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An opportunity – become an instructor in personal and professional development

Effectiveness Training is recognised as being at the forefront for effective communication skills in interpersonal and organisational change.

Instructor Training Workshops are complete workshops designed to prepare you to facilitate Effectiveness Training programmes within your community or organisation. An Instructor Training Workshop is based on a learning-by-doing model. It is highly interactive and combines instruction in the core content and skills with exercises providing practice in dealing with group dynamics and the process of teaching and facilitating Effectiveness Training courses.  

Choose one or more of the following Effectiveness Training Programmes and learn how to become an instructor in the skills and techniques developed by Dr. Thomas Gordon (1999 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee):

  • Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)
  • Be Your Best (B.Y.B.) – Effectiveness Training for personal and professional development
  • Teacher Effectiveness Training (T.E.T.)
  • Youth Effectiveness Training (Y.E.T.)

By becoming an authorised instructor you will be able to help parents, teachers, youth or adults to use proven skills and processes for handling personal and interpersonal aspects of communication, with increased surety, satisfaction and ease.

When you teach an Effectiveness Training course you not only join a passionate group of instructors in Australia, you also join an international network of authorised instructors throughout the world.

Both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are taught, leading to a high level of competence in:

  • Counselling skills in interviewing
  • Conducting effective meetings and family conferences
  • Understanding problem ownership
  • Resolving conflicts with integrity
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Mediation – third party facilitation
  • Dealing with values collisions
  • Communication processes for interpersonal relationships
  • Providing constructive and appropriate feedback
  • Human relations for classroom, home, and workplace
  • Contracting and goal-setting
  • Assertive interactions
  • Effective listening skills
  • Processes for time management
  • Anger management.

Who can become an instructor?

This workshop is for – Parents, Teachers, Youth Workers, Leaders, Counsellors, Community Workers, Managers, Supervisors, Training and Development Officers within organizations, and other professional and lay people interested in leading courses within their organisation or community. Qualified instructors may also attend for In-Service training.

At the completion of the workshop, you will have a complete training kit and the skills necessary for you to be able to conduct the program of your choice.

Contact ETIA today for further information on how to become an instructor.

Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia's mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

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About ETIA

The Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia (ETIA) Ltd is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that is dedicated to making courses in communication and conflict resolution skills available and accessible to all people in Australia.

ETIA’s mission is to provide individuals with effective communication and conflict resolution skills to build connected, harmonious relationships.

Our inspiration and programs come from the late Dr Thomas Gordon who is the author and founder of Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) program and Gordon Training International (GTI).

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