Next webinar: Leadership Qualities for Academic Management– Marina Gonzalez
Most recent webinar: The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback – Ania Kolbuszewska

All past and upcoming webinars

Our next webinar: Friday 17th November 2017 – 1300 GMT

Leadership Qualities for Academic Management – Marina Gonzalez

This webinar has now taken place. The recording can be viewed here


What do we mean when we refer to Leadership in Management? And is that applicable to ELT Academic management? What tools does the literature on Leadership offer to educational managers? In this webinar, we will explore these questions and offer a summary of desirable traits for effective academic management.

Marina González is a graduate from UCAECE in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She teaches ELT Management and Materials Design at the BA for language teachers. She also coordinates the English Department at Universidad de Flores (UFLO).  She has held managerial positions in medium and large sized language organisations since 1995.  Also a researcher in both universities, her research interests focus on Complexity Theory and Professional Development. She has presented her work and delivered plenaries in different countries of South and North America, and Europe.


This webinar can be accessed by going to this web address: https://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/lamsigwebinars/

(No prior registration or sign up necessary)

Our most recent webinar:

The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback – Ania Kolbuszewska


This webinar has now taken place. The recording can be viewed from this link.

Before you started carrying out classroom observations, chances are you were told to stick to the “sandwich” approach to giving post-observation feedback and you’ll be fine. Chances are also that this didn’t really help.

As a form of communication, feedback is governed by rules which apply to contexts far wider than post-observation alone.

In this webinar we will examine features of successful feedback as well as some of the less obvious, yet essential do’s and don’t’s of feedback giving. We will also explore how varying attitudes towards conflict may affect the feedback process and outcome. Finally, we will look at a possible way of gathering information on how successful we are in giving feedback to our staff.


Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in all things ELT for close to 30 years. She currently works as a freelance language coach, trainer and educational consultant. She has trained teachers, trainers and managers; she has also been providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in Poland, where she is based, as well as internationally. A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she continues to work as an inspector for this international quality assurance organisation. She is the author of the “Eaquals Self-help Guide to Teacher Development” and co-author of Eaquals management competency framework. A founder member of IATEFL Poland, Ania has been an active IATEFL-er for many years. Her interests include quality management, social communication and gardening, for which she regrettably never has enough time.


Upcoming webinars:

Leadership Qualities for Academic ManagementMarina Gonzalez17th November 2017. 1300 GMT


Past webinars:

The following list is of all the webinars that LAMSIG has previously held.  To watch the recording of any of these click on the title of the webinar

How to do ELT Management ResearchGeorge PickeringJune 2014
Coaching and Mentoring in ELT Loraine KennedyOctober 2014
AppraisalsJenny JohnsonFebruary 2015
Peer observation - how can we make it work?Andy HockleyJune 2015
Revitalising Coasting TeachersJosh RoundNovember 2015
Lost in TranslationFiona ThomasFebruary 2016
The New ManagerLiam BrownJune 2016
Encouraging teachers to take charge of their own CPDFiona DunlopOctober 2016
Making the transition from teaching and learning to leading and managing in ELTAndy CurtisFebruary 2017
The elusive art of giving feedbackAnia KolbusewskaMay 2017

IATEFL is also running a number of free webinars for members.

Details can be found at the following link