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Program and Practice

Demystifying Critical Reflection - Webinar (2.5hr)

Does the mention of critical reflection cause your brain to become foggy? Does it seem too complex to understand? Take a fresh look at critical reflection and gain the ability to confidently implement it in your day-to-day practice. 

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

Wayne Dyer 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 4, 7, 2, 3, 5, 6

Critical ReflectionCommunicationProgrammingExceeding ThemesOOSH

Upcoming Dates

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Program and Practice

Demystifying Critical Reflection - Webinar (2hr)

Does the mention of critical reflection cause your brain to become foggy? Does it seem too complex to understand? Take a fresh look at critical reflection and gain the ability to confidently implement it in your day-to-day practice. 

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

Wayne Dyer 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

Critical ReflectionCommunicationProgrammingExceeding ThemesOOSH

Upcoming Dates

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Relationships with Children

Strengthening Relationships With Children - Webinar (2.5hr)

Identify ways to strengthen relationships so that every child has a sense of belonging, feels safe and secure, and is capable and confident, with relationship expert Michelle Cuthbertson. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5

child relationshipsCommunication

Upcoming Dates

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Leadership

Resilience Fatigue - How to overcome the exhaustion from attempting to be motivated, positive and strong - Webinar

Are you suffering from resilience fatigue? Would you like to know how to restore energy, reconnect with your team and understand how to regulate (rather than suppress) negative emotions?  

Internationally renowned author, speaker and positive change expert Alison Earl will show you how to reset your focus and rebuild your energy to provide you and your team with the tools to overcome resilience fatigue.   

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7

WellbeingSelf-regulation

Upcoming Dates

More training dates coming soon

Program and Practice

The How, What and Why of Effective School Transition: Setting Children up for Success - Webinar

Planning and implementing successful transition to school practices is critical to quality early education.  

During this webinar, Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett explains how to implement best practice strategies based on current research.

Note: A recording will be provided for those who are unable to attend on the day.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 5, 6

Transition

Upcoming Dates

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Leadership

Leading Your Team Through Change - Webinar

The world is always changing, and nothing stays the same, this is particularly true in the ECEC sector where policies and practices seem to change daily. How successful these changes are is dependent upon on how they are managed at the service.  

Is everyone on board with the change or are there some who are attempting to block it? 

ECEC leadership expert Blake Stewart will help you to discover how to manage the change process at your centre so that everyone is committed to making it happen. 

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

4, 7

LeadershipWellbeingCommunication

Upcoming Dates

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Program and Practice

Creating a Courageous Culture in Play - Webinar

Risky play is a popular topic in the early education sphere. In this exciting session, renowned outdoor educator and playground designer Lukas Ritson will share why we should be encouraging children to be courageous rather than risky, as well as how to conduct active risk and play assessments.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5

Upcoming Dates

More training dates coming soon

Relationships with Children

Inclusion Strategies, Practices and Environments to Support Children with Additional Needs - Webinar

Does your team know how to embed quality inclusive practices into the program to support the inclusion of all children at your centre? Are they confident when it comes to bridging the gap between the service, home, and allied health therapists?  

Join passionate early intervention advocate Blake Stewart to find out how you can support children’s communication, language understanding, behaviour, and success in social settings, and empower families through their diagnostic journey.  

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

1, 3, 5, 6

BehaviourProgrammingchild relationships

Upcoming Dates

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Leadership

Standard Mental Health First Aid - Face to Face

1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness every year, yet most people don't know how to offer assistance. 

The Standard Mental Health First Aid course will show you how to support someone experiencing a mental health issue or crisis, with four practical sessions spread across two days.

Note: This is a face-to-face session which will be held in our office on George Street at Circular Quay, Sydney, over two days. 

Delivery Method:

Face to Face

NQS Areas:

7

Leadership

Upcoming Dates

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Leadership

The Director's Toolkit: Compliance & Quality - Webinar

This session will give participants the opportunity to reflect on the knowledge and skills required to ensure your service is compliant with the Education and Care Services national law and regulations. Participants will also explore the meaning of quality and how to focus on quality practices. 

Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7, 2

LeadershipThe Directors Toolkit

Upcoming Dates

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Leadership

The Director's Toolkit: Leadership & Advocacy - Webinar

In this session participants will think about leadership and their role and what makes a good leader, they will also learn to understand their own leadership style. Participants will also discuss current issues of advocacy and reflect on their own role as an advocate.

Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7, 4, 5, 6

LeadershipThe Directors Toolkit

Upcoming Dates

More training dates coming soon

Leadership

The Director's Toolkit: Working With Management: Planning & Policy - Webinar

This session will explore how to plan and develop policy including strategic planning, planning for ongoing quality improvement and succession planning.

Note: This series is only recommended for new directors or those looking for a refresh.

Delivery Method:

Webinar

NQS Areas:

7

LeadershipThe Directors Toolkit

Upcoming Dates

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Our Learning and Development Approach

Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2021. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

Meet us!

CELA Facilitators

CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

Need specific training on a date and topic that suits you?

Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

Inservice Training

Inservice Training

While our training calendar is extensive, we know that sometimes you need a more targeted approach. Our learning and development specialists can tailor your training to be delivered where, when and how you need it. 

Mentoring

Mentoring

We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

RTO Accredited Training

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications including our child protection training for childcare, early and middle childhood educators. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

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