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Location: Arlington

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 2

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Alyson Grzyb

Approaching Difficult Conversations with Families

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Bennington Early Childhood Center
Instructor: Scott Noyes

Often we are hesitant to have difficult conversations with parents because we are worried about a negative reaction. We are telling a parent something that they might not want to hear. This presentation will include answers to arduous questions, such as "What is the best way to begin a conversation like this?" "Should I just come right to the point?" "What if the parent reacts defensively?" "Should I agree with their point of view?" and "Do I interrupt when she is arguing?" Through participation in this workshop you will learn and practice the skills required to successfully present a difficult topic. The core knowledge areas addressed are Professionalism and Families and Communities. This workshop is geared toward all early childhood educators and administrators.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
November 28, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional Information

Heavy snacks will be provided. This training is brought to you by Bennington County Starting Points. The training will be held in Bailey Hall of the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Rd, Arlington, VT.