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9.30am - 3.30pm - Registration from 9.00am

The Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen (free parking on site)

All Primary and Secondary Teachers and support staff.

$375.00 + GST

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement. Please note Critical Agendas reserves the right to transfer participants from face to face to webinar format with price adjustments (if required), should minimum numbers not be met for face to face event

Conducting Difficult Conversations

Most people avoid difficult conversations because they are confronting, difficult, awkward, and the emotionals stakes are often high. Leaders at all levels need to learn and understand how not to avoid difficult conversations.  successfully conducting difficult conversations in the workplace can make the difference between success and failure – for both the leader and the school.  This workshop will focus on:

  • exploring emotional regulation and self-awareness
  • defining conflict and how people respond
  • exploring high conflict people
  • collaborative problem solving techniques
  • structured conversations to manage conflict
Presented by Critical Agendas

Kristy Elliott

Kristy is an experienced and engaging teacher and consultant, working with inspired educators who want to make a positive difference in the lives of the young people they work with and their communities. Holding a Bachelor of Education, Kristy recognises the privilege of working with young people and strives to positively impact those she has the pleasure of working with. She is currently completing her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne which is strengthening the wellbeing and relationship management work she undertakes with schools in Australia and Asia. Kristy teaches an innovative circle strategy used for developing socio-emotional capacity, relationships as well as teaching curriculum content, she provides engaging workshops on all elements of restorative practice including peer mediation training. Kristy also facilitates restorative community conferences and provides in-class modelling and coaching. Kristy has been working in this field for almost two decades and continues to enjoy working with school communities to enhance the wellbeing of staff, students and parents.

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