In September 2012, GVI in Luang Prabang, Laos delivered the Teaching English Internship add-on for the first time. Volunteer, Monica Walker, chose to add on this training to her 4 week placement on the project. Monica underwent the training over a period of 4 weeks. The Leadership Course comprises a series of 4 lectures, practical tasks and assessment tasks. The aim of the GVI Leadership Course is to provide the knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities of a team leader and the processes involved in leading a team. The support that participants receive throughout the Leadership Course include 1-1 mentoring from a designated staff member, weekly reviews and goal setting.
The key to success in most working environments is competent leadership and guidance. The GVI Leadership Course provides training and practical experience in the key principles of team leading. Combining a theoretical approach with practical tasks directly related to the Laos Teaching Project, volunteers gain worthwhile knowledge and skills to take with them into their employment opportunities.
Upon successful completion of the Leadership Course, participants receive:
- A Certificate of Accomplishment (for TEFL training)
- A Certificate of Appreciation (for project work)
- Team Leadership Certification
- A copy of the Final Evaluation
- A confidential professional reference
For further information on the Leadership add-on please see the website and click on the add-on option. To keep up-to-date with the developments in Laos, have a look at our blog, or feel free to contact us for more information.