Workshop Information

5-Steps for Delegating Effectively

Dates: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm, December 7, 2019

Venue: Cyberport, Hong Kong

Facilitators: Michael Iannini

Target Group: Leaders at any level that supervise and coordinate the work of one or more team members.

Introduction and Learning Objectives

Delegating is one of the most important management skills you can develop, but most middle leaders don’t delegate well, if at all. Learning to delegate effectively saves time, develops the team, motivates the team and keeps the team focused on its primary objectives. Without appropriate delegation, a team will become inefficient and demoralized.

At this time of the year all teacher lead teams have established their goals but struggle with breaking them down into action tasks. In this training participants will learn when it is appropriate to delegate, what to delegate, to whom to delegate, and how to delegate. This training will cover the steps to proper delegation and discuss some of the problems that result in not delegating correctly.

Essential Question: How do I identify and delegate tasks effectively to peers?

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the challenges & benefits of delegation.
  • Participants will identify the barriers and how to address them.
  • Participants will complete a delegation inventory.
  • Participants will learn a 5-step delegation process.
  • Participants will role play delegation conversations.


Michael Iannini

Michael’s journey in education began 20 years ago as a research assistant at the Arizona State University Child Development Laboratory, where he studied mixed age playgroups and conducted studies of how children retain and recall information.  Before moving to Asia in 1999, Michael consulted with the Children’s Action Alliance and the Arizona State Government on how to best serve children with special learning requirements.  During these years Michael developed an appreciation for and honed essential skills to ensure the best interests of students were being met.  Collaboration, consensus building and navigating complicated organizational hierarchies were the skills Michael developed during this period and the experience that he reflects on when consulting with schools that want to improve collaboration across the school and focus all staff, academic and non-academic, on serving the best interests of their students.

Since moving to China in 1999, Michael was first a teacher and then left the education field to start up, grow and sell two successful information technology businesses, which provided services to schools but predominantly serviced Fortune 1000 Companies.   One of Michael’s startups was in India, which helped him to learn to reflect on his successes in China and adapt them in India.  During these years Michael learned how to satisfy the needs of a diverse group of stakeholders, develop cross-cultural leadership and communication skills, as well as continue his studies in Building Effective Teams and Strategic Planning.

Michael returned to the education field in 2008 and began to work with a number of Not-for-Profit Organizations, International and Chinese Bilingual schools to develop curriculum, train teachers, devise parent engagement strategies and consult leadership on staff capacity building strategies, which has included a long and mutually beneficial relationship with ACAMIS and its network of schools.  This period of Michael’s life allowed him to gain greater insight into Adult Learning Pedagogies and he began consulting schools on Board Governance.

Michael’s facilitation experience is a result of his evaluating and training the teams in each organization he has served as well as his passion for education and continual learning.   He currently resides in Hong Kong with his wife, an international school teacher, and their daughter and son, all of whom continue to challenge and stretch his understanding of leadership and communication.   Michael is an Affiliated CIS Consultant and is contracted by ACAMIS to coordinate and facilitate Professional Development opportunities for its members.


1000 HKD / participant

* A 10% discount will be given to z and a 15% discount will be given for 6 or more registrations from the same school.

Please email if you are registering as a group of 4 or more.