2019 Workshops for Professionals

The Power of Mindfulness in the workplace
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Notice the small things and let go of the big things that cause worry.

(Participants will need to bring a small pillow, humour and a willingness to gain a new “SUPER POWER”)

This workshop will explore theory, strategies and practical tools / fun on how to use and support mindfulness in your workplace.

This morning of self care and learning is for anyone who works in a stressful or demanding workplace. Invest in YOURSELF or YOUR TEAM.

Clinical trials have shown that by using mindfulness, the benefits for teams include-

  • Increased stress management tools

  • Better interpersonal relationships

  • Better able to manage stressful incidents or change

  • Greater mental clarity and focus

Date: Friday 22nd March

Time: 9am -12:30pm

Venue: Ngala Training Room & Gardens

Testimonial: December 2018

My team of twenty staff members attended a half day Power of Mindfulness Workshop with Angie and Kate.  They all reported thoroughly enjoying the workshop and found it informative.   The information provided was helpful in increasing and  deepening their understanding of mindfulness, its benefits to our health and wellbeing, and how to practice it on a daily basis.   They all walked away from the workshop with the goal of practicing mindfulness on a regular basis as a self care strategy, as well as sharing the information and techniques with their clients.

 Angie and Kate were engaging and knowledgeable and the workshop was interesting, interactive and very enjoyable.  As a manager I would highly recommend The Power of Mindfulness workshop with Angie and Kate to other workplaces.

May Doncon, Regional Coordinator, Community Alcohol Drug Services (CADS

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The Environment as the Third Teacher

*Quality Area 1-Educational program & practice
*Quality Area 3 – Physical Environment

*Quality Area 5 –Relationships with children

*Quality 6 – Collaborative partnerships with family and community

Time to pay thoughtful attention on how to create an environment that enables children to develop relationships with the world around them, themselves and each other.

We will discuss how to create a welcoming, nurturing, home like environment. We will also look at materials and resources that can be used that don’t cost the earth.


The Outdoor Environment as an effective learning tool

*Quality Area 1- Educational program & practice

*Quality Area 3- Physical Environment

The principle of environment as the third teacher can - and should - be applied just as readily outside as the inside environment, by placing value on aesthetics, organization, thoughtfulness, provocation, communication and interaction.


  Unravelling the mystery of Cultural Competence

*Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and community

We will explore the distinctions between culture, valuing cultural diversity and cultural competence, in order to support educator’s thinking and practices.  We will look at how you can apply this to your service and make changes.


Collaborative partnerships with your families

*Quality Area 6 - Collaborative partnerships with families and community

Children learn and develop best when they are part of a community.Connecting with the families that use your service is critical – This workshop will look at ideas and strategies on how to engage your families.

 


Open Ended Learning

*Quality Area 1- Educational program & practice

*Quality Area 3- Physical Environment

Lets explore deliberate and thoughtful decisions made by Educators to extend the ideas of the children.  Educators provide materials, media, and general direction as needed, but the children take the ideas where they want. This allows children to develop skills of creativity, inventiveness and flexibility in thinking, planning and reflecting.


Beyond Compost and worm farms

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*Quality Area 1

*Quality Area 3

Early childhood is a critical time for environmental education.

Learn how you can ensure that children have opportunities to:

  • ƒ  collaborate and respond to environmental challenges, such as water usage 

  • ƒ  strengthen their sense of agency through ‘real work’

  • ƒ  enact their rights to make decisions about daily environmental issues.

oth children and educators can learn to notice and respond to changes in natural settings and collaborate to create sustainable outdoor learning environments. 

We will review, discuss and evaluate your services current sustainability practice.


Creative pebbles made during workshop

Creative pebbles made during workshop

Early Childhood Resource Making

*Quality Area 1- Educational program & practice

*Quality Area 3 – Physical environment

This is a hands on workshop that involves discussion around the importance of providing home-made sustainable resources for the children

Participants will have the opportunity to plan and create a resource to keep for the centre.


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Exploring Outdoor Classrooms
55.00

When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts:

 Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum or routines often thrive in an outdoor environment.

Lessons learnt outdoors, whether maths, science or language, often stay with us for life. Being outdoors helps children focusboosts creativity and imagination, and can simply be more fun

Children who have the freedom to play today — making friends, getting lost in the moment, having fun — are better prepared for whatever tomorrow throws at them.

When: 11th march

Time:6:15pm -8:15pm

Venue: CityHive - 184 Marine Tce

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Mindfulness for Educators
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This session can be booked as inservice team building.

Contact us for more information and costs for your team.

Course Information:

Notice the small things and let go of the big things that cause worry.

(Participants will need to bring a small pillow, humour and a willingness to gain a new “SUPER POWER”)

This workshop will explore theory, strategies and practical tools / fun on how to use and support mindfulness in the workplace.

Clinical trials have shown that by using mindfulness, the benefits for teams include-

Increased stress management tools

Better interpersonal relationships

Better able to manage stressful incidents or change

Greater mental clarity and focus

Testimonial: December 2018

My team of twenty staff members attended a half day Power of Mindfulness Workshop with Angie and Kate.  They all reported thoroughly enjoying the workshop and found it informative.   The information provided was helpful in increasing and  deepening their understanding of mindfulness, its benefits to our health and wellbeing, and how to practice it on a daily basis.   They all walked away from the workshop with the goal of practicing mindfulness on a regular basis as a self care strategy, as well as sharing the information and techniques with their clients.

 Angie and Kate were engaging and knowledgeable and the workshop was interesting, interactive and very enjoyable.  As a manager I would highly recommend The Power of Mindfulness workshop with Angie and Kate to other workplaces.

May Doncon, Regional Coordinator, Community Alcohol Drug Services (CADS

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