Prior to retiring in July 2013, Kevin Laws coordinated the MEd (Educational Management and Leadership) program in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney.
A project initially funded by the Australian Government and the University of Sydney in 2010 led to establishment of the Developing Educational Professionals in Southeast Asia (DEPISA) network, which Kevin still convenes. The network has grown from 18 members from five universities in five countries to more than 200 members from 12 universities in eight Asian countries. He has organised 15 international conferences for DEPISA, including 2 held on Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, Kevin was invited to join the International College, Thaksin University, Thailand. He mentors a Thaksin University staff member with whom he is jointly supervising a scholarship student from Vietnam in the field of sustainable development and global citizenship.