Chaz Pugliese

I am a trainer, international presenter and author working out of Paris, France. Previously Academic Director of Teacher Training at Pilgrims. As a consultant for the British Council, I have run several courses, many of which in China, Bangladesh and Brazil. I lecture on Creativity, Leadership and Intercultural communication at several universities in France and abroad. My publications include: Being Creative (Delta, UK, 2010), The Principled Communicative Approach, (Helbling, 2015) and Creating Motivation, (Helbling, 2017).

My research interests range from Motivation and Creativity, to Spontaneity and Improvisation. In 2013 I founded the Creativity Group (Alan Maley).

Events by Chaz

Workshop - Focus Interruptus: How can I distract them so they pay attention? Arrow

Learning requires effortful focus, it goes without saying. But focus, attention have sadly become scarce commodities these days. In this practical session, we will first, briefly, look at possible reasons the students don’t pay attention to us (no, it’s not necessarily because they don’t lik...

Plenary - Teach me, and I’ll forget. Surprise me, and I may remember: Why surprising our students leads to motivation Arrow

There is no off/on switch, there is no algorithm, no infallible concoction we could use to activate the learners’ motivation. That much is known. Learners can be motivated if the teacher first encourages affiliation, if the learners are sufficiently and adequately primed, and if they are engaged i...

Looking forward to seeing you
all in Bratislava

7th-8th June 2019