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Upcoming training workshops

Training Opportunities February 2019

In February 2019 we are hosting 6 days of Social Thinking training.  There are workshops suitable for those new to Social Thinking and for those who are very, very experienced.  Michelle Garcia Winner has asked us to host a “Providers Conference” in Australia in 2020, similar to the large annual Social Thinking event they host in the USA every year, and this training in 2019 will stand you in good stead if you want to attend that event, or even speak at it yourself!

In Melbourne on Monday 18 February 2019, we have Ryan Hendrix and Kari Palmer, Social Thinking authors and experienced therapists presenting.  This workshop has SOLD OUT (please email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list for Workshop 1, we will contact you if there are cancellations).

Our Tip:  This is a great workshop for anyone wanting to fully understand how to use the range of Social Thinking resources with their clients and students.  Whether you are starting off or been doing it for a while, this workshop will improve the way you implement Social Thinking.  Workshop information here.

In Melbourne on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2019, we have Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking,  presenting a two day workshop.

This workshop has SOLD OUT (please email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list for Workshops 2 & 3, we will contact you if there are cancellations).  Workshop information here.

In Melbourne on Thursday 21 February 2019, we have 4 presenters running a half day “Clinical Forum” providing input on how to take your Social Thinking practice to the next level and answer your clinical questions.  The presenters will be Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr Pam Crooke, Ryan Hendrix and Kari Palmer.

Our Tip:  Wow, what an opportunity this is!  The team from the USA will take your professional practice to the next level.  This hasn’t been done any where in the world before.  In the first session you will learn from the top Social Thinking practitioners about how to improve your practice, they will use their own case studies to illustrate how they do it.  In the second session you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Even if you don’t ask a question you will learn from Michelle, Pam, Ryan and Kari and the other practitioners who attend.  You can’t avoid learning from this one! If you want to participate in a training opportunity that has never been provided before, this will definitely give your practice the edge over others.  Workshop information here.

In Hobart on Friday 22 February 2019, we have Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, presenting the best overview of Social Thinking there is.  This workshop is full of practical strategies for implementing Social Thinking in your therapy practice, your school or at home.

Our Tip:  This is the perfect workshop to give you the best overview of Social Thinking.  It’s meaty enough to give professionals who use the Social Thinking methodology additional training and it’s the best introduction to those interested in using the approach.  This is Michelle’s most popular workshop she presents in the USA.

Added Bonus:  We are limiting ticket sales to 100 participants seated at tables.  We are doing this to make this workshop an intimate experience, enabling participants to have as much opportunity as possible to interact closely with Social Thinking’s founder, Michelle Garcia Winner.  A rare opportunity!  Workshop Information Here.

In Sydney on Tuesday 26 February 2019, we have Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, presenting on Executive Functioning.  This was the most popular workshop Michelle presented when she was last here (Brisbane 2017).

Our Tip:  Helping kids get organised is a hot topic, developing Executive Functioning skills are essential for a child to get through school, fit into the family and eventually hold down a job.  When Michelle became available to present one more workshop in Australia before returning to the USA, we jumped at this workshop topic because we know a lot of people are interested in Executive Functioning. 

Added Bonus:  Because Michelle only speaks in Australia every other year, we are providing the cheapest ticket price we can so as many people as possible can take advantage, tickets are only $150 plus GST.  If you attended our recent Zones of Regulation Workshop, this is the perfect extension. Even if you haven’t attended one of our workshops before, if you are working with someone who has organisational/executive functioning issues, this workshop is for you, and it’s a bargain price! Workshop information here.

More Training Opportunities in 2019

We are hosting Dr Ross Greene in Australia in June/July 2019.  Preliminary information here.

Reflections on our 2018 Training Workshops

As our training workshops draw to a close for 2018, I thought I’d reflect on why they have been so successful.  The quality of our workshops has been something special.

One of the reasons for that is that our speakers are the best in their field and their impact goes deep.   Our speakers share so much of their insight, their experience and of themselves.  It’s not uncommon for one of our speakers to been seen during a break conversing one-on-one with a professional or a parent, going deep on a particular issue.  That level of personal interaction is priceless.  More about our speakers soon.

The other reason has to be the motivation of the people who attend our workshops.  Our audiences are great!  I’m always thrilled when I hear from people telling me how they are applying something they learnt at one of our workshops.  I am impressed by just how many of you are changing lives and changing systems, and we want to keep supporting you in doing the valuable work that you do with our kids.

Because we have met so many wonderful people at our workshops, doing amazing things, we plan to start using our blog to showcase the work of people like you.  So get in touch and tell us what you are up to, we’d love to hear from you, [email protected]

We hosted three speakers and eight workshops this year.  Most of the speakers bring their family to Australia, which adds a special dimension to the tour.  Here’s some reflections.

We started the year taking Nancy Tarshis, author of the We Thinkers early learner program, to Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Nancy’s two day workshop is the best early learner training I’ve experienced.  We received such a lot of positive feedback.  If you are working with 4-7 year olds, don’t miss it when we bring Nancy back towards the end of 2019.  Nancy is so much fun to travel with, she’s from New York, her son plays Aussie Rules in the USA and her husband Phil is a composer who wrote hits like Save The best for Last.   They are a fascinating family, they fell in love with Australia and we fell in love with them.  We hope to bring Nancy back in 2019.

The middle of the year saw us hosting Dr Ross Greene in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.  I knew he’d be good but Ross exceeded even my expectations!  Wow, what a powerful workshop on child behaviour!  If you have time, read some of the comments from people who attended the workshop here.  Ross enjoyed his time so much he wants to come back next year and we are touring him around the country for a couple of weeks.  Ross plans to bring his son and see Australia.  We are taking him to a lot of places to conduct both his introductory workshop and his advanced workshop.  He really is worth hearing, so make sure you are on our mailing list (join via the slot on our Home Page).

We rounded off our training year by hosting Leah Kuypers, author of The Zones of Regulation, in Sydney and Hobart.  Leah’s work is truly impressive and we are trying to bring her back every year.  For someone who does not travel much and turns down many speaking opportunities so she can spend as much time as she can with her young family, we appreciate the fact that Leah still comes to Australia when we ask.  We are doing our best to make Leah’s trips to Australia as family friendly for her as possible.   Our relationship with Leah and her family is very special to us and Leah goes out of her way to treat all our workshop attendees as individuals, speaking one-on-one to as many people as she can during breaks.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our training programs this year.  We really do appreciate your support.  We’d also like to thank all our amazing staff who come on board to help us keep our training programs on the road.

We are hosting a team from Social Thinking in the USA in February 2019.  Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr Pam Crooke, Kari Palmer and Ryan Hendrix are with us for a week in Melbourne and Hobart, so there are a lot of training opportunities to choose from.  A link to information on those training opportunities is here and here.  Hope to see you there!

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