Leaders empowering HERO's (Half Day)

Daniela Falecki
The "Keep-it-Real" Teacher
Giving leaders strategies to empower staff with Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism. Positive Psychology for workplace wellbeing
Target Audience
School leadership teams eg executive teams, wellbeing teams, Principals and Assistant Principals
57

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

School leaders seek ways to better support the wellbeing of their staff yet wellbeing is complex and contextual. One of the criticisms of wellbeing initiatives in education is they are too individualistic and do not relate specifically to workplace wellbeing for educators.

In this session, we draw on organizational psychology to unpack the nature of learning and resilience in workplaces. We discuss how our responses can impact wellbeing and the importance of high quality conversations.

One branch of Positive Psychology that draws on empirical research in the workplace is Positive Organizational Behaviour (POB), with the core concept of developing Psychological Capital (PsyCap) of staff.

In this workshop we explore how school leaders can build the Psychological Capital of their staff with simple and practical strategies. This includes exploring the four key psychological constructs of PsyCap identified by Fred Luthans (2012);
 Hope (Snyder)
 Efficacy (Bandura)
 Resilience (Masten)
 Optimism (Seligman)

Together, these constructs can give leaders a framework to have empowering conversations that spark our inner HERO.

Audience

School leadership teams eg executive teams, wellbeing teams, Principals and Assistant Principals

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Would you like this speaker for your next PL Day or Twilight PD Session?

We can help.

TTA represents many of Australia’s leading education speakers and consultants.

Our team will work alongside you to find the perfect speaker for your next school PD event.

Click here to fill in the Enquiry Form to get started.

School leaders seek ways to better support the wellbeing of their staff yet wellbeing is complex and contextual. One of the criticisms of wellbeing initiatives in education is they are too individualistic and do not relate specifically to workplace wellbeing for educators.

In this session, we draw on organizational psychology to unpack the nature of learning and resilience in workplaces. We discuss how our responses can impact wellbeing and the importance of high quality conversations.

One branch of Positive Psychology that draws on empirical research in the workplace is Positive Organizational Behaviour (POB), with the core concept of developing Psychological Capital (PsyCap) of staff.

In this workshop we explore how school leaders can build the Psychological Capital of their staff with simple and practical strategies. This includes exploring the four key psychological constructs of PsyCap identified by Fred Luthans (2012);
 Hope (Snyder)
 Efficacy (Bandura)
 Resilience (Masten)
 Optimism (Seligman)

Together, these constructs can give leaders a framework to have empowering conversations that spark our inner HERO.

Participants will leave with;
• A brief overview of Positive Psychology
• An understanding of Psychological Capital
• Evidence of the implications for the workplace
• Strategies that develop Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO)

Teaching Standards
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3.2 Proficient Level – Engage with colleagues and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.

Sessions

Understanding Psychological Capital

1 hour and 30 minutes

Developing the wellbeing of our teachers is not necessary so they can DO more, but so they can BE more. Positive Psychology gives us the evidence-based strategies we teach in student-centred programs, yet we also know staff need to ‘learn it’ and ‘live it’ before they can effectively ‘teach’ and ‘embed it’. Adding to this is the high demands placed on teachers to be everything to everyone, often at the expense of their own wellbeing. The challenge is how do we reduce competing demands on teacher time whilst encouraging further growth and development?
While a focus on educational development is important, Fred Luthans suggests we also need to focus on the psychological development of our staff. This is known as Psychological Capital (PsyCap). As knowledge changes and systems shift, it is our inner resources that can take a battering, or we can thrive. With an understanding of Hope Theory, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism, teachers can learn how to strengthen their inner HERO.

Strategies to build your HERO

1 hour and 30 minutes

People will leave this workshop with simple and effective strategies for both themselves and their schools, that support the wellbeing of their most important asset, its teachers.

Participants will leave with;
• A brief overview of Positive Psychology
• An understanding of Psychological Capital
• Evidence of the implications for the workplace
• Strategies that develop Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO)

What To Bring

nil

No Reviews

There are no reviews of this format at this time.


About the team


Daniela Falecki

Creator

Daniela Falecki is known as the “keep-it-real” teacher who specialises in Positive Psychology. Her passionate and practical approach makes her a sought after speaker in schools because she knows the reality of schools. Sharing stories from her 25 years of experience in schools, her insights are practical, realistic and evidence based. Daniela also lectures at Western Sydney University, has been a Senior Associate for Dr Suzy Green & the Positivity Institute. Daniela has been the NSW Manager for the Outdoor Education Group, program developer for International College of Wellness Coaches and is a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation). She has completed a Masters in Education (Leadership), a Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), a Diploma in Rudolf Steiner Education, a Life Coaching Certificate (Life Coaching Academy) is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner, licensed Mental Toughness user and was voted Lecturer of the Year 2014 at Western Sydney University.