Professional Boundaries in K-12

Course Description

Navigating appropriate boundaries in K-12 can be complex and challenging.  Balancing the desire for a collegial and collaborative environment with professionalism and legal obligations takes skill.  Are we friends, or are we friendly colleagues?  The distinction is important.

Equally challenging is finding the appropriate boundaries for being a caring and engaged educator for student and families.  Where is the line when professional obligations end, particularly where educators are taking a personal role in matters outside of the scope of their duties?

This engaging and interactive workshop will focus on the Roles and Responsibilities of Management to ensure:

  • Healthy workplace culture
  • Appropriate professional boundaries
  • Required educational standards

Using case studies, practical examples and legal precedents, participants will gain great clarity in complex areas such as:

  • Treatment of students
  • Off duty conduct
  • Conflict of interest
  • Social media
  • Privacy

When we blur the lines between professional and personal, are we helping or...? During this 4-hour workshop we will explore these issues and assist managers to understand why reinforcing and maintaining boundaries are imperative to fostering a professional, healthy and safe environment for all.

Upcoming Workshops

Vancouver

When: TBD
Where: BC Public School Employers’ Association
via Zoom.   The Zoom link will be provided prior to the workshop
Cost: $155.00 + GST

Registration

Space is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment.  Please note, should there be insufficient enrolment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the workshop will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. An email notification will be sent to registrants if the workshop is cancelled.

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***Please note: Should there be insufficient enrollment to meet minimum requirements for a session, the workshop will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded. An email notification will be sent to registrants if the workshop is canceled. View our online Cancellation Policy.

Questions

If you have any questions concerning the workshop, please contact Donna Verones by e-mail at donnav@bcpsea.bc.ca or by phone at 604.730.4501.

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