Challenging Behaviour & Conflict Resolution

Professional Development workshop for teachers with Pete Duncan

Challenging Behaviour & Conflict Resolution

A session designed to explore challenging behaviour and conflict. A fast-paced, participative workshop which will explore the issues and help trainers look at strategies for individuals and organisations to reduce the chances of challenging behaviour and have a range of strategies for dealing with it.

Tuesday 18th January 10am – 2pm

To explore issues and develop a range of ways to deal with challenging behaviour & conflict. The workshop will give people confidence in working with a range of groups.

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Workshop Content

What is challenging behaviour ? What can we do to reduce or remove it?
The firefighters’ game – looking at examples.
When is a conflict not a conflict? (from Cirque du Monde)
Escalating, diffusing, position, interest and win-win (from Bristol Peer.
Mediation) This session involves eating chocolate.
What now? What are the implications for us as trainers/managers/trustees.
Next steps – for individuals and organisations.
Review and evaluation.

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