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SPEAKING

With her background as a Childcare Director and skills in public speaking, Debbi will inspire and empower people to live their best lives and be the best professional they can be by realizing their inner power, balancing their lives and understanding the perspectives of others.

Speaking Subjects:

You Are a Visionary with 20/20 Vision

Debbi will help the audience learn a simple concept that will change their lives: Once you realize that you have created your current conditions, you can uncreate them and recreate them at will. Wow! Discover your vision. Get quiet to get clear. Give yourself permission to dream.

Life-Work Blend

Everyone wants the perfect blend of life vs work in their life…but how to achieve it? Debbi will lead your group through 10 simple tips that will help them enjoy both the personal and professional sides of their lives. Some of the concepts discussed: eliminate time-wasting people, how to set your limits and the best way to use technology to make space for yourself in your schedule

Image of the Family and Educator

Debbi uses her years as an educator to help other educators build more positive relationships with parents by better understand their responsibility to parents and identifying barriers to communication by experiencing the parent’s perspective.

Debbi is also available to facilitate the workshops listed below

Cultivating a Caring Culture Through Consideration (2hrs)

“Culture is the way you think, act and interact”

A sign of a positive workplace culture is laughter. How much laughter do you hear at your workplace?

As a follow-up to her “Work Life Blend” Workshop, Debbi Sluys has created “Cultivating a Caring Culture Through Consideration”, which guides Organizational Leaders through important steps to take to make their workplace a better place to be…for everyone.

The “Cultivating Culture Through Consideration” illustrates how simple “considerations” can revitalize your workplace and make it like a second, pleasant home to your employees.

Debbi shares tips that will make:

  • Hiring Practices and Policies more appealing
  • Leadership Communication more intentional and positive
  • Generating fresh ideas easier and more rewarding

Simple steps of consideration can create a Caring Culture in your workplace.
Work with Debbi today to take the next steps.

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.

Key messages:

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.

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.

Key messages:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

In this one hour introductory Vision board workshop participants will be invited to choose a “Power Word” and design a Mini Vision Board around it. Debbi will guide participants through the fun, visionary process. They will discover “aha” moments as they uncover the power of their subconscious mind.

Outcomes:

  • A power word
  • An awareness of the power of mindset
  • An understanding of the power of focus on a singular word
  • feelings of clarity
  • feelings of inspiration and motivation

Power Words- Mini Vision Board with Power

In this one hour introductory Vision board workshop participants will be invited to choose a “Power Word” and design a Mini Vision Board around it. Debbi will guide participants through the fun, visionary process. They will discover “aha” moments as they uncover the power of their subconscious mind.

Outcomes:

  • A power word
  • An awareness of the power of mindset
  • An understanding of the power of focus on a singular word
  • feelings of clarity
  • feelings of inspiration and motivation