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No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have any monies paid refunded in full. Cancellation made prior to the Thursday 29th July, 2021 will incur a 25% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable for in full for cancellations made on or after Thursday 29th July, 2021 or for failure to attend the program. Participants will be sent a Zoom link which is only to be used by the registered person. If any other unregistered person views the webinar without registration, they will be liable for the full registration plus an additional 25% administration fee. No attendance certificates will be issued until all monies are paid in full. Any cancellation must be made in writing and emailed to email@example.com in accordance with the terms and conditions. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed, and registration monies paid will be fully refunded. Critical Agendas Pty Ltd will not be accepting liability for any other associated costs. Critical Agendas Pty Ltd reserves the right to vary the advertised program prior to commencement
Understanding the nuances of our girls to increase their success
8.45am – 9.00am Webinar Registration
9.00am –10.30am Michelle Falzon – Self-Care is NOT a dirty word! Supporting our Girl’s mental health and wellbeing with self-care strategies.
We live in a fast-paced, highly interactive world. More often than not we tend to give our energy to others first before we turn our attention inwards to take care of ourselves. We sometimes conform to expectations of society and feel guilty for making attempts to nurture our own needs. During this presentation, Michelle will offer you the opportunity to explore multiple aspects of self-care, and give you insight as to how best implement strategies that will support your ability to embrace and nurture your mental health and wellbeing. Your takeaways from this experience will enable you to be the best version of yourself that you choose to be, and will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how best to avoid burnout and combat mental health challenges.
10.30am–11.00am Morning Break
11.00am–12.30pm Dave Vinegrad – Adapting Restorative Practices for Girls.
For almost 25 years schools across Australia have implemented Restorative Practices to varying degrees of success and effectiveness. Many progressive schools that have a strong focus on relationships have realised that the restorative philosophy needs to be adapted for their diverse student population. This workshop will focus on the basics of Restorative Practices and how we can differentiate the approach for girls. Participants will be guided through a quick refresher of what it means to be a ‘restorative’ school and how ‘restoring and repairing’ relationships can be done in practical terms. A key focus of this workshop will be about defining the professional teacher – student relationship so that we are explicit about what are we ‘restoring’ the relationships to.
12.30pm –1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm–2.15pm Miranda Marriott – Improving your Girl’s self-Worth, Self – Talk and Academic performance.
The way that our girls perceive, speak and relate to themselves has a dramatic impact on their engagement and performance at school, their relationships with their peers, their teachers and their parents, as well as their health and general quality of life. The typical way people try to enhance their motivation, performance and experience of life, involves being critical and harsh with themselves, but research now demonstrates how this actually leads to underperformance and undermines their wellbeing. This session will explore the origin of the self-worth and self-talk issues and the problems that psychologists are now finding that the previous suggestions around improving self-esteem. Miranda will explore the latest research and insights around the power of self-compassion to enhance their self-perception and self-talk, as well as transform your girl’s relationship with themselves, their study, their performance and their broader life.
2.15pm–2.25pm Afternoon Break
2.25pm – 3.40pm Greg Mitchell – “The problem with Perfection” – Building up Girl’s resilience
Confidence is the bridge that transforms our thoughts into actions. And its mortal enemy is the never ending need for perfection. By many measures, girls are excelling like never before and their performance is exceeding that of boys. At the same time, girls’ anxiety rates have been skyrocketing over the past ten years. As girls approach adolescence, their openness to risk and failure becomes buried under an avalanche of biological and cultural signals telling them to be careful, value perfection, avoid risk at all possible costs. Research shows that confidence levels are evenly matched for boys and girls until the age of 12. But between the ages of 8 and 14, girls’ confidence levels nose-dive by 30 percent. When girls try NEW hard things, their confidence grows. If they play it safe and only do the things that they are good at doing, they won’t grow in belief. It’s impossible to build this belief by staying in a comfort zone, only doing what you are already good at.
This workshop explores.
• The science, research, and data on why this dramatic change is happening.
• How school can curb their impulse to help female students navigate the world by designing curriculum that lets them mess up, make mistakes, and then figure out how to rebound.
• The critical need for role models who make mistakes, share their disasters and acknowledge resilience over perfection.
• The problem with praise.
• Essential assessment readjustments.
• The parent connection needed to bring parents on the journey.
• Over twenty BIG strategies that can be made with small changes