Join us on 21 June at the International Schools Outlook roundtable to see what’s new in the industry, among peers, and learn about our 2021 International Schools Benchmark Survey.

A lot have changed since our last year’s Rebuild and Reinvent: Back-to-school webinar with cycles of lockdowns and restrictions.  Majority of the schools in Hong Kong have adapted well and taken new approaches for greater resilience and adaptability in the new normal. 

To explore the outlook for international schools in the near future, we are hosting a roundtable event on 21 June 2021 to share the latest news among the international schools, Mercer’s point of view for a future ready workforce in this sector, as well as allowing for a platform for discussion among peers. 

Finally, to show our continued support, we are hoping to launch our 2021 International Schools Benchmark survey to deep dive into the changes of C&B packages of academic and non-academic staff in these unprecedented times.  Join us to find out more details of how to participate. To investigate and explore opportunities to fast tracking of digitalization and its effect on the future workforce; or managing emotional well-being of teaching and supporting staff, we are hosting a roundtable event on 31 May 2021 to share the latest trends among the international schools and discuss opportunities among peers.

Event agenda:

  • Outlook for the next year in Hong Kong
  • Firm Foundation – Leverage relationship capital in case of crisis
    by Jon Keelty, the Principal of Island Christian Academy
  • Macro economic trends affecting schools: a talent and benefits perspective
  • Group discussion
  • Upcoming schools survey


Jon Keelty is the Principal of Island Christian Academy, a collaboration between the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong and Generations Christian Education. He has been involved in education for over 25 years and is passionate about innovation and facing the challenges of 21st-century education. Prior to Island Christian Academy, Jon served as Head of Primary for German Swiss International School in their international stream. Jon has taught in Primary and Secondary schools both in his home country of New Zealand and in Hong Kong. 

Webcast details

Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

Language: English 

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM HKT

Contact: Kevin Tsang

Location Live webinar