PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
This training will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the four primary communications styles people use in their lives. The participants will take a communications style inventory to identify their most predominant communication style and how their style can affect their lives. They will learn how to communicate more effectively using their prevalent communications style and how to communicate effectively with others who have different communication styles. Knowing how to work with other people with different communications styles helps alleviate stress in our communication efforts.
The people attending the training will gain an understanding of their communication style as well as the style of others and how to recognize when someone is communicating from one of the four styles
…learn about the four communication styles
…take a communication styles inventory
…talk about your style, what is helpful, and what you would like to do differently in communicating with others.
Time Management Training
This training will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the eight different time management styles people possess in their lives. The participants will take a time management inventory to help them identify their most dominant management style and how the style can affect their lives both positively and negatively. They will learn how to manage their time to be most effective in their lives both professionally and personally. The people attending the training will gain an understanding of their management style as well as the style of others that may be different than their style so they can work better with others.
…Identify their dominate time management style
…learn about the 8 different management styles identified in research
…learn to use their dominate management style to be effective at work and personally
…Learn to work with others who have an opposite management style than they possess.
Planning for Improvement
The Improvement Planning Process training will give attendees ideas and a process to use when they are working with a staff member who need a performance improvement plan in place for their position. The training will walk the participants through a legally approved process. They will have time to develop a plan and discuss areas they have questions.
...learn about the major component needed in a performance improvement plan
...discuss areas needed to be addressed in an improvement plan
...develop a mock improvement plan
The Best Practices School Assessment is a review of the teaching and learning environment of your school through classroom observations. Dr. Viola LaFontaine will conduct observations using the ELEOT (Effective Learning Observation Tool) protocol from Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). A summary of the best practices and derailers will be shared with the teachers, and administrators will receive a list of recommended training's based on the findings from the classroom observations. This is not an evaluation process but rather a chance for an independent outside expert to help improve best classroom practices.
School assessment of best practices
School assessment of detailers or areas the school should work on for improvements
Ideas for professional development plans
Knowledge from an outside perspective of the teaching and learning environment