EASy appointment system opens for participants to block out times when they are not free, organise their schedule and send invitations to meet.
- Thursday 15th October at 10am UK time - participants can book appointments with each other.
Can schools book to attend both virtual events?
For the November event we have more than 170 agents booked in to take part, which has enabled us to open it up to more schools. Subject to availability, schools can book to take part in both events.
Booking for the March event will open soon, and we will post further details.
Schools which wish to book for the November event can use this link: https://britishboarding.com/bbswnovember2020
Agents which wish to book for the November event can use this link: https://britishboarding.com/bbsw-virtual-agents-nov20
How much does it cost to participate in the virtual events ?
There is no charge for agents to take part in the virtual events, in the same way that we do not charge agents to take part in the live Workshops as they are valued partners in the recruitment process.
Prices for schools are:
- Price for one Zoom Host Room for BBSN member schools: £975 + vat
- Price for one Zoom Host Room for non-members: £1275 + vat
- Price for a second Zoom Host Room for BBSN members: £650 + vat
- Price for second Zoom Host Room for non-members: £850 + vat
Suzanne Rowse, Director, BBSN
24 September 2020