Behaviour Management Conference - National Conference

National Conference

Suitable for Primary & Secondary Teachers and all Practitioners who have dealings with the Education Sector.

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Focus of the Conference

The Behaviour Management Agenda

The teaching transactions that transform bad behaviour.

Behaviour management has become harder as our world has become more complex. It gets tougher and trickier to find a common approach that everyone can agree to and even harder to find students, teachers and parents who actually stick to the agreed behaviours.

The Behaviour Management Agenda will enable peace to break out in your classroom by systematically enabling you to establish a set of actions that ensure that your students behave according to your school, faculty and your own professional expectations.

In this Behaviour Management Conference our presenters detail the five key areas that teachers and schools need to consider if they are to successfully develop fully functioning, high performing and socially competent learners.

This Conference also includes the brilliant “Behaviour Ambulance” concept for teachers and schools who need immediate help with year levels, cohorts, problem classes and difficult to handle individuals. It provides the Starch Triage system for diagnosing issues and responding rapidly. Starch stands for Simple to use Actions for Rapid Change. The Behaviour Ambulance has over 80 strategies including 15 steps to follow when a child is seriously disruptive.

Our presenters believe that students behave when they can. Sometimes poor behaviour is a Student’s best response in a complex social setting called a classroom or playground.

So what we have to do as educators is to cease trying to punish the bad behaviours out of recalcitrant students and replace the pain with practical collaborative problem solving techniques that eliminate the need for bad behaviour.

These strategies provide teachers who work with students that “need the most love in the most unloving ways sometimes” a sequence to apply and deliver the change that is needed for your school and classroom to flourish.

The five key areas in The Behaviour Conference are…

  1. Expectations and agreements for emotional safety.
  2. Relationships, Relationships, Relationships.
  3. Strategies, Structures and Routines.
  4. Differentiating for Difference.
  5. Responding, Reflecting and Repairing.

Each of these areas details seven practical strategies that enable teachers to build the future they want in their classroom.

DAY ONE – Thursday 2nd August, 2018

8.30am onwards Registration.

9.00am – 9.10am House-Keeping details for the Conference

9.10am – 10.10am Keynote address by David Vinegrad - “Get tough or Get real?”

10.10am – 10.30am Greg Mitchell - “Ten Strategies in 20 Minutes”

10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea

11.00am – 11.30pm Greg Mitchell - “The Behaviour Ambulance”

11.50pm – 12.40pm David Vinegrad - “How to get your Mindset Right!”

12.40pm – 1.15pm Lunch

1.15pm – 2.40pm - Greg Mitchell - “Safe Emotional Expectations” Major Goal – Trust.

1. Have a set of proactive social skills.
2. Explicitly teach the social skills you need.
3. Create Psychological Safety.
4. Lead.
5. Be credible.
6. Nurture camaraderie.
7. Build Joy and promote pride.

2.45pm – 4.15pm  David Vinegrad - “Relationships, Relationships, Relationships”

Major Goal – Problem – Solving.
8. Welcome every student every day.
9. Be the thermostat not the thermometer.
10. React with learning.
11. Teach Conflict Resolution.
12. Share your story, learn your students’ stories.
13. Mine your students’ strengths.
14. Have serious fun and a positive bias.

4.30pm – 5.30pm  Consultation Time - Let’s Talk

A chance for teachers and schools to talk in a relaxed setting to consultants about important issues.

Day TWO – Friday 3rd August, 2018

8.30am onwards Registration

9.00am - 9.10am House-Keeping details for the Conference

9.10am – 10.10am Jane Langley - “Strategies, Structures & Routines” Major Goal – Consistency.

15. Get everyone on the bus, know the destination and who is driving.
16. Manage the variables of space, time, people and materials.
17. HALT disturbances.
18. Make duty RBT.
19. Have a common entry routine.
20. Plan for the worst, hope for the best.
21. Make it all visual.

10.10am – 10.30am Greg Mitchell - “Ten Strategies in 20 minutes”

10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea

11.00am – 11.45pm Greg Mitchell - “Differentiating For Difference” Major Goal – Flexibility.

22. Develop Individual Action Plans for repeat offenders.
23. Antiseptically Bounce .
24. Collaboratively problem solve.
25. Draw a map.
26. Plan for Flexibility.
27. Strategically break.
28. Spread the knowledge.

11.50pm – 12.40pm Jane Langley - “Responding, Reflecting & Repairing” Major Goal - Resilience

29. SODA (Self assess, Observe, Discuss, Analyse) issues.
30. Pick your battles and Drop the rope.
31. Build a Big No!
32. Create a place and time to cool down.
33. Confront privately.
34. Debrief critical incidents.
35. Restore the justice.

12.40pm – 1.15pm Lunch

1.15pm – 2.45pm Greg Mitchell & Jane Langley - “Creating an Action Plan for your Class and School”

Target behaviours.
• Effects of those behaviours.
• Likely Causes.
• Action steps.
• Mistakes to avoid and how to get parents onside.

2.15pm – 3.00pm Closure of the Conference

Event Details:


Thursday 2nd August & Friday 3rd August, 2018

  8.30am - 5.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)


Batmans Hill on Collins

623 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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  Primary & Secondary Teachers and all Practitioners who have dealings with the Education Sector.
  One Day: $AU 395 GST Incl.
Two Days: $AU 595 GST Incl. (No split bookings)

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About the Presenters:

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