Wednesday, January 09, 2013

SHADE workshop on " Conducting Effective Meetings, an Essential Skill for School Leaders " on Saturday, January 19, 2013

School Head Teachers Association for
Development of Education offers a workshop on

Conducting Effective Meetings, an Essential Skill for School Leaders
  Do you understand the dynamics of conducting meetings?
  •   Are you conversant with the way of making your suggestions more open, more flexible and more negotiable, and your messages softer and more effective?
  •   Are you always at ease when you present cogent, lucid, and balanced arguments; give strong, neutral, or tentative opinions; and show strong, neutral, or tactful disagreement?  Do you feel comfortable expressing strong/partial support and total/tentative opposition?
  • Do you know how to persuade and how to compromise?
 If the answer to any of these questions is NO, then this workshop is for you!

This workshop is going to be a platform to sit together and see how efficient we are when we conduct meetings. This workshop focuses on one of the most powerful tools of communication – language. Whether we preside over or attend a meeting, our language matters most. School Head Teachers’ Association (SHADE) invites you to attend this workshop on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development.

Brief Introduction:

Mazhar Ahmad (facilitator), currently working as a Lecturer in English at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi, has done his MA in English Literature and Linguistics. As a Subject Lead Teacher, he has conducted workshops on various aspects of educational leadership and the use of language in the academic context. His major interest areas are educational leadership, teacher training, and the English language teaching, along with enduring interest in education, religion, history and philosophy.

Shairose Irfan Jessani (co-facilitator), currently working as a Vice Principal – Academics at Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi, has done Masters in Science (Chemistry) from Karachi University and Masters in Education (Teacher Education) from AKU-IED with distinction in course work. She has contributed both at school and community level as well as worked with organizations like PTAN, Edlinks, Ministry of Education and AKU-IED as a resource person. Her major interest areas are assessment, educational management, teacher leadership, environment, science education, ICT integration.

In view of limited seats available, prior registration for this workshop is mandatory.
Kindly confirm your participation latest by Friday, January 18, 2013 at or (36826991-4 Ext. 3203 / 3205), as this will help us in organizing the workshop effectively. We look forward to your participation!