OpenApply was excited to host our first in a new-format series of insightful and practical workshops last month in Amsterdam. The workshop, which took place on May 12, 2023 at the Amsterdam International Community School, was very well received and we were thrilled to welcome around 40 delegates from 8 countries and 23 schools across Europe.

The event was designed to empower delegates to maximise the full potential of OpenApply while having the opportunity to discuss unique or shared challenges, compare insights and collaborate as a community of OpenApply users.

A variety of objectives, from boosting pre-enquiry engagement with prospective families to driving lead generation and conversions, saving time and money on administrative tasks, and optimising school advancement activities were addressed. The OpenApply team, led by Senior Customer Success Manager Tom Kirby and Sales and Accounts Manager Matt Craig, demonstrated how these goals could be effectively achieved.

In addition to the presentations and workshops, the attendees enjoyed the networking opportunities, with active group discussions and one-on-one chats.

What some of our attendees said!

“Great presenters, clear and informative training. Always new features to make the process faster and easier. Great team and outstanding support.”Elspeth Allan, Amity International School, Amsterdam

“Welcoming and Informative, structured but flexible to engage. OA workshops provide Admission Professionals a platform to learn, engage and share best practices. I feel the ethos of the Faria family resonates in the personalised service which Tom Kirby and his team provide. No matter the size of one’s school – we are learning and sharing together.”Kathy Vos, Eerde International Boarding School, Netherlands

“It was lovely to finally meet the OA team in person and connect with so many schools. It was interesting to hear how other schools utilise OA in similar and different ways than we do to reach our target parents. I really enjoyed the networking and knowledge sharing aspects of the event.”Ashley Buyukaslan, AICS, Amsterdam

You can find an overview of the topics covered during the conference here, as well as photos from the workshop below:

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for being generous with their ideas and experiences, and we hope to see you at our next workshop, which will be announced very soon.

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