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Pre-Conference Event: May 1, 2019 | 11am – 4pm
Ocean City Convention Center | Ocean City, Maryland
Swimming in the Deep End - What Does It Take?No matter where or what role we play in a school (teacher, team lead, admin), we all strive to make a difference for students. We have initiatives we want to roll out, mandates to fulfill, and projects to design. Yet with how fast we move in education these days, we don't spend enough time on our communication around those projects and we end up being less successful as we could be in getting our messages across. We need to build up a skill set of messaging capabilities, 'resistance management' strategies and for the sake of our health, our 'stress tolerance.' This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively about whatever project or initiative you are undertaking.
- Assess their cognitive, social and psychological 'deep end' skill sets
- Learn more about decision making and implementation of decisions, the complexity of it all and where we 'trip up' in our messaging around decisions
- Look at the research around resistance to change and develop a tool kit for managing resistance
- Develop a bandwidth and strength around psychologically managing our ourselves and building our 'stress tolerance' during times of change