A unique opportunity to join Naomi Abbott a coach and facilitator in Conversational Intelligence®.
For Educational Leaders to meet Quality Area 7 of the National Quality Standard, they are required to play a significant role in “building a culture of professional inquiry with educators, coordinators and staff members to develop professional knowledge, reflect on practice and generate new ideas”.
As part of this, they will need to navigate a rich array of conversations, including those that involve giving and receiving feedback. To help create an environment in which everyone can learn from experience in a safe way and maintain a continual constructive focus on the impact of their programs and practices on learning outcomes, it essential that Educational Leaders attend to the key factors of mindset and conversational practices.
The Conversational Leadership workshops will address these two key factors and leverage the neuroscience and practical frameworks from the growing field of Conversational Intelligence®.
The afternoon session will further deepen reflection on the content presented in the morning session.
Naomi assists leadership teams to enhance their communication impact and activate trust at work. She believes that leaders who are aligned within themselves – head, heart and gut – are best placed to unlock human potential to create connected, engaged and thriving businesses. Naomi also believes that the vitality of the cultures we work in stems from the conversations we have and these can either enrich or diminish the best of business strategies. Naomi is a certified Conversational Intelligence® consultant and provides coaching around ‘Leadership Presence’ and ‘Trust Enabled Change’.
Jessica has a particular interest in the theories and philosophy of relationships in early childhood environments. This interest formed the basis of her Masters in Education thesis and explored how the beliefs held by Rudolf Steiner early childhood educators influenced their practices of forming relationships with children in their first year of attending preschool. Prior to working in early childhood, Jessica trained and practiced as a visual artist and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otago Art School in New Zealand.