The following workshops are offered for educators and allied professionals (most of these are half day presentations)
Growing human identity in young people. Ideas to teach what it is 'to be human' to young people (3 hours)
Practical cohesive strategies to get off to the best New Year with students! Activities that inspire group cohesiveness for young people (3hours)
What is 'What's the Buzz?' How does it work and why use it? An interactive question and answer session about 'What's the Buzz? and 'Social and emotional literacy' (3 hours)
The 4-goals of 'mis'behaviour - savvy ways to re-interpret, re-classify and work with tricky student behaviour; through a positive behavioural support lens (3 hours)
Strategic ideas to grow productive organisational habits in young people. An optimistic collection of activities and conversations that support the emergence of organisational habits.
'What's the Buzz?' - an immersion into the value of Social and Emotional Literacy (SEL). Why teach it, how, and what are the anticipated benefits? (all day or half a day)
The 'ART' of developing relational language patterns.The power of words; how they can help, hinder or hurt relationships and authority (3 hours)
Let's get personal - Placing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into a healthier perspective. Ideas and attitudes to structure better outcomes (2-3 hours)
Emotionally connecting strategies to boost confidence, self-esteem and learning engagement for students with Auditory Processing Disorder (1.5 hours)
Ideas to nurture emotional awareness and resilience in children of all ages (2 hours)
Supporting students to put 'perseverance' in place (2 hours)
Practical ideas to build SELF-AWARENESS and IDENTITY in young people (2 hours)
Earlier presentations, 12 through to 16 are available via the following link
Educator workshops are intended for staff working in schools, for clinicians such as counsellors, psychologists, OT's, speech pathologists, social workers and youth workers working in private practice and for parents running home school. To arrange a workshop at a time that suits your staff, simply contact Mark:
Mark Le Messurier
Phone 0459 418 909,
Mark is a charismatic speaker. I could listen to him for hours. I love his up
close and real stories about students who learn differently. I always come
away with a pearl of wisdom to challenge my thinking and improve my practice.
One of Mark's pearls, that I've often shared with others is that girls work
hard to please; boys work hard to please someone they have a good relationship
I have asked Mark to present on several occasions to my school community.
Mark's insights into effective ways to support our children and his
understanding of 'what makes our children tick' is always illuminating and
thought provoking. We come away not only with some great strategies to help
our children to be successful, but also feel affirmed as teachers and parents
that we are on the right track.
St. Monica's Parish School
Walkerville, South Australia
The attendees at the SPELD Queensland workshop were delighted with Mark's
presentation on Cognitive Behavioural Training this year. He gave very
practical strategies to support them to find effective ways to help their
Mark is a dynamic and empathetic presenter who knows his stuff - as a result
his rapport with his audience is very high! As a SPELD organisation we were
thrilled not only with the way in which Mark delivered his workshop, but also
with the fact that his content was backed up by sound research.
Mark is a dynamic presenter. He builds a great rapport with the audience
and they respond to him well. The information he delivers is current and
well researched which builds credibility in his content. He matches his
pace to suit the needs of the group.
Senior Consultant, Behaviour Team
Catholic Education Office, South Australia
Participating in Mark's workshops is an opportunity not to be missed.
Mark's greatest strength is that he speaks as a parent and his wisdom is from
experience. Parents easily identified with his practical insights into
parenting in today's world. They came away from the series of workshops both
affirmed in their parenting and challenged to explore very realistic
suggestions for enhancing their parenting skills and nurturing
emotional resilience in their children.
Sister Bernie Sontrop sgs
Family, School Community Pastoral Worker
All Saints Primary School, South Australia
Most of our staff have attended professional workshops run by Mark and always
return energised and with new initiatives. Knowing this we invited Mark to
work with our parent community. He offered real, practical ideas for parents
to develop better relationships with their children. Just his wonderful sense
of humour helps parents to cope better who find themselves in trying
Mike Proctor, School Leadership Member
St Joseph's, Hectorville, South Australia
Our parents were really looking forward to hearing Mark speak because they
were interested in the topic and had heard a lot about his reputation for
working with young people.
The presentation was meaningful and thought-provoking yet at the same time
there were moments of light-heartedness and wonderful humour that we
appreciated and enjoyed. Mark's style is honest, warm and engaging.
The presentation included a range of facts, research statistics and
interesting / humorous anecdotes that kept the audience involved and engaged
throughout the evening. Some parents commented that it was over too soon and
many parents commented on how much they enjoyed Mark's presentation.
It's clear that Mark is passionate about helping young people to reach their
St Ignatius Junior School
Mark has worked with the St. Mary's College staff in a professional
development capacity, and with new parents exploring issues around transition.
He is an engaging presenter, who connects with his audience by drawing on his
considerable experience as an educator, as well as sound academic research.
I confidently recommend Mark as a presenter on all issues associated with
student wellbeing and learning needs.
St Mary's College
Adelaide, South Australia
Mark's presentation was one of the most informative and engaging I have ever
been to. His friendly and humorous style had my colleagues asking, "Where did
that day go?"
Mark's presentation was so powerful that we had him presenting to teachers
from our cluster within a month of us having seen him as counsellors.
DECS, School Counsellor
Lonsdale Heights CPC-7 School