Challenging Conversations workshop

Category: PLC

Contact Name: Anne Huggins [email protected]

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Leaders frequently manage situations that involve competing views and tension in relationships - for example, dealing with parental complaints or an issue around teacher effectiveness. The ability to have effective open-to-learning conversations, sometimes referred to as courageous conversations, is the key to managing these tensions in a manner that builds trust and commitment within the school.

This workshop is about how to use 'open-to-learning' conversations to build trusting relationships. It includes how to build trust through conversations that are deeply respectful of people and simultaneously tough on the problems that they need to address. It includes presentations of key ideas, video examples, small group practice and high-quality feedback.

Facilitator: Chris Daicos is a highly experienced training and development consultant, providing consultancy to a wide range of educational organisations. She is also actively involved in the tertiary sector in the Masters of Social Work, Masters of Teaching and the Masters of Education (Student Wellbeing) courses at Melbourne University. Chris holds a Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and a Fellowship of the Australian Council for Education Leaders (FACEL, Victoria 2012).

Light refreshments provided.

Please note: If you have any access or support requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know once you have registered - email [email protected] to ensure we can arrange any reasonable adjustments. The venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs and other mobility aids.


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Start Date:
Tuesday, Oct. 31

End Date:
Tuesday, Oct. 31

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Venue Name
AEU Victoria

Venue Address:
126 Trenerry Crescent, ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067