Building positive relationships

Educators are in the people business. There are three compelling reasons why teachers need to consciously, diligently, develop and implement skills to create positive realtionships with their students, the students’ parents and each other.

First of all, traditionally, teacher have worked in relative isolation, but more and more need to collaborate with their peers. 

Secondly, there is a strong corrolation between the collegiality of the professional staff and the academic success of their students.  

Teachers who feel isolated and unsupported are more likely to experience burnout and leave the profession.  

The skills learned and experienced in this workshop will bring every staff together, make them more colleagial and willing and able to work with each other to create a welcoming, joyful and supporting school culture.


Elevate Your Skills with Cutting-Edge PD Concepts in This Workshop!


  • Unpack the essentials of a high functioning team
  • Discuss the components of communication
  • Learn strategies to deal with angry parents and keep them on your side
  • Experience techniques to create collegiality among the professional staff!
  • Develop an enormous toolbox filled with tools for being communciating, dealing with conflict and building relationships.


This workshop deals deeply and practically with some essential soft skills.  Learning to work as a team means breaking out of the paradigm of each teacher essentially working like a one-room school house instead of an interconnected team of teachers, administrators and support staff.  Parents and students are a part of this team, and specific strategies for dealing with students and parents to keep everyone on the same side and working together are also addressed.  

  • 3 Phone Call Technique
  • The Theory of Overdone Strengths
  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Affinity Exercise
  • Trust Building
  • Importance of Empathy vs. Sympathy
  • Listening Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication!