Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work

Teaching Standards 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2

Audience:  Teachers, Graduate Teachers, Senior Teachers and Assistant Principals

Interpersonal skills enable individuals to interact and communicate with each other and in groups.  In the workplace, individuals with strong interpersonal skills are perceived as being:  positive, calm, confident and authentic.  Possessing well developed interpersonal skills relate to an individual’s level of emotional intelligence with qualities that are often appealing to others.

This course is 6 PD hours. Accreditation

What's included?

2 Quizzes
16 Texts
Leah  Shmerling
Leah Shmerling

About the instructor

Leah is passionate about education, training and career development.  

Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that include:  corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector, and career counselling clients from a range of backgrounds.  She is a published writer of two books and freelance writer for newspapers and professional publications.

Leah commenced her career as a teacher in the TAFE system in 1985 and has been training for over 25 years. When facilitating training programs, Leah applies a range of experiential interactive learning techniques to cater to a range of learning styles, participant needs and energy levels.  She brings her enthusiasm; empathy and sense of fun to all her training sessions.

Leah is a published author of two books: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which has sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996 published by Macmillan Education Australia.

For many years, Leah has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Age - Education, Employment and Business, and is a former columnist and freelance writer with the Herald Sun - Learn.  Leah has also written professional and business publications.

Leah is a qualified Career Counsellor, Career and Life Coach, assisting individuals to achieve both their professional and personal goals to lead a positive and fulfilled life.
Leah holds a Masters of Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.
Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA), a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPI-Aus).
Leah has attained international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification.

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