th skills2

Course dates:

September 2018, Riga, Latvia (Level 1, in English)

Spring 2019, Cantalupa, Piedmont, Italy (Level 2, dates to be confirmed, in English)

The course can also be organised on demand, either as residential or in-house. Course dates and locations can be changed. Contact us for details.

(deadline for grant applications in your National Agency is Feb 2018)

 

Objective:

  • Provide the participants with specific tools for an effective management of the modern educational organisation.

Who should attend:

  • Heads of educational organisations interested in building an effective organisation capable of introducing and implementing changes.
  • Members of management teams looking for specific tools for an effective educational management.
  • Education professionals interested in approaches to building effective leadership practice.

Course contents (see the detailed programme below):

  • Specific tools for content quality control and improvement.
  • Systemic approach to school management.
  • Practical problem-solving training of educational problems.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants know specific tools for a more systemic approach to the management of an educational organisation.
  • Participants can apply some of the tools to deal with their professional problems.
  • Participants are willing to master the new skills after the course.

Facilitators:


Dmitry Kucharavy

A freelance researcher and consultant, France, currently at Politecnico di Milano. Over 20 years of practical experience in TRIZ as engineer, consultant, trainer and researcher.

 


Dr. Alexander Sokol

A teacher trainer, researcher and consultant in the field of thinking skills in education. Academic director of TA Group.

 

 

Preliminary programme:

DAY 1
10:00-16:00 Arrival
16:30-18:00 Introduction & getting to know each other
18:00-19:00 Course aims and finalisation of the programme
19:30 Welcome dinner

DAY 2
09:00-10:30 What are the problems of the 21st century school?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Why is there a need for a systemic approach to school management?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 What are the features of a systemic approach?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 How does a systemic approach look in practice?
19:30- Dinner

DAY 3
09:00-10:30 What are some useful tools that can help us?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How can these tools be applied?
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 How can we use these tools to solve some typical problems?
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 4
09:00-10:30 What are the non-typical problems?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How do we describe problems effectively?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 How do we know that we are dealing with a real problem?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break & country presentations
17:30-19:00 What are the tools for an effective presentation of the problem?

DAY 5
09:00-10:30 What are the problems in our school we would like to address?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How do we know that we have described the problems well?
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 How do we know that we have really defined the problems?
15:30- Cultural activity followed by dinner

DAY 6
09:00-10:30 How do we move from problem to solution?
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 How do we move from the concept to a practical solution?
12:30-15:30 Lunch and walk
15:30-17:00 How do the tools work in a system?
17:00-17:30 Coffee break and country presentations
17:30-19:00 How can we continue? Action plans
20:00 Gala dinner

DAY 7
09:00-10:00 What is TRIZ?
10:00-11:00 How can we validate our learning outcomes?
11:00-12:00 What is next? Feedback on the course and certification
Departure

 

Course Price

We offer a flexible approach to course fees to ensure that you are able to choose the most appropriate option for your needs.

OPTION 1. ERASMUS+ PACKAGE
(best option for partners receiving an Erasmus+ grant and planning long-term collaboration with TA Group)

  • Total price per package per participant – EUR 1400

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, social programme during the course, distant support of each participant during a year + organisation support during a year.

For you reference: when obtaining an Erasmus+ grant, the amount you will receive for each participant from your organisation will be in the range of EUR 1500-1800 + travel expenses, depending on the country you come from and where the course takes place. Thus, the amount of the grant will always be enough to cover all the costs associated with the course.

Feel free to contact us if something remains unclear.

 

OPTION 2. CUSTOMIZED PAYMENT
(The option is for partners interested in a particular course or one of the additional services we offer. You can select any of the services or their combination)

  • Course fee – EUR 1250

The price includes 7 days tuition and seminar materials, 6 nights accommodation in a single room, all meals and coffee breaks during the course, and the social programme during the course.

  • Distant support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support (answers to questions, comments on reflection, participation in webinars and other online events) during the year following the course.

  • Organisation support – EUR 250 per year per person (optional)

The price includes online support for the organisation at the stage of application and reporting, as well as the possibility to have consultation on administrative issues during the project implementation.

 

DISCOUNTS

Each partner organisation participating in the courses is eligible to one of the following discounts:

 

  • 10% discount for each participant that attends Level 1 and Level 2 courses during one year;
  • 10% discount for each participant if the total number of participant from one organisation that attend the courses during the year is 10 and more.

Additionally you can have a discount if two participants from your organisation are accommodated in a twin room (this discount is available in some of the venues only and should be confirmed by the organisers first)

Previous courses:

You can see photos and participants feedback from our previous courses below.

Photos: Apr 2015, Aug 2015, Oct 2016

Feedback: Apr 2015, Aug 2015, Oct 2016

Video feedback of participants (various courses 2014-2016)

Video feedback of participants (various courses 2009-2013)

The number of places on each course is limited, therefore we are asking you to contact us as soon as possible if you would like to book a place.

 

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