The most consistent of all the takeaways from my conversations with deans and senior faculty during the 2018 Case Centre Awards presentations is how essential it is to induct new, junior faculty into the skills and techniques of case teaching.
Schools everywhere, of every variety and resource, are finding it hard to recruit experienced case teachers.
In fact, there is a clear message that teachers across all subject fields are finding it increasingly challenging to develop their careers, while balancing their commitments to teaching, research and scholarships, and managerial progression.
So, I am delighted that The Case Centre will extend the reach of our support for the case method by being present at the next presentation of the International Teachers Programme (ITP) (6-11 January 2019), a faculty-development programme designed to enhance the skills, capabilities and mindsets of teachers developing academic careers. The event will be hosted by London Business School, on behalf of the International Schools of Business Management (ISBM), working together with EFMD.
The programme uses a stimulating mix of coaching, case study techniques, and body, voice and presence techniques, to help faculty develop their teaching skills.
The case method can sometimes be seen as an enthusiast’s acquired taste and not in the mainstream. Therefore, it’s good to see case teaching taking its place in a programme aiming to develop confidence and virtuosity across a whole range of approaches to teaching.
I’d be very pleased to hear from any case teaching alumni from past presentations of ITP, with views on how it may have enhanced your skills or career.