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Staff engagement and motivation in the language teaching organisation

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Join Andy Hockley on 18 November for a webinar about staff engagement and motivation.

Andy Hockley
18 November, 2021 - 12:00 Europe/London
One hour

About the webinar

Research has shown that organisations with high employee engagement have better customer satisfaction, more productiveness, greater enthusiasm, lower absenteeism and reduced turnover. This talk looks at what we mean by the idea of engagement (as it applies to teachers and other staff), how it connects to motivation, and what kinds of things we can do as academic managers to enhance engagement. Drawing from recent research and literature regarding these concepts and how organizational culture can create the conditions for a more engaged staffroom, we will look at the different conditions necessary to fully engage the organisation’s staff. The talk will offer a number of practical tips for managers which can be adapted for context and used to build a more engaged team of teachers.


18 November 2021


12.00pm UK - see what time this is in your location

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About the speaker

Andy Hockley is the former co-ordinator of LAMSIG and a freelance educational management consultant and trainer. He has been training teachers and managers for 20 years and has been coordinating and training on the IDLTM (International Diploma in Language Teaching Management) since its inception in 2001. He is co-author of 'From Teacher to Manager' (CUP, 2008) and the upcoming ‘Leading Technological Change’ (CUP 2022). He lives in deepest Transylvania.


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