A 1-day CPD event led by Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease
|Leader:||Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease|
|Date:||Thursday 17th May 2018|
|Time:||10:00 – 14:00|
|Venue:||Oxford & Cambridge Club, 71-77 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HD|
|Cost:||£180 inc. VAT, including lunch|
|Topic:||How best to manage and work with parental aspirations|
This course is for those who work in careers in school and colleges. It offers useful steps in building positive relationships with parents and guardians. The course also covers conflict resolution and how to manage expectations.
The course will cover:
- an overview of theories relating to conflict management and resolution
- identifying conflict areas and how to avoid them with parents and guardians
an examination of potential ways to strategically collaborate with parents and guardians with regards
to your CEIAG policy and provision
- analysing the communication around your CEIAG provision and how it involves this group
The course will provide opportunities to:
- explore practical approaches to working with parents and guardians
- share knowledge and experiences
developing a ‘communications toolkit’ to foster more effective professional relationships with parents
10:00 - 10:15 Tea and welcome
10:15 - 11:00 Defining your role and theirs
11:00 - 11:30 Parents and Guardians - Communication
11:30 - 12:00 Parents and Guardians - Collaboration
12:00 - 12:30 Parents and Guardians - Their key questions and queries
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Conclusions and practical steps forward
About Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease, MA, MPhil, PhD, FHEA
Course Leader Dr Mariama Ifode-Blease works as an independent careers consultant and community engagement practitioner. Mariama completed her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews, followed by an MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge.
As a secondary school MFL teacher and Head of Careers, Mariama developed her knowledge of the higher education landscape in both the UK and the US. In 2009, she was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to New York University and she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013. Mariama has worked as Senior International Admissions Officer for New York University, and as a Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer for the University of Cambridge Admissions Office.
In 2018, Mariama has completed an MA in Careers Education and Coaching, with the Qualification in Career Development, at the University of Derby. She is also a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) and the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG). Mariama has enjoyed mentoring and supporting students through her roles in secondary and tertiary education, and is committed to enabling and encouraging young people to fulfil their full potential.
We envisage this being a popular event so please book early - places are limited.