Day 1 – Session 1B – Building Resilient ELT Institutions

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Session 1 – Leadership and Change Management in ELT

Room B

Building Resilient ELT Institutions

Download the Presentation – Andrea Pugh (PDF)

Download the Presentation – Jason West (PDF)

Delve into the concept of organisational resilience and its importance in ELT institutions. Discuss strategies for building resilience at the institutional level and within teams.

Andrea Pugh

Andrea holds a MA in Applied Linguistics and degree in Education. She has been teaching in Education Queensland for nearly 30 years. Her experience in the world of online teaching and learning is growing as she explores new ways to engage students and make the most of IT tools and skills.

She is currently enjoying the opportunity to develop a virtual community that embraces creativity, fun and connection. Andrea is passionate about ELT and takes pride in seeing her students gain confidence in both their digital and English language skills.

Jason West

Jason West is an accomplished leader in English language teaching and TESOL/EALD, both as a teacher and leader, with more than 15 years of experience. Jason has led Academic English programs in both a local Australian context, and in a transnational context at a joint venture school in China. Jason supports the ELICOS sector through his involvement with a number of communities of practice/industry events, and has presented at a number of international and local conferences.

In his role as Director of Studies at UTS College, Jason manages a teaching team dedicated to supporting the language needs of international students, mostly from SE Asia and the Indian subcontinent, who are heading to UTS to pursue their career and life ambitions. This includes leading and managing the delivery of the college developed Academic English curriculum via the Canvas LMS, for both face to face, and live online teaching modes.

Aligned to the UTS 2027 vision, in addition to leading the Sydney based college team, Jason supports Academic Managers across the transnational partner network, based in China (EIC, SILC), (South) Korea (IEN), Vietnam (ACET), Myanmar (AEC) and the UTS College Sri Lanka who all deliver the UTS College’s English curriculum. Jason will share his insights on how to drive high quality outcomes and standardisation of delivery regardless of location.