Professional Development Training Workshops

In addition to delivering nationally recognised qualifications, the Centre of Professional Learning and Education (RTO 88148) facilitates professional development training workshops throughout the year.

Communities at Work CPLE Professional Development Training Workshops Canberra

We have a commitment to leading practice. Our focus is on delivering exceptional professional development training workshops, programs and services. Every year, we create a professional development calendar of training workshops. These workshops cover different topics of interest and help upskill individuals in the early education and care sector, community sector, business sector and more. Anyone in the Canberra community is welcome to register for a workshop. Explore all training workshops and professional development opportunities below!


2024 Professional Development Training and Workshops

Click on the preferred workshop to find out more. Registrations are necessary for all workshops. You can also download the complete PD calendar of workshops for 2024 here (pdf download). For any enquiries, please contact the CPLE team at cple@commsatwork.org or call 02 6293 6200 between Mon-Fri 9 am and 5 pm.


16 & 17 May 2024

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Learn how to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or are in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. Covers depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use. Presented by Insightful Minds.

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23 May 2024

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During this 2hr forum she will cover the following key questions:

  • What’s happening in today’s world that has so many of our children struggling with emotional dysregulation and overwhelm?
  • How to effectively de-escalate a heightened child in a safe, timely & caring way?
  • How to model authentic communication skills in these teachable moments to re-build a child’s confidence, sense of connection and self-expression?

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21 June 2024

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This two-hour workshop is delivered by the ACT’s leading trans, gender diverse and intersex peer support organisation. It is for everyday people and workplaces who want to better understand and support our community, support trans, gender diverse and intersex employees and increase their capacity to provide safe, inclusive and affirming workplaces for them.

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28 June 2024

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During this informative and helpful half day workshop you will learn practical skills and up-to-date theory that covers the following proficiencies:

  • Understand the big picture of what’s happening for these children & why it’s happening so you can manage challenging situations in more effective ways.
  • Upgrade your behaviour guidance toolbox with simple and effective communication skills that can de-escalate a distressed child while also building stronger relationships.
  • Build self-awareness and personal self-care skills to manage the emotional stress that may arise from a challenging day when working with children.

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22 July 2024: Writing Well at Work Workshop – Greg Pendlebury

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• Realise the strength of a user centred mindset.
• Recognise the relationship between writing well and thinking well.
• Appreciate the value of defining purpose, audience and message before writing.
• Know how to generate and structure content.
• Grasp the power of ‘point first’ structure.

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23 July 2024

 

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Plain language fundamentals condenses the Writing will at work course so that it can be completed by busy people in half the time. It is designed for competent writers who would like a refresher in the principles and techniques of plain language: thinking about purpose, audience, message, document structure, techniques to make text easier to read and understand. It also reminds participants about the importance document testing, an idea often overlooked.

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26 July 2024

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Presented by Thunderstone, this 2 hour workshop is designed to teach an Acknowledgement of Country in Ngunawal language – the language of the traditional inhabitants of the ACT and surrounds.

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9 August 2024

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The art of having difficult conversations.

Learn how to take the sting out of those conversations and build your confidence in knowing how to plan, approach and deliver difficult conversations. 

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15 August 2024

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During this 2hr forum she will cover the following key questions:

  • How to effectively de-escalate a heightened child in a safe, timely & caring way?
  • How to model authentic communication skills in these teachable moments to re-build a child’s confidence, sense of connection and self-expression?
  • How to develop common language and consistency across home & school environments that supports a child’s experience as they learn to self-regulate?

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23 August 2024

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The approach to guiding behaviour is from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and your ability to support individuals and groups of children to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

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20 September 2024: Autism Awareness – Working with Autism

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The approach to guiding behaviour is from the perspective of relationships, attachments, behaviour as communication, and your ability to support individuals and groups of children to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.

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26 September 2024: THURSDAY NIGHT 6.30-8.30pm   OR

27 September 2024  10am-12pm

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Come and join Danika from Visual Language Connections for the extension workshop, build your knowledge on how key word signing can be used to encourage speech and language development for children in early childhood with our extension workshop.

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18 October 2024

 

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Join Sinead Newman from Insightful Minds for this short one day workshop and learn how to best support somebody whilst maintaining healthy boundaries.

Do you have that kind of face that says “Tell me all your problems”? Do you often find yourself having conversations where you feel like a sounding board, not knowing what to say to help that person? This training session will refine your skills to listen, validate and respond.

This course will explore how to redirect conversation when required taking a closer look at where your responsibilities start and stop.

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25 October 2024

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At 888 metres, Mt Majura is the highest peak in suburban Canberra. It provides habitat for a wide range of wildlife, including a number of threatened species, as well as various opportunities for recreation.

Guide and local Ngunawal traditional custodian, Tyronne Bell will interpret the landscape pointing out the area’s natural resources and how these were expertly used by Aboriginal people. During the walk Tyronne will point out artefacts, bush foods and a scar tree and discuss their traditional uses and cultural significance.

  • Duration of walk: 1.5 hours approx.
  • Degree of difficulty: easy walking on track, gentle incline.
  • What to wear/bring: comfortable, protective clothing; sturdy enclosed walking shoes; water to drink on the walk; a snack and camera.

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1 November 2024

 

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During this session, you will be updated on the regulatory and legal requirements around reporting suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. We will explore the importance of ‘informed reporting’, what constitutes abuse and neglect and gain awareness of a community approach to reporting abuse and neglect.

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About our Professional Development Training Calendar

Whether you’re an early childhood educator, or a professional in the community or business sector, you may find many of professional development training workshops useful. Our professional development workshops and training sessions cover a wide range of areas. We primarily focus on providing training for early childhood educators and individuals working in the child care and education sector, meeting National Quality Standards and enabling educators to engage in best practice. However, many of our training workshops also cater to the broader community and can be useful for individuals from any industry.

Our methodology focuses on the individual, providing a variety of learning opportunities, inspiring participants to reach their full potential, utilising the extensive and contemporary experience of our team through the provision of effective teaching and learning strategies. Our annual professional development training calendar (PD Calendar) of events and workshops usually comprises a blend of workshops facilitated by our CPLE (Centre of Professional Learning and Education – RTO 88148) team and those facilitated by external providers around Canberra.

Download the professional development training calendar of workshops for 2024 here (pdf download). 

Become a VIP: Pop-Up Professional Development Training Workshops

Alongside our annual calendar of training and workshops, we also offer some exclusive pop-up professional development training workshops. These pop-up workshops are not part of the regular professional development calendar, and will offer additional upskilling opportunities for members of the ‘VIP’ list for CPLE. Participants who sign up to be a VIP will get exclusive early access to book into a pop-up workshop.

If a workshop that you’re interested in is sold out, has passed, or if you have an idea/suggestion for a workshop that is not currently listed in the Professional Development (PD) Calendar 2023, please submit an expression of interest here.

 

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