"A Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders is a distillation of the key skills and attitudes that you will need to possess if you are to survive and indeed thrive in such a situation. It highlights examples of good, bad and questionable practice from college leaders and managers of all ages. It is a handbook of practical advice and tried and tested approaches to the many problems and challenges that you are likely to face." David Collins CBE This is the definitive survival guide to leading and managing a FE College for College Leaders and Senior Managers. The tremendously experienced and successful College Principal, David Collins, covers every aspect of running a College, from shaping the organization and communicating a vision to planning and marketing the program right through to dealing with people and improving quality. Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for ambitious senior staff in the FE sector.
Money, targets and budgets overshadow life and work in colleges. The systems for funding colleges are notoriously complicated and too few people understand how they work. Too few know how and where colleges spend their money. This book demystifies college finance and provides insights that will be valuable for governors, managers, lecturers and anyone who works in the sector.
Author: Ann Briggs
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2006-12-15
A guide for middle managers in FE. It provides readers with workable strategies for dealing with the key issues associated with this role, such as managing people, liaising with other staff and being an effective leader. It is suitable for all middle managers in FE.
In recent years, FE colleges have come to play an increasingly important role as providers of Higher Education programs. Aimed at senior managers, this book provides guidance and examples of good practice to support the provision of HE in FE colleges. It will address the key issues involved in doing so, including planning, organization, funding, staffing, teaching and quality assurance. Well-written and authoritative, this guide should prove essential reading for all senior managers in FE.
This wonderfully accessible guide will introduce senior and middle managers in FE to practical strategies to encourage successful, good quality leadership and management in further education institutions. It will introduce strategic and operational leadership and management theories underlying these strategies, their practical implementation in institutions, and place within further education in the UK. The book will help readers to understand important factors to take into consideration when planning for effective strategic and operational leadership and management of FE institutions. A 'how to' guide to some key tasks for leader-managers is outlined to ensure a clear focus is maintained on learners, staff, high quality provision and good standards in leadership and management, while meeting inspectorate and external audit requirements.
This book encourages FE teachers to use the expertise gained from learning how to teach others to teach themselves how to deal with the headaches and realities of college life and to take the opportunity to think more about themselves and their teaching.
A guide on teaching and learning, working with learners, and managing the learning process. Divided into three key areas, it presents key issues such as gaining learner interest, using role play, working with the individual learner, managing disruptive behaviour, juggling a busy workload, lesson preparation and team-teaching.
This is an accessible and clearly written survival guide to Vocational Education and Training. Christopher Winch draws on recent research to answer key questions such as: * Why is VET such an important area? * How can European models be used to develop VET in the UK? * How is VET structured and provided? * What are the main issues facing VET today? All in all, the most user-friendly and useful guide to VET ever published.
Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Executive ability
Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.