ABLE4School Leaders – How and why relationships matter in schools, our new training programme for school leaders, has been endorsed by the Centre for School Leadership (CSL).
We have developed this evidence-informed programme to support principals, deputy principals and aspiring school leaders to take a relationship-centred approach in schools. It is heavily subsidised and based on our brief intervention model, ABLE (Adopt a relational approach, Build & Boundary, Listen, Learn & Link and Empower & End).
We are running the new course for the first time over five days in September and October, starting on 13th September and booking are now open. This interactive, small group learning experience for up to 12 participants will be delivered virtually and facilitated by two of our licensed trainers. We are also facilitating two further follow-up sessions to help establish a community of practice for school leaders interested in taking a relationship-centred approach in their schools.
The training dates are:
Monday 13th September
Wednesday 22nd September
Monday 27th September
Wednesday 6th October
Monday 11th October
Community Practice Dates – Monday 1st November and Monday 29th November
Dr Maeve Hurley, CEO and founder of Ag Eisteacht, said: “To have our programme endorsed on a national level is a significant milestone for us. We now invite school leaders to develop their understanding of the transformative power of quality relationships in schools and how they impact on health, wellbeing, learning and development outcomes.
“This is an opportunity for school principals, deputy principals and aspiring school leaders to network on a national level with like-minded peers to develop their skills, insight and knowledge. Our programme raises awareness of the relational factors that contribute to the creation of a safe and secure school environment where the concerns and contributions of parents, children and teachers are acknowledged.”
Using the ABLE brief intervention model, participants will appraise and consider this framework as an addition to their skills set and as a tool to support them in managing their time and boundaries and for looking after their own health and wellbeing.
“There is no doubt that this is challenging time for principals and teachers in Ireland. Our training supports school leaders to lead positive change in their schools by relating in a sensitive and reflective way. We know the difference this makes in a school environment from previous course evaluations, feedback and wider research and evidence.
“We look forward to welcoming our first participants on 13th September and building a community of practice ahead in which school leaders from all over Ireland can connect and share insight, experience and best practice,” said Maeve.
ABLE4School Leaders – How and why relationships matter in schools shares evidence-informed insight into emerging science such as polyvagal theory, childhood adversity and attachment research to help school leaders to develop an understanding of the impact of early relationship experiences on children’s health, wellbeing, behaviour and their ability to learn. It also shares knowledge, insight and resources for managing conflict in the school community and addresses the impact of conflict on children’s well-being and development.
For bookings or any further details, please contact [email protected] or call on 021 4536556.