I wish to share a piece of information with you. Since last Tuesday, I was
appointed Rector of a college of 900 students. It is a great challenge to me
but I am thinking about how to deal with this task of management. Actually I
am preparing my first speech to the staff and students.
If ever you have some general ideas which you think are useful and which
generally are included in an introductory speech to staff and students,
please do send them to me. I urgently need some ideas as I wish to emphasize
on the following:
Part 1: I shall introduce myself - who I am? my background
Part 2: Present my vision of the school as an organization based upon one
key concept: TOGETHERNESS- given that education is always and everywhere a
collective enterprise. I shall aim at setting up a scholastic
community -though people may be heterogeneous, I strongly believe that this
aspect may be meaningfully used to develop and enhance more acted\ve
collaboration between the stakeholders in this college.
Part 3: Introduce my management style mainly based upon :
(a) a paradigm which focuses upon contact and dialogue with staff and
(b) Team working and team building
(c) Service leadership whereby as Rector I am here to serve and not to be
(d) Introduce administrative style where I intend to talk about discipline,
role of teachers, Deans ,
How do you fancy the above? Any suggestions will be welcome.
Is it too polite? must I be more severe in the presentation? Assume you were
one of the staff, what would you feel as a result of this speech?
Do you have some other ideas about what to tell students on the first day?
Hope to read from you.
Michael AH TOW
fax 230 454 0154
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From: Nancy Wall <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: Posters and Visual Displays for Business Studies
> A forthcoming article in the EBEA Journal deals in detail with just this
> topic. Its in the Business in the Classroom section and written by Andy
> Hammond. It will complement the discussion to date on this thread.
> Unfortunately it has yet to be edited, designed and printed! However,
> interested in this will find the ideas and materials useful and