Feedback, in Stephen Covey´s words, often tells you more about the person who is giving it than about you. One of the aims of this talk is to go over the obvious benefits- and also some of the potential pitfalls- inherent to giving feedback both to your students and, if in managerial positions, your team of collaborators and assistants. Giving feedback is not an easy task and in some cases, and for understandable reasons, an ominous challenge. This talk will go over some of the fears behind plucking up the courage to talk candidly to others and analyze a few practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful instances of feedback.
For the last 14 years Fernando Cid has been the Head of In Company Training with Anglo (Montevideo) which adds on to his more than 20 years of experience as an EFL teacher and trainer gained at both school level and the corporate context. Fernando is also a Speaking Examiner for Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency, BEC and IELTS. He is currently in the second year of an MA in Professional Development for Language Education in conjunction with the Norwich Institute of Language Education and the University of Chichester. As a presenter, Fernando has given talks in Uruguay (Anglo Congress and LABCI Montevideo), Mexico (LABCI 2017) and Argentina (Share Conference and Share to Lead).