Parent Leader Academy Training

LIVE | ONLINE BLENDED

Parent Leadership Academy Training (LIVE)

For the past 24 years Education for Excellence has offered Masterful Parenting®, a dynamic growth and development course based on the premise that, as parents, “we teach who we are”. This uplifting and inspiring course supports parents in developing essential life skills they can teach their children by example—skills such as focused listening, assertive communication, peaceful conflict resolution, forgiveness, taking responsibility, and conscious choice.

In an effort to make this life-transforming course available to even more parents, Education for Excellence offers the Parent Leadership Academy, a 30-hour “train the trainer” program that empowers parent support personnel (Parent Coordinators, Social Workers, Guidance Counselors) from schools and organizations to own and offer the Masterful Parenting® in their communities. Graduates of the Parent Leadership Academy:

  • Develop social/emotional skills such as: focused listening, assertive communication, peaceful conflict resolution, forgiveness, taking responsibility, and conscious choice.
  • Improve their relationship and communication skills leading to enhanced leadership ability and professional competence.
  • Experience a more healthy, less stressful life-style by incorporating life-enhancing nutrition, gentle yoga based breathing/stretching series and meditation/relaxation techniques into their daily routine. Doing so promotes staying present and more supportive during stressful moments.
  • Gain counseling skills that enable them to support, advise and engage parents more effectively.
  • Assist in creating a culture of excellence in their individual school
  • Are certified to turnkey and skillfully present the Masterful Parenting Training to parent participants in their community.

LOGISTICS

  • Presented to Parent Coordinators and other parent support personnel
  • Presented at a central location
  • Presented in five consecutive, 6-hour weekly sessions
  • Class size from 12-26 participants.

CONTENT

  • During the first three sessions the Parent Coordinator (along with the parent representative if present)* will take the 15-hour Masterful Parenting Training® (see Masterful Parenting offering above) that they will eventually facilitate to their school’s parents.
  • During the next two 6-hour sessions, the Parent Coordinator will learn how to facilitate the Masterful Parenting Training®. Along with the DVD based social/emotional learning component the Parent Coordinator will receive live instruction along with DVDs used to present nutritional information,  a gentle yoga-based breathing/stretching  series* and meditation/relaxation techniques that will support the Parent Coordinator in facilitating the program.

MATERIALS

  • Facilitator’s instructional DVDs
  • 12 Presentational DVD’s in Spanish and English to be used in the Masterful Parenting Training sessions
  • Yoga/stretching instruction manual
  • Yoga, nutrition and meditation/relaxation DVDs
  • Yoga mats
  • Facilitator’s Instructional Manual
  • The book and course text, Masterful Parenting…Creating meaningful connection     with your child
  • A certificate is awarded to each participant upon successful completion

*  The gentle yoga based stretching series can be done on a mat or in a chair.

Parent Leadership Academy Training (BLENDED ONLINE)

In an effort to make this life-transforming course available to even more parents, Education for Excellence, offers the blended Online Parent Leadership Academy, a  “train the trainer” program that empowers parent support personnel (Family Workers, Social Workers) from schools and organizations to own and offer the Masterful Parenting Program® in their communities. Parent support personnel no longer have to leave their work place to participate in this program. Graduates of the Parent Leadership Academy:

  • Develop social/emotional skills such as: focused listening, assertive communication, peaceful conflict resolution, forgiveness, taking responsibility, and conscious choice.
  • Improve their relationship and communication skills leading to enhanced leadership ability and professional competence.
  • Experience a more healthy, less stressful life-style by incorporating life-enhancing nutrition, gentle yoga based breathing/stretching series and meditation/relaxation techniques into their daily routine. Doing so promotes staying present and more supportive during stressful moments.
  • Gain counseling skills that enable them to support, advise and engage parents more effectively.
  • Assist in creating a culture of excellence in their individual school
  • Are certified to turnkey and skillfully present the Masterful Parenting Training to parent participants in their community.

LOGISTICS

  • Presented over eight weeks to Parent Coordinators and other parent support   personnel
  • At their own convenience the parent support personnel participant views three half-hour online modules each week for five weeks. Segments demonstrates practical yoga exercises, relaxation techniques, nutritional enhancement and specific social/emotional learning topics.
  • Each week for eight weeks participants meet live online for 1 hour and 15 minutes with the facilitator.
  • For the next three weeks participants review the modules on there own and interact live online for 1 hour and fifteen minutes with an Education for Excellence facilitator to review and learn how to present the material to parents in their community.

MATERIALS

  • Facilitator’s instructional DVDs
  • 12 Presentational DVD’s in Spanish and English to be used in the Masterful Parenting Training sessions
  • Yoga/stretching instruction manual
  • Yoga, nutrition and meditation/relaxation DVDs
  • Yoga mats
  • Facilitator’s Instructional Manual
  • The book and course text, Masterful Parenting…Creating meaningful connection with your child
  • A certificate is awarded to each participant upon successful completion