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Effectiveness Training courses are powerful, experiential workshops providing participants with practical skills, experience in practice, self-development and self-understanding.

The class format is usually one 3 hour session per week for 8 to 10 weeks. Sometimes instructors may split these sessions into smaller chunks, for example; two 4 week sessions of 3 hours each session. Also effective are weekend workshops which are conducted over two days and one evening.

In addition, Effectiveness Training courses can also be tailor designed to suit particular corporate or in-house needs, for specific companies, organisations or government agencies, whether small or large.

Effectiveness Training Learning Processes

Effectiveness Training courses are designed to involve participants very actively in their own learning. Our courses have much to offer that is new and exciting and we value what participants have to offer as well – their day-to-day real life experiences, their unique circumstances, problems and perspectives.

A four step instructional process is used in each class session to bring about this blend of instructor and participant resources

  • Structure: Instructor presentation, in-class reading or audio visual input.
  • Involvement: Role plays, guided recalls or relevant life experiences, reflective writing, workbook exercises, one-on-one skill practice.
  • Process: Group discussion, one to one sharing and reflection, to explore new learning and insights.
  • Application: Individual and group activities to consolidate learning and make specific plans for actions to apply in each participants own life; involves workbook, text reading, and out-of -class skill practice assignments.

About our Effectiveness Training Instructors

Effectiveness Training courses are taught only by highly trained facilitators who undertaken an intensive Instructor Training Workshop (ITW) with one of our highly qualified trainers and then authorised to teach by the Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia Ltd.Effectiveness training


The cost, including tuition and all materials, varies depending upon location and level of sponsorship or funding for facilities, venue, catering, publicity and promotion.

Who benefits?

Women, men, women’s groups, men’s groups, mixed groups, parents, grandparents, business professionals, health professionals, community groups, people in the armed services, the self-employed, the unemployed or under employed.

Class size

Ideally 15 -20 participants provide for plenty of group interaction; other group sizes are also often accommodated.

To find out more about Effectiveness Training Courses or to enrol in a course, contact ETIA today.

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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