Study type: 
Self study

Positive Relationships

Knowing how to build positive relationships is a valuable skill. As a leader, positive relationships ensure success. You cannot achieve goals if colleagues are not willing to reach them with you.

This self-study course explores four aspects of effective working relationships: building positive relationships, managing relationships, how to manage conflict and how to build a positive relationship with yourself.

How to use this course

This course comprises of four units. All course units are intended for self-study, you can work through the course at your own pace or pick particular units that are of interest to you. If you are interested in a group study course that you can download to deliver to your staffing team then please visit our Staff Wellbeing Course here. 

This course will help participants to:

  • Understand how to build rapport
  • Evaluate and adapt positive non-verbal communications
  • Setting boundaries with assertiveness
  • Learn about perceptual positioning and how it can help you understand viewpoints
  • Identify common causes of conflict and proactive ways to resolve conflict within teams using Transactional Analysis¬†
  • Explore the concept of self-esteem and how to build a healthy self-image and positive habits to support your own wellbeing and relationship with yourself.

Course map

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This course was written by Julia Watson, a classroom teacher for over 20 years who holds the unusual accolade of working as a teacher in both Secondary and Primary education, and then as Head of PSHE and Emotional Literacy at a Pupil Referral Unit. Julia is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, specialising in the treatment of anxiety and depression in adults and children.

Julia retrained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist partly in response to rising levels of anxiety within the teaching profession. Her understanding of neuroscience, coupled with her extensive understanding of the entire learner journey, gives her a unique and revolutionary perspective on staff and pupil wellbeing. Julia is also an adviser for the Optimus Education Wellbeing Award for Schools.