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Public Education
 

We help administrators, teachers, and staff navigate team conflicts, departmental culture, compliance and the ever evolving social dynamics of being an educator in the 21st century. We do this through a two-prong approach: our dynamic trainings tailored to your needs coupled with our proprietary Wedge Removal Formula. Together we create sustained positive change for you and your campuses.

Leadership & Employee Development Trainings

Every campus where teachers, students, and staff describe it as place they want to be has...

LENGTH: 2 hours
OBJECTIVES: Communication, Morale, Problem Solving, and
                        Conflict Resolution
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

Every campus where teachers, students, and staff describe it as place they want to be has fundamentally sound communication. It is the most effective way to help teachers feel supported, parents feel connected and students feel empowered. This session focuses on the foundations of good communication--what, how, and when to use them, and the importance of communication to solve workplace and relationship challenges. This session provides participants with tools to communicate their way to achievement, as well as empower people to respond to and address unwanted conduct on the campus. When a educators are empowered with communication skills, there are very few things they cannot achieve.

Effective Communication for Workplace Success

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Effective Communication for
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Public educators face the essential challenge of gaining and keeping the trust of...

LENGTH: 2 hours
OBJECTIVES: Communication, Morale, Problem Solving, 
                        Conflict Resolution
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

Trust is a necessity for every public educator, administrator, and staff member. Trust is imperative to effectively generate buy-in from students, parents, teachers and g the trust of key stakeholders and community members as well as the leadership above them. The ability to develop, keep and rebuild trust is not only necessary but it is what will shift the culture of any campus or city towards positive sustained change by giving leaders the power to lead. This skill gives them the fortitude to make the tough decisions and generate buy-in from all involved parties. This training focuses on 3 components of developing trust: building great relationships, utilizing good judgment, and being consistent. By discussing concrete strategies in these three areas, leaders will be able to not only trust themselves but also be able to successfully navigate tough conversations with community members, earn the confidence of other officials, and be a trusted team member by the city leadership.

The Power to Lead: Building and Rebuilding Trust

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Harnessing the Power to Lead:
Building & Rebuilding Trust

In the world of public education and coaching, you get the privilege of mentoring, teaching and building relationships with...

LENGTH: 2 hours
OBJECTIVES: Leadership, Conflict Resolution/Communication, Action Plans, Effective Boundaries
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

In the world of public education and coaching, you get the privilege of mentoring, teaching and building relationships with students. Due to the nature of the job, you often end up spending the majority of your time with kids that are not your own and look to you as the responsible party. It can be easy to forget safe and critically important boundaries to keep you from making decisions that can affect your job, campus, students and even your way of life. In this training, we identify potential career harming decisions and behaviors to avoid as well as what can be done to help keep yourself safe. We will discuss communication, travel, proximity, and explore the ever evolving dynamics of student interaction thanks to the internet, phones, and social media.
Not only will we highlight areas of concern and provide you with a renewed sense of caution, we will also discuss proactive strategies to avoid issues in the future. You will walk away from this training session feeling empowered, equipped with a plan to
avoid future missteps, and with the confidence to fulfill your duties responsibly and safely. This training is for all public education employees whether you are a coach, administrator, teacher, or district representative.

Establishing Effective Boundaries

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Never Cross the Line:
Understanding the How, What, & Why of
Creating Boundaries with Students

Because conflict will always happen, this is our most popular session. The difference between...

LENGTH: 2-3 hours
OBJECTIVES: Conflict Resolution, Leadership Development &
                        Team Building
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

Because conflict will always happen, this is our most popular session. The difference between great teams and dysfunctional teams is not the absence of conflict, it is the collective ability to not let the conflict define the team. When harmful conflict happens the byproduct is wedges driven into relationships. Wedges left unattended are the catalyst to destroy individuals, teams, departments, and campus culture. Each of us possesses a well-developed Human Interaction Toolbelt  (Toolbelt  ) with all the skills needed to successfully engage one another. This session will focus on helping participants sharpen some of those tools and obtain a Wedge Remover  to add to their Toolbelt  . When team members use their Wedge Remover  and encourage others to do likewise, they can be assured that their teams will be characterized by greater harmony, productivity and efficiency.

The Wedge

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The Wedge:
A Simple Metaphor to Improve All
Your Workplace Relation

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Public education in 2023 is facing some of its greatest challenges in history. With the ever...

LENGTH: 2 hours
OBJECTIVES: Workplace Morale, Engagement & Productivity
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

Public education in 2023 is facing some of its greatest challenges in history. With the ever evolving dynamics of teaching in the digital age and the increasing demands placed upon teachers--burnout--has become a common word. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined it as an "occupational phenomena" and defined it as a "syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." This training gives all employees the skills necessary to identify, work though, and overcome burnout. All participants will leave this session with a revitalized passion for work and concrete strategies to create a resilient team. Participants will be equipped with tools to improve team performance, efficiency and connection. 

Revitalizing a Resilient Workforce

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Revitalizing a Resilient Workforce:
Mitigating Burnout

This session focuses on empowering agency employees with the skills to...

LENGTH: 2-3 hours
OBJECTIVES: Customer Service, Effective Communication,
            Workplace Culture
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

This session will focus on empowering staff with the skills to navigate heated and difficult communication situations. No one wants to be caught in a tough situation with a community member but they must not only be dealt with but treated with respect and allowed the opportunity to be heard. That is where de-escalation strategies are a necessity.

The session will provide participants with strategies to transfer a sense of calm and genuine interest to the person they're interacting with so they can understand the root cause of the situation, and build trust with the individual. Learning will be engaging, immersive and provide practical skills. Building public trust and overcoming negative perceptions about public educators are the byproduct of effective public servant customer service. Participants can walk away feeling confident that they know how to navigate tough situations. 

De-escalation

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De-escalation:
Strategies to Build & Rebuild Trust with Customers

The Mandated Reporter training is designed to help early childhood and school-age professionals understand their....

OBJECTIVES: Compliance, Safety/Risk Management
FORMAT: Available Live in-person, virtually, or hybrid

The Mandated Reporter training is designed to help early childhood and school-age professionals understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters, who must report any suspicion of child maltreatment. Participants will learn about reporting requirements, signs and symptoms of various types of maltreatment, as well as the potential long-term impacts of specific types of abuse or neglect. This training will satisfy the requirements of AB 1432.
This training will provide updated information on the current California State laws regarding mandated reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. The training Module for Educators provides specific information for:

  • Teachers

  • Instructional aides Teacher’s aides or assistants employed by any public or private school

  • Classified employees of any public school

  • Administrative officers or supervisors of child welfare and attendance, or Certificated pupil personnel employees of any public or private school

  • Any employee of a county Office of Education or the State Department of Education, whose duties require direct contact

Revitalizing a Resilient Workforce

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Mandated Reporter Training

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The
WEDGE: Navigating Conflict

This is how Wedges happen everyday:​

  1. Every employee possesses a unique paradigm that causes them to think they are right in workplace situations.

  2. When paradigms collide at work the result is conflict.

  3. The byproduct of such conflict are wedges being driven into relationships often leading to team dissension and dysfunction.

  4. If left unaddressed the result is often increased turnover, litigation and/or financial loss.

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