Communication and Negotiation Skills in Complex Early Childhood Work Environments

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This 4 hour session is designed for early childhood teachers and co-educators to address difficult communication and negotiation skills.

The following learning objectives are envisaged for the day:

  • Reaffirm the fundamental principles of constructive conversations to build positive work relationships and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Gain self-awareness about own preferred interpersonal style.

  • Recognise others styles as a means to guiding effective interpersonal interactions.

  • Identify own preferred conflict and negotiation style and how apply it appropriately.

  • Discover emotional and cognitive traps when engaged in difficult interactions.

  • Apply constructive responses instead of reacting.

  • Identify specific situations where difficult conversations need to be initiated.

  • Practice giving and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Apply step-by-step strategies for reflecting, planning, conducting and following through difficult conversations.

  • List personal tools for managing high emotions, reducing unhealthy stress and enhancing wellbeing in the workplace.

This workshop will be facilitated by Richard Kasperczyk PhD, FAPS, MCOP. He is an organisational psychologist with over 25 years experience in consulting and training in the area of organisational development and mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. He is one of the earliest pioneers applying a risk management framework to managing psychological health in the workplace in Victoria. Together with his multi-disciplinary team he developed a range of assessment tools that help organisations systematically manage their people risks and maximise performance in their workplaces.

This workshop will take place at the AEU Office in Abbotsford and will run from 9:45am - 2:30pm.

The cost is $30 and is for members only. Light lunch will be included. Parking will be available onsite.


Start Date:
16 Jun 2018

End Date:
16 Jun 2018

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Venue Name
AEU Victoria

Venue Address:
126 Trenerry Crescent, ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067


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