Learning Objectives

  • The ability to recognise your preferred communication style and its effects on others

  • Strategies to improve communication with students, parents, colleagues and senior school leaders

  • An understanding of a range of communication styles and their effectiveness within different environments 

  • Increased presence and influence when communicating with others 

  • An understanding of emotional intelligence and its importance in effective communication 

  • An increased understanding of how to address challenges around diversity within the school environment 

An advanced communication skills program for teachers

Communicating with
Presence and Influence

Communication skills are important for many professions but are particularly crucial for teachers. Teachers communicate with students, parents, colleagues and school leaders every day. Proficient communicators receive information, understand and synthesise it and express themselves at a high level. They make excellent teachers because they are able to transmit knowledge, skills and values not only to their students but throughout the broader school community.

Communicating with Presence and Influence is a four week online course specifically designed to fast-track the communication skills of Australian and New Zealand teachers across four key communication channels, students, parents, colleagues and senior school leaders.

The course commences with an exploration of ones preferred communication style and its impact on others and then moves on to explore effective strategies for communicating and influencing both inside and outside of the classroom. By the end of the course participants will gain an appreciation of how better communication leads to better results and how to effectively use a number of differing styles.

The Communication with Presence and Influence course combines live interactive webinar sessions with NESLI’s state of the art learning portal to create a rich and engaging learning environment. The course employs an integrated learning methodology based around expert tuition, peer knowledge-sharing, and practical workplace application. Throughout the program, learnings are related back to the day-to-day realities and challenges of each participant within the school context

Throughout the course participants attend two interactive online sessions. These sessions can be accessed from any desktop computer or mobile device allowing for minimal disruption to participants workday. The live online sessions allow participants to interact directly and engage in meaningful discussion pertinent to the course content.

Throughout the course, content and media is accessible 24/7 via a state-of-the-art online learning management system that allows participants to engage with it any time from any device.

course participants attend two interactive online sessions
self directed learning via a state of the art online management system
interactive online portal for course participants

During the course, participants have 24/7 access to the interactive online portal which connects them with their fellow participants across the country.

Delivery Format

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Communication with Presence and Influence short course 4 weeks
average weekly commitment 2 hours

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