Wednesday, November 13th Istanbul IN Meeting: Turkish HR Law

This meeting will bring together a panel of experienced Turkish Lawyers to answer legal questions and give an overview of HR Law in Turkey, as it relates to you.

Location: Taxim Hill Hotel – Hill Terrace Restaurant (top floor), Taksim Square. http://www.taximhill.com/

Lawyers included in the panel (please see below for full bios):

Sinan Naipoğlu, LL.M., Managing Partner – BSS PLUS, Business Support Services, Naipoglu Law Firm and Lecturer – Istanbul University, Yeditepe University

Burçin Barlas, L.L.M. Partner – Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm (BUE)

Burcu Çalışkan, LL.M. Senior Associate – Aksan Law Firm

Time: 6-8:30pm

Bios:

Sinan Naipoğlu, LL.M., Managing Partner – BSS PLUS, Business Support Services, Naipoglu Law Firm and Lecturer – Istanbul University, Yeditepe University

Sinan Naipoglu graduated from Istanbul University, Law Faculty and completed his masters (LL.M.) at the University of Westminster-London, specializing in International Commercial Law.

In addition to his work as managing partner at BSS PLUS and the Naipoglu Law Firm, he is a lecturer for “Basic Concepts of Law” and “Business Law” courses at Istanbul University, Business Administration Faculty and “Legal Terminology-English” at Yeditepe University, Law Faculty.  He has been the chair for the “European Union Law and European Human Rights Law” at the Istanbul Bar Association Trainee Lawyer Center since 2003.

Concurrent to his other work, he is a doctoral candidate, completing his doctoral thesis on the topic “Comparison of EU and Turkish Laws on Competition Law and Corporate Governance in Establishing a Functioning Market Economy in Turkey” at the University of Westminster-London.

Areas of Expertise: Corporate and Commercial Law, Competition Law, Real Estate Law, European Union Law, Labour Law, Intellectual Property Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights Law, Media Law and Sports Law

Burçin Barlas, L.L.M. Partner – Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm (BUE).

Burcin Barlas graduated from Marmara University, Law Faculty and completed his masters (LL.M) at Stockholm University, specializing in European Union Law.

Prior to incorporating BUE, he worked on many due diligence projects, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations and international structuring projects in a variety of sectors, including energy, health, finance, construction, insurance and real estate. Burçin assists his clients with the establishment of all types of business entities, limited liability companies, Joint Stock Companies and REICs (Real Estate Investment Companies).

He has extensive experience handling all aspects of corporate liquidations, insolvencies, restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as protecting his clients’ rights with debt recovery and other remedies when faced with insolvency.

Burçin’s articles have been published by the Oxford University Press and the World Report of the World Bank, as well as reputable legal web sites, such as mondaq.com. He also organizes lectures for corporations regarding amendments to the new Turkish Commercial Code, promulgated in July 2012.

Besides his membership to the Istanbul Bar association, Burçin is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry and American Chamber of Commerce and is listed in the local legal reference source of the Australian Consulate in Turkey.

Before he started BUE, Burçin worked as a Consultant Lawyer at the legal department of PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Areas of expertise: Commercial and Corporate Law, Labor Law, Foreign Investment Law, Contracts and Real Estate.

Burcu Çalışkan, LL.M. Senior Associate – Aksan Law Firm

Burcu Çalışkan graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, School of Law and completed her masters degree (LL.M.) at the University of London, Queen Mary College, specializing in International Commercial Law.

She has comprehensive experience in legal consultancy and has assisted clients active in a variety of sectors such as energy, mining, pharmacy, logistics and production, in relation to their international contracts and International Commercial Law matters, Corporate and Company Law issues as well as Employment, Social Security Law and Work Place Health and Safety Regulations. She has taken part in due diligence examinations and M&A projects. Besides consultancy services, she also provides dispute resolution and litigation services.

She is a qualified lawyer registered to Istanbul Bar. She has given speeches in international seminars.

Areas of expertise: Turkish Employment Law, International Commercial Law, Turkish Commercial and Corporate Law, Social Security and Work Place Health, Litigation and Safety Law

 

 
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Next Thursday, 9/12 – Istanbul IN meets for the September school start

Our very own Magi Ridley will be helping us understand the in’s and out’s of the IELTS English Language exam, which is so popular in Turkey.

Magi is an experienced IELTS instructor and teacher trainer, as well as a freelance presenter for Oxford University Press and the British Council IELTS exam team. She has been in Turkey 17 years and has worked for a variety of institutions. She is currently Education Director and ELTS coordinator for a local language school.

Agenda:
Exam Format
Timing and Strategies for each module
Active participation from guests (module to be decided)
Do’s and Don’ts

Time: 6 pm

Location: Viktor Levi Sarap Evi, Kadikoy – http://www.viktorlevimoda.com/

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June 1st event postponed due to events for Gezi Park Istanbul

The June 1st IELTS event has been postponed due to the events around Occupy Gezi Park and subsequent warnings and public transport closures. This event will be rescheduled for some time in July. Stay safe and stay strong! Istanbul IN Team

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Next Istanbul IN meeting on June 1st, 2013 Asian Side

Topic: Standardized Testing: Cracking the IELTS Mystery

Location: Viktor Levi Sarap Evi, Kadikoy, Asian Side

Saturday, June 1st from 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Our very own Magi Ridley will be helping us understand the in’s and out’s of the IELTS English Language exam, which is so popular in Turkey.

Maggie is an experienced IELTS instructor and teacher trainer, as well as a freelance presenter for Oxford University Press and the British Council IELTS exam team. She has been in Turkey 17 years and has worked for a variety of institutions. She is currently Education Director and ELTS coordinator for a local language school.

Agenda:
Exam Format
Timing and Strategies for each module
Active participation from guests (module to be decided)
Do’s and Don’ts

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Next Istanbul IN Meeting on Thursday, April 18th

On April 18th, 2013 the Istanbul Instructors’ Network will have our third meeting and speaker in KURUÇEŞME at İncirli Şaraphane (just across from Galatasaray Island and near the first bridge and Robert College/Boğaziçi University). 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Here’s a review: http://www.timeoutistanbul.com/en/fooddrink/venue/10684/%C4%B0ncirli-%C5%9Earaphane

Topic: Using the ADDIE Model of Instructional Design; A Structured Improvisation

Have you ever been tasked with designing a curriculum? After the initial panic dissipates, many instructors find themselves wondering if there is a “map” that could make the journey easier. One such “map” is the ADDIE (Analysis-Design-Development-Implementation-Evaluation) model of instructional design.

Although most frequently used in skills-based organizational development curriculum planning, the ADDIE model is a valuable tool for any instructional designer, whether current, hypothetical or hopeful.

In this interactive session, the phases of the ADDIE model will be introduced in a clear and concise manner and the presenter will share both best practice overviews and useful tips and tools for each phase. Additionally, participants will be asked to share their personal best practices and experiences in each phase.

Bio:Jennie Toner Algin, M.Ed.
Jennie has lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey since 2009. She is a university instructor and instructional designer. She has also worked in the education sector in Ecuador, Japan and Cambodia. In her most recent past life she worked in training and human resource development for corporate America in a diverse range of industries including health insurance, logistics, sales and customer service, until she escaped in January 2009 to work her way around the world. She ended up in Istanbul and has been exploring the world from her new home ever since.

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Another successful Istanbul IN event!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Viktor Levi last night for the event! And a special thanks to Nicole Incel, Suzanne Borgen and Vivian Huizenga, for their interesting and informative presentations about serving students with learning disabilities. Look forward to seeing everyone next time! Image

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Next Istanbul IN Meeting – Asian Side – February 15th, 2013

On February 15th, Istanbul IN will welcome Vivian Huizenga, M.Sc., who works with IICS  and Suzanne Borgen, M.Ed and Nicole Incel, M.Sc., who work with MEF International Schools. The topic of the session will be “Serving students with learning disabilities/differences.”

The session will consist of a presentation by Ms. Huizenga, Ms. Borgen and Ms. Incel, followed by small group discussions. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Viktor Levi Sarap Evi. http://www.viktorlevimoda.com

We hope that everyone can come out, grab a drink of your choice, and make some new contacts and perhaps a few new friends.

Please see bios below.

Topic: “Serving students with learning disabilities/differences”
Speakers: Vivian Huizenga, M.Sc. , Suzanne Borgen, M.Ed. and Nicole Incel, M.Sc.

Hope everyone can make it!!!

Please feel free to join our Facebook group for a FB invitation.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/istanbulinstructorsnetwork/

Bios:

Vivian Huizenga, M.Sc.
Vivian Huizenga M.Sc. Is a Canadian Licensed Psychologist
with a Masters in Educational Psychology and Statistics from
the State University of New York.

For the first 5 years after obtaining her degrees Vivian
worked in rural Canada as a School Psychologist with
14 different schools, including Hutterite and Mennonite
communities. For the next 10 years she worked in Montreal
with a private center for learning disabilities, The Learning
Associates of Montreal, completing assessments for
private schools, McGill and Concordia universities and for
a psychiatrist in private practice assessing and coaching
adults with attention modulation deficits. Vivian also worked
for 7 years in the far north with the Inuit and Cree nations
assessing children and implementing reading and support
programs for communities in transition.

Vivian has always traveled independently world wide and
finally took a post in Kuwait to set up entrance exams for 2
private schools and supported early years learning. Vivian has
been at IICS for 6 years and is familiar with the community,
its resources and the needs of transitional families. Vivian’s
specialties are reading and attention difficulties. She also has
a private practice.

Suzanne Borgen, M.Ed.

Suzanne Borgen is a special education teacher at MEF International School Istanbul. She received her Master’s in Education in South Carolina, USA and is a US National Board Certified teacher specializing in teaching students with exceptionalities. She worked seventeen years in a public school in rural South Carolina. Her career and training has been teaching students with specific learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and mild emotional disabilities. She has worked with students in various classroom settings and inclusion at the middle school and high school levels. Her career includes one year of teaching students with severe disabilities in a public school just outside London. Her teaching philosophy has an emphasis on active learning. She developed and facilitated project based instruction with a global awareness and took her instruction outside the school walls with service learning programs for hands on learning in the community. Suzanne joined the MEF International School community. She supports middle and high school students, and is enjoying the opportunity to assist and further develop the learning support program to meet the unique needs of each student.

Nicole Incel, M.Sc.
Nicole Incel is the department head for student support and ELL / English teacher at MEF International School. She received her Master’s in Science in Secondary Language Arts with a focus in Teaching English as a Second Language at Northeastern Illinois.

She has been teaching for the past 10 years, four of which have been in Istanbul, Turkey. Nicole’s specialty is helping schools structure a working ELL program that assesses students’ language needs, brings classroom content into the ELL classroom, and tracks students’ language development over the course of their language learning.

Nicole has had the opportunity to work with students from grades 6-12 from various cultures around the world. She is currently enjoying her second year at MEFIS, and looks forward to further helping students improve their English skills and abilities, as well as working with teachers to help them support their ELL students.

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