"Mesleğimiz Bir, Becerimiz Bir" Project

TThe project was conducted with the collaboration of KUSIF, Turkey Ministry of National Education, and Sarıyer Municipality in 2013 with the aim of increasing the motivation and capacity of high school teachers by developing their professional skills.

Teachers’ Committee Meetings

It started in December and continued into January with more than 100 high school teachers from different departments including mathematics, history, science. Everyone got together and discussed both techniques and problems within the education system.

Need Analysis Questionnaire

High school teachers in Sarıyer were asked to fill in a questionnaire in order to determine their needs and wishes.  170 teachers filled the questionnaire: the report is attached below.

Leader as Coach Training

After the necessities had been determined through the Need Analysis Questionnaire, ADLER International decided to conduct two training sessions that would support teachers in their personal and professional development for pro bono.  One was held on the 16th-17th of March and the next on the 20th-21th of April, 2014.

41 teachers participated in the two day training at Koc University Istinye Campus.   All participants received a “Leader as Coach” certificate from KUSIF and Canada Adler International. According to the evaluation questionnaires of the training days the initiative was a success and every participants claimed that trainings would have positive effect on their professional life.

After the training and surveys were completed a closing ceremony was held on 12th June 2014 at Koc University Istinye Campus.  During the closing ceremony a workshop was organised to help evaluate activities accomplished by KUSIF and its shareholders during the 2013-2014 school year.


The ceremony started with speeches from the heads of departments Mr. Sami Görey's and Mr. Hayati Sarıcıoğlu's. These were followed an address by the president of KUSIF's board Prof. Dr. Zeynep Aycan and the district director of the national education Mr. Ibrahim Tahmaz.  Afterwards Adler Coaching Training and Consultancy presented certificates to teachers who had participated in the training days.


Subsequent to the ceremony, a special workshop for high school teachers was held.  During the workshop 11 teachers from 6 different schools developed and proposed ideas to help KUSIF's projects, goals and objectives.  Activities for 2014-2015 school year were planned according to the survey based on the needs and demands mentioned throughout the workshop.


Project report: You can access the project report by clicking here.