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The Change Forum

Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Brisbane

2014 Autumn Workshop Dates

Culture? Teams? Change? Emotional Learning?

What’s your school’s improvement priorities?

For outlines of programs on offer on the Sunshine & Fraser Coasts

see our 2014 IPL Course Directory & links below

April savings for groups – Register on-line

All programs also available In-house

Start a conversation with us today

Bill Cropper - Director

Tel: 07- 4068 7591

...Keys for organisation renewal – building better teams, revitalising culture and leading change...


Building on the success of our summer round of PD programs at the Institute of Professional Learning,  Sunshine Coast Uni, our autumn series continues with new offerings on building teams, leading change, revitalising school culture and teaching with emotional intelligence...  

The Change Forum’s coaching clinics improve your ability to manage emotions constructively, connect better with others, cope with conflict more confidently and make conversations more engaging, robust and meaningful. Here’s 5 other reasons to choose a Change Forum clinic...

x     Solid learning in a safe, small group environment

x     Practical tools & frameworks for back-at-work action

x     Down-to-earth, hands-on and relevant

x     Comprehensive, easy-to-follow self-coaching guides

x     Serious fun and fantastic facilitation


Coming up next on the Sunshine & Fraser Coasts – and also Brisbane

Follow links below for course outlines and related readings

Teaching with Emotional Intelligence  Maryborough May 12; Sunshine Coast Uni May 13; Brisbane June 4 

Nowhere is EI more critical than in classrooms. Like leaders everywhere, teachers knowingly or unknowingly, imprint emotional patterns and model crucial  lessons in emotional self-management. This practical 1-day clinic can enhance emotional self-awareness, show how to raise learning levels by targeting positive feelings, develop learning strategies that are emotionally engaging and look at practical ways to integrate EI skill-building strategies into classroom teaching. Supported by a comprehensive EI at School Toolkit rich in EI learning activities for teachers and students you can use freely back in the classroom. [Course Outline] [See Why EI is every teacher’s business]

Dealing with Difficult Discussions Hervey Bay May 8-9; Brisbane June 5-6; Sunshine Coast Uni July 29-30  

Confronting or contentious conversations are something every leader could learn to handle better.  This 2-day practical clinic equips you with a robust set of easy-to-use tools to navigate your way through those troublesome moments more confidently and practise a more methodical, controlled and step-by-step approach to convert destructive confrontation into constructive conversations.  [Course outline]… [Read more on Difficult Discussions]

Building Better Teams  Sunshine Coast Uni May 19-20; Brisbane Aug 5-6

Most schools and workplaces say they work in teams, fewer know how to make teams work well. Getting teams to work in well together is a major mission for  leaders, no matter what level they’re at.  This 2-day toolkit explores the art of team-building.  Whether you’re  fine-tuning an existing team or starting one from scratch, it covers key design dimensions and tools to form teams, facilitate them to work collaboratively, get commitment to common goals, create cohesion and rethink how your team works together.  [Course outline] [About Working Better Together]

Revitalising School Culture Brisbane (2-day) May 22-23; Sunshine Coast Uni (1-day) June 2

There may be nothing more important in the work of school leaders than shaping a culture that supports school renewal. It’s critical to the quality of student-teacher interaction, classroom behaviour, learning climate and the experience of being at-school. School renewal embodies changes to current mental models and tacit assumptions that govern teaching behaviour, practices and perspectives that can block school change. Many renewal efforts start with a realisation that the current school culture needs an overhaul. This unique clinic unpacks the components that make up culture and equips you with practical tools to handle culture change better.  [Course Outline] [Read more on Changing Culture)

Leading Teams through Change  Sunshine Coast Uni June 3; Brisbane Aug 1

Whether it's new structures, members, workroles or procedures, teams constantly change. While it's inevitable, team-change can distract from work focus and upset good teamwork. A common challenge all leaders face is how to get teams to accept and make changes with minimum fuss and disruption to work. This 1-day clinic gives a good grounding in practical actions to effectively initiate and lead team change – to get more buy-in and committed support to  make your attempts at team change more trouble-free – however big or small.  [Course Outline]  [Read about Leading Change]

Positive Performance Conversations Brisbane May 5; Sunshine Coast Uni June 11; Maryborough June 10

Tackling poor performance as most leaders will tell you, is one of the most widely feared species of difficult discussions. This practice-oriented 2 or 1-day program walks you through a carefully plotted, step-by-step tour of 5 essential Footings and Frameworks to take a solution-focused approach to making tough performance conversations and the feedback you have to give more ‘sayable’ and ‘hearable’ – particularly difficult ones. [Course Outline]  [see our E-Zine Issue #13 for highlights]


Register NOW on-line, by email or fax

All Change Forum clinics are practical, challenging and stimulating with a comprehensive take-away Toolkit to help you put your learning into practice in real time back at work… Those who’ve been along to other Change Forum programs know that Bill takes a down-to-earth approach and creates a relaxed, engaging, safe and fun environment for learning...

AUTUMN 2014 Series** (All fees include GST) Multiple place discounts:

APRIL Savings for SCHOOLS… Groups pay less… Register by APRIL 30…

2-day clinics: Single $675… 2 places $1320… 3 or more $649 each

1-day clinics: Single $429… 2 places $825… 3 or more $396 each

Register on-line or use the form in course Flyers


Can we do these clinics IN-HOUSE? The Change Forum regularly delivers programs in-house in a variety of contexts and formats.  If scheduled course dates don’t suit and you’d like to incorporate any of our clinics or tailored programs into your internal teambuilding or leadership development initiatives, use our on-line enquiry form or call us direct to discuss ways we can help…

News, FactFiles & Services Profiles: Find out more about our change support, coaching and team development services in our Working Better Together, Coaching and Change Services Profiles.  CC E-NEWS (our seasonal E-Zine) plus FactFiles, Key-Notes and other resources also available on-line, featuring information, articles and topical tips on a range of subjects covered in our various learning programs to share with colleagues and friends.

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Bill Cropper

Director - The Change Forum

Bill Cropper - Director






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All Change Forum programs also available for delivery In-House.

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