Our next webinar: Institutional Research for Greater School Effectiveness – Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken

Most recent webinar: Leadership Qualities for Academic Management– Marina Gonzalez

All past and upcoming webinars

Next webinar – Thursday 1st March, 4pm UK time

Institutional Research for Greater School Effectiveness – Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken, Sabancı University

In this webinar we will discuss the role of institutional research in fostering a learning and growth oriented culture for greater school effectiveness. We will look at a variety of research tools and processes which can help us assess, enrich and enhance our school practices through a data-driven approach to change and decision making.

Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken (PhD) works as an instructor and as Projects, Development and Research Coordinator at Sabancı University, School of Languages where she also worked as the director of the school for 10 years. Over the years, she has been involved in teacher and trainer training and development, school effectiveness and institutional development, classroom and learner-based research, and management and mentorship training. For information on Dr. Kurtoğlu Eken’s professional activities, presentations and publications, please visit her website at: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/kurtoglueken/

This webinar has now taken place. A recording of it can be viewed here.


Our most recent webinar

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.

(No prior registration or sign up necessary)


Upcoming webinars:

Institutional Research for Greater School EffectivenessDeniz Kurtoğlu Eken1st March 2018
4pm UK time
Using performance indicators to assess institutional effectiveness in ELTVinicius Nobre23rd May 2018
Lesson ObservationsMaria Araxi SachpazianOctober 2018


Past webinars:

The following list is of all the webinars that LAMSIG has previously held.  The recordings of all these webinars are available to be viewed in our members’ area

(NOTE: members’ area is password protected. Members will have received the password in the December 2017 e-newsletter to members. If you do not have the password, please get in touch – using the contact form and quoting your IATEFL member number)

How to do ELT Management Research George Pickering June 2014
Coaching and Mentoring in ELT Loraine Kennedy October 2014
Appraisals Jenny Johnson February 2015
Peer observation – how can we make it work? Andy Hockley June 2015
Revitalising Coasting Teachers Josh Round November 2015
Lost in Translation Fiona Thomas February 2016
The New Manager Liam Brown June 2016
Encouraging teachers to take charge of their own CPD Fiona Dunlop October 2016
Making the transition from teaching and learning to leading and managing in ELT Andy Curtis February 2017
The elusive art of giving feedback Ania Kolbusewska May 2017


We also held a webinar with the Fairlist

Preparing for your first keynote talk or plenary.’

It was especially aimed at women who are thinking about dipping their toes in these waters for the first time.

The speakers were Susan Barduhn and Simon Greenall.

Susan is a Professor at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and a Past President and currentInternational Ambassador for IATEFL. She has been honored to give plenaries in 17 countries.

Simon has been a textbook writer for more years than he cares to admit. Giving plenaries has been an essential but often challenging requirement of the day job.

The recording of the webinar can be viewed here: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p6ybav71815/

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

Details can be found at the following link