The Professional Learning Hub (PLH) provides expansive facilities and resources for institutions and educators seeking a location to host professional development events in the fields of education and advancement. As an extension of NIST International School, what we offer is much more than space. We have the advantages of being located in one of the most modern, progressive international schools in Asia, and of being managed by international educators who fully understand the unique needs associated with educational events and conferences.
High-Quality Professional Development Events
Since its creation, The PLH has hosted a wide range of professional development events for educators, ranging from small workshops to major conferences that have drawn hundreds of participants from around the world. Through our expansive network of affiliates, including the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Council of International Schools (CIS), we can provide access to many of the world’s most dynamic educators and programmes.
A Central Location in Bangkok
As a major hub in Southeast Asia, Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis that extends over 1,500 square kilometers. NIST is located in the heart of the city in Asok, one of the busiest business districts. Asok is a transportation hub, serving as a connecting station for the BTS Skytrain and MRT subway system, and dozens of hotels, restaurants, banks and shopping malls are in the immediate vicinity. For events hosted at The PLH, NIST can provide shuttles to and from Sukhumvit Road, nearby hotels, Asok BTS Station and both airports. Inexpensive taxis are also available, and additional travel arrangements can be accommodated based on requests. Accommodation ranges from five-star hotels such as the Sheraton Grande to small boutique hotels that cater to tourists and travelers.
Extended Services & Catering
NIST utilizes an in-house catering service, NIST Catering, that arranges the school’s lunch programme and also operates kiosks and cafes around the campus. For all professional development events that take place at The PLH, we can arrange a variety of catering services ranging from simple drinks and refreshments to a full five-star dinner. NIST Catering employs 40 full-time staff and is managed by Stuart Air, a professional chef with over a decade of experience in the hotel and school service industries. We are also able to arrange cultural performances, massage stations and other services that reflect the unique Thai culture.
Multipurpose Learning Spaces
The NIST campus includes nine buildings with extensive learning areas that can suit any purpose. The majority of professional development events held at The PLH are based in the newest addition to the campus, The Hub, which features classrooms, a large lounge with a café, a multipurpose hall with flexible dividers and a large gymnasium that can be outfitted for large events. With the other available facilities–including a 300-seat theatre, multiple visual and performing arts studios, sports facilities, campus-wide WIFI access, and more–The PLH can meet the unique needs of all organizers and participants.