In response to recent interest in discussing ‘management issues’, we’ve invited honorary #AusELTer Andy Hockley (@adhockley) to join us as a guest moderator in our next Twitter chat, which will take place on Thurs 5th June at 8.30pm Sydney time (to check the time where you are, click here).
Andy is the lead trainer on the IDLTM (International Diploma in Language Teaching Management), and he frequently delivers workshops, conference talks and other trainings on the subject of ELT management. He is also the co-author of From teacher to manager: Managing language teaching organisations (CUP, 2009) and Managing education in the digital age: Choosing, setting up, and running online courses (The Round, 2014), and a long-standing committee member of the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group (LAMSIG).
Whatever type of academic manager – or ‘managee’ – you are, please come along to share your experiences, ideas and tips, and to get constructive advice on problems you may be facing right now.
Some questions that might get you thinking:
- What do you regard as the key skills of an academic manager?
- What do you wish you had known before you took on a management role?
- Are there any issues that particularly affect us in Australia? How can these be addressed?
These are just a few ideas – feel free to bring your own questions to the chat or post them below. And see you on Thursday!
This post by @sophiakhan4