Dr Christopher Thurber Webinars

Webinar Series with Dr Christopher Thurber

Chris serves as counsellor and instructor at Philips Exeter Academy. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist, educator, author, and father. In 2019, Chris created Prep4School, which helps new boarders make successful adjustments. Find out more by visiting Prep4School.com or write to: chris@drchristhurber.com

This series is for all levels of staff working in boarding schools.

 


Managing Behaviour in the Boarding House: "Stop Telling Your Boarders What Not To Do"

Traditional approaches to behaviour management rarely produce durable change, but many professional educators do not know why. Consequently, they find themselves shouting useless questions, such as: “What did I just say?” and “How many times do I have to tell you that?”. This webinar is for boarding staff, teachers and administrators ready for new, powerful techniques. Psychologist Chris Thurber will reveal the three biggest reasons why old-school discipline fails, then teach participants how to create win-win outcomes for boarders’ most challenging behaviours.

WEBINAR  THEME

  • Managing Behaviour in a Boarding Setting

  • Why Old-School Discipline Usually Fails

  • New and Powerful Techniques for Managing Behaviour

  • Win-Win Outcomes for the Most Challenging Behaviours

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020 (10:30am AEST)

Cost: Free for Staff from ABSA member schools | $22 for non-members

Register now


How Long Can Leaders Stay Positive?

Focusing on the good stuff—and how to get more of it—helps people make rapid progress. But how long can Directors, Principals, and Heads maintain a positive attitude without imploding? If you are in an executive or supervisory position, or you support someone in such a leadership role, this webinar is for you. Dr. Chris Thurber will share five, easy-to-remember, practical strategies for maintaining emotional well-being during COVID-19. Take off the rose-coloured glasses, roll up your sleeves, and settle in for the road ahead. With these techniques, can be positive and productive, no matter how long this pandemic lasts.

WEBINAR  THEME

  • Maintaining a positive attitude in a leadership position.
  • Five practical strategies for emotional well-being.
  • Coping strategies with stressful situations.
  • Positive and productive techniques for leaders during pandemics.

Date: Tuesday 5 May 2020 (10:30am AEST)

Cost: Free for Staff from ABSA member schools | $22 for non-members


Coping with Losing Your Job in Boarding

Healthy ways to grieve, gather support, and get yourself going again.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic shockwaves around the world, resulting in widespread job losses. But when this headline becomes personal, the shockwaves are emotional and unpredictable. If you or someone close to you has recently been relieved of duty, this webinar is for you. Psychologist Chris Thurber will share the five healthiest ways to grieve and review three powerful strategies for taking charge of the next exciting chapter in your life.

WEBINAR  THEME

  • Three powerful strategies for taking charge of the next exciting chapter in your life.
  • Five healthiest ways to grieve.
  • Coping strategies with stressful situations.
  • Dealing with emotional and personal situations.

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2020 (10:30am AEST)

Cost: Free for Staff from ABSA member schools | $22 for non-members 


To view past webinars please visit the members section and click on 'webinar recordings'.