Electives

 

Tuesday

8th August

1:30pm – 3pm

Wednesday

9th August

10:45am – 12:15pm

Thursday

10th August

8:30am – 9:50am

Bible Stream 1

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet?

Sexual, religious and cultural diversity

Stephen Gaukroger

Bible Stream 2

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet?

Economic development and caring for the environment

Stephen Gaukroger

Bible Stream 3

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet?

The relevance of the Bible in our modern world?

Stephen Gaukroger

Supporting LGBTIQ Students as a Chaplain

Steve Forward

What can we do about Bullying

Jocelyne Chirnside

Restorative Practices

Margaret Thorsborne

Supporting Children through Parental Separation

Merie Burton

Talking through Parent Child Conflict

Merie Burton

Making and Keeping Friends

Jocelyne Chirnside

Drum as One

Bill Schneider

Looking Beyond Behaviour

Debbie Miller

Supporting Students with Special Needs

Trent Wheeley

Jihad of Jesus

Dave Andrews

Grief and Loss

Doris Zedanski

Spiritual Practices

Bruce and Jenni Dobbin

Prayer Spaces for Schools

Phil Togwell

Social Justice Projects as Spiritual Engagement

Michael Trafford

Sports Ministry

Jeff Howard

Fundraising

James Angus

ReVITALise your Chaplaincy Service

Russ Wright

Trauma informed Practice

Michael Anderton

The Power of One-to-One Mentoring

Kids Hope

Tim Smith White

Brain Talk

James Ryan

Who’s Who in Your School Workplace

Bruce Williams

Critical Conversations between You and Your Manager – Good habits, Bad habits

Jen Mundt and Melissa Binks

Tools of the Trade

St Luke’s Innovative Resources

IT Q & A Session (Level: Basic to Intermediate)

SU QLD IT Team

 

Tuesday 8th Aug

1:30pm – 3pm

Bible Stream 1

Stephen Gaukroger

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet?

What does it mean to live an unchanging faith in a rapidly changing world?

As Christians, some of our practices may have evolved and adapted with the changing times, but our faith has remained immovable for over 2,000 years.

It’s this unchanging faith in the face of a rapidly changing world that at times put us at odds with those we work with, study with and live amongst. So how can we successfully remain true to our faith, while successfully engaging with children, young people and their families on questions about…

Stream 1          Sexual, religious and cultural diversity

Stream 2          Economic development and caring for the environment

Stream 3          The relevance of the Bible in our modern world?

How do we respond? Is there any need to respond? Are we truly to remain – Aliens stranded on a strange planet?

 

Stephen Gaukroger

Stephen is regarded as one of the most significant leaders of his generation in the UK. With his very firm & clear grasp of the post-modern culture in which we now live, he addresses its challenge with an unquestioned commitment to Scripture. He believes there is a need to engage with all aspects of contemporary life & culture, promoting the Good News of Jesus into the worlds of media, business, government & community life.

Supporting LGBTIQ Students as a Chaplain

Steve Forward   

This is an updated version of the in-service PD session that was presented to all chaplains in term 2, 2015. In this session, we’ll take a look at the issues that LGBTIQ young people face, touching on some of the theological concerns relating to this area of work and how we can talk effectively about them. We’ll explore an approach designed to help chaplains respond with integrity to their faith, the worlds of young people and the school context. Come along if you’ve already done the training and want a ‘refresher’, or if you joined us as a chaplain since the training was run and are looking for some help navigating this complex area of chaplaincy work.

Steve Forward

You probably have come across this guy… Steve has worked for SU Qld for 20 years in a range of training, research and development roles. He has also worked as a youth and community worker in church and community settings over the years. Steve has post-graduate qualifications in Social Work, Christian Studies & Politics and Government. He loves school chaplaincy and is passionate about seeing that chaplains get what they need to do what they have been called to do.

Supporting Children through Parental Separation

Merie Burton   

This informative and interactive session will give practical and applicable strategies for helping families as they transition through the separation and divorce process. You’ll learn about the various effects on a child’s social, academic and emotional lives at different ages and then apply techniques that will best support them through each stage. Chaplains will gain a better understanding and greater confidence to help connect with young people and give them the support they need. With plenty of practical information, this session will provide chaplains an opportunity to ask questions and learn about helpful resources for support and guidance

Merie Burton

Merie is a passionate and life-loving psychotherapist and relationship counselor who enjoys working with individuals, couples, adolescents and children. Merie works with people facing many issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions, and she loves supporting chaplains in their role by providing professional supervision. Wife and Mum to four beautiful human beings and foster carer to many children in care, Merie brings both her professional and personal experiences to her work. Merie runs a private practice at Daisy Hill and enjoys connecting with people in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. As an avid social scientist, Merie relies on the latest research to inform her in her role as speaker and educator.

Website : www.merieburton.com

Drum as One

Bill Schneider   

Drum as One is a high impact – fast paced therapeutic drumming program, designed to captivate, stimulate and empower disadvantaged students through the use of rhythm, games and self-expression. This form of rhythmic therapy aids in the reduction of anxiety through improved social-interaction, self-awareness and self confidence. This presentation will be a hands-on drumming experience with each participant able to feel part of the process and what it feels like to be part of a therapeutic drum circle. We will be making music, exploring educational and therapeutic games and wrap up with a short period of meditation.

Bill Schneider

As a Special Education School Chaplain Bill has many areas of interest. However his passion  is in autism, developmental disorders and percussive rhythm, in particular group drumming, and how rhythmic enterainment has an ability to help student regulate and decrease anxious feelings to promote and improve social interactions

Jihad of Jesus

Dave Andrews

We are caught up in a cycle of so-called “holy wars”. Our religions can be either a source of escalating conflict, or a resource for overcoming inter-communal conflict. For our religions to be a resource for overcoming conflict, we need to understand the heart of all true religion as open-hearted compassionate spirituality. In the light of an open-hearted compassionate spirituality, we can reclaim jihad from extremists who have (mis)appropriated it as call to “holy war”, and reframe it, in truly Qur’anic terms, as a “sacred nonviolent struggle for justice”; and we can reconsider Jesus, as he is in the Gospels, not as a poster boy for Christians fighting crusades against Muslims, but as “a strong-but-gentle Messianic figure” who can bring Christians and Muslims together in a “nonviolent jihad for love and justice”

Dave Andrews

Dave, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India for forty-five years.  Dave and Ange and their friends started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan, faith-based community organisations working with slum dwellers, sex workers, drug addicts, and people with HIV/AIDS in India; and they are now a part of the Waiters Union, an inner city Christian community network that is working alongside people of other faiths, with Aborigines, refugees and people with disabilities in Brisbane, Australia.  Dave is interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and interfaith peacemaking. He is author of many books, including  ‘Not Religion, But Love’, ‘Compassionate Community Work’, the ‘Plan Be’ series, and his latest book called ‘The Jihad Of Jesus: The Sacred Nonviolent Struggle For Justice.’  www.jihadofjesus.com www

Prayer Spaces for Schools

Phil Togwell   

Prayer spaces enable children and young people, of all faiths and none, to explore faith, spirituality and life’s big questions in a safe, creative and interactive way. Since 2008, Prayer Spaces in Schools have trained local Christians in many nations to host more than 2500 prayer spaces in school classrooms, and close to a million students have participated in them, many praying personal prayers for the first time in their lives. During this workshop, Phil will tell some inspiring stories and offer some practical tips for getting started.”

Phil Togwell

Phil lives on the North-East coast of England with his family (one wife, three daughters, two dogs). He trained and worked in a wide range of Youth & Community Work settings before serving as 24-7 Prayer’s UK Director for 7 years. Phil now leads the national and international Prayer Spaces in Schools teams, and the Anglican Diocese of Durham’s Prayer Project. He speaks and delivers training at conferences, and he continues to lead prayer spaces in schools and youth groups in his local area. Phil likes curry, mountains and Star Trek.

 

Fundraising Freedom

James Angus

For most people fundraising is scary, it’s hard, it feels like you’re burdening people. In this elective, we’ll take a look at what God thinks about fundraising, how to communicate a need that people want to buy into and share some practical tips to become effective fundraisers!

 

James Angus

James is SU QLD’s Supporter Engagement Manager. He has a passion for putting the supporter at the centre of mission — connecting people with the cause — and he has been a part of SU QLD’s fundraising team for the past 9 years.

The Power of One-to-One Mentoring

Kids Hope, Tim Smith White

This elective will provide some key strategies and insights into the power of one-to-one relationships, and why mentoring is becoming a key factor in contributing to the development of young people across Australia. The needs are great, and many children are growing up without adult role models in their lives for no fault of their own. We will look at some key research from the Search Institute on Developmental Assets and Relationships, and how they can improve the way we work with young people today.

 

Tim Smith White

Tim is the Program Development Manager for the KIDS HOPE AUS Mentoring Program and has been working there for over 4 years. He is passionate about seeing young lives impacted through the power of a one-to-one mentoring relationship and loves hearing the stories of transformation that occur when adults invest time into vulnerable children. KIDS HOPE AUS has programs in over 300 schools and churches across Australia and Tim’s role is to engage with local churches and schools to get more programs started, which means more kids receiving mentoring. Tim has been married to Paula for 26 years and has 4 children and loves any sport, music and family time.

Critical Conversations between You and Your Manager – Good habits, Bad habits


Jen Mundt & Melissa Binks   

Employment relationships have become one of the most delicate and complex problems of the modern workforce.

This elective will discuss the how to and importance of having conversations at critical points in time within the employment journey.  Sometimes we need a little bit of coaching to help us perform to our highest potential and the dialog accompanying this is crucial.

Jen Mundt has been with SU QLD since late 2014 in the Director of People Services role. For approximately 20 years, Jen has worked extensively in developing the most critical of all aspects of any organisation; its people.  She has a particular passion for seeing managers and supervisors thriving and confident in what can often seem like a complex landscape of compliance, legislation and competing responsibilities.  Jen is actively involved within her local church in many ways and sits on the business (advising on best practice organisational matters) and mission (SU QLD being one of the church’s missions) committees.She also happily spends time with her three grown children all now with families of their own.

Melissa Binks

Melissa Binks has been with SU QLD   for over 3 years and is the Employee Relations Manager. Her responsibilities include Employment Law, Policy & Procedure, Business Partnering, Health Safety & Child Protection and Risk. She has over 9 years’ experience in Human Resources and is passionate about effective and real communication and helping position people to be all they can. Melissa has served God in many roles including youth group leader, singer, Head of Drama and Director of Children’s Church. She loves getting to serve God in her profession and thinks there is no greater way to do Human Resources. Melissa is happily married with three teenagers and loves the beach, karaoke and holding dinner parties.

 

Wednesday 9th Aug

10:45am – 12:15pm

Bible Stream 2

Stephen Gaukroger

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet? cont …

Economic development and caring for the environment

 

Stephen Gaukroger

As President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (1994-95), he enjoyed engaging with leaders of other denominations as well as those in national, political & business life. He is extensively involved in Christian initiatives, both in the UK and internationally. Stephen is a member of a number of Councils of Reference, for example Trans World Radio, CVM, Stewardship, Exodus. He chairs the Council of Reference for Open Doors, and Jews for Jesus in Europe.  He is Patron of Viva, working to change the lives of vulnerable children across the world; of Youthscape, working to reconnect the Christian community with young people and make a positive difference to their lives; and of Mildmay, a charity specialising in HIV/AIDS care, education and training in the UK & Africa. 

What can we do about Bullying

Jocelyne Chirnside

At some point during school, most children will see or be a part of bullying. They may be the bystander, the target of it or perhaps even the one who does it to others. Bullying does not have to be ‘a part of life’ or something you have to ‘harden up’ to. If more children understood the power they have in their hands, the less they would have to suffer. This elective looks at the behaviours and responses of four distinct groups involved in bullying and provides practical skills to equip those targeted, the bystanders, the perpetrators or the adults to BE THE CHANGE – to stop bullying

Jocelyne Chirnside

Jocelyne is an author, researcher, speaker, Behavioural consultant, teacher and mother of three. She is the founder of ‘EMPOWERING Life Skills’ and the creator of the BRIDGE BUILDERS® conflict resolution program and the BE THE CHANGE to stop bullying’ program. Over the past 20 years she has had a unique role as a Social and Emotional Learning expert consulting in over 90 schools.   Jocelyne works closely with Chaplains in helping them to empower their school community to be safe, respectful and successful communities. In 2016 she was a regional finalist at the AIM-Community Leader of the Year Award and nominated for Australian of the year 2017.

Talking through Parent Child Conflict

Merie Burton

Conflict between a parent and child can be stressful for both parties. This session will help chaplains with strategies for supporting parents and children (and adolescents) to navigate their way through conflict. By understanding mindfulness strategies, chaplains can model and teach others how to manage strong emotions such as anger and frustration. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion so that you leave this session with practical tools for dealing with conflict.

Merie Burton

Merie is a passionate and life-loving psychotherapist and relationship counsellor who enjoys working with individuals, couples, adolescents and children. Merie works with people facing many issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions, and she loves supporting chaplains in their role by providing professional supervision. Wife and Mum to four beautiful human beings and foster carer to many children in care, Merie brings both her professional and personal experiences to her work. Merie runs a private practice at Daisy Hill and enjoys connecting with people in a compassionate and non-judgmental way. As an avid social scientist, Merie relies on the latest research to inform her in her role as speaker and educator.

Website : www.merieburton.com

Looking Beyond Behaviour

Debbie Miller

Looking beyond behaviour explores the underlying message in children’s behaviour, and the impact of our expectations and beliefs upon our responses and strategies.

“All children need a sense of connectedness, however some need to be taught the tools.”

 

Debbie Miller

Debbie is the Director of Education and Learning at Pathways to Resilience. Debbie is an experienced educator specialising in Early Childhood and has worked extensively across the educational field as an educator in early years settings to tutoring in tertiary education. Her focus is on the accessibility of social and emotional learning for children in educational settings and the support of educators in embedding social and emotional skills and strategies across all areas of learning. Debbie presents at conferences on topics such as strengths based practice to develop resilience, supporting behaviour and children’s wellbeing. Debbie regularly speaks to parent groups from schools and early years settings regarding fostering resilience in families with practical strategies. Debbie recently authored “Wings– social and emotional wellbeing in early years 0 to 5 years”.

Grief and Loss

Doris Zagdanski

This interactive session will explore the many ways we experience loss in everyday life. Grief is the natural response to loss – we will look at the ways adults, teens and children react when they are grieving. Many people are anxious about speaking to grieving people for fear of ‘putting their foot in it’ and saying the wrong thing. In this program, the elements of empathetic communication will be discussed along with helpful and unhelpful things to say. Doris will share stories and helping strategies from her books, Stuck For Words and Teenagers and Grief

Doris Zagdanski BA Dip Ed

Doris began her professional career as a high school and TAFE teacher. Since 1984, she has worked in the funeral industry as a funeral director and trainer and is currently employed in a management role by InvoCare Australia – Australasia’s largest group of funeral directors. She is the Convenor of a dynamic new grief website www.mygriefassist.com.au and is the author of 7 books on themes around loss, grief and empathetic communication. Doris is a regular guest speaker, trainer and educator on grief related topics for hospitals and allied health professionals, aged care, schools, churches, emergency services and community groups.

Social Justice Projects as Spiritual Engagement

Michael Trafford

What is the connection between Social Justice projects and Spiritual Engagement, do we view social justice projects as simply doing good things or do we view these activists as opportunities for spiritual engagement.  What makes for a good social justice activity and how can we engage those that we are working with seeing these projects as more than just doing good things?  In this elective, Michael will a host a discussion panel of chaplains who engage with social justice projects in their school environment to explore these questions.

Michael Trafford

Michael is a follower of Christ, a husband and a father, known in his community as a social activist and for his work with youth.  Michael cares passionately about seeing the church take seriously the commands of Christ – to love God with all our heart, souls and minds and to love others as ourselves.Having cut his teeth as a Youth Worker at Gladstone Baptist Church, he has a wealth of experience in spurring young people onto love and service. He is passionate about making disciples who do not look at social justice as an optional extra but as an outworking of the gospel and the spreading of the Kingdom of God in the here and now and into eternity. Michael Served as the QLD Church Engagement Coordinator for TEAR Australia for two years and is currently one of the Pastors at Rivers Baptist Church and Chaplain at Petrie State School.

ReVITALise your Chaplaincy Service

Russ Wright

The V.I.T.A.L. Paradigm – “Beyond Rules, Beyond Lectures and Beyond Fear” provides a life changing pathway for young people who are struggling to grab onto the good things that God has in store them. The “UnLimited” (ages 10-14) & the “No Limits” (ages 15+) Programs have proven incredibly successful in rapidly resourcing student’s with anti-social behaviour towards their leadership potential, but there is so much more to this amazing paradigm. Seeing your chaplaincy services through the VITAL lens could transform the way you work with students in your chaplaincy service. You are welcome to come along, watch, learn and experience a taste of this (Kingdom) paradigm in this session.

Russ Wright

With over 35yrs experience Russ knows what it’s like to work in schools. 25 years in 1 school and 15 yrs another he had to pioneer making a difference 10 years before SU officially started chaplaincy. Throughout the past twelve years, Russ has multiplied his experience through others in facilitating the learning of over a1,000 youth workers in 2-9 day sessions through his V.I.T.A.L. Training. As close friends with SU he has developed the unique and successful School Programs ‘No Limits’ and coordinated the development of ‘UnLimited’ which are used by a 100+ Chaplains and Youth Workers in Australia and overseas

Brain Talk

James Ryan

Research has demonstrated that teaching students about how they train brain works – in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice – makes a big difference in how constructively kids deal with mistakes and setbacks, and how motivated they are to persist until they achieve mastery.

In this elective you will explore

  • ‘Upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ brains
  • Brain ‘roles’
  • Neuroplasticity
  • A hand model of the brain
  • Keeping your ‘lid’ on
  • Neurodiversity and
  • Choice requires skills

James Ryan

James is the Director of Wellbeing at Pathways to Resilience. With years of experience as an outdoors, indoors and adult educator, blended with twenty years of mindfulness practice, and a passionate interest in neuroscience, James brings quite a diverse background and set of skills in his mission to keep innovating.  Pathways educational programs and workshops. Integrating these principles into family, community and his sporting life is what James uses as the raw material. Helping children, educators, families, schools and the broader community to develop the underlying mental skills that build emotional intelligence, resilience and well being is his most important work.

Tools Workshop – Tools for having supportive conversations with children and young people

Georgena Stuckenschmidt

In this workshop participants will experience, hands-on, the use of a variety of Innovative Resources materials, all designed to open up conversations with young people. In groups and individually, participants will build confidence in using the resources, and reflect on their own feelings of friendship, safety, change and anxiety. Frameworks like strengths-based practice and choice-theory will be actively explored through the use of resources in a way that will leave participants with a tool kit of ideas to use in their practice. As a special addition, several new resources like ‘Anxiety Solutions for Kids’, new ‘Strengths Cards for Kids’, prototype postcards and new tactile resources will be featured, as well as the favourites.

 

Georgena Stuckenschmidt

Through innovation, collaboration and research, Innovative Resources creates materials and delivers training to help empower people to make choices and take action.

St Luke’s Innovative Resources is a highly-respected publishing and training social enterprise. Our card sets, stickers, books and picture books are used to enrich conversations about the important stuff in life—feelings, hopes, strengths, relationships, values, stories and goals.

Georgena has worked across the not-for-profit sector for over 25 years, in roles stretching from Community Development Worker to Chief Financial Officer, and is currently the General Manager of St Luke’s Innovative Resources. She has witnessed and contributed to change and growth in a variety of contexts, and has used conversation-building tools in many settings to achieve better outcomes for teams, individuals, community groups and organisations.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 10th Aug

8:30am – 9:50am

Bible Stream 3

Stephen Gaukroger

Are we Aliens stranded on a strange planet? cont …

The relevance of the Bible in our modern world?

Stephen Gaukroger

Stephen is a prolific author, with a popular, accessible style, and has written more than 20 books (& numerous articles) during 26 years of pastoral ministry. His first book, ‘It Makes Sense’, has been used around the world to help people share their faith. This and other books have been widely translated. His life and ministry are characterised by an overt loyalty to Biblical truth. Those who know him, respect his unmistakable God-given ability to take Scripture and ‘unpack’ it in a spirit-inspired, warm, practical and relevant way, whilst remaining absolutely faithful to the text.

Restorative Practices

Margaret Thorsborne    

A relational approach to discipline and problem-solving.  This session will introduce participants to the philosophy and practice of restorative justice and its application to school problem-solving. The focus of this approach moves away from punitive sanctions to the harm done to people and relationships. Responsibility and accountability play a central role in the process which now is gaining greater acceptance by schools, as they search for more effective strategies for behaviour, both serious and minor, and improving school culture.

Margaret Thorsborne

Margaret is a restorative justice consultant with a background in education and counselling. She was a pioneer of and played an important role in the introduction of Restorative Practice into education in Australia and New Zealand in the mid-late 90’s and has since trained conference facilitators in education, police and justice sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Britain, USA, Asia and Canada.

Making and Keeping Friends

Jocelyne Chirnside  

Making friends and keeping friends is an essential part of life. Making friends can be a challenge for some children. This elective will provide simple skills and a language to empower children to BUILD BRIDGES of friendship. Keeping friends can be difficult when conflict arises. Many children struggle with resilience, understanding the nature of conflict and knowing constructive ways to respond to it to keep their friends. In this elective we will practise and equip Chaplains to empower children in this area.

Jocelyne Chirnside

Jocelyne is an author, researcher, speaker, Behavioural consultant, teacher and mother of three. She is the founder of ‘EMPOWERING Life Skills’ and the creator of the BRIDGE BUILDERS® conflict resolution program and the BE THE CHANGE to stop bullying’ program. Over the past 20 years she has had a unique role as a Social and Emotional Learning expert consulting in over 90 schools.   Jocelyne works closely with Chaplains in helping them to empower their school community to be safe, respectful and successful communities. In 2016 she was a regional finalist at the AIM-Community Leader of the Year Award and nominated for Australian of the year 2017. 

Supporting Students with Special Needs

Trent Wheeley   

The first half of this session will provide an overview of the changing state of play for disability for Queensland’s state schools, including categories supported, departmental processes and programs, and broader issues of the Disability Discrimination Act and Mental Health.The second half of this session will consider how Chaplains best ‘add value’ to schools as we work together with students with Special Needs.The session will allow for interaction, questions and stories.  Oh, and there will be chocolate.

Trent Wheeley

Trent has been a Guidance Officer and Senior Guidance Officer for seventeen years.  Because he’s old now.  Currently a Senior Guidance Officer in the South East Region he has also worked in rural and remote settings, in primary, secondary and special schools.  He is especially interested in disability, trauma, complex case management and staff development.  He has been married for nineteen years to the Reverend Melanie Wheeley, minister of Moggill Uniting Church and herself a former chaplain.  He has three teenage children, including two with disabilities. 

Spiritual Practices

Bruce and Jenni Dobbin   

Thomas Merton said “Our greatest journey in life is interior.  It is a matter of growth, deepening and ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts” “To be serious about changing lives requires all of us to look to our own practice of prayer and spirituality … to take seriously the inner journey.  It is about creating space within, to allow God to do his work of transformation.”  Bishop Peter of TauntonSo what are some of the practices we can pursue to help us on this journey?

Bruce and Jenny Dobbin

Bruce and Jenni have had many years experience in missions with various church and para-church organisations, They have a family including 4 married couples, and 7 grandkids. Their ongoing passion is to know God and encourage leaders in their relationship with God. Their greatest joy is seeing new generations grow in intimacy with God. Both are currently on staff with SU QLD

Sports Ministry

Jeff Howard    

Sport is a natural social adhesive, connecting many who would previously find very little common ground. The Pray, Play, Say program has been developed to prepare each Christian to be influential and respected within their own sporting teams, and the wider sporting community.We will be working through the Pray, Play and Say program. Training achieved in this session will enable you to teach and inspire other sports people of faith. By identifying and addressing the common obstacles that Christians experience in sporting endeavours and identifying great opportunities, the Pray, Play and Say program will give you the skills you need to become a strong Christian role model in your sporting circles.

Jeff Howard

Jeff has been working with SU Qld for the last 9 years in a variety of roles. Some of those roles include District Coordinator, Field Support Manager and Conference Manager. Currently Jeff is the Brisbane Regional Manager. Jeff is also working on developing Sports Ministry. Jeff had a wonderful opportunity to attend a Global Sports Ministry Conference in Orlando. Attending that conference with leaders from all around the world has been the catalyst for seeing Sports Ministry develop in Brisbane and beyond. Jeff has been married to Debbie for the last 27 years and they have 2 adult children, Jordan and Laura.

Trauma informed Practice

Michael Anderton    

Children who have experienced abuse related trauma often present with a myriad of social, emotional and developmental difficulties. Unfortunately, without an understanding of the complexities of trauma and how it can impact upon a child, many are often left wondering how to best support them. These children are often labelled as “attention seeking, non-compliant or naughty”.An informed, supportive and nurturing school environment plays an important part in the healing process. This workshop aims to provide information about the types of trauma and pain-based behaviour, its impact on children, the ingredients and value of trauma-sensitive school, practical strategies to use within the classroom and beyond with traumatized children, enhancing teamwork between school and home, how to respond to disclosures, vicarious trauma and self-care.

Michael Anderton

Michael is a Child and Family Therapist and has his own Private Practice based at Woolloongabba. Michael graduated as a Social Worker at University of Queensland in 2000 and completed a Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy in 2010 at University of Bedfordshire, UK. Michael has 15 years of international and Australia based experience offering specialist therapy services to children and families who have experienced relational trauma.

Who’s Who in Your School Workplace

Bruce Williams    

Many of you have done the Aus IDentities training and learned about how to better understand the children and young people you work with in your schools. In this session, we’ll build on that knowledge and explore how the four temperaments influence team and group dynamics. We’ll show you how to engage more effectively in your school-based workplace, and more easily navigate tasks and relationships with the Wombats, Dolphins, Eagles and Kangaroos among your LCCs, parents, principals and teachers.

Bruce Williams

Bruce has over 35 years’ experience delivering personal and professional development programs that enable people to master their emotions, dissolve self-limiting beliefs and live the life they love with imagination, inspiration and gratitude. Bruce was a church minister for 17 years in Nth Qld, Perth and the Sunshine Coast working with adults, children, youth and indigenous groups. In 1997 he transitioned to the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) where he developed and taught communication courses, served as a student adviser, and helped administer collaborative international pathway programs.

IT Q&AQ Session

(Level: Basic to Intermediate)

SU QLD IT Team

Are there IT systems you are struggling with at work? Come to this relaxed and informal session to ask the SUQLD IT staff to assist with any of the work IT issues you have been struggling with. Don’t continue to battle in the dark, come along and find better and easier ways to be more productive while using your computer or smartphone. Don’t be shy, the very answer you need may help someone else.

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