High schools operating with joint-management. What is this and what was our contribution?

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In my days, students would organise sit-ins and engage in "self-management": people would sit around talking about Mao, knitting and holding meetings...

This was the 70s and I was in a state-run high school near the centre of Milan that was very left-wing …

I don’t have any kids so I only hear about schools indirectly through friends of mine who are mothers or teachers.

An example of joint-management: a lesson entitled "What is a CV and how to prepare one"

One Sunday afternoon a friend of mine called me and asked if I would give a lesson at a high school on a jointly managed basis. I accepted because I am curious and always open to new experiences. I had to replace a head hunter who cancelled his lesson at the last minute at the Liceo Manzoni in Milan, on the topic of CVs : "What is a CV and how to prepare one".

I have been successfully reading, correcting, revising, explaining CVs every day for 15 years so I was confident I would be up to the task.

I did have some doubts: youngsters nowadays are often described as lazy, unmotivated, unable to even write properly, etc.

Thankfully I went to one of the most prestigious high schools in Milan and was assisted by two teachers before a large audience of 30-35 boys and girls from the final three years who followed my lesson intently for two hours, without any breaks and without using their phones!

What more can I say?

I applaud the idea of this lesson and the youngsters involved - in this case a girl called Camilla from the final year who suggested this lesson. At last schools are teaching practical skills for the labour market. It reminds me of a poem I read (and noted down) from what is considered a Bible by people working in my sector "What color is your parachute?" by Richard N. Bolles:

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About the author
Cristina Gianotti
For more than fifteen years Cristina Gianotti has been working in Coaching - Career, Executive and Business Coaching – supporting managers, professionals and entrepreneurs that are interested in investing in themselves and their own professional development. She comes from a management consulting, management and entrepreneurial background. In 2016 she published her fisrt book "E' facile cambiare lavoro se sai come fare" (It is easy to change job if knowing how) with bookabook. In 2018 the second one "Connecting Dots: il networking questo sconosciuto" (Connetting dots: the unknow professional networking").

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