PALMINA LA ROSA
I’ve been involved in teacher training and education for over 25 years.
I founded Giga International House in 1997 and, in January 2021, we launched CTD – Coaching Training and Development, a division of Giga IH.
- Giga International House is an authorised Cambridge Assessment English Exam Centre, offering all range of exams and CELTA courses. The school is also a British Council IELTS venue.
- CTD aims to provide language teachers with useful coaching techniques to support their students in practising 21st century skills.
I have always invested my time in both my personal and professional training, especially in leadership and management, attending coaching courses and seminars. Due to my strong belief in coaching and in its power to enhance and improve professional skills, including those of language teachers, I became a qualified Coach, approved by International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2018.
In 2020, I attended the High Impact Leadership Course, held at the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.
In 2021 I qualified Team Coach Specialist at the Brown University of Professional Studies – ACT Leadership.
I believe that professional development and improvement are the basis on which my career is founded and, as a result, I am an ICF and an IATEFL LAMSIG member.
My involvement with the Italian Association of Language Schools (AISLi) stretches back to the early 2000’s when I took up the role of AISLi Director of Operations from 2005 to 2016, and then AISLi President from 2016 to 2020. I am currently an Accreditation and Inspection Coordinator where I look after the accreditation processes and inspection procedures. I also manage the inspectors’ team and I am an Expert and Advisor of the Technical Committee 232 which will revise the ISO Standard 21001.
I am also a Career Guidance Specialist accredited by the Italian Association of Career Guidance Specialists and Adviser (ASNOR).
Meet me at an upcoming event!
I regularly attend and present at industry events throughout the year. Please contact me to schedule a meeting at any of these events in 2023, or we can schedule a video call any time.