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Confident Conflict Management in the Classroom | ACDEVEG Conference

06/12/2018 @ 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT

2018 ACDEVEG Conference Workshop - Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia presents:

ACDEVEG - Australian Council of Deans of Education Vocational Education Group

Building confidence in VET Practice: 4th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education

An afternoon of practitioner-led workshops on Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1.30pm-5pm
(Martin Probst’s workshop is from 3.10 - 5.00pm)

Confident conflict management in the classroom and beyond.

Presenter’s name: Martin Probst, Chief Education Officer, PROfound Leadership.

Workshop Outline: This workshop is designed to equip VET teachers with a deep understanding of what is really driving conflict and how to achieve positive outcomes when dealing with students or colleagues.

Positive relationships and a safe environment are not only essential for the success of the students, but equally important for teachers. A range of conflicts can easily interrupt all of this. VET teaching staff are under increasing pressure to not merely provide students with academic support, but also to provide guidance in other areas. This might be especially difficult when dealing with students who display undesirable, disruptive and disrespectful behaviours. Here is the upside: there are well-tested strategies we can learn to apply so that conflicts can be identified, dealt with and resolved quickly.

This workshop is for all those who regularly face conflict and wish they knew how to handle these situations better and more constructively.

Interactive group discussions will provide participating teachers with the opportunity to:

  1. raise examples of common conflict situations in VET education so these can be discussed, and solutions explored collaboratively
  2. learn how to secure productive learning outcomes from conflict situations and introduce a calm classroom environment
  3. acquire the know-how to manage conflict with understanding, skill and confidence to move students from undesirable behaviours to integrated class participation

Participating teachers will come away with effective conflict resolution techniques and communication skills to manage student conflict with confidence and turn dysfunctional classroom situations into productive learning outcomes.

Length of session: 110 minutes.

This workshop is offered as part of the 2018 ACDEVEG Conference in Melbourne.




CQ University: Melbourne Campus
120 Spencer Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Qualifications - Martin Probst

What do past workshop participants say?

[Workshop Innovative teaching practices for adult learning]. Martin was very professional and his speaking / training style was very effective. Participants felt very relaxed, yet engaged.

Kushan Dharmawardena

Business Trainer, Melbourne City Insitute of Education

The Motivation and Inspiration in Leadership presentation was a tremendous success, attracting a diverse range and level of attendees. Your presentation was informative and many commented on how they reflected on their own practices. It also allowed for the reflection on workplace practices within their organisation.

Sally Rowe-Walser

Co-Secretary, AHRI Gippsland Network Committee

[Workshop Confident Conflict Management]. The presenter is very pleasant, humorous, engaging, and great attitude. "Who is in control of your mind?"

George Thomas

Director of Marketing, Acknowledge Education

Thanks again, Martin, for your excellent presentation and fabulous notes [on Influencing Positive Behaviours]. My colleagues and I were just reading through them, noticing our resonance with the different perceptual frameworks - very useful to facilitate enhanced connection with people, which is what we’re all about here! Your presentation came up repeatedly throughout the rest of our education day, so you really nailed it. Many thanks indeed.

Dr Suzanne Moss

"Insightful, deep, lots of reason and logical concepts."
"Excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing your experience, wisdom and knowledge. Brilliant presentation."
"Martin was very engaging and motivating."
"Lots of day-to-day examples to explain what was being discussed and understand better."
Favourite part of the workshop: "All of it." & "Insightful. Thought provoking. Martin's very clear and entertaining delivery of the topic."
"Excellent presenter – you are very engaging and easy to listen to."
"Great discussion, could relate not only on a personal level but also work."
"Thank you. I am inspired and influenced to make some changes in myself to help myself and others be more successful."
"It was a fantastic opportunity to access such a wonderful speaker."
"Not just thought provoking but life changing."
"Presenter used real-life examples."
"Thank you, I have enjoyed it immensely and took a lot away."
"Would be interested in attending more workshops."


"Very valuable insight"
"Very insightful and knowledgeable facilitator"
"Excellent facilitator"
"Very good discussions"
"Great strategies"


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