Challenging Behaviour with Jon Cree

WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR, IN THE OUTDOORS, WITH JON CREE.

3 DAY COURSE WITH THE OPTION OF A LEVEL 3 ACCREDITATION.

Date: 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2019 at Parkwood Campsite, Poynings, East Sussex. 
Lead Facilitator: Jon Cree.
Cost: £325 for the 3 day course, £55 for the Accreditation (optional). This is a Level 3 West Midlands Open College Network Accredited Course.
Time: 09.00 - 17.00.
Booking: Please book online here2 PLACES REMAINING!
 
This course is aimed at any educator who feels they want to engage and work with students in the outdoors who may be reluctant learners (of any age). 
 
See our interview with Jon Cree about the course here.
 
This course will delve into:
  • What challenges us as leaders in the outdoors
  • Theory on challenging behaviour
  • Up-to-date neural research; triggers and causes for challenging behaviour
  • Ways of dealing with 'real life' scenarios in the outdoors
  • De-escalation
  • How to transfer outdoor strategies into an indoor and other settings - including looking at the validity of sanctions and rewards.
  • Reviewing your own policies
Day One, 9am - 5pm:
  • Welcome, introductions and how we work together
  • What is behaviour – our challenges
  • Overview of course – Assessment criteria and learning journal
  • 4 Theories of Behaviour, (behaviourism) Skinner and Bandura, (Psycotherapy) Vaillant and Freud, (humanism) Rogers (constructivism) Kohn, Glasser and Rosenburg
  • Course expectations
  • Magic Spot – qualities the outdoors brings to 'affecting behaviour'
  • Fire
  • Needs met and unmet by the outdoors for me and my clients
  • Responding in the moment – the role of EI, Empathy and de-escalation
Day Two, 9am - 5pm:
  • Personal ecology – how I see myself, how others see me
  • Neural Development including the adolescent brain
  • How the outdoors meets my needs and particularly working with groups and challenging behaviour in the outdoors – link to 'feelings'
  • 'Reading' our learners
  • Empathic language and communication
  • The 'isms'
  • Intervention strategies and de-escalation
  • Participants Scenarios, Planning and simulation
Day Three, 9am - 4pm:
  • Revisit scenarios and de-escalation
  • The challenging behaviour First Aid Kit and Support Networks
  • The whole cycle and how to work with each part of a behavioural cycle
  • Review own Policies and Procedures
  • Back to Assessment criteria, Personal Learning Journals, Paperwork for portfolios
  • Review and Action plans
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2019 Participants:

'Jon was an excellent trainer. I found it a great strength to me that so much of the learning was practical and relevant. I enjoyed the whole course and have come away positive, inspired and optimistic.'

'Jon was engaging and inspiring. I learnt a lot about myself as well as types of behaviour in others and why certain behaviours occur.'

'The role play, the real examples, the theory, the sharing - it was all excellent.'

'This will be shared within my whole school. It will over time hopefully make such a difference to the key children we have and all those supporting them. It will help me look deeper into my practice and better support childrens needs.'

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