IntroductionEducators are always being looked up and respected by society and in particular students. There is great expectation from stakeholders on educators. Educators need to be knowledgeable and professional in carrying their duty and upholding the reputation of their institution that they serve. They carry many different roles; these include teachers, motivators, advisors and at times friends to students. They represent their organizations in various functions, occasions, events and conferences. With this, there is a need to prepare educators of CFGS to be professional in shouldering these roles. Hence, the staff support program serve as an intervention program to further enhance the professionalism of educators at CFGS.
Objective Staff Support Program aims to impart knowledge and provide a platform for lecturers to be a professional educators.
Some of us have the ambition to become educators since young and that is very good. However, there could be handful of educators who may not have such ambition. For whatever reasons, you have ended up as educators now, it is a time to reflect upon:
Know Your Industry
In any profession that you embark on, it is natural to have expectation from others that you should know about your industry. For example, if you are a school teacher, your acquaintances will probably expect you to know the education system in Malaysia. Similarly, as an educator in higher education, one should be aware of the landscape of higher education.
Create the brand that you want. The way you act, speak and dress will create the brand and image that you desire. Act, speak and dress professionally when dealing with different stake holders; students, parents, top management, TNB, people of the industry, researchers and international visitors.
Understanding and Managing International Students
Managing international students for some of educators can be of great pain, struggle and overload. Probably by understanding more about them would help.
Building network is essential in any field of job. It helps you to understand how other best practices are and leverage in this relationship building for a better career. You will know more people and more people will know you.
Healthy Body, Productive Educator
Healthy body will essentially lead to less medical problems. When our body is fit, we can be more efficient and effective in delivering our work. We will be able to stay focused and energized.
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