27 Oct 2023
09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
How to navigate your thinking to boost your professional impact and wellbeing
Educators understand the pressure that comes from working with young people, their parents, and school colleagues, while simultaneously navigating their workplace environment. And that’s all while trying to live fulfilling personal lives.
Even though educators love their work, when significant difficulties arise – either on a global scale or a more personal level – it can be hard to focus, find clarity and work out a way to move forward. This could include a disruption at home, trouble with a colleague, a particularly difficult student, or a rate of professional change they feel they can’t keep up with. Our Relational Intelligence Program supports educators to deepen their relationship with both themselves and others.
Relational intelligence can be defined as “a combination of emotional and ethical intelligence, that involves the ability to be aware of and understand own and others’ emotions, values, interests and demands, to discriminate among them, to critically reflect on them and to use this information to guide one’s action and behaviour with respect to self and other people”. (Modified from Pless & Maak 2017)
Developed from our ground-breaking CrisisID self-coaching model, this approach takes each participant through a process of identifying their deepest challenges. Through the application of three distinct thinking navigators, participants are then supported to grow from the experience of addressing their recognised challenge. This culminates in a richer understanding of themselves and their relationship with others. They also learn how to apply the ‘breakthrough’ thinking navigator when assisting colleagues through the inevitable challenges of their work. Through learning how to develop their own self-awareness and regulation, participants also identify how to do this for others.
The program is designed to be highly interactive, personalised, and supportive. Participants are encouraged over time to identify their patterns of thinking. They increase their levels of self-awareness, and apply the filter of kindness and acceptance to shift their self-narratives, leading to increased professional impact and wellbeing. Those taking part experience their relational intelligence through working both on their own and as part of a community of learners.
Our Relational Intelligence Program, specifically designed for educators, has been created to help participants access the thinking, tools and support needed to develop and sustain clarity, confidence, and motivation – now and for the long term.