Leadership Skills for Teachers

What is the course about?

This highly interactive course provides an overview of team leadership and team building, drawing on years’ of experience delivering leadership and management training within the corporate and educational fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for managers and aspiring managers of language centres who wish to develop their leadership skills. It is also suitable for teachers wanting to improve their management skills in the teaching environment.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to define leadership and management
  • have a knowledge of key leadership models and approaches
  • be able to understand, explain, and develop the skills, knowledge and attitude needed to be an effective leader
  • have developed an understanding of how to get the best out of your team/students

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course, create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes or projects. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
  • February 17, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • August 3, 2020
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Is Erasmus+ funding available?
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Sample Course Programme

 Session OneSession TwoSession Three
MONDAYWelcome & introductions

Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology

What is leadership?
Difference between management & leadership;
qualities needed in personal leadership

Group activity
How to lead others
Self-awareness; developing competencies; developing others

Personal activity
TUESDAYWhat is your leadership style?

Situational Leadership:
developing people over time

Case study
Developing competence
Directing work tasks;
setting clear goals;

Group activity
Developing commitment
Understanding what motivates people;
Directing work tasks and setting clear goals

Group activity
WEDNESDAYLeading a team

Understanding team dynamics;
understanding team roles; aligning people to tasks

Group activity
Building team spirit
Developing communication networks;
effective listening;
building consensus

Case study
Reaching high performance
Understanding what motivates people;
Directing work tasks

Group activity
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