Social Media – Story telling (2hrs)
This interactive presentation will explain how to use social media platforms and networks: LinkedIn, Word Press, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Discover how social media can be used as a tool in building, sustaining and growing relationships with your clients, employees, colleagues and the broader community. Facilitated discussion about barriers and benefits to the use of social media. Explore its influence to attract and retain employees and create an overall positive work culture. “You don’t DO social media you are social.”
Life – Work Blend (2hrs)
For those who have busy lives and are seeking to balance (Blend) work and home life. Learn how to set goals and value the importance of self-care. Through this participatory workshop discover 10 tips for a better blended life. Uncover toxicity in your life and how to remove it. Find power in understanding the role your thoughts and focus determine your outcome.
The Image of the Family (An Early Years Workshop) (3hrs)
In this community of practice style workshop participants will explore 5 areas to understand their image of the parent including:
· What an educator’s responsibility is to parents.
· Ways to build positive relationships with parents
· Digging out barriers to effective communication.
· Discovery of a parent’s perspective.
· Find the educators’ marvel at the image of the child.
Participants will leave feeling confident in their role as educators and be further prepared to deepen their relationship with families.
Webinar – Strategies for Multi Site ECE Programs (1hr)
Directing a multi-site organization requires a level of leadership sophistication which comes from courage, daily habits of positive action, self-awareness, keen listening skills and a visionary outlook. When the leader views the multi-site organization from an asset-based perspective, they will attract more positive outcomes. This engaging webinar, presented by experienced Canadian child care Executive, and personal development and culture consultant, Debbi Sluys, RECE, will explore the many opportunities available through a multi-site structure. What it offers to the children, families, educators, administration, and community. Participants will discover ways in which a multi-site can feel “hygge” (warm and inviting) vs. institutional. Participants will learn about some practical systems which support efﬁciency in a multi-site organization. There will be examples of practices and policies which foster a sense of belonging for the employees and create an overall caring work culture.
Cultivating a Caring Culture Through Consideration (2hrs)
- Hiring Practices and Policies more appealing
- Leadership Communication more intentional and positive
- Generating fresh ideas easier and more rewarding
Preparing the Invitation: Developing Programs for a Child to Safely Play, Wonder and Create (1.5 hrs)
Peaking a child’s interests and preparing an appropriate response that continues the cycle of play, wonder and creation in a safe setting is the goal of Early Childhood Educators.
Debbi Sluys’ workshop “Preparing the Invitation” helps Early Childhood Educators:
- identify the four key parts of true Preparation
- understand the boundaries of Risky/Adventurous Play
- work through the Invitation and Provocation cycle that leads to creative and engaged play
Debbi will help you see the difference between engaged children and bored children, identify planning opportunities, and recognize a room that is created for positivity.
Preparing and Supervising a room of children is a responsibility and a privilege.
Work with Debbie to also see the opportunities.
Live On Purpose With Purpose: Developing a positive attitude…and taking it to work! (3 hrs)
“If we say yes to life, we will tend naturally to extend respect to others.”
We all know that a positive attitude can change our personal lives for the better. But what about creating a positive attitude toward your work? Can you be the positive beacon in your workplace?
Through Debbi’s new workshop, leaders will learn how to change their own mindset toward their work and create a culture of enthusiasm, empowerment and contagious respect in the workplace.
- Find out what is stealing your joy.
- Change your mindset so you feel less obligation and more enthusiasm.
- Gratitude for your life and your work can lead to “absolute safety”.
- Build empowerment into your workplace.
- Grow an enriching culture of RESPECT in the workplace through Team Tools.
Extraordinary Environments – Consider your walls (2hrs)
It is an interactive, reflective workshop which invites educators to think about their practice of displaying on their walls. The workshop framework covers the following four areas;
- Align the environment to values.
- Walls that silence
- Intentional display
- The Joy of Aesthetics
Educators and Supervisors will learn about how their view of the child is reflected to themselves, the families and the children in the choices they make for the displays in the playroom. They will see the connection to their environment and How Does Learning Happen. They will feel inspired by the examples and challenged to re-examine their own playroom choices to offer respectful, educational and fresh displays which reflect the children and the learning which is occurring. They will uncover the early years “four letter” word which should not be used to describe playroom displays. Participants will be offered such language as “prime-real estate” and “billboard” when considering their choice for displays. It will re-ignite their passion for early years and re-align their purpose for their extraordinary work!
Power Words – Mini Vision Board with Power (1hr)
“In the name of what?” This workshop will support, inspire and challenge educators to re-think their ways of providing a quality, nurturing program which supports how children learn during this time of a pandemic. Together we will examine the challenge to blend play based learning inside the box of new enhanced safety measures. The participants will discover ideas to maintain a welcoming and caring environment while promoting physical distancing.
In this workshop, participants will learn:
- The power of mindset to determine the positive outcome.
- Facts about the Virus to make informed choices about the children’s program.
- Creative ideas for in and outdoors to promote the four foundations in How Does Learning Happen? while encouraging space between children. Tips and “hacks” to meet the requirements and have fun!