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Conflict Management for Schools and Colleges

Schools and Colleges frequently experience conflict.  This arises from students, parents/guardians and staff.  Learning new ways to understand conflict and to use communication tools to resolve tension and problem solve is at the heart of our approach.  Our experience is that the source of conflict varies from school to school.  As with every training programme we design a bespoke programme to focus on the specific issues relevant to your organisation.

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We will provide a variety of learning resources, some familiar, some less so.  We find the use of theatre highly effective to reinforce traditional learning.  It introduces scenarios and the opportunity for your colleagues to engage, identifying the communication tools to reinforce the professional knowledge they have to blend new solutions to challenging situations.

Claire Addis, Principal at Jewell Academy, Bournemouth said of this training,

The team from Evince provided a bespoke package for all the staff at my school. It was delivered in an informative and enjoyable way, with lots of practical tips that all staff could use in their everyday interactions with stakeholders. Staff left the day feeling empowered and confident to communicate with stakeholders, having explored a number of real life scenarios. I would recommend that all schools provide this training for all staff as successful communication and conflict management is essential to the happiness and well being of all”.

All teaching is rewarding and powerfully so.  Helping professionals to work more effectively and comfortably in their environment rewards us in exactly this way.  Our commitment to you is to provide excellent teaching so that you benefit from our knowledge and practical experience, tailor-made for your specific needs.

What Delegates Thought

Useful theories & tips in the morning.  Useful to run through scenarios in the afternoon.  All staff were very engaged!
2017-03-12T21:32:35+00:00
Useful theories & tips in the morning.  Useful to run through scenarios in the afternoon.  All staff were very engaged!
A great day.  I learnt lots of strategies to support my role in dealing with parents.  Thak you very much for the fun session this afternoon.
2017-03-12T21:34:47+00:00
A great day.  I learnt lots of strategies to support my role in dealing with parents.  Thak you very much for the fun session this afternoon.
I really enjoyed the training, it was fun.  I liked the fact that we were given time to discuss and we were given choice about taking part in the scenarios.  You are a fun and funny team.  🙂
2017-03-12T21:36:44+00:00
I really enjoyed the training, it was fun.  I liked the fact that we were given time to discuss and we were given choice about taking part in the scenarios.  You are a fun and funny team.  🙂
Great to stop and think how conversations develop relationships for future conversations.  And to recognise how your mood can affect the mood of others.
2017-03-12T21:39:02+00:00
Great to stop and think how conversations develop relationships for future conversations.  And to recognise how your mood can affect the mood of others.
Very interesting and enjoyable.  So many great things to listen to and to learn from.  I really liked the three sessions and the scenarios.
2017-03-12T21:40:51+00:00
Very interesting and enjoyable.  So many great things to listen to and to learn from.  I really liked the three sessions and the scenarios.
The scenarios provided a very useful and interactive session.  Th eteam were amazing and I learnt a lot today
2017-03-12T21:42:21+00:00
The scenarios provided a very useful and interactive session.  Th eteam were amazing and I learnt a lot today
This was a really useful day's training to support our existing strategies.  It was clearly delivered and fun.
2017-03-12T21:44:42+00:00
This was a really useful day's training to support our existing strategies.  It was clearly delivered and fun.
Communication boils dow to common sense but this training helps put everything into perspective.  Thanks.
2017-03-12T21:46:15+00:00
Communication boils dow to common sense but this training helps put everything into perspective.  Thanks.
The training gave me great strategies to try.  This was really relevant to my work.
2017-03-12T21:49:49+00:00
The training gave me great strategies to try.  This was really relevant to my work.
this was very relevant, I learnt a lot.  Thank you!
2017-03-12T21:50:40+00:00
this was very relevant, I learnt a lot.  Thank you!
This was very thought provoking.  There were lots of useful strategies and tips to apply - and when you to apply them.  I really enjoyed the interactive sessions.
2017-03-12T21:52:58+00:00
This was very thought provoking.  There were lots of useful strategies and tips to apply - and when you to apply them.  I really enjoyed the interactive sessions.
The useful strategies are easy to remember and are designed to fit real life.
2017-03-12T21:54:32+00:00
The useful strategies are easy to remember and are designed to fit real life.
Really useful practical advice which is very relevant.  Well delivered and very supportive.
2017-03-12T21:56:03+00:00
Really useful practical advice which is very relevant.  Well delivered and very supportive.
Well run workshops and the interactive scenarios were eve more impactive.
2017-03-12T21:57:00+00:00
Well run workshops and the interactive scenarios were eve more impactive.
Well paced to reflect different learning styles.  Knowledgeable trainers.  Enought iem provided to ask questions.  It's good that learning can continue afer the event.
2017-03-12T21:59:10+00:00
Well paced to reflect different learning styles.  Knowledgeable trainers.  Enought iem provided to ask questions.  It's good that learning can continue afer the event.
An extremely valuable and insightful day on how to plan and prepare to avoid or defuse conflict
2017-03-12T22:00:50+00:00
An extremely valuable and insightful day on how to plan and prepare to avoid or defuse conflict
Fantastic day!  Planning a conversation and TED was particularly useful.
2017-03-12T22:02:04+00:00
Fantastic day!  Planning a conversation and TED was particularly useful.
The day was very informative.  I learnt lots.  Thank you.
2017-03-12T22:03:14+00:00
The day was very informative.  I learnt lots.  Thank you.
Many useful strategies that are easy to remember and to implement
2017-03-12T22:04:26+00:00
Many useful strategies that are easy to remember and to implement
This was a well paced day with different styles from knowledgeable trainers.  The scenarios worked very well.  I liked that there was time to ask questions in particular.
2017-03-12T22:06:17+00:00
This was a well paced day with different styles from knowledgeable trainers.  The scenarios worked very well.  I liked that there was time to ask questions in particular.
This was a really informative day.  A great balance of theory and practice.  this will really help me in the future, thank you.
2017-03-12T22:07:36+00:00
This was a really informative day.  A great balance of theory and practice.  this will really help me in the future, thank you.
Very interesting, useful and informative.  Lots of clear strategies that I can apply in my role.  It was nice to hear other people's opinions on how to deal with conflict.  Thanks.
2017-03-12T22:10:44+00:00
Very interesting, useful and informative.  Lots of clear strategies that I can apply in my role.  It was nice to hear other people's opinions on how to deal with conflict.  Thanks.
I have enjoyed this training.  It has given me a good basis for making a good relationship with parents and to be able to help them
2017-03-12T22:16:04+00:00
I have enjoyed this training.  It has given me a good basis for making a good relationship with parents and to be able to help them
I liked the acting because it kept me really engaged.  Learning in this way will help me to remember what I have learned.
2017-03-12T22:18:30+00:00
I liked the acting because it kept me really engaged.  Learning in this way will help me to remember what I have learned.
Interactive.  Funny.  Creative.  Thank You. 🙂
2017-03-12T22:20:59+00:00
Interactive.  Funny.  Creative.  Thank You. 🙂
An excellent balance of theory in the morning and putting it into practice in the afternoon.
2017-03-12T22:22:44+00:00
An excellent balance of theory in the morning and putting it into practice in the afternoon.
The morning was educational and gave me lots of strategies.  The afternoon was lots of fun but also an excellent way to learn to deal with conflict.
2017-03-12T22:24:32+00:00
The morning was educational and gave me lots of strategies.  The afternoon was lots of fun but also an excellent way to learn to deal with conflict.
A very effective day.  I have learnt a lot today.  The team were really good today.
2017-03-12T22:26:04+00:00
A very effective day.  I have learnt a lot today.  The team were really good today.
The morning was really relevant.  I have learned I need to listen a lot more.  it was good to see how we can work as a team.
2017-03-12T22:29:44+00:00
The morning was really relevant.  I have learned I need to listen a lot more.  it was good to see how we can work as a team.

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Personal Style Inventory

personal-style-inventoryDo you want to know more about yourself and how you make key decisions in all aspects of your life?

Would you like to take part in an engaging and interactive experience that will help build confidence and productivity in your team?

Then the Personal Style Inventory course for you! Our experienced facilitators will guide you through the exploration process.

Based on the work of Carl Jung and Myers Briggs the PSI course is informative and fun.

What sets the PSI apart? Other Jungian instruments assess respondents’ behaviour, which can be affected by external factors such as work environment. The PSI captures behavioural preferences, which we believe more accurately measures a respondent’s personality strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Outcomes
Identify preference for one of 16 personality styles
Explore the potential strengths and weaknesses of each personality style
Understand how each style is likely to affect other individuals and/or group members
Discover how to capitalise on strengths of others

Theory
The PSI is based on Carl Jung’s theory of personality types. Jung found recognisable and repeated patterns in behaviours linked to our conscious perceiving of the world, our decision-making about the world, our attitudes toward life and our relationship to the expectations of the world. These patterns, for almost all of the people Jung observed or read about fell into 1 of several pairs of reactions. We all engage in all of these behaviours but almost always engage in only 1 of each pair with any facility.

The pairs of reactions — or personal style preferences — include:
Extraversion or Introversion
Sensing or Intuiting
Thinking or Feeling
Perceiving or Judging

The PSI vs. the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Both the PSI and the MBTI use Jungian theory to measure personality style. However, each instrument asks the individual to assume a different frame of reference. The MBTI attempts to measure how people usually behave. The PSI measures how people would prefer to behave. We believe this unveils a style closer to the true nature of the individual’s personality style.

How does it work?
Individuals respond to a series of 32 statements, each describing a behaviour associated with 1 of the 4 pairs of personal style preferences. A trained facilitator will then lead the session. The result is a personality style preference profile that is abbreviated by a combination of four letters (i.e. ISTP = Introverted/Sensing/Thinking/Perceiving).

A powerful tool for both individuals and teams, the PSI also includes a chart for recording team member personality types, questions for team discussion and detailed instructions for developing a team profile and conducting a complete workshop.

Uses for the PSI
The PSI is effective when used as a stand-alone learning instrument or as part of a more comprehensive training programme. It’s the perfect start to a style-awareness training program or to programmes for:

Personal Style
Communication
Diversity
Team-Building

Contact Us For a complete training experience with maximum impact.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)

personal-style-inventoryOur Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) has been designed to provide an introduction to teaching for individuals who currently work or who would like to work within FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers and/or Local Authorities.

This course is primarily delivered by our Principle Teacher Educator and Company Director, Richard Newton. Richard has a long history in teacher education in the public sector and as an associate tutor with Canterbury Christ Church University delivering their teacher qualifications as part of their Faculty of Education.

Not only does this qualification prepare you for a teaching career in the Life Long Learning sector it further meets the requirements for training and assessing first aid qualifications as specified by Skills for Health and the HSE.

We deliver this as an intensive 1 week course or we can arrange to run it over weekends.

The cost per person is just £399.  We are also happy to quote for 1-2-1 tuition.

We can also work with cohorts, reducing costs by delivering at your premises for your convenience and economy.  For up to six students the reduced cost is £2100.  We can accomodate extra students, taking the cohort up to a maximum of 12.  There is a charge of £300 per additional student.

To register an interest with no obligation or to discuss 1-2-1 costs or bespoke pricing please contact us now.

We have just published the below ‘Summer School’ dates for those who are busy at home or at work during the week we have set the dates below to deliver an intensive course where you could achieve your AET over the space of just three weekends. Delegates will need to attend each of the below dates.

Evince Training AET teaching course18th and 19th July 2015
25th and 26th July 2015
8th and 9th August 2015

The course venue will be set at the beginning of July dependant on the majority of delegates.

To discuss this course  with the course tutor, contact us without delay.  If you’re ready to book one of the 8 available places, click on the link above.

 

Guided Learning Hours: 48.  Credit Value: 12  Awarding Organisation: AoFAQ.  Course Overview

Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training H/505/0053)

shutterstock_68256589 3501. Understand the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education and training.
1.2 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
1.3 Explain ways to promote equality and value diversity.
1.4 Explain why it is important to identify and meet individual learner needs.

2. Understand ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
2.1 Explain ways to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
2.2 Explain why it is important to promote appropriate behaviour and respect for others.

3. Understand the relationships between teachers and other professionals in education and training.
3.1 Explain how the teaching role involves working with other professionals.
3.2 Explain the boundaries between the teaching role and other professional roles.
3.3 Describe points of referral to meet the individual needs of learners.

 

Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training (D/505/0052)


shutterstock_91703153 3501. Understand inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training.

1.1 Describe features of inclusive teaching and learning.
1.2 Compare the strengths and limitations of teaching and learning approaches used in own area of specialism in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
1.3 Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for learners to develop their English, mathematics, ICT and wider skills

2. Understand ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
2.1 Explain why it is important to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment.
2.2 Explain why it is important to select teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs.
2.3 Explain ways to engage and motivate learners.
2.4 Summarise ways to establish ground rules with learners.

3. Be able to plan inclusive teaching and learning.
3.1 Devise an inclusive teaching and learning plan.
3.2 Justify own selection of teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs.

4. Be able to deliver inclusive teaching and learning
4.1 Use teaching and learning approaches, resources and assessment methods to meet individual learner needs.
4.2 Communicate with learners in ways that meet their individual needs.
4.3 Provide constructive feedback to learners to meet their individual needs.

5. Be able to evaluate the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.
5.1 Review the effectiveness of own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.
5.2 Identify areas for improvement in own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning.

Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training (R/505/0050)

shutterstock_86044324 3501. Understand types and methods of assessment used in education and training.
1.1 Explain the purposes of types of assessment used in education and training.
1.2 Describe characteristics of different methods of assessment in education and training.
1.3 Compare the strengths and limitations of different assessment methods in relation to meeting individual learner needs.
1.4 Explain how different assessment methods can be adapted to meet individual learner needs.

2. Understand how to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
2.1 Explain why it is important to involve learners and others in the assessment process.
2.2 Explain the role and use of peer- and self-assessment in the assessment process.
2.3 Identify sources of information that should be made available to learners and others involved in the assessment process.

3. Understand the role and use of constructive feedback in the assessment process.
3.1 Describe key features of constructive feedback.
3.2 Explain how constructive feedback contributes to the assessment process.
3.3 Explain ways to give constructive feedback to learners.

4. Understand requirements for keeping records of assessment in education and training.
4.1 Explain the need to keep records of assessment of learning.
4.2 Summarise the requirements for keeping records of assessment in an organisation.

 

Assessment:

shutterstock_77527807 350The course is assessed by:

Unit 1: Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
– 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)

Unit 2: Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
– 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)
– 1x Teacher assessed micro teaching session of a minimum duration of 20 minutes
– 1x self evaluation of micro teaching session
– 3x peer observation feedback forms

Unit 3: Understanding assessment in education and training
– 1x assignment (approx 1200 words each)

Training Design and Delivery

shutterstock_88070476Thank you for visiting our site, at Evince we believe in delivering excellence.

We are passionate about teaching and learning and have an ever increasing library of ‘off the shelf’ products to match with clients needs, but what we enjoy the most is designing new training to meet the specific needs of individuals or organisations, large and small.

Between them our Directors, Richard Newton and Nic Crocker, have many years of experience in leadership and management. They are both also qualified and very experienced in teaching and curriculum design and delivery.

Should you have a training need all you have to do is contact us and either Nic or Richard will be in touch.

Why choose us?

  • FREE initial consultation with one or both of our Directors with absolutely no obligation
  • The experience to design a single course or a large curriculum, all bespoke to your needs
  • Completely professional approach
  • No client or job is too small
  • Extensive experience in Training Management in the volunteer, public and private sectors
  • Truly bespoke design from Training Needs Analysis all the way to delivery
  • Built in Evaluation Strategy from start to finish
  • On going support, before during and after programme delivery
  • All inclusive pricing, no hidden costs – what we quote is what you pay

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