ALEA Speakers Bureau Launched
The first Speakers Bureau exchange took place February 18, 2016 in Manila, with principal Takashi Yuguchi, of Japan, as the ALEA sponsored speaker. Principals of the Philippine Lutheran Education Association requested an administrator to provide a professional development workshop. The newly established ALEA Speakers Bureau funded the international flight, and PLEA provided lodging and meals.
With thousands of educators and administrators serving at Lutheran schools in Asia, there is a wealth of talent and knowledge to share. The Speakers Bureau provides a channel for schools to request professional development workshops from within the region, through an online request. This new service supports the ALEA goal, “To promote training of educators and administrators and facilitate the development of curriculum within the Asian context.”