DATES & LOCATIONS
04-08 December 2023, Budapest, HungaryCONFIRMED
22 - 26 January 2024, Palermo, ItalyCONFIRMED
19-23 February 2024, Izmir, TurkeyCONFIRMED
25-29 March 2024, Malaga, Spain
EmpowerED Educators: Mastering Stress, Sustaining Passion
This comprehensive 5-day training program, titled “EmpowerED Educators: Mastering Stress, Sustaining Passion,” is designed to equip teachers and headteachers with the essential knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to effectively handle stress and avoid burnout in the dynamic field of education. Through a balanced blend of interactive sessions, real-world case studies, and practical activities, participants will explore the multifaceted nature of stress in the education sector and develop personalized, sustainable techniques to enhance their well-being and resilience. By the end of this course, educators will emerge empowered, motivated, and equipped with a robust set of skills to navigate the challenges of their profession while maintaining their passion for teaching and leadership.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-Gain an understanding of the concept of stress and its causes in the education profession.
-Recognize signs and symptoms of stress and assess their personal stressors.
-Learn stress management techniques and develop an initial stress management plan.
-Differentiate between positive and negative coping strategies.
-Practice mindfulness and relaxation exercises.
-Acquire time management skills and self-care practices.
-Engage in effective communication under stress.
-Understand the concept of burnout and its stages.
-Explore the importance of setting and maintaining professional boundaries.
-Create work-life balance plans.
-Identify and address risk factors for burnout.
-Understand the concept of resilience and its role in the education field.
-Enhance problem-solving skills.
-Learn best practices in stress management and burnout prevention.
-Reflect on the training program and its impact on their stress management skills.
-Set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for stress management and burnout prevention.
-Understand the importance of peer support networks in maintaining well-being.
Objectives of the Course:
- Define stress and its impact on teaching and leadership.
- Identify common signs and symptoms of stress.
- Conduct a personal stress assessment.
- Explore effective stress reduction strategies.
- Develop an initial personal stress management plan.
- Distinguish between positive and negative coping strategies.
- Practice mindfulness and relaxation exercises.
- Demonstrate effective time management and goal-setting.
- Develop a personal self-care plan.
- Practice effective communication techniques under stressful conditions.
- Define burnout and recognize its stages.
- Develop strategies for setting and maintaining professional boundaries.
- Create a personalized work-life balance plan.
- Identify and address risk factors for burnout.
- Explain the importance of resilience in education.
- Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
- Share best practices for stress management and burnout prevention.
- Engage in peer support networks.
- Working cooperatively
- Learning in an interactive and international environment
- Examining and Simulating case studies,
- Learning based on experiential training
- Teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.
Before the course,
-Before the course, participants will complete a pre-course questionnaire to gauge their experience and background in teaching and training.
-Additionally, they will prepare a presentation reflecting their current teaching methods
- A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.
- A Europass Mobility Certificate will be given if the participant demands it, as well.
Session 1: Introduction to Stress
Welcome and icebreaker activities
Definition of stress and its causes
The impact of stress on teaching and leadership
Session 2: Recognizing Stress
Signs and symptoms of stress
Self-assessment: Identifying personal stressors
Group discussion and sharing experiences
Session 3: Stress Management Techniques
Stress reduction strategies
Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques
Developing a personal stress management plan
Session 4: Case Study
Analyzing a case study of a teacher experiencing stress
Group discussion on effective stress management
Session 1: Stress Coping Strategies
Positive coping strategies vs. negative coping strategies
Mindfulness and meditation exercises
Role-play: Practicing effective communication under stress
Session 2: Time Management
Time management tips for educators
Prioritization and goal setting
Activity: Creating a daily/weekly planner
Session 3: Self-Care Practices
The importance of self-care
Strategies for self-care in the teaching profession
Sharing self-care best practices
Session 4: Group Activity
Small group discussions on personal coping strategies
Sharing experiences and insights
Developing a group self-care plan
Session 1: Understanding Burnout
Definition and stages of burnout
Identifying the risk factors
Group discussion on personal experiences
Session 2: Setting Boundaries
The importance of boundaries in preventing burnout
Tips for setting and maintaining professional boundaries
Role-play: Practicing boundary-setting scenarios
Session 3: Work-Life Balance
Achieving work-life balance as an educator
Strategies for time management and stress reduction
Group activity: Creating a work-life balance plan
Session 4: Case Study
Analyzing a case study of a headteacher who experienced burnout
Group discussion on preventive measures
Session 1: Resilience Skills
Introduction to resilience
Developing resilience in the education field
Building emotional resilience through mindfulness
Session 2: Problem Solving
Problem-solving techniques for handling challenging situations
Role-play: Solving common teaching or administrative challenges
Group discussions on effective problem-solving strategies
Session 3: Best Practices
Sharing best practices for managing stress and avoiding burnout
Guest speaker or panel discussion with experienced educators
Session 1: Creating an Action Plan
Reflecting on the training program
Identifying personal goals for stress management and burnout prevention
Setting specific, measurable, and achievable action steps
Session 2: Peer Support
Encouraging peer support networks
Group discussions on how to support each other in managing stress
Creating a supportive school environment
Session 3: Feedback and Closure
Feedback on the training program
Sharing insights and takeaways
Closing remarks and certificates distribution
Overview of the course program
Evaluation of the course program
Filling the feedback forms
Europass Mobility Certificate, Participation Certificate
*This course can be modified as a 7-day course if participants demand it.