Developing Resilience, Confidence and Challenge in School, Academy and College Leaders

Provider: AQR
£195.00 + VAT
£119.00 + VAT AHDS members
£170.00 + VAT Early bird discount on full price only if booking made before 29th February

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Description The primary focus for this programme is on the wellbeing and performance of school and college leaders. It provides significant opportunity for attendees to reflect on their mental toughness, its implications for wellbeing and performance and introduces individuals to development activity. Mental Toughness is a personality trait which is emerging as the key to understanding how people and organisations respond to stress, pressure and challenge. Published research shows that it is significant in:  Performance – accounting for 25% of the variation in performance in individuals  Wellbeing – developing contentment and enjoying what you do  Positive Behaviour – developing positive mindset and creating a positive culture It embraces concepts such as Mindset (Dweck) and positive psychology. It is widely used in education all over the world for staff and leader development as well as student development. MTQ48 is the world’s first valid and reliable psychometric questionnaire measuring Mental Toughness. It has been designed to be extremely accessible to users of all types. All attendees complete the MTQ48 prior to attendance –and use it throughout the workshop.
Duration 1 day
Website

AQR's website

http://www.aqr.co.uk
Categories Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Further education, 14-19, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Personal Development, Work-life Balance, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Out of school, Monitoring Impact
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Objectives:

  • To introduce participants to an important concept and model – fulfilling an important CPD need.
  • To indicate simple and practical approaches to developing wellbeing and a positive frame of mind
  • To provoke thinking about developing self, staff, schools and students

 

Content:

  • What is Mental Toughness -  its implication for performance, behaviour & wellbeing
  • Assessing Mental Toughness and why that is important – to direct intervention and evaluate change
  • Understanding my resilience, challenge  and confidence to deal with stress, pressure and challenge
  • Developing this in individuals and organisations – approaches, tools and techniques 
  • How Mental Toughness can help individuals
  • Applications for leadership in Education

 

What can I expect from the programme? The programme is

  • Highly participative –optimising the opportunity to understand the concept enjoyably.
  • Effective – delegates will be able to use the concepts to their full almost immediately
  • Supported by a comprehensive workbook and on-line support from the test publisher.
  • Personally beneficial -  all participants complete MTQ48 in preparation for the programme

 

Ultimately you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to optimise your own performance and wellbeing and to work with others to do the same for them.

Evidence underpinning this approach The provider has not supplied this information
How users/participants can evaluate success

MTQ48 is the world’s first valid and reliable psychometric questionnaire measuring Mental Toughness. It has been designed to be extremely accessible to users of all types. All attendees complete the MTQ48 prior to attendance –and use it throughout the workshop.

Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information
Details

Trainers include - 

Doug Strycharczyk is CEO for AQR International who, with Professor Peter Clough, has developed the Mental Toughness Model and measure, MTQ48. Doug is recognised as one of the leading authorities globally in the application of Mental Toughness to people at all levels – Leaders, Staff and Students in more than 80 countries. His PhD research is directed at developing the model and the measure further as well as linking it other areas of importance to the development of people.

 

Steve Oakes is Assistant Director of Sixth Form at Blue Coat School in Oldham. Steve has led a programme since 2012 to embed a mental toughness culture throughout the school.  Blue Coat School has won acclaim for producing one of the best sets of A level results in the UK. Blue Coat is a teaching school. Steve now works with junior and secondary schools to introduce mental toughness into their operations.  Steve is adding to his practical experience by working on a PhD in Mental Toughness under the supervision of Professor Peter Clough.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.