Lockdown and Beyond - VIRTUAL INSET AND staff training

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We're all living through massive disruption at the moment, and just surviving feels like an achievement. Nevertheless, we need to learn from this: how might we do a better job under lockdown and what might we take from it to help with whatever comes next?

For more than a decade, we've been helping schools prepare for a changing world. We didn't see this particular crisis coming, but our approach, combining technology with teaching and transition, has seen the schools we work with better able to take it in their stride.

Now, we've devised an online staff training programme to help your school embrace new ways of thinking and working and withstand whatever change the world throws at it. Sign up for the LAB today and get your organisation ready for Lockdown and Beyond.

Our three-strand approach will help your team develop the skills and attributes they need to thrive in a changing world.

TECHNOLOGY

It's not the technology but what we do with it that matters. In the LAB, we examine four key aspects of modern technology: Communication, Collaboration, Content-creation and Coordination, and examine impact and how to reduce stress by improving tech fluency.

Self-KNOWLEDGE

Before any team can be effective, its members need to understand themselves and how they interact with others. In the LAB, we examine Curiosity, Empathy, Resilience and Purpose.

FOCUS & INTENTION

There's little point in mastering the technology and in understanding yourself and others unless you can apply that knowledge to some bigger purpose. In the LAB, we'll help you and your team find that goal.

What shape does the LAB take?

The starting point is to focus on the wellbeing and happiness of your staff and capture data from them to provide the SLT with a snapshot of where staff are and how they are feeling at this time a massive challenge and change.

This is achieved with the minimum effort and cost (£30 per person). We will create a private website for staff to access eight short thought-provoking videos exploring the technical and self-knowledge competences set out above that are needed to not only survive but thrive these challenging times.

In addition, for those that want to dig a bit deeper in the rational and research for why these eight competences are so vital there are an additional eight video dialogues between the Undiscovered Country associates and school leaders from different settings. Each video covers a key theme of technology or self-knowledge.

After watching each video, staff submit any questions or feedback they may have via short online form.

What happens next depends on which programme your organisation is subscribed to.

Who leads the programme?

Roy Leighton (@Roy_Leighton) and Mark Allen (@edintheclouds) both have decades of experience in devising and implementing change programmes and running CPD sessions in educational and business establishments the world over.

For a feel of their style and to hear some of their thoughts on - among other topical things - Technology and Self-Knowledge, watch this video, edited from a recent series produced by Ian Gilbert from Independent Thinking Ltd.

ITL talk.mp4

What LAB programmes are available?

Three LAB programmes are available:

KNOWING

A simple but powerful health-check and CPD for staff in the form of eight thought-provoking videos for your team to watch and a feedback process to capture their questions and observations. We collate the data and feedback and return it to you in real time and a variety of formats.

£30 per teacher or other member of staff.

DOING

A private website for a year that includes everything from the 'Knowing' programme followed by additional short weekly videos with practical exercises. Also, every five weeks there is a live webinar with our associates to answer any questions and comment on what is happening at that moment globally.

£25 per member of staff plus £5 per person per month for 12 months.

BEING

In addition to the content of the other plans, 'Being' provides bespoke training and support for your whole organisation and all its members to help you develop and embed a culture of dynamic change.

The cost will depend on your needs but it'll represent great value.

Dynamic data insights

A dedicated website is built for each participating school, and data feedback made instantly level available at both aggregate and individual in a private SLT channel.

to find out more or to book The LaB for your team:

Fill in the form below and we'll get back to you. Can't wait that long? Call us now on 0330 043 1664.