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9.30am - 3.30pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All Teaching and Support Staff

$279 + GST

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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

Teaching Kids with Trauma – Behavioural Health and Trauma Sensitivity

For far too long schools have tried to deal with complex student behaviour under a single administrative technique called “Behaviour Management” which is designed to do, give, or take away privileges that will produce a resulting change in behaviour as soon as possible.

This dominant traditional behaviour management model evolved primarily for stability in a well-known environment with a solid student base.

Today that solid base is rapidly crumbling with behaviour challenges appearing that we have had no training for and no real tools to work with. We try to deal with these issues with a never-ending rotation of professional development without changing the way that we look at behaviour, its causes, and our response to it.

This highly challenging but deeply practical workshop is built around the concept that all behaviour, no matter who does it; is a symptom, is communication, has a function, occurs in patterns, and can be changed.

This requires us to have a clear approach to all of our interactions that aligns

  • rock solid values that include Respect, Safety and Readiness with
  • rules that explain, teach, and demonstrate these values and
  • classroom practices that embody the rules and values that are essential for
  • Mental Management, Behavioural Health and Trauma Sensitivity


This workshop details two operating systems.

Firstly, an exemplary operating structure for all adults who work within the school that personifies best practice in behaviour, mental and trauma competence.

The is system that calls on all of us to

  • Create safety
  • Regulate our nervous systems
  • Build a connected relationship
  • Development a coherent narrative
  • Practice ‘power-with’ strategies
  • Build social emotional and resiliency skills
  • Foster growth.

Secondly a reset operational system called RUMBL enables us to tackle old beliefs that clearly aren’t working, identify new and better ways of approaching issues and forces us to gather data and evidence to make informed and practical decisions.

RUMBL stands for

  • Recognise
  • Understand
  • Manage
  • Build
  • Learn

This system is learned by Administrators, Teachers, Learners and Parents alike as a common approach for when common-sense is absent.

So, if you are ready to RUMBL this is the workshop for your whole school to attend!

Presented by Critical Agendas

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell is an established and highly sought after consultant who works with teachers, parents and administrators where it counts… in schools and in classrooms. He regularly teaches in classrooms in primary and secondary schools all over Australia demonstrating the changes that really work. Greg is an exceptional presenter with the ability to connect with educators, to challenge them and provide many practical strategies that work! Great knowledge, practical, dynamic and very entertaining!

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Tamara Rundle

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Tania The Geelong College

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