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Jacinta Kitt presents the Importance of a Positive School Environment for effectiveness and wellbeing

Jacinta Kitt presents the Importance of a Positive School Environment for effectiveness and wellbeing Presentation for Deputy Primary Principals and Deputy Post Primary Principals in Clare Education Centre 

The Importance of a Positive School Environment for effectiveness and wellbeing

Venue     Clare Education Centre
    Tuesday, 17th September 2019
Time:      1.45pm to 3.45pm (lunch provided at 1pm) 

Jacinta M. Kitt   M.St.Jacinta is a Lecturer\Researcher and an Organisational Advisor. She is a former primary teacher. She lectures part-time in Trinity College on the M.Ed. programme, in Marino Institute of Education on the B.Sc. and B.Ed. programmes and provides guest lectures for other colleges.  She also provides professional development training and presentations for schools, colleges and various other public and private organisations. The focus of much of this work is the characteristics, skills and benefits of creating and maintaining a positive/effective work environment.

Her Masters thesis had workplace bullying in schools as its theme and she is an acknowledged expert on that subject. She conducts awareness sessions on bullying in schools and workplaces. Her focus is on prevention and minimisation of negative and inappropriate workplace behaviours and on the links between organisational culture and climate and the prevalence of those behaviours. Providing strategies for improving how we communicate/ interact with each other in every environment is the theme of much of her work. She regularly works with school principals on the impact of their behaviours, relationships and emotions on school effectiveness.  

She frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on workplace environment related topics. She provides expert witness reports to tribunals and court cases relating to employment law. She is the author of a recently published book entitled “Positive Behaviours, Emotions and Relationships…. The Heart of Leadership in a School”.

Areas to be covered in presentation:
  • Characteristics of a positive work environment
  • Benefits of a positive work environment in terms of effectiveness and wellbeing
  • Leadership role/behaviours/relationships in contributing to a positive work environment.
  • Dealing with negative interpersonal behaviours
  • Self-awareness and reflective practice for changing and improving behaviours
  • Emotionally intelligent workplace behaviours and practices.
This awareness session for Deputy Principals would aim to enable participants to:
  • to outline the main characteristics of a positive work environment
  • to identify the interpersonal behaviours required for achieving a positive work environment
  • to generate a number of strategies for challenging negative behaviours
  • to assess their own  workplace behaviours in terms of the criteria outlined.
  • to recognise the personal and professional benefits of  working
  • to determine what they need to change and improve

Course Properties

Course date 17-09-2019 1:00 pm
End Date 17-09-2019 3:45 pm
Capacity 40
Available place 0
Fee Free
Speaker Jacinta M. Kitt
Number Hours 2 hours
Location Clare Ed. Centre

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