Help parents as part of your Wellbeing Agenda
Working parents face a tremendous challenge in balancing their work and home life, particularly while their children are young. Achieving and maintaining this balance is an essential part of their wellbeing.
PET can help parents to be confident and resourceful at home and at work
By providing them with a Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) course – in the convenience of the workplace – you will be ensuring that your working parents get the support they need, so they can focus on work and stay in work.
This is a valuable and innovative way to contribute towards your staff’s wellbeing; whilst improving your organisations employee retention and productivity.
An added bonus is that the PET communication model is based on Thomas Gordon’s Leadership Model, which means the skills gained will be relevent and transferable. This may be the way to attract hard-to-reach staff towards ‘soft skills’ training.
Who can attend
It is open to any working parent/carer with verbal children aged up to 18. This includes children with special needs. If you would like to extend the invitation to partners and/or clients, that would work too.
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Our work with your parents will be judgment free and we respect the values that they bring to their parenting. Past parent/carers have said that PET is life-changing, but there is no magic to it. It’s like learning how to ride a bike, it takes time and practice. We work with parents of verbal children, of all ages.
Benefits of PET
- Equip working parents with the principle that underpin the PET approach, so that stress levels decrease and home life becomes calmer and happier.
- Give parents knowledge and practice of the full set of comunication and conflict-resolution skills, so they can respond to problems rather than react to them.
- Help parents feel more confident and in control – to increase their communication skills, which may also benefit them with relationships in the workplace.
- Increase their wellbeing at work and at home.
Full Course – Parenting Effectiveness Training
PET is a 24 hour long course, consisting of a series of sessions which will take parents/carers through Thomas Gordon’s Behaviour Window ™, the full set of communication and conflict-resolution skills and all the principles that underpin the PET approach.
Cost: £3000 (£2000 for the non-profit sector). This includes two trainers, for a maximum of 20 people.
Introductory Session, as an option
We can offer a 3 hour introductory session so parents/carers can check whether the approach is right for them before commiting to the full 24 hr course.
Cost: £150. This includes one trainer, for a maximum of 30 people. If your minimum number of parents/carers decide to proceed with the full course, the cost of this introductory session is subtracted.
This course is accredited by Gordon Training International and carries a Certificate.
Terms and Conditions:
Venue: You will provide dates that a venue will be available to run the sessions. We require tables in ‘Cabaret’ style, with a chair for each participant; and a Flipchart stand with paper/pens).
Advertising: We are happy to help you with advertising this course, whether it be providing you with text or attending a Wellbeing event hosted by organisation.
Cancellation: If your minimum number is not met, you will cancel PET and we will offer your parents/carers a place on the series of our Open Access Workshops. If Andrea Rippon cancels (due to illness/personal emergency), an alternative date will be offered and/or all monies will be refunded.