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1 Online Leadership-By-Example: Internet Best Practices for Staff Leadership Camps The Internet is public space. How staff behave in that space—like all their other behavior—should set a sterling example for young people to follow. This focused workshop gives staff practical skills for creating an online persona and social media presence that everyone can be proud of. This content is the ideal complement to the longer workshop on Internet policy development. Y
2 Online Leadership-By-Example: Internet Best Practices for Educators Leadership Schools The Internet is public space. How professional educators behave in that space—like all their other behavior—should set a sterling example for students to follow. This focused workshop gives educators practical skills for creating an online persona and social media presence that everyone can be proud of. This content is the ideal complement to the longer workshop on Internet policy development. Y
3 But It's Tradition! Transforming Hazing into Healthy Bonding Physical and Emotional Safety Camps The paradox of hazing--which may be happening right under your nose--is that it creates superficial bonding while eroding genuine social connections. Tragically, hazing endangers students and creates deep rifts in any school. By distinguishing hazing from healthy tradition, this workshop promotes authentic feelings of group membership. An excellent choice for proctors, prefects, and team captains.
4 But It's Tradition! Transforming Hazing into Healthy Bonding Physical and Emotional Safety Schools The paradox of hazing--which may be happening right under your nose--is that it creates superficial bonding while eroding genuine social connections. Tragically, hazing endangers youth leaders and creates deep rifts in any leadership team. By distinguishing hazing from healthy tradition, this workshop promotes authentic feelings of group membership. An excellent choice for returning and senior staff.
5 Defusing Emotional Bombs: Secrets of Effective Communication Leadership Camps No youth leader does their best thinking or problem solving when they're upset, but it's human nature to try. Learn cutting-edge communication techniques that quell anger and anxiety as a first step toward solving problems. Effective communication hinges on a combination of listening and self-expression skills few leaders possess. A perfect prerequisite to the Collaborative Problem Solving workshop. Y
6 Defusing Emotional Bombs: Secrets of Effective Communication Leadership Schools No professional educator does their best thinking or problem solving when they're upset, but it's human nature to try. Learn cutting-edge communication techniques that quell anger and anxiety as a first step toward solving problems. Effective communication hinges on a combination of listening and self-expression skills few possess. A perfect prerequisite to the Collaborative Problem Solving workshop. Y
7 Defusing Emotional Bombs: Secrets of Effective Communication Leadership Families No parent does their best thinking or problem solving when they're upset, but it's human nature to try. Learn cutting-edge communication techniques that quell anger and anxiety as a first step toward solving problems. Effective communication hinges on a combination of listening and self-expression skills few leaders possess. A perfect prerequisite to the Collaborative Problem Solving workshop. Y
8 Do You Want a Spanking?!...and Other Stupid Questions Grown-Ups Ask Leadership Families It's OK...we've all said things we don't mean. The fact is that when parents get stressed, their behavior regresses. Not knowing how best to manage anger and other strong emotions, adults may revert to rhetorical questions, coercion, and threats they can't possibly act on. This humorous workshop blends stress and anger management techniques with communication and discipline strategies that really work.
9 Head, Heart, or Hybrid? Refining Your Emotional Leadership Style Leadership Camps Based on fascinating research in emotional intelligence, this enlightening workshop teaches directors and staff to examine their "emotional leadership style"--the extent to which they tolerate and understand children's emotions. Ultimately, a deeper understanding of children's feeling states builds the interpersonal connections that increase compliance...and who does't want their job to be a little easier?
10 Head, Heart, or Hybrid? Refining Your Emotional Leadership Style Leadership Schools Based on fascinating research in emotional intelligence, this enlightening workshop teaches professional educators to examine their "emotional leadership style"--the extent to which they tolerate and understand students' emotions. Ultimately, a deeper understanding of children's feeling states builds the interpersonal connections that increase compliance...and who does't want their job to be a little easier?
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