Our first Ankara local event entitled “ The Road to Wholeness:___?___” took place on 20th April 2018 between 13:30-16:30 at TOBB University of Technology and Economics.
This event mainly aimed at exploring the ways to institutional effectiveness by focusing on the quality of our interactions and it was run by TESOL in Turkey Board members, Yeşim Eraslan, Yasemin Yelbay Yılmaz and Beril Yücel. Dr. Simon Phipps was also with us as our guest speaker. We hope that the event also gave professionals the opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions and develop possibilities of collaboration.
We explored ways to achieve institutional wholeness through a simulation of possible problems encountered every now and then. Participants were invited to take an active part in discussions and activities. We hope that it created a platform for colleagues to reflect on their own experiences/practices and come up with new perspectives to address such issues.
The programme was as follows:
13.30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
13.45 Introduction: What is the problem?
14.00 Mini Group Discussion: Brainstorming Ideas
14.15 Whole Group Discussion: Fish Bowl
14.45 Tea/coffee break
15.20 Suggested Solutions: What does Literature say?
15.35 Solution in Action
Question & Answer