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ACAMIS Online PD Programs


Online Program Structure:
In light of the disruptive effect Covid-19 has had to Professional Learning, we will be facilitating this online program virtually. Based on extensive research, we have developed a model for virtual professional development that will:
  • Enable participants to learn at their own pace using a mix of content delivery methods to meet the needs of various learning styles and preferences;
  • Challenge participants to apply knowledge and tools introduced throughout the program to their own working context;
  • Connect participants to process content collectively and share unique experiences and perspectives; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of knowledge and tools by having peers review assignments and presentations.
The program is designed to maximize learning and help participants use the tools gained as soon as they return to school, regardless if they are meeting with their teams face-to-face or virtually. It is broken up into the following main parts spread over four weeks:



Live Webinars: Live Webinars will be hosted every Thursday. They will take place at 15:30 Hong Kong Standard Time. Each Webinar will be 2.5 hours long.

These webinars are designed for participants to share, discuss and give and receive feedback in mixed groups around the content that has been introduced. These sessions will include a mix of short case studies, protocol overviews from the facilitator(s) and presentations by pre-assigned cohorts. Different grouping strategies will be used during these webinars to ensure participants maximize their exposure to a range of experience and perspectives. Groups will use ‘breakout rooms’ to answer reflective questions to deepen thinking on how to apply the knowledge and tools introduced.

Online Learning Modules: The online learning modules are for asynchronous, personalized learning throughout the week. They are for presenting articles, case studies, processes and instructions on how to integrate strategies into professional development. In the same way that Internal Professional Development follows a sequence for planning, these videos will be aligned to the same sequence to help prepare participants for the live webinars, in addition to helping them complete weekly activities related to the content.

Online Forum: The online forum is for cohort interaction and file sharing. Through the Microsoft Teams platform, participants will be able to interact asynchronously on their activities and peer review other cohort submissions.

Live Cohort Meetings: Live Virtual Cohort Meetings will be scheduled every Tuesday at 16:00 Hong Kong Standard time. Each Cohort Meeting will be scheduled for 90-minutes.

These meetings are for reviewing lessons, collaborating on the weekly activity, and preparing for the live webinars hosted each week of the program. The cohorts will meet at pre-designated times in Zoom Conference Rooms with clear tasks to help guide their understanding and application of the content. Each cohort will be expected to make a presentation in the live webinar for that week. Cohorts will be between 3-10 people and will be matched based on similar roles. Cohorts will remain fixed throughout the program to leverage personal familiarity with one another to enrich learning.

Virtual Office Hours: From two weeks prior to the start of the program to two weeks after the conclusion of the program, Michael will have a Calendar link available for all participants to book a 30-minute meeting with him.

Please contact Michael Iannini at if you have any questions.



If notice of cancellation re the registered participant/sponsor is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund



In the unlikely event of cancellation of a conference, workshop or online PD program, we will fully refund the registration or sponsorship fee(s) paid. However, we will be unable to refund any travel, visa or accommodation expenses incurred.

No refund, partial or full, will be granted to registrants that do not complete the full course or withdraw in the middle of the course. 

No refund will be given for the DiSC assessment and .epub book once the registrants have gained access to these resources.