• Wed 6 May 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Karstens Brisbane
    Brisbane
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Fri 29 May 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mantra on Northbourne
    Canberra
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Wed 3 Jun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mercure Port Macquarie
    Port Macquarie
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Thu 23 Jul 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Skye Hotel Suites
    Parramatta
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Thu 27 Aug 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Noah's on the beach hotel
    Newcastle
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Tue 6 Oct 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Flour Mill Studios
    Newtown
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Tue 20 Oct 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    The Precinct Conference Centre (BioSA / TechInSA)
    Adelaide
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
  • Wed 28 Oct 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mantra on Northbourne
    Canberra
    • $250.00 incl. GST
    Talking to Parents about the Hard Stuff
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Description

As educators we  talk to parents about their lives, and their children. Sometimes it falls on educators to give parents feedback that is hard for them to hear. Because we are often anxious about upsetting parents or causing a rift in our relationship, many of us  find these situations uncomfortable and difficult. This means that important issues such as child development, child safety and parent-child relationships may not be addressed in a timely and transparent way.

This professional learning session draws together a range of approaches to conversations about ‘the Hard Stuff’.  On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine the readiness of parents to hear feedback
  • Demonstrate the most appropriate way to approach parents
  • Use language that ensures the parent is in the best position to hear what we have to say
  • Generate a script as a strategy to prepare for a conversation
  • Utilise strategies to manage any potential fallout

THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS Completing this course Talking to parents about the hard stuff (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/ Learning addressing: APTS 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation. Check your state specific TIL requirements.