Adaptive Schools Foundation Conference

What:  Adaptive Schools Foundations Seminar

When: Friday – Monday, March 1 – 4, 2019 (Friday through Monday, a four-day seminar)

Time:  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day

Where: American Embassy School, New Delhi in the BCR (Board Conference Room)

Who should attend? Administrators, teachers (Teams of educators are encouraged)


Why attend?

The goal of Adaptive Schools’ Seminars is to “develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators and inquirers and leaders.” 


In the four-day Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar, participants will develop:

  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument, and conflict
  • Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

Who is presenting?  

Joelle Basnight is an Adaptive Schools Agency Trainer and the High School Principal at the American International School Chennai (AISC). She regularly engages her learning from Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching with students and faculty alike. Joelle has also presented in the areas of incorporating student voice, mindfulness, productivity, leadership and group facilitation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from 22 years in international education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. She has worked at the American School Quito, the American Embassy School New Delhi, Shanghai American School, Lincoln School Buenos Aires and Cairo American College and holds a masters degree in Counseling, another in Educational Leadership as well as a Masters’ of Business Administration.

Megha Radhakrishnan is an Adaptive Schools Agency Trainer and an Elementary School homeroom teacher at the American International School Chennai (AISC). She has also been an EAL specialist, curriculum designer, and instructional coach, and enjoys building collaborative work environments with students and colleagues. A third-culture kid herself, Megha values the power of differences, and strongly believes in harnessing diversity to support learning, especially in international education. Apart from Adaptive Schools, Megha has also presented in the areas of inclusive education, trans-languaging and building equitable cultures of learning in international classrooms. She has a masters degree in English language teaching. Megha is a polyglot, an avid reader and a firm believer in learning every day, alongside her students.


How do I register with AES in order to reserve a seat at the Seminar?

The registration fee is $350 per person which includes light breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

How do I make the payment?

  • Credit card – Payment may be made through this Payment Link only in USD
  • Check – Payment may be made upon arrival to the Business office either in USD or INR
  • Wire Transfer – Wire transfer payment may be made in USD or INR to:

USD Wire transfer detail

Account Name                                  :-          American Embassy School, New Delhi, India

Account Number                              :-          Checking Account 6550-3-92343

ABA Routing Number                      :-          026009593

Swift Code                                         :-          BOFAUS3N

Bank Name                                       :-          Bank Of America

Address                                             :-          222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038

INR Wire transfer detail

Account Name                                  :-          American Embassy School, New Delhi, India

Account Number                             :-          Checking Account 24190017

IFSC                                                    :-          BOFAOND6216

Bank Name                                      :-          Bank Of America

Address                                            :-          Sansad Marg, New Delhi- 110001


What if I need to cancel, what is the refund policy?

Full refund up to 30 days before event–by February 1, 2019

Half refund between February 1st and February 25, 2019



Where is the American Embassy School located?

Website | Directions

Address: Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

Phone: 011 2688 8854, Ext 3337 (Office for Teaching and Learning)


Where can I stay?

Please use this form to make reservation request and confirmation with the Taj Palace Hotel to receive the group rate. (Corporate rate and airport transfers included)

Transport to and from AES will be provided if you are staying at the Taj Palace Hotel. Reserve seats by February 25th via sending an email to


Do I need a visa?

  • Visitors to India need the appropriate and applicable visa prior to arrival.

How do I acquire a tourist visa?

  • Please click here for more information.

What identification will be required for admittance to the AES campus?

Official Photo ID, Passport, or Driver’s License


How can I arrange cultural experiences while in New Delhi?

If you plan to extend your stay, the cultural experiences below can be arranged for you through Sun Tours:  Contact should you wish to sign up for a cultural experience.

  • Delhi Tour – North and South Delhi for a guided tour of sightseeing and shopping.
  • Day or Overnight Trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal

Please note that cultural experiences are at your own expense.


Any other questions?

Please write to:

    Rosy Kapoor ( ), Executive Assistant, Office for Teaching and Learning