5th – 6th June, Bratislava, Slovakia
Workshop for all leaders and managers in primary and secondary education, language schools, universities as well as organisations that work within language education.
About the Workshop

Who is LAMSIG for?


The LAMSIG workshop: “Leadership skills in the educational context” is for academic managers, directors of studies, school owners, senior teachers, coordinators, supervisors, principals, deputy heads, ADOSs, managers, directors, and anyone else involved in or interested in leadership and management in language teaching organisations.

The LAMSIG workshop in Bratislava is organised by the Bridge – English Language Centre with the collaboration of a special interest group of IATEFL – LAMSIG.


Leadership skills in the educational context” takes place parallel to Eltforum 2020 on 5th – 6th June in Bratislava, Slovakia.

in association with

The ELT Leadership & Management Special Interest Group was created in 1990 to meet the needs of academic and administrative managers in both the state and private sectors of the industry. Our current membership stands at over 500. Half our members are based in the UK.


What are our aims?

  • To raise awareness among the ELT profession of management issues.
  • To contribute to the development of good management practices within ELT.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of management issues that affect our profession.
  • To provide opportunities for, and information about, relevant management training.
  • To help improve quality standards in ELT.



Here are some of the ways you can network with / in LAMSIG and its members:

LAMSIG Testimonials
Short video from LAMSIG in Bratislava 2018
The workshop trainers

Andy Hockley


Andy Hockley is a trainer, curriculum developer, consultant, writer, and the coordinator of IATEFL’s Leadership and Management Special Interest Group. as well as being the global lead trainer on the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM).

He is the co-author of “From Teacher to Manager: Managing language teaching organisations” (CUP, 2008) and “Managing in the Digital Age” (The Round, 2014), and author of “Educational Management” (Polirom 2007).

He has been involved in ELT for 30 years, as a teacher, teacher trainer, manager, and management trainer. He lives in deepest Transylvania.

Loraine Kennedy


Loraine Kennedy is a full-time practicing coach and management trainer, having qualified as a life and work coach in 2001-2. She has more than 30 years’ experience in education and ELT worldwide and 20 years in management.

Her passion is in helping people to fulfil their full potential and managers to become successful leaders within an ever-changing world. She works extensively with educational associations, schools and universities across the world.

She is on the committee of IATEFL’s leadership and management special interest group.

Preliminary PROGRAMME
Learn schedule of the conference.
Workshop 1
  • 5. June 2019
    Academic leadership - creating the conditions for engagement

    In this workshop, we will look both at leadership skills and at creating the kind of organisation/department that can best facilitate teacher development and engagement.

Workshop 2
  • 5. June 2019
    Building a culture of professional development

    In this workshop, we will explore how to develop a learning culture within your school, one that raises teacher motivation and encourages personalised professional development pathways to flourish, with the minimum of fuss.

Workshop 3
  • 6. June 2019
    Coaching conversations for academic leaders

    In this introductory workshop on coaching, you will be provided with a simple conversation framework which will help you practice coaching conversations in pairs and small groups. You can never have too much practice!

Workshop 4
  • 6. June 2019
    Goalsetting and action planning

    In this workshop we will review and tie together the work of the previous 3 sessions. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to plan for the future, applying all that has been covered over the two days with a structured goalsetting approach.

How to get to the LAMSIG

By car

GPS coordinates: 48.128024, 17.131923 Free parking in front of venue

By public transport

More detailed information and schedules can be found at www.imhd.sk


We recommend using mobile apps available on google play: HOPIN or Taxify.

Taxi taxi 02/16077, Hello taxi 02/16321, Profi taxi 02/16222

Approximate price of a taxi from the Main Train Station to the venue: 7 EUR

Note: Calling a taxi always results in more reasonable prices than taking one from a taxi rank.

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