Conferences

Crucial Conversations: Leadership Training for Talking When Stakes Are High

February 23 - 24, 2017

Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics—at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

You’ll Love the New Crucial Conversations. Our popular Crucial Conversations Training has been revised and updated to be even more relevant, powerful, and timely. Updated and streamlined content translates into a more powerful learning experience for participants.

Crucial Conversations teaches participants how to:

Speak persuasively, not abrasively
Foster teamwork and better decision making
Build acceptance rather than resistance
Resolve individual and group disagreements

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Explicit Assessment that Supports Classroom Management

Mar. 9, 2017

A one-day workshop will focus on distributed and cumulative practice. Participants will look at how to provide both corrective and affirmative feedback to students through careful monitoring.

Anita Archer and Charles Hughes's Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching is a research-based instructional approach that empowers teachers to deliver instruction to diverse groups of learners. The Workshops in this course will explore how to design and deliver scaffolded lessons that are organized for active participation as well as effective and efficient classroom manaement with mastery learning as the ultimate goal.

This workshop focuses on the "art of teaching." You'll discover how to explicitly choose and teach vocabulary, and how to deliver organized lessons focused on student engagement for all students while maintaining a brisk pace. According to Dr. Archer, "If instruction is truly interactive and students are constantly responding, then attention, on-task behavior, and learning increase and behavioral challenges decrease."

 

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