Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience

  • doradenk
  • 20/11/2019

Dealing with a tricky situation? 

It’s a fact.

When you work with people, there will always be challenges.

How can you deal with difficult situations and stay calm in the moment?

Great leaders understand that positive working relationships develop strong healthy work cultures and that relationships are built through conversations, where people feel safe to speak, safe to ask, and safe to explore and be creative. That culture comes from robust conversations and collaboration. Leading this culture are great leaders who when challenging conversations appear unexpectedly, are able to be resilient and assertive in the moment. We call this conversational resilience.

Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience is a one-day workshop where you’ll learn skills and strategies to stay confident and lead well in the next challenging conversation. You’ll have conversational resilience.

Be a resilient leader

Get the knowledge & skills you need

  • Identify your conflict triggers
  • Understand how different personality types respond under stress
  • Learn emotional intelligence techniques to manage conflict
  • Create an Action Plan for the next challenging conversation
  • 5.5 hours Professional Development

Be the leader you’ve always wanted to be

Edwin H Friedman defines a leader as ‘a self-defined person with a non-anxious presence’.

As you learn to manage yourself and others in challenging heated situations, you develop a highly sought after skill, your leadership capacity grows and you become more employable.

You’ll be the role model healthy cultures need.

 

Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience is Module 3 of the Stepping Up – Leadership Development Program.

You can learn about the whole program here.

The Leadership Exchange – The Meeting Group for Educators

  • doradenk
  • 13/11/2019

The Leadership Exchange is a network group for leaders and educators in school across all systems.

The event is held in Brighton, Victoria, Week 6 Wednesday every term, 6.00 – 8.30pm.

We are proud and excited to share that this group has now been running for 2 years.

Its purpose is to:

  • assist educators to make real connections with like-minds and assist collegiate relationships to flourish across schools and across sectors.
  • provide a forum for ideas to be shared, the opportunity to public speak in a more intimate forum and for thought leadership to be developed.
  • learn more about the current educational landscape, to be informed and to learn from each other and those more experienced.
  • develop great leaders of education.

 

2019 Event Dates – Week 6 Wednesday each term.

  • Term 1 : Wednesday 6 March
  • Term 2: Wednesday 29 May
  • Term 3: Wednesday 21 August
  • Term 4: Wednesday 13 November

Ticket Price: $65.00 (incl GST)

10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more staff, from one school, booked together.

A Tax Invoice can be prepared.

Finger food meal provided. Drinks at Bar Prices.

What People are saying about The Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange is a wonderful way for aspiring leaders to get together, share stories and develop networks.  Guest speakers provide an insight into senior management and provoke food for thought.  Janine provides simple, but highly effective, strategies to develop each participant.  Very highly recommended.   Deb Frizza, former Deputy Principal- Strategic Implementation, Mentone Grammar

Scheduling time to connect with other professionals and engage in critical conversations about challenges to navigate and emerging opportunity, is arguably more important than ever before. The Leadership Exchange offers a unique approach to inspiring great leadership for 21st Century education and I always leave with a bundle of new ideas to consider. Looking forward to the next event!  Cheryl Kane, Child Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator, Aquinas College

The Leadership Exchange is a wonderful opportunity to share valuable learning experiences and make professional connections. It is an excellent platform in which to network and find inspiration through developing relationships. See you at the next Exchange!!   Lisa Miller, Head of Teaching & Learning, Melbourne Grammar School

Leader as Coach – The Coaching Mindset

  • admin
  • 08/11/2019

Growing and equipping people is critical to good leadership.

Great leaders understand that getting the best out of their team is not about the leader having all the answers. Its about working collaboratively and supporting each team member to explore their options and to find the best way forward with support. They use a coaching style in their everyday conversations and communication. They are not advice – givers, instead they are solution – facilitators and they do it consistently.

If you could encourage and engage the individuals you work with, would you be more likely to see them bring their A-game?

Coaching Mindset is a one-day workshop that gives you insight into the attitude of a coach.

The program is designed for those leaders and educators who want to incorporate the mindset and questioning style of coaching into their every day conversations with their team members and their students.

You’ll explore a framework of clear, positive coaching-style communication techniques, designed to bring out the best in people.

Coaching Know-How

What does it include? 

  • Active listening & effective questioning techniques
  • Explore coaching frameworks, including introducing the GROW Model
  • Strategies for dealing with difficult conversations
  • Differentiate between coaching, mentoring, counselling & training

5.5 hours Prof. Development

Detailed Workbook & Certificate of Attendance Provided

Build trust 

Whether you’re dealing with colleagues, students or parents, a coaching mindset can build trust, transform learning opportunities and increase effectiveness.

You’ll have ample opportunities to put your new knowledge into practice during the session, solidifying your own learning and embedding new practices.

Increase collaboration and accountability.

Coaching Mindset is an introduction into coaching. It will help you to start using coaching questions and the attitude of coaching in your day to day interactions.

It is especially useful when your advice is being sought; you can turn the advice-seeking into a collaborative conversation where the solution is being designed together.

To learn how to coach more formally, we recommend the 20 Hour Coach Certification Program.

 

Leaders as Coach- The Coaching Mindset is Module 2 of the Stepping Up – Leadership Development Program. 

You can learn more about the whole program here. 

Leadership 101 – Grow your impact and influence

  • doradenk
  • 30/10/2019

 

Great leaders know themselves. They have clear about who they are, why they do what they do and how they want to lead others.  They are deeply aware of how others see them and they understand the way they work and communicate best.  They are clear about their leadership brand and how they are best to interact with others.

These leaders are role models that others will want to follow and work alongside in an effective team.

Register for the one day program to improve your leadership style, by increasing communication, developing a cohesive team culture and lifting your team’s performance.

Get CLEAR about your Leadership Style 

Understand your impact and grow your influence

This is the first workshop in a series of four, that will develop you as a role model leader who is clear, consistent, confident and considered.

Leadership 101 is ideal if you are:

  • new to leadership
  • want to improve your leadership style
  • want to work better with others
  • want to grow the effectiveness of your team

We use the DISC Profile Tool to give you insight into your own behavioural and communication styles, and you’ll learn to identify those of your team members as well.

Program Price:   $ 560 (incl GST)

If you have a larger team, we can bring this program to your school.

You’ll receive:

  • Individual DISC Profile Report
  • Workbook of resources
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance, mapped against AITSL Standards
  • Lots of learning about yourself and others
  • 5.5 hours Prof. Development

Note: Free parking onsite or train to Brighton Beach Station

Self-awareness is fundamental to strong leadership.
Leadership 101 gives you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed as a leader.

Here is what others have said after attending Leadership 101.

Best PD I have ever attended. A+! Totally transformative, actually helpful, I will keep for life. Tenille Kearney,  Star of the Sea

Highly organised, engaging and insightful about the ways our teams can be more effective. Michael Horne,  Braemar College

Got great insight into my own leadership/ characteristics and how I can work better with staff and clients. Great to know areas that I can improve on. Good level of interaction with Janine, the facilitator, who was very friendly and approachable, also good use of visuals to consolidate learning. Troy Snelling, Berry Street

 

Leadership 101 is Module 1 of the Stepping Up Leadership Program.

You can learn about the whole program here.

Leader as Coach – The Coaching Mindset

  • admin
  • 28/08/2019

Growing and equipping people is critical to good leadership.

Great leaders understand that getting the best out of their team is not about the leader having all the answers. Its about working collaboratively and supporting each team member to explore their options and to find the best way forward with support. They use a coaching style in their everyday conversations and communication. They are not advice – givers, instead they are solution – facilitators and they do it consistently.

If you could encourage and engage the individuals you work with, would you be more likely to see them bring their A-game?

Coaching Mindset is a one-day workshop that gives you insight into the attitude of a coach.

The program is designed for those leaders and educators who want to incorporate the mindset and questioning style of coaching into their every day conversations with their team members and their students.

You’ll explore a framework of clear, positive coaching-style communication techniques, designed to bring out the best in people.

Coaching Know-How

What does it include? 

  • Active listening & effective questioning techniques
  • Explore coaching frameworks, including introducing the GROW Model
  • Strategies for dealing with difficult conversations
  • Differentiate between coaching, mentoring, counselling & training

5.5 hours Prof. Development

Detailed Workbook & Certificate of Attendance Provided

Build trust 

Whether you’re dealing with colleagues, students or parents, a coaching mindset can build trust, transform learning opportunities and increase effectiveness.

You’ll have ample opportunities to put your new knowledge into practice during the session, solidifying your own learning and embedding new practices.

Increase collaboration and accountability.

Coaching Mindset is an introduction into coaching. It will help you to start using coaching questions and the attitude of coaching in your day to day interactions.

It is especially useful when your advice is being sought; you can turn the advice-seeking into a collaborative conversation where the solution is being designed together.

To learn how to coach more formally, we recommend the 20 Hour Coach Certification Program.

 

Leaders as Coach- The Coaching Mindset is Module 2 of the Stepping Up – Leadership Development Program. 

You can learn more about the whole program here. 

The Leadership Exchange – The Meeting Group for Educators

  • doradenk
  • 21/08/2019

The Leadership Exchange is a network group for leaders and educators in school across all systems.

The event is held in Brighton, Victoria, Week 6 Wednesday every term, 6.00 – 8.30pm.

We are proud and excited to share that this group has now been running for 2 years.

Its purpose is to:

  • assist educators to make real connections with like-minds and assist collegiate relationships to flourish across schools and across sectors.
  • provide a forum for ideas to be shared, the opportunity to public speak in a more intimate forum and for thought leadership to be developed.
  • learn more about the current educational landscape, to be informed and to learn from each other and those more experienced.
  • develop great leaders of education.

 

2019 Event Dates – Week 6 Wednesday each term.

  • Term 1 : Wednesday 6 March
  • Term 2: Wednesday 29 May
  • Term 3: Wednesday 21 August
  • Term 4: Wednesday 13 November

Ticket Price: $65.00 (incl GST)

10% discount is offered for groups of 3 or more staff, from one school for one event.

A Tax Invoice can be prepared.

Finger food meal provided. Drinks at Bar Prices.

What People are saying about The Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange is a wonderful way for aspiring leaders to get together, share stories and develop networks.  Guest speakers provide an insight into senior management and provoke food for thought.  Janine provides simple, but highly effective, strategies to develop each participant.  Very highly recommended.   Deb Frizza, former Deputy Principal- Strategic Implementation, Mentone Grammar

Scheduling time to connect with other professionals and engage in critical conversations about challenges to navigate and emerging opportunity, is arguably more important than ever before. The Leadership Exchange offers a unique approach to inspiring great leadership for 21st Century education and I always leave with a bundle of new ideas to consider. Looking forward to the next event!  Cheryl Kane, Child Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator, Aquinas College

The Leadership Exchange is a wonderful opportunity to share valuable learning experiences and make professional connections. It is an excellent platform in which to network and find inspiration through developing relationships. See you at the next Exchange!!   Lisa Miller, Head of Teaching & Learning, Melbourne Grammar School

Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience

  • doradenk
  • 16/08/2019

Dealing with a tricky situation? 

It’s a fact.

When you work with people, there will always be challenges.

How can you deal with difficult situations and stay calm in the moment?

Great leaders understand that positive working relationships develop strong healthy work cultures and that relationships are built through conversations, where people feel safe to speak, safe to ask, and safe to explore and be creative. That culture comes from robust conversations and collaboration. Leading this culture are great leaders who when challenging conversations appear unexpectedly, are able to be resilient and assertive in the moment. We call this conversational resilience.

Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience is a one-day workshop where you’ll learn skills and strategies to stay confident and lead well in the next challenging conversation. You’ll have conversational resilience.

Be a resilient leader

Get the knowledge & skills you need

  • Identify your conflict triggers
  • Understand how different personality types respond under stress
  • Learn emotional intelligence techniques to manage conflict
  • Create an Action Plan for the next challenging conversation
  • 5.5 hours Professional Development

Be the leader you’ve always wanted to be

Edwin H Friedman defines a leader as ‘a self-defined person with a non-anxious presence’.

As you learn to manage yourself and others in challenging heated situations, you develop a highly sought after skill, your leadership capacity grows and you become more employable.

You’ll be the role model healthy cultures need.

 

Managing Conflict – Developing Conversational Resilience is Module 3 of the Stepping Up – Leadership Development Program.

You can learn about the whole program here.

The Leading Edge: Women in Education Conference – MELBOURNE

  • doradenk
  • 10/08/2019

Conference program

Day 1 – Saturday

8:30am Registration and coffee/tea

9:00am Welcome

9:15am Stepping Firmly into your Future

Who are you and how do we know? What does your ‘brand’ say about you? You already have a brand; it’s what people say about you when you are not in the room.  Do you know what people are saying? Are you proud of what they are saying or is some re-branding needed? We’ll explore branding for the educational leader and clarify your personal branding plan.

10:30am Morning Tea

11:00am The Value of Profiling

The key to relationships is healthy communication. The DISC is a powerful profiling tool, revealing your behavioural style and how you prefer to communicate. DISC also demonstrates how you can improve your communication with others. We’ll discuss the profiling report, you’ll see your own profile, and together we’ll explore success strategies that you can immediately implement. As part of your profiling report, your key motivators have been mapped and will be presented and discussed. Once you understand your own motivations, you can align your actions with your career goals.

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm The Leadership Lens: Different Perspectives

We know that the number of female leaders in senior positions is currently well short of the number of our male counterparts. We discuss this divide and discover what aspiring women can and should be doing to rebalance the leadership landscape.

Panel members:  Senior leaders including Principals, Deputy Principals and HR Managers

3:00pm Preparing for Interview: ‘Getting your Ducks in a Row’

Going for interviews requires planning and practise. There is a format used in interviewing and a successful process for responding to questions. Together we will explore the pitfalls of interviews and discover techniques for success. We will also break down the position description ready for the Mock Interview to be held Day 2.

4:30pm End of Day 1

6:30 – 10:00pm Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner Venue: Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar, Tay Creggan, 30 Yarra St, Hawthorn.

Day 2 – Sunday

8:30am Reconnect & coffee/tea

9:00am Conference resumes: Review & Re-focus

9:15am Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leadership is about relationships. We’ll explore the core of great leadership and effective teams – trust – and how to build it. We’ll also examine the importance of managing emotions to ensure you maintain a consistent demeanour on which your team can depend.

10:00am Morning Tea

10:30am The Missing 33%

‘High-performing leaders are not just born, but can be made’. Senior leadership positions are not just about leading the team. There is a missing 33% of the career success equation for women and we need to fill the void. We need to be more confident, negotiate better, self-promote more and get more strategic. What does this look like and how do we address it?

Presenter:  Fiona Hutton – Director, Hutton Consulting

12:00pm The Strategic Leadership Journey

During the registration process, each delegate will be asked to provide 3 questions about the challenges of the leadership journey.  These questions will be explored together and those that remain unanswered will be presented to a small panel of senior leaders.

1:15pm Lunch

2:00pm Mock Interview & Debrief

An aspiring leader will be interviewed for a senior leadership position in front of 3 panel members and conference delegates. Following the interview, we will debrief the experience together to identify areas you need to develop further in preparation for your next interview.

3:15pm Where to from here?

Using the combined profiles of delegates, we’ll compare the group’s Behavioural Profiles and see if patterns exist among leaders, levels and roles. You will examine what you need to do to strengthen your leadership profile and develop an action plan for implementation.

4:00pm End of Conference

 

Payment Options

  • Credit Card or Electronic Bank Transfer
  • The Tax Invoice will be prepared and emailed to you

Terms & Conditions

Refunds will only be provided if:

  • A substitute delegate is not available
  • The Behavioural Profile link has not been emailed to the delegate
  • We have been notified in writing at least 2 weeks before the conference starts

Download your copy of the program here

Leadership 101 – Grow your impact and influence

  • doradenk
  • 02/08/2019

Great leaders know themselves. They have clear about who they are, why they do what they do and how they want to lead others.  They are deeply aware of how others see them and they understand the way they work and communicate best.  They are clear about their leadership brand and how they are best to interact with others.

These leaders are role models that others will want to follow and work alongside in an effective team.

Register for the one day program to improve your leadership style, by increasing communication, developing a cohesive team culture and lifting your team’s performance.

Get CLEAR about your Leadership Style 

Understand your impact and grow your influence

This is the first workshop in a series of four, that will develop you as a role model leader who is clear, consistent, confident and considered.

Leadership 101 is ideal if you are:

  • new to leadership
  • want to improve your leadership style
  • want to work better with others
  • want to grow the effectiveness of your team

We use the DISC Profile Tool to give you insight into your own behavioural and communication styles, and you’ll learn to identify those of your team members as well.

Program Price:   $ 560 (incl GST)

If you have a larger team, we can bring this program to your school.

You’ll receive:

  • Individual DISC Profile Report
  • Workbook of resources
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Certificate of Attendance, mapped against AITSL Standards
  • Lots of learning about yourself and others
  • 5.5 hours Prof. Development

Note: Free parking onsite or train to Brighton Beach Station

Self-awareness is fundamental to strong leadership.
Leadership 101 gives you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed as a leader.

Here is what others have said after attending Leadership 101.

Best PD I have ever attended. A+! Totally transformative, actually helpful, I will keep for life. Tenille Kearney,  Star of the Sea

Highly organised, engaging and insightful about the ways our teams can be more effective. Michael Horne,  Braemar College

Got great insight into my own leadership/ characteristics and how I can work better with staff and clients. Great to know areas that I can improve on. Good level of interaction with Janine, the facilitator, who was very friendly and approachable, also good use of visuals to consolidate learning. Troy Snelling, Berry Street

 

Leadership 101 is Module 1 of the Stepping Up Leadership Program.

You can learn about the whole program here.

Become a Peer Coach – Coach Certification Program (Semester 2)

  • Janine
  • 26/07/2019

Thinking of becoming a Coach? 

Coaching is a powerful technique to explore thinking, sharpen skills and discover options for both yourself and your colleagues. It can be used to improve teaching practice, teamwork and leadership.

When you work as part of a team, there are always opportunities for problem-solving, learning through observation, reflection and critical thinking.

Become a Peer Coach – Coach Certification Program is a 20 hour program across 2 days, where you’ll learn the attitude and mindset needed to coach, along with techniques that encourage deeper exploration of options and solutions.

We’ll also look at the importance of confidentiality and reporting when coaching peers.

Limited bookings are available for this two-day program.

DAY 1: Friday 26 July

DAY 2: Monday 26 August

 Registrations close 5pm Monday 22 July.

What will I learn?

Need-to-Know Details

  • This program is mapped against the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies.
  • Involves pre-reading, coaching practise between the workshop days and reflective written assessment.
  • Practical, hands-on coaching sessions with other coaches
  • Learn to lead others using a coaching approach

20 Hours Professional Development

  • Pre – reading to begin to develop the coaching mindset and attitude – 2 hours
  • Coaching Workshops across 2 days – 12 hours
  • Coaching Practicum – 3 x 1 hour coaching sessions with other peer coaches – 3 hours
  • Coaching Development Self- Reflection task – 1000 words – 3 hours

Improve teaching & learning 

‘Coaching is a long-term professional learning strategy which provides teachers with the opportunity to learn from each other in a sustained way in order to improve the teaching and learning process.’ NSW Dept of Education

Your investment for the 20 hour program is $987 (incl GST)

Download PDF Brochure here

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