Wednesday Evenings: September 30th October 7th October 14th 7:30pm—9pm 2015 AUTUMN LECTURE SERIES Emotional and Relational Well-Being in a School Environment Marino Institute invites you to join us for a series of three talks designed to enable you to enhance and develop the skills needed to successfully build positive relationships in a school community These talks are open to all involved in education. Members of the public are most welcome. Contact: Sr. Anna Ryan or Dr Denis Robinson Phone: 01-8057783 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Workshop 1: Looking in the Mirror - enhancing self-awareness. Presenter: Gretta O’Shea Developing self–awareness is a great way of learning more about yourself and what you are capable of. Through understanding your strengths and limitations, you open up opportunities that will allow you to grow. Knowing yourself is a prerequisite to knowing and dealing with others. The workshop will explore: Knowing myself – my values, beliefs, strengths, motivation etc. Getting to know your blind spots – what image am I presenting? The importance and influence of the emotions The emotional brain and the role of the Amydala Strategies for managing our response and triggers My own learning agenda- personal goals for improving and developing the skills. Workshop 2: Walking the Talk-engaging in positive communication. Presenter: TerryAlan We all share a fundamental drive to communicate. Communication can be defined as the process of understanding and sharing meaning. You share meaning in what you say and how you say it. Good communication is an essential tool in building the bridge from me to you and so is essential in fostering and maintaining strong working relationships. The workshop will explore: Types of communication- verbal and non-verbal Communication styles – building confident assertiveness Role of perception Giving and receiving feedback Challenging conversations Strategies for improving effective communication Workshop 3: Making the most of what matters - building relationships. Presenter: AnneFitzpatrick In this workshop, we explore how we can further develop and strengthen positive relationships in school. We recognise the importance of nurturing effective working relationships with all our colleagues. Building on the previous workshops the strategies and skills involved will be explored and practised. This workshop will explore: Working with others – the benefits and challenges Working as team and appreciating difference Developing empathy and trust Building positive relationships through active listening and exerting influence Strategies for managing conflict positively Self –care. Cost: €10 per lecture / €25 for the series. Tea/Coffee at 7 pm followed by presentation and discussion 7:30 – 9pm Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. Contact: [email protected] or [email protected] for more details THE PRESENTERS Gretta O’Shea is a Masters graduate of TCD who taught for over 30 years at Primary level and served as deputy principal for five years. She was appointed an Assistant National Co-ordinator with the Leadership Development for Schools Initiative and co-ordinated the Forbairt and Tánaiste programmes for principals and deputy principals. She was also a facilitator with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and worked with Leadership and Planning team. She co- designed and presented on the Person Module for the Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (Toraíocht Programme) with NUI Maynooth. She has a particular interest in the areas of personal development and building leadership capacity. She currently lectures Education Studies students on Education Policy, Leadership and Management in Marino College and also lectures on the course leading to an MA in Christian Leadership. Terry Allen is from Dun Laoghaire in Co.Dublin and is an Educational Management and Leadership Consultant. He holds a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in Education (School Leadership, MU, 2004) and is also a qualified Primary School Teacher with 34 years’ experience, 27 of which have been as Administrative Principal. He is a part time Associate Tutor with the Professional Development Service for Teachers developing and delivering a comprehensive programme of training for those involved in school management. He is also a presenter and tutor on the Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (Toraiocht NUIM) for Aspirant School Leaders. Terry also lectures on the Equality and Diversity Module as part of the Masters in Education Programme in NUI Maynooth. He is a School Placement Tutor with Hibernia College, Dublin, Mater Dei Institute of Education and Waterford Institute of Technology. His focus is very much on quality delivery and engagement in his commitment to evoking excellence in others. Anne Fitzpatrick is a qualified Primary School Teacher with 34 years teaching experience, 10 of these as a teaching principal and a further 10 as an Administrative Principal in her current school in Navan. She is working as a part time associate with the Professional Development Service for Teachers designing and facilitating on their various leadership programmes. She is also a facilitator and tutor for the Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (Toraiocht) with NUI Maynooth . She has a particular interest in promoting, developing and encouraging leadership.