In our unique fashion, we have carefully crafted these courses to meet the needs of the industries. They are designed to fill knowledge and skills gaps that we have observed.
Building Effective Learning Strategies for Flipped and Blended Learning
Often in local schools, e-learning initiatives are started without careful thought to the underlying learning architecture. In other words, schools do not have a blueprint strategy that guides key areas like the overarching learning model, interactivity level of learning contents, assessment model, and desired learner experience.Without the learning architecture, the impact of any such initiatives will be greatly limited.
This course starts with an overview of basics such as the e-learning landscape, tools and technologies available, etc. It then explores the pros and cons of pedagogies that current renowned institutions have adopted. It explains the key components within a Learning Architecture and guides participants to develop one suited to their own environment. Templates and examples will be provided.
This workshop is conducted by Sarah. She is a highly respected veteran with over 20 years of experience dealing with technology-enhanced learning. A former MOE teacher, she had held senior positions in different types of organisations including universities and e-learning companies. Her past appointments include Chief Operating Officer, Director of Learning Design, etc.
This workshop is a MUST-ATTEND for schools embarking on flipped classrooms or blended learning.
Certificate in Positive Education; Certificate in Mental Fitness
These workshops received extremely warm responses when first conducted in November last year. Participants will learn key models developed by giants in the field like Martin Seligman, Paul Wong, etc. They will also be exposed to how schools from different parts of the world use and implement Positive Education ideas. Participants will benefit from the practical implementation tips, techniques and tools taught in the workshops.
Specific to the 'Certificate in Positive Education' workshop, participants will be guided to develop their own Positive Education Action Plan for implementation in their schools. For participants of the 'Certificate in Mental Fitness' workshop, they will learn how to build the 12 Habits of Mental Fitness through practical activities that can be immediately implemented in their schools.
This workshop is taught by Dr Paula Robinson. Paula has worked with over 100 schools, and travels globally to share her rich research and practical experience working with parents and schools in Australia and those internationally. Regardless whether your School is new to Positive Education or already in the midst of implementation, this workshop will recharge you and give you with new perspective, ideas and tools.
Understanding Legal Issues in Managing Complex Cases
As a school leader, educator or school counsellor, you may encounter a case such as this:
'Frederick comes to see you as a counsellor because he has not been able to sleep well. You see that he has very dark eye bags under his eyes and asked him if he has taken any illegal drugs. He confesses that he has taken it when on a recent overseas trip.'
What should the School do?
In your role, you will have different focuses and priorities. But there is one common need across all these different roles – you need the necessary knowledge of the law to practice effectively and, more importantly, safely within the boundary of the Singapore legal system.
This workshop discusses the must-know legal knowledge that Schools need to deal with different student problems such as drug abuse, family violence, divorce and custody, guardianship, harassment, etc. This course is conducted by Mr Sebastian Quek who is an experienced family lawyer.
Past participants appreciated how Sebastian helped them draw clear distinctions between ethical, moral and legal obligations. Case activities are used to aid understanding and drive class discussions.
Working with Children and Adolescents with ADHD
An analysis of 175 studies worldwide estimated that around 7% of children and adolescents 18 years and under have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In Singapore, a study of 2400 children between the ages of 6 to 12 estimated that 4.9% had disruptive behavior disorders according to parent ratings.
This course is distinctively different from others of the same title: it scaffolds important ADHD information with group activities that help participants experience these information in a refreshingly clear way. For instance, beyond classroom instruction, participants will, through facilitator-guided activities, get a glimpse of how a child with ADHD navigates his world. Participants will also learn key interventions skills, practical tips and strategies that can be immediately applied in the workplace. For instance, participants will learn how to develop a detailed behavioural program for changing behavior within the home and school settings.
Applying Effective People-Helping Intervention Strategies
Based on data from Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and national surveys in 2014, 2 of the top 3 mental conditions affecting Singaporeans are depression and anxiety. The number of people afflicted increases every year. If left untreated, they can lead to detrimental consequences like suicide,
To the Educators and School Counsellors among us, what do you do when your student confides in you that he is stressed and you observed that he is always by himself? And how can you help if someone is having panic attack whenever examinations are near?
This workshop focuses on moods and anxiety disturbances among students. Participants will learn a psychologically validated screening tool, proven techniques and skills to help those suffering from bipolar, panic attack, depression, post-trauma stress disorders, etc.
Conducted by Dr Matthew Woo, a renowned Clinical Psychologist, this workshop is practical, concise and thoroughly engaging.
Crisis Management: Practical Psychological First Aid
When a crisis situation strikes, it is critical that the affected people – family members, relatives and friends - are helped compassionately, swiftly and skillfully. Put differently, administering 'Psychological First Aid' to minister to the mental state of the victims is just as important as applying bandages to physical injuries. This will go a long way to restoring the mental wellbeing of the affected. From a corporate perspective, providing timely psychological interventions help mitigate chances of lawsuits, negative press and further staff psychological distress.
This workshop equips participants with practical psychological first aid skills needed during crisis situations. Unlike other similarly titled courses, this workshop goes beyond just explaining the fundamental do's and don'ts of what you should do. You will learn useful PFA skills for individuals such as Pacing and Leading, Diffusion, Distraction, etc, to deal with the client's immediate aspects of disturbed behavior following a crisis. You will also learn how to provide PFA in a group setting. Death, bereavement and coping with loss will also be covered.
Play Therapy Relationship for Practitioners (Level 1)
Play therapy is to children what counselling is to adults. Play therapy uses toys, art supplies, sand and other play media to communication with children using their language – the language of play.
It uses the powerful 'therapeutic powers of play' to help children express their feelings more easily instead of words. This workshop introduces the concept of play therapy and provides a platform for participants to be acquainted with the power of play therapy through experiential learning.
The workshop introduces the concept of play therapy and provides a platform for participants to be acquainted with the power of play therapy through experiential learning. Participants will have hands-on experience using various elements like sand, etc, during the course of this workshop. This workshop does not qualify participants to be professional play therapists. Rather, it enriches the range of skills that they currently possess.
Elaine Chua, the workshop facilitator, holds a Master of Social Sciences (Social Work) and has over 20 years of experience working with children and families.
From Burnout to Empowered Practice: A Compassion Fatigue Workshop
Findings have highlighted the risk of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress among helping professionals and their adverse consequences on the well-being of professionals, job satisfaction, professional efficacy, staff absenteeism and turnover rates as well as service outcomes. Unfortunately, these phenomena often go undetected or are misinterpreted, even by the people who experience them.
This full-day immersive workshop was designed for all professionals who take care of others for a living including educators, counselors, therapists, and more.
Regardless of your level of experience in the field, this experiential workshop is a well-deserved opportunity to pause, refuel your mind and your body, and deepen your passion for this important work so that you can continue to contribute from a place of abundance.