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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Elizabeth can offer particular specialisms in business English and in  English for practitioners and policy-makers in  Development Management, Humanitarian Aid,  Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. Additionally, she provides  expertise in Scientific and Technical English and can support you in English writing for academic research, presentations and proposals.

Professional Recognition as Senior Fellow of the HEA

In October 2017, Elizabeth of iFacilitate was delighted to hear of her success in becoming a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Such an award is given in recognition of continuing commitment to professional development in teaching and learning, and of showing evidence of influencing the practice of colleagues in Higher Education.

Tutoring on Systems Thinking in Practice

In May 2016, Elizabeth of iFacilitate will begin a new post with the Open University, tutoring the postgraduate module 'TU811, Thinking strategically: systems tools for managing change'. This is a welcome development as it will allow Elizabeth to take forward her expertise and knowledge of Systems Thinking in practice, and support students in their learning in this field.

Facilitating the Soliya Connect programme

Elizabeth of iFacilitate has completed successfully the advanced facilitator training provided by Soliya and is now facilitating the organization's Connect programme for the Spring semester. Soliya is an organization that strives to create opportunities for constructive dialogue though use of a virtual exchange platform.

Completion of MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice

Elizabeth of iFacilitate has completed her studies and research dissertation, and, in November 2015, successfully qualified for an MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice from the Open University. The research focussed on the topic of ‘What helps, what hinders in applying Systems Thinking to Professional Practice in Conflict Transformation?’ The completion of this step now opens the way to take forward the work.

Completion of the SELVET Project

SELVET (Social and Emotional Learning in Vocational Education and Training) was a partnership project subsidized by the EU under the Life Long Learning Programme. Elizabeth of iFacilitate worked as a member of the UK team, and participated in all meetings, undertook evaluation activities, and helped in producing and in editing the guidebook, a major output of the project.

Writing on Conflict and Development for the Open University

Elizabeth of iFacilitate is a member of an Open University (OU) module team writing a new online educational offering on Conflict and Development. The module (T879) is a core and compulsory component for postgraduate students wishing to achieve the OU's Masters (MSc) in Development Management. Elizabeth is also tutoring its first presentation, starting in May 2015 and is looking forward to finding out how the students experience this new module.

Participation in a conference in Israel on the Theory and Practice of Conflict Engagement

In January 2015, Elizabeth of iFacilitate was invited to be a panel member at a conference on 'Bridging Theory and Practice of Creative Conflict Engagement' at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. The panel considered the relationship between teaching and learning and the application to practice.

Facilitation Guide for teachers in Puntland, Somalia

Elizabeth of iFacilitate was delighted to work with Interpeace, Somali programme and contribute to writing a training manual for secondary school teachers. The aim was to enable the teachers to facilitate discussion with young people on topics such as peace, security, democracy and good governance.