This workshop will look at different common scenarios in which difficult conversations can occur: with parents/caregivers; colleagues; authority figures; and members of the public. Strategies covered will include the importance of knowing boundaries and non-negotiables; the importance of listening; de-escalation; managing anger in others and one’s own anxiety; nurturing mutual respect; the importance of depersonalised information; knowing what actions you can take – and what actions you cannot. Bring about a closure and meaningful follow-up. Participants will be expected to share their concerns, challenges and successes, and role-play different scenarios.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Mr Simon Reynolds is a senior education consultant at Principals Academy with expertise in curriculum development and implementation, pedagogy and assessment and special education. He was a deputy director at the Curriculum Planning and Development Division of the Ministry of Education for 11 years working on curriculum development and effective curriculum implementation through appropriate pedagogy and assessment. Currently, he consults on curriculum design, assessment, and evaluation for Special Education Schools, conducts teacher and parent training for mainstream schools and is as a part-time lecturer and practicum supervisor at the National Institute of Education. He also works on behavioural management and intervention. When time permits, he occasionally returns to the classroom as a relief teacher to keep connected to classroom realities. Mr Reynolds holds Masters Degrees in English Studies and Autism Studies and A Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Analysis.
Course Code: SR180424
Topic: Strategies for Navigating Challenging Conversations
Trainer: Mr Simon Reynolds
Date(s): 18 April 2024, Thursday
Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face
Venue: To Be Confirmed
Closing Date: 29 March 2024, Friday
Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.
Other Information: Registration is on a first come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.
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