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Swimming in the Deep End-What Does It Take?

12/10/2019 at 8:30AM - 3:30PM EST
Location: ACES, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517


Presenter: Jennifer Abrams
Cost: $195.00
Price includes a full-day with Jennifer (an internationally renowned educational consultant), the book, Swimming in the Deep End, and lunch.

No matter where what role we play in a school or district, we all want to make a difference. However, things move fast in education these days, and often in our communications, we are left confused, overwhelmed and not as successful as we could be. We need to build up a skill set of effective decision-making capabilities, ‘resistance management’ communication strategies and for the sake of our health, our ‘stress tolerance.’ This workshop will provide support, a laugh, and some cognitive, social and psychological resources to help you communicate more effectively, confidently and collaboratively, no matter your role.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Assess their cognitive, social and psychological skill sets
  • Learn more about decision making and implementation of decisions, the complexity of it all and where we ‘trip up’
  • Look at the research around why we are resistant to change and develop a tool kit for how to manage resistance
  • Develop a bandwidth and strength around psychologically managing our ourselves and build our stress tolerance

Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel, and others on new employee support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.

Jennifer considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee and in her new role as an advisor for Reach Capital, an early stage educational technology fund. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts University. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

For more information, contact: Emily Freel SEND EMAIL