Quality English, a membership organisation that has been running e-Missions during the pandemic, has announced that 2022 will mark the return of its boutique agent workshops. The organisation, which said it is meeting demand among schools eager to meet agent partners in-person and visit markets themselves, has scheduled the first events to take place this March in Italy and Spain.
The next e-Mission will take place on February 10, while the two in-person events are expected to happen on March 15 in Madrid and March 17 in Rome. The organisation also has several more events planned for the rest of the year.
Jonathan Swindell, chief executive of Quality English & Quality Education stated that the organisation has been running its e-Missions (online agent workshops) since before the pandemic started. “They have been a very popular and effective way for our schools to maintain and build relationships with agents from all over the world,” said Swindell; “we also ran a number of events in 2020, including a Brazil agent workshop in February”.
Swindell noted that as travel restrictions ease, the schools are eager to meet up with agents face-to-face again, and with that, Quality English will continue its regular e-Missions. Although relatively small, the boutique-sized events remain “a highly-effective way for schools to build lasting relationships with high-quality agents”. Bringing education professionals from schools, colleges and agency sectors together, the two events in Madrid and Rome will allow them to collaborate and explore market opportunities.
Explaining that Spain and Italy have always been important markets for many of their schools, Swindell elucidated that the high-quality service, tuition, support, and individual focus offered by QE and QED schools is particularly enjoyed by Spanish and Italian students. He also added that the organisation’s agents in Spain and Italy appreciate this.
Reaching its 100 event milestone in 2018, Quality English has hosted over 100 agent workshops in 30 countries around the world.