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Become a Leader in the Profession

The ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program (LMCP) provides leadership training for ELT professionals in various kinds of ELT organizations and institutions. It will be especially useful if you are in a leadership, administrative, or management role. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Who Should Attend?

ELT professionals at all levels who are currently in a leadership, administrative, or management role in their institution or organization, or who want training in these areas.

Program Requirements

To earn the 10-hour ELT Leadership Management Certificate, participants must complete the requirements listed below.

These workshops are offered in-person at the 2018 TESOL convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Those completing this certificate can apply to earn one continuing education unit (CEU).

  • Leadership and Management Fundamentals (Neil Anderson, Christine Coombe and Fernando Fleurquin), ​Tuesday,​ 27 March 2018, 9 am–5 pm (7 hours). This workshop covers the following topics:
    • Qualities of effective leadership 
    • Leadership for teacher change: Supervision 
    • Strategic planning
  • Two of the following 90-minute workshops (3 hours) taking place during the convention
    • Financial Planning: Budgets and Course Costing (Fernando Fleurquin), ​Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 9:30 am–11 am
    • Hiring Essentials (Renee Feather, Wendy Asplin and Jennifer Evans), ​Wednesday, 28 March 2017, 12:30 pm–2 pm
    • How to Run Effective Meetings (Richard Robison), Thursday, 29 March 2018, 9:30 am–11 am
    • Facilitating Groups and Building Teams (Suzanne Matula), ​Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:30 am–​1:00 pm
    • Effective Time Management Strategies for English Language Teaching Leaders and Professionals (Christine Coombe, Mashael Al-Hamly, Justin Shewell), Thursday, 29 March 2018, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm

Click here for more information about each workshop and the workshop leaders.

Registration and Fees

 By 1 February 201​8

After 1 February 201​8







You can register for this program when you register for the 2018 Annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo.  

Space is limited, so register early: Enrollment is limited to 100 participants for the seven-hour workshop, and 40 participants for the elective workshops.

Registration fees include all workshops, materials, an administrative fee, and refreshment service during the seven-hour required workshop.


If you have questions about the LMCP, please contact TESOL Professional Learning.