ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program (Online)


Neil Anderson, Christine Coombe and Fernando Fleurquin


​2​3 ​April - 27 ​May 2018

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.


Registration Fee
TESOL members  US$350
Nonmembers US$450

Register Online (registration will start in November 2017)
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More About This Program

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

Goals of ​The Program

Through interactive workshops, participants will gain awareness and learn about leadership and management strategies related to five key areas: qualities of effective leaders, strategic planning, leadership for teacher change, time management, and leading meetings. Throughout the workshops, participants will be developing components of a leadership/management action plan they can implement upon return to their institutions.

Learning outcomes

Participants will ​learn about


  • reflect on their leadership styles
  • reflect on their strengths and areas to improve as ELT leaders and administrators
  • learn about leadership roles and their impact on the decision making and the effectiveness of the educational institutions
  • choose the leadership styles that are most appropriate in different situations


  • understand the goals and process of strategic planning
  • learn the steps to develop a vision and mission statements
  • learn how to conduct an internal analysis of their institutions
  • learn how to conduct an external analysis of the institutional environment and the competition
  • start developing a strategic plan for their institutions


  • reflect on your beliefs about teacher supervision
  • explain characteristics of effective teachers
  • formulate a set of professional development activities that can improve teaching
  • guide teachers in the development of their own Personal Professional Development Plan


  • analyze how they spend time as administrators
  • identify challenges they face when managing time and meetings
  • identify ways how time is wasted and techniques to improve their time management
  • discuss how to manage meetings productively

About the Instructors

Dr. Neil J Anderson is a Professor in the Department of English Language Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. He has taught and presented papers and workshops in over 45 countries. His research interests include second language reading, language learner strategies, learner self-assessment, motivation in language teaching and learning, and ELT leadership development. Professor Anderson served as President of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. from 2001-2002. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of The International Research Foundation (TIRF) from 2002-2008, serving as the President of the Board from 2004-2006. He has been a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar in Costa Rica (2002-2003) and in Guatemala (2009-2010). Professor Anderson was the 2014 recipient of the prestigious James Alatis Service Award to TESOL.

Dr. Fernando Fleurquin
is the Director of the Intensive English Language Institute at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA. With over 30 years of experience as an ESL/EFL teacher, teacher educator, writer, assessment specialist, program evaluator, and administrator, Dr. Fleurquin is also a medical doctor and has a master’s in Marketing and Business. His areas of interest include assessment, standards, leadership, online education, and program administration.

Dr. Christine Coombe has a PhD in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University.  She is currently on the English and Liberal Studies faculty at Dubai Men’s College in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  She has managed assessment programs for the past 20 years.  In 2008, she co-edited a volume on leadership skills and strategies in ELT.  Christine served as TESOL International Association President 2011–2012.