How to build teams, communicate effectively and create partnerships with your volunteers, parents and kids with special needs.
There’s No Such Thing as a Helicopter Parent and Other Ways To Come Alongside Families Chantal Wiebe
Despite best intentions, adults working with children and adolescents can develop assumptions about parenting types, behaviour problems, and relationship issues. Based on real stories and experiences, this session will equip both new and experienced ministry leaders to examine and refresh their practices. When coming alongside families feels frustrating or difficult, participants will come away with practical tools and insight into the cycle of attachment, anxiety, and behaviours that affect families in and outside of the church walls.
Have a Mentor, Be a Mentor Linda Unruh & JoAnn Enns
We all come to intersections in ministry where we need help thinking clearly. Finding the right mentor can be life-changing. Sometimes it makes life sustainable and you’re able to persevere. That has been the experience of Linda Unruh & JoAnn Enns. Learn from their experience of being a mentor and being mentored.
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect Greg Wood
If you want to succeed, you must learn to connect with other people. If you can connect with others – one-on-one, or in groups – your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases and your influence skyrockets. Connectors have better relationships, experience less conflict, and accomplish more than non-connectors.
How to be a R.E.A.L. Success Greg Wood
TO BECOME A REAL SUCCESS… it is imperative to RELATE to others better as you understand relational rules; EQUIP others with the proper skill sets; improve your ATTITUDE through daily practices; and LEAD others successfully to where you have gone and beyond.
Holding Space for Pain and Discomfort in an Uncertain World Carolyn Klassen
We are aware of a growing epidemic of anxiety in our culture affecting all of us, including children. This workshop will look at how we can help ourselves and the children we come in contact with to be fully present with uncomfortable feelings in ways that prepare us to deal with the inevitable adversity of life.
Disability Ministry 101 Michelle MacGibbon and Shellie Power
Are you interested in helping your church begin or develop a disability ministry? Are you wanting to be more intentional about including children with disabilities within your existing programs? Many people want to do more, but are often intimidated by “how”. This workshop is geared towards helping children’s ministry leaders discover doable first steps. We will explore helpful resources and tips from someone who transitioned into disability ministry from youth ministry.
Tools for Inclusion Shellie Power
This workshop is geared for anyone who wants to stock their supply cupboard with practical, easy to use/understand tools for supporting children and youth who struggle with attention, interpreting sensory input, and reading and writing. Join us for a ‘show and tell’ and ‘make and take’ that will help you understand supports that you can put into place to help all children experience the full life of your church.
In My Shoes: Understanding LD/ADHD Shellie Power
Inclusion of children with disabilities requires a culture of understanding and acceptance. Sometimes within that process, labels are necessary. We don't want to limit or categorize people with the use of labels, but understanding the label allows us to better understand where support is needed. This workshop will look at Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Participants will be guided through simulated activities that will give them the opportunity to learn by "walking in someone else's shoes" as well as exploring resources and tools that are available.