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Professional Development

We're here to support your team in working through tricky or challenging situations. We do this through in-person and virtual sessions focusing on the following areas:

  • Building tangible, practical social emotional learning skills

  • Training in pro-active and in the moment strategies for responding to behavior we find challenging

  • Utilizing creative engagement practices to engage all learners

  • Learning how to build rapport with all learners and the importance of boundaries and guidelines

  • Supporting children and youth who experience anxiety

  • Engaging in real-plays with relevant case scenarios

  • Being aware that systems can amplify challenging behavior and guidance around increasing learner voice, choice, and agency

Our upcoming professional development events can be found here

All sessions are available as virtual or in-person in 2-hour, half-day, or full day to suit your team's needs. 

For more information, e-mail

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Professional development for your team

Katy creates and facilitates engaging, dynamic sessions for school, out of school, and community organization staff who want to creatively engage all learners. 

Some of the available sessions include:​​

Supporting Children Who Experience Anxiety 

In this session learn about:

  • What is anxiety?

  • Anxiety’s buddies

  • The practices: Flexibility, Calm, Physical activity, Caring for our anxiety

  • Strategies to support learners

  • Recommended resources

Creatively Engaging all Learners

In this session, we'll discuss:

  • Engagement as a spectrum & ways to strengthen it

  • Rapport as a practice which, at times, takes courage

  • Integrating imagination & creativity into our learning environments

  • Case scenarios from participants

Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning into Practice

In this session learn about:

  • Models and frameworks to support social-emotional learning 

  • How using social-emotional learning frameworks and models can support you in your practice

  • Activities to strengthen social-emotional learning

  • The importance of modelling

  • How to build and maintain rapport with learners with notable social, emotional, and behavioral needs  

  • The importance of self-compassion

Pro-Active Strategies 

In this session learn about:

  • ​How to acknowledge and talk about behaviors we find challenging

  • Being aware of our triggers

  • Integrating the three pro-active building blocks, namely, rapport, boundaries & guidelines, and flexibility into practice

  • Case scenarios from participants

Case Scenarios & Real-Plays

In this session learn about:

  • Discuss the specific scenarios your staff find challenging  

  • Together with Katy work through understanding and problem solving different issues

  • Real-play challenging scenarios

  • Learn new skills and ways to understand another's perspective and different tools to resolve situations

Inclusive Foundations: Strengthening our Practice

In this session learn about:

  • What is inclusion?

  • Features of inclusive programs

  • Strength based approaches

  • Ways to strengthen inclusion

  • Pro-active strategies

  • Relevant case scenarios

  • Supports for working through challenging situations

REiL Learning: Support for all Learners

In this session learn about:

  • What is REiL Learning?

  • How the REiL model supports social emotional learning and creative learner engagement for all learners, particularly those with notable social, emotional, and behavioral needs

  • How to integrate the REiL model's building blocks, namely Rapport, Engagement, imagination and creativity, and Learners into practice

  • Case scenarios from participants

Quality Out of School Programs

In this session learn about:

  • Quality Out of School programs & the REiL model

  • Integrating the building blocks - Rapport, Engagement, Imagination & creativity, and Learners into practice

  • Benefits of non-formal learning approaches

  • Co-creating learning in challenging situations

  • Case scenarios & real plays 

The Big 3

In this session learn about:

·    How the everyday behaviors of not listening, not participating and rude behavior can be the most challenging

·    Strategies to support listening and participation through creative engagement

·    The importance of rapport and clear guidelines

·    Relevant case scenarios as brought forward by participants

What's Up With Bullying

In this session learn about:

  • Bullying at a systemic level 

  • Pro-active strategies to reduce the incidents of bullying 

  • The importance of self-reflection

  • How to proactively build social cohesion

  • Being vulnerable is key

Teacher/Leader Well-Being

In this session learn about:

  • How the teacher's well-being impacts their students' well-being 

  • How to integrate social-emotional learning models and frameworks to inspire and guide practice

  • The importance of talking about challenging situations we find unsettling

  • How to be less isolated and more connected in our practice

Looking for a tailored session that you don't see listed here? Be in touch with Katy to build something specific for you and your staff. 

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