Confused about Consultations?
Feeling mystified by Fidelity Days?
Wondering what is a Connect session?
The Whāraurau Parent and Teacher Team have received feedback that some Incredible Years workforce support events may be confusing, especially for those new to the programme. The following provides a basic guide to get you started. Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have.
A consultation day provides group leaders with an opportunity for peer review of their group delivery. The workshop is facilitated by a mentor and involves group leaders bringing a short recorded segment of their work for peer review.
Attendance at a minimum of one consultation day is a requirement for accreditation. Whāraurau schedules consultation days regularly across the country.
These workshops provide group leaders at all levels of experience with an opportunity to discuss issues and practise skills relating to programme delivery and fidelity. Adhering to fidelity when delivering the programme means that the group leader is using key collaborative skills, is covering the core programme content, and is being responsive to the needs of the group. This means there will be the greatest likelihood of positive outcomes for families/whānau.
Group leaders bring agenda items to an informal, small, online group meeting which is facilitated by a NZ mentor or peer coach. Topics are discussed, ideas shared, and connections are built in a relaxed, yet informative and supportive session.