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Training for Staff

Working during periods of change – flexibility and adaptable thinking

Staff Programme

Staff are invited to attend this Professional Development training that provides the opportunity to learn about and apply evidence-based practical tools to sustain yourself during periods of change. The programme includes:

  • enhancing a flexible mind-set by recognising our existing thought patterns and developing strategies to reframe, manage unhelpful thinking (e.g. the internal critic) and maintain healthy thinking
  • understanding that human brains are “wired” for stories and how we can use narrative and “sticky messages” to communicate meaning, goals and connection with ourselves and other people
  • learning how we can consciously increase positive emotions through a range of practices such as choice of language, appreciation and lifestyle choices to increase neurochemicals which offset adrenaline responses
  • embedding mindfulness techniques in everyday life to remain in the moment rather than revisiting the past or imagining a future which has not arrived

This programme runs from 9am-3pm and will be offered in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington.

Further dates will be scheduled and advised in due course.

Manager Programme

Heads of Departments, Directors and Managers of Service and Academic Divisions. Covering content in the staff programme as it applies to leadership and management roles, participants will also learn how to use tools to lead their staff and manage during change including how to:

  • develop their own leadership ideas and strategies
  • respond effectively to staff and provide appropriate support
  • manage challenging behaviour
  • respond to conflict

Participants will be invited to attend this programme.