Date(s) - 7th Aug 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presbyterian Ladies College
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
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!
Cassandra is Director of Chaplaincy and Christian Studies at PLC Sydney, where she has served for the past 25 years. She is passionate about bringing the principles of Biblical peacemaking to the school community and loves introducing her Year 7 classes to PeaceWise Kids. She has been married to Peter for 36 years and they have two adult children.
Cathy divides her time between school chaplaincy at PLC Sydney, and a Presbyterian Church start-up in Sydney's CBD with her husband Craig. She loves walking beside people as the message of Jesus breaks into their lives, bringing peace and transforming relationships. Cathy likes IKEA, crochet, motorbike riding, and perfecting her chocolate pudding recipe. She is enjoying learning the dance of how to be a mother-in-law and grandmother.