Empowered Conversations

Thursday, October 3, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Don’t let communication breakdowns hinder your ability to create a positive learning environment. Embark on a journey towards more meaningful and effective communication using Empowered Conversations!

We know the aftermath of the pandemic has brought communication challenges to the school environment. Schools and Trusts consistently sight conflicts with parents or students which can in turn escalate to unmanageable levels, causing breakdowns in relationships and preventing progress. In the fast-paced and demanding world of education, effective communication is paramount. However, navigating conflicting opinions and emotions can be daunting, especially in schools situated in challenging contexts. The Empowered Conversations Programme is tailored specifically to address these needs.

This course offers a transformative framework based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This innovative approach equips you with the tools to navigate even the most challenging interactions with grace and understanding. In our workshop, you’ll learn to:

  • Sharpen your awareness of language to express your needs effectively
  • Cultivate empathetic communication to understand the needs of others
  • Deal with difficult or conflict-based individuals in a positive and constructive manner
  • Replace judgment with understanding, fostering cooperation and connection
  • Find resolution and repair in relationships by addressing underlying unmet needs.

By mastering the principles of Nonviolent Communication, you’ll unlock the power to truly connect with others, ensuring your needs are heard, understood, and valued. Imagine the impact of fostering genuine understanding and cooperation within your school community!

Target Audience:

From senior leaders to TAs and school office staff, this workshop is relevant to all staff. It can be used in any difficult conversation with a parent, child, colleague or other professional.

Training objectives

To provide educators with the framework, tools and skills to navigate difficult conversations with parents and pupils. To enable them to build strong and deep connections across their school communities, which allows them to work collaboratively for better outcomes for all concerned.

Learning outcomes

  • Be introduced to the concept of ‘Nonviolent communication’
  • Learn the difference between ‘violent’ and ‘non-violent’ communication
  • Understand what blocks our ability to have compassion for another when in conflict
  • Learn, practise and understand the key 4 steps to practising non-violent communication: Observe, feelings, needs and requests
  • You will learn the full ‘Empowered Conversations’ framework you can use as a basis in any conflict
  • Have a toolbox of language, steps and frameworks helping you to lean and connect in conflicts
  • Learn how to use this framework to show yourself empathy and compassion.

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Kathryn Humphreys

Project Resilience

Kathryn Humphreys is a distinguished facilitator, coach, leader and advocate for neurodiversity, mental health and wellbeing. With two decades of experience (14 of which have been working with the education sector), she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication in every role she has undertaken across the charitable, public, and education sectors, in addition to leading her own organisation.

Drawing from her extensive background, Kathryn has spearheaded initiatives aimed at enhancing mental wellbeing, effective communication in conflict and supporting neurodiversity within educational settings. Her work with Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) and schools nationally has been transformative, instilling a culture of resilience, inclusiveness and effective communication among staff, students and parents alike.

Kathryn’s journey is deeply personal, shaped by her experiences as a parent of a neurodivergent child and her own recovery from burnout nearly a decade ago. These experiences have fuelled her passion for ensuring others receive the support they need to flourish in both their personal and professional lives.

Throughout her career, Kathryn has garnered a reputation for her unwavering commitment to evidence-based practices and her ability to inspire positive change. Her approach, grounded in the latest scientific research, encompasses experiential learning, coaching, and consulting services aimed at empowering individuals to build understanding for trauma informed practice, neurodiverse needs and navigating life’s challenges.

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Empowered Conversations – Member Ticket
£ 175.00
Empowered Conversations – Non-member Ticket
£ 225.00

Event Details


Thursday, October 3, 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
Non-Member Price
Member Price


Centrum, Norwich Research Park
Norwich, NR4 7UG

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