LAMSIG: A sandwich gone off.

Ania Kolbuszewska
Start time
Saturday 9 June, 11:30
End time
Saturday 9 June, 12:30
The Place

One of the most important jobs of a manager is to provide feedback to staff on what they do and how they do it. This seems easy enough, as countless “How-to” books will tell you: tell them what they did right, then tell them what they did wrong, and finally give them some encouragement to ensure you finish on a high note. But this so-called sandwich approach is criticised by many as not only ineffective but also inherently cynical.

In this presentation we will examine alternatives to the sandwich approach to feedback. We will remind ourselves of what makes feedback effective, and we will look together at example situations with the aim of applying the principles discussed in the course of the presentation.

About Ania Kolbuszewska

Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in English language teaching and training for nearly 30 years. Throughout her carreer she has worked as a language coach, trainer, academic manager and school director. She has trained teachers of English as well as German, Spanish and French. For many years now she has also been training trainers and academic managers as well as providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in Poland, where she was based until moving to Switzerland, and internationally. Her current position is Director of Training at in-lingua Basel.
A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she now 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. Together with her husband Andrzej Stęsik she has written Use of English materials for Pearson. Ania has been speaking regularly at international conferences on topics related to language teaching management.
Ania is a founder member of IATEFL Poland and a member of Leadership and Management SIG of IATEFL. Her interests include conflict management, change management and gardening, for which regrettably she never has enough time.

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Looking forward to seeing you
all in Bratislava

8th-9th June 2018