This final webinar in the CollectivED ‘Let’s Talk about…’ series takes place on June 30th from 7-8:30pm BST. In this webinar we will discuss how many of the relationships lived out in educational contexts can be enhanced by better conversations. It will focus on creating richer educational relationships through better conversations. The hosts will be:
- EPALE UK Ambassador Jasmine Miller @CoachJasmine
- Narinder Gill @NarinderGill01
- Lou Mycroft @LouMycroft and Kay Sidebottom @KaySocLearn
- Chris Eastabrook @chriseastabrook and Kathyrn Morgan @KLMorgan_2
Kathyrn recognises that the conversations that we have are the relationship, yet far too often, we don’t have the types of conversations that really matter. In a work setting and particularly in schools, snatched, task-orientated conversations breed misunderstandings and damage trust. Kathryn will focus on ‘Conversations that count: how do you have conversations that enrich relationships and lead to improvement?' and will draw on her ‘Fierce Conversations’ coaching practice.
Narinder will consider ‘How can coaching be used as a core leadership intervention to maximise potential, influence the ethical climate and optimise well-being and resilience?’ and will reflect the fact that in a time of rapid change and increased pressures, leaders are challenged to have the right skills, values and behaviours to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Jasmine will also reflect on the potential of coaching by asking ‘How coaching skills for parents can develop positive relationships and enhance outcomes for children and young people?’. Her concern is that some parent’s experiences of education are negative and will discuss how to engage parents in their children’s schooling and their own learning and development through coaching.
Chris will consider ‘How can environment enhance professional conversations?'. He will reflect that the outdoor environment gives a shared challenge and language, it also acts as a leveller between social hierarchies, balancing the power in conversations and, the informal nature gives honest and insightful conversations.
Lou and Kay will close the session with a focus on ‘How can The Thinking Environment create better professional conversations?’. They will discuss the Ten Components of the Thinking Environment and why it is of value in educational contexts.
Please join in
The sessions will be a great way to think proactively about our future priorities and roles in schools as we start to rebuild our educational communities with professionals making expert decisions in complex situations. I hope that you will join us. You can watch and listen, you can pose questions and you can offer insights. Each of the webinars in this series provides an opportunity to engage critically with actionable change. It is possible for each of us to make a difference to education through the conversations that we have with others.
You can click this link to book a place on these free CollectivED webinars.