Date(s) - 30th Apr 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Covenant Christian School
We all struggle with conflict and challenging relationships – it’s a part of life. And this is certainly true within schools!
Come to this training to…
- learn a simple framework for understanding and dealing with conflict
- gain powerful peacemaking principles and relational tools
- understand the biblical foundations of peace and reconciliation
- discover gracious ways to deal with difficult people (eg. think tough conversations with parents, colleagues and more)
- have time to reflect upon your personal experience of conflict and peacemaking
- consider the connection between biblical peacemaking principles and the vision and values of your school
- learn how you can begin supporting and building a positive and relational culture in your school
- discover opportunities to glorify God, serve others and grow to be like Christ, even in the midst of conflict
Extra: During the day, you will also have the opportunity to see a short presentation on PeaceWiseKids and PeaceWiseYouth – which is new online curriculum material being developed to teach children to become peacemakers for life.
This training is PeaceWise’s full first day of training, specifically targeted for the school context. But the principles you learn will be of value for ALL parts of your life!
“I have personally seen the impact of using the PeaceWise approach to resolving conflict within the School community and am delighted to host this event so that teachers and other leaders within schools can learn and apply these principles in their school communities.” – Bill Rusin, Principal, Covenant Christian School.
Formal description: The Everyday Peacemaking course seeks to provide a Christian framework for understanding and dealing with conflict. Training includes peacemaking principles and tools for teachers and other school leaders to support a positive and relational culture within the school context, leading to improved student and teacher wellbeing by enhancing social and emotional learning (SEL). Improving SEL results impact cognitive and non-cognitive competencies as well as providing key psychological resources required to thrive. Participation in collegial discussion will enable participants to reflect upon their own school practices.
Credit: Completion contributes 6 hours of NESA Registered PD towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 4.3.2, 6.2.2, 7.3.2
This training is provided in conjunction with
Bruce Burgess is the National Director of PeaceWise and is Australia’s first Certified Christian ConciliatorTM. He holds degrees in Arts, Law, Christian Studies and Theology and is an international conference speaker. Bruce’s peacemaking work has led him to become involved in teaching and working with schools, workplace disputes, church and para-church based conflict, and victim-offender cases. Bruce has a passion for seeing both adults and kids’ lives transformed by the power of the gospel of peace, for building cultures of peace and for seeing God break through to repair, restore and sustain healthy relationships. Bruce is married to Helen and they have two high school aged kids. Bruce constantly thanks God for being the amazing God of peace that he is, who has provided so much help, wisdom and grace for living life - which is especially needed in the cauldron of teenage parenting!
Max has taught Mathematics, Biblical Studies and Sport to High School students for over 28 years and is part of the Pastoral Care Team at Covenant Christian School in Belrose, Sydney. He is also the Mission Coordinator and leads two annual mission trips to the indigenous community of Yarrabah in North Queensland. Max pastors a House Church and is passionate to help Christians live honestly and transparently before each other, and before their God, and this means learning “how to do conflict well”. Max is a tragic footy fan and lives with his wife Beck and 3 beautiful children on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Richard taught Science for over 30 years and is now a full-time school counsellor, working as part of the Pastoral Care Team. Following extensive training and experiencing the positive impact of PeaceWise both personally and in the lives of others, Richard is deeply committed to promoting a conflict resolution process that is both God-honouring and transforming at Covenant Christian School, amongst the wider Christian Schools community and in his local church context. Richard lives with his wife Karen and 2 adult children on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.