Andy Hockley is a freelance educational management consultant and teacher trainer based in deepest Transylvania.
After 11 years of teaching English worldwide, he obtained an MA in International and Intercultural Management. Subsequently he worked as a project manager at the School for International Training, including participating in the curriculum working party that developed the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM).
He has been coordinating and training on the IDLTM since its inception in 2001. He is co-author of From Teacher to Manager (CUP, 2008) and author of Educational Management (Polirom, 2007). He is also a long time committee member of the Leadership and Management SIG in IATEFL.
George Pickering is an educational coach, trainer and consultant. He has delivered talks, workshops and consultancies in over 50 different countries. George is a tutor on the International Diploma in Language teaching Management and is the lead tutor on the English UK Diploma in English Language Teaching Management and. He is an inspector of language schools for the British Council in the UK (Accreditation UK) and is the co-ordinator of the IATEFL Leadership & Management Special Interest Group (LAMSIG).
He was the manager of IH London's Professional Development Centre for a number of years and was the director of the Bell Teacher Campus at Homerton College, Cambridge. George trained as a state school teacher in the UK, has an MA in Second Language Teaching and Learning and is a Master Practitioner and certified trainer in NLP.
Julie van der Horst Jansen was a Project Developer and the Financial Manager in the Center for Teacher Education, Training and Research at the School for International Training (SIT). She worked at SIT for over 18 years and spent the last 7 of those years as a Project Manager and Project Developer for the Center. No matter what her employment position has been, for every employer financial management has always been a part of her job description.
In addition to her work in the Center, she has co-taught the Financial Management module of the IDLTM course several times and has co-facilitated several pre-convention institutes (PCIs) at TESOL on the topic of financial management for new managers of language institutions.
She is also one of the co-authors of the financial management chapters of a educational management resource/textbook entitled, From Teacher To Manager: Managing Language Teaching Organizations, White et al., Cambridge University Press, 2008.