How to… …move into language school managementAndy Hockley, IATEFL Liverpool, 2013
Agenda Why might you want to move into management? What routes are available? What training and/or support is out there? Things to think about
Why management? Why did you come here today? What are the reasons why people might consider moving from teacher to manager?
Possible answers Provides a career path Change of focus Personal/professional development Pushed New organisational working practices AccreditationAny we missed?
Routes Where do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? Where are you now? What skills do you already have?
Skills What are the skills of a manager? (Or, perhaps, what skills should a manager have?)
Routes into management Rising through the ranks (teacher – coordinator - senior teacher – ADOS – DOS – and beyond…) Changing jobs (changing LTO) Deputising Taking on responsibilities Projects (management writ small) Certification Summer school
Training and support - coursesELT specific management courses Eg IDLTM, DELTM (blended) MA in Educational management Some online coursesProject Management courses ELT specific such as “Fundamentals of Project Management” General (many)Non-ELT specific Eg MBA, other general management coursesWorkshops Eg IATEFL LAMSIG events and one days workshops
In-house Mentoring Shadowing Coaching Deputising Volunteering Taking on other responsibilities Projects (team member, manager)
Literature etcBooks From Teacher to Manager (CUP 2008) Management in ELT (CUP 1991) IATEFL LAM SIG Newsletter
To sum upTalk to managersLearn from your experience being managed (good and bad)Where do you want to go?Where are you now?How can you get from A – B?And What, How, Why, Oneself…
KSAAKnowledge – Knowing AboutSkills – Knowing HowAttitude – Knowing WhyAwareness – Knowing OneselfWho are you as a manager?