Incredible Years Teacher | Training for Group Leaders

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Start Date
Wed, 26 July 2023 - 8:30 am
End Date

In-person 3-day Basic Training workshop for delivery of the Incredible Years® Teacher Programme

Facilitated by Anna Dickson and Michele Jones

This workshop is intended for professionals who will be delivering the Incredible Years® Teacher Programme and is the first step in developing group leader skills to deliver the IY TCM Programme to educators of children aged 4- to 8-years. Teachers find themselves spending increasing amounts of time attending to students’ aggressive, hyperactive and non-compliant behaviours in the classroom. If these behaviours are ignored, or if teachers give them negative attention, they will continue to increase, leading to eventual school failure and antisocial behaviour. The Teacher Classroom Management Programme aims to provide teachers with the skills to effectively manage their classroom and promote children’s social, emotional, and academic competence.

Training dates - you must attend all days in full

Wednesday 26 July 2023
Thursday 27 July 2023
Friday 28 July 2023

Session times

Day 1 – Start time is 9.00am – Finish time is 4.30pm
Day 2 – Start time is 8.30am – Finish time is 4.30pm
Day 3 – Start time is 8.30am – Finish time is 3.30pm

All sessions will start promptly at the times listed above. 

What can I expect and who should attend?

The Incredible Years® Teacher programme helps teachers strengthen classroom management strategies, promote children’s prosocial behaviour and reduce classroom aggression. The programme can be useful for teachers, teacher aides, psychologists, school counsellors, and any school personnel working with young children.

This is an intensive, practical training workshop over three days. 'Completion of training' certificates will be given to attendees who attend the full course. There is an expectation that those who attend this training continue to work towards accreditation in the programme. Information regarding accreditation is provided at the workshop.

Commitment required from practitioner

  • Attend all three days – if you are unable to attend all the days, please do not register.
  • Manager’s support for attendance at the full three day's training and subsequent consultation days and fidelity workshops.
  • Agreement to ongoing communication with Whāraurau on your accreditation pathway plan, support opportunities and progression.
  • Ongoing co-delivery of the IY Teacher Programme with another IY-trained practitioner.


Group leader manuals and resources are not provided at this training. Additional books and programme materials such as leader manuals, DVDs, parent handouts, etc. can be purchased directly from the Incredible Years® USA website.

Registration of interest closes: 30 June 2023, or earlier if capacity has been reached.

Please note that you are registering your interest for this event. Places are limited and will be allocated after discussion with MOE as part of the selection process. Confirmation of training places will be confirmed via email after the closing date. 

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop and catering will be provided. 

More information about Group Leader Trainings can be found below

Incredible Years® USA website


For enquiries about this event, please contact Neil Malonzo:

[email protected]

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COVID-19 Requirements*

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Anna Dickson

Incredible Years® Mentor

Anna Dickson is a Registered Psychologist who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families.

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Michele Jones

Incredible Years | Mentor-in-training Teacher programme

Michele Jones is Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa and is an Early Intervention Teacher.

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