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Relationships Matter (Richland Community College)


Total Credits: .4 Workshop CEU(s)

Faculty:
Juan R. Abascal |  Dominic Brucato
Duration:
4 Hours
Product Type:
Event
Location:
Richland Community College - Decatur, Illinois

Dates


Description

Have you ever wished that teaching could be more fun and more effective more often? We believe it can! The first step in this process is building a relationship with each student. Clinical Psychology offers a unique perspective on this. The same skill sets that facilitate relationship building and healing in the consulting room are transferable to the classroom.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

  • Translate the relationship building skills used by clinical psychologists into effective classroom management tools.
  • Adopt an engaging presence and bring optimism, warmth, and enthusiasm into the classroom.
  • Incorporate principles of rapport building and bonding into their teaching.
  • Use active placebo effects to increase student learning. Use principles of behavior modification to build structures that support risk taking. Apply the above competencies in face-to-face and virtual classroom settings.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

This workshop explores best practices for relationship building through lectures, story sharing, PowerPoint presentations, videos, small group activities, and full group discussions.

Digital Badge, Certificate, and CEUs

All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-workshop learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.

Facilitator

Juan R. Abascal's Profile

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Juan R. Abascal, a graduate of Rutgers University and Kent State University, is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Miami Dade College. He was awarded an Endowed Teaching Chair and has received NISOD’s Excellence Award. Dr. Abascal was also honored with the Service Learning Professor of the Year Award. As a graduate of the Salzburg International Education Institute, Dr. Abascal has been involved in the Global Education Initiative, as well as the Earth Ethics Institute. He has served as a Department Chairperson, Associate Dean, Academic Dean, and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. Abascal and Dr. Brucato have conducted numerous seminars on effective teaching, personal effectiveness, and stress mastery. They have co-authored two books: Essential Elements for Effectiveness – Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology and Stress Mastery – The Art of Coping Gracefully.  He is a co-founder of MindWorks International, Inc., a creative performance consulting firm focused on optimal functioning, effective teaching, and transformational leadership in institutions of higher learning.


Dominic Brucato's Profile

Dominic Brucato Related seminars and products


Dominic Brucato, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Kent State University, is a Clinical Psychologist and Retired Professor of Psychology at Miami Dade College. He was the recipient of an Endowed Teaching Chair and the Service Learning Professor of the Year Award. He also served as a Core Council Member of the Earth Ethics Institute and was involved with the Global Education Initiative. Dr. Brucato and Dr. Abascal have conducted numerous seminars on effective teaching, personal effectiveness, and stress mastery. They have co-authored two books: Essential Elements for Effectiveness – Optimal Functioning Through Positive Psychology and Stress Mastery – The Art of Coping Gracefully.  Dr. Brucato co-founded MindWorks International, Inc., a creative performance consulting firm focused on optimal functioning, effective teaching, and transformational leadership in institutions of higher learning.


Lodging

Hotels

Residence Inn by Marriott
230 Lucile Avenue
Forsyth, IL 62535
(217) 872-6600

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
1417 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
(217) 875-3337

Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth
1429 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
(217) 877-5577

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
5150 Hickory Point Frontage Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 872-2402

Location

Richland Community College

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National Sequestration Education Center, 3357 N President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur, Illinois 62521, United States

Agenda

Preliminary Schedule
Friday, April 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by NISOD.
Venue Address

Richland Community College
National Sequestration Education Center
3357 N President Howard Brown Blvd
Decatur, IL 62521

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