Overseas Schools Advisory Council


Authors Acknowledgements

How did this book come to be?
Needs Assessment
Where to begin?

Chapter 1: How to Conduct Group Focus Sessions, Multi-voting, and "Meet
And Greet" Activities.
Introduction and Book Objectives
Essential Information
Group Focus Sessions
"Meet and Greet" Activities
Group Focus Sessions
"Conducting a Group Focus Session".

Chapter 2: All you need to know about stress.
Laurie - A Case Study in Stress and Chapter Objectives
Essential Information
Understanding Stress
Managing Stress, making the best of it!
Stress Busters to the Rescue!
Long Term Preventative Techniques
The Creative Approach
When All Else Fails!
Group Focus Sessions
1: "Identifying Stressors"
2: Manifestations of Stress
3: Stress Busters
4: Visualization
5: Long Term Stress Management
6: What's Next? Action Planning.
Suggested Resources

Chapter 3: Are you in STEPP?
Alexander - A Case Study of Expectations out of Alignment and Chapter Objectives
Essential Information
Alignment Theory
Personality Traits
Ethics, Virtues, and Values: Knowing What Matters Most
Are You in STEPP? Setting and Evaluating Expectations
Group Focus Sessions
1: Keeping in STEPP: Staying in Alignment
2: Who am I?
3: What is Your Personality Prototype Profile?
4: Ben's Story
Suggested Resources

Chapter 4: Time Management
Lee - A Case Study in Managing Time and Chapter Objectives
Essential Information
Why Time Management?
Tips for Time Management
Summary of Time Management Lessons
Prioritization and Decision Making
Planning - Daily, Intermediate, and Long Term
Group Focus Sessions
1: One More Hour
2: Setting Priorities
3: Time Quadrant
4: S.C.A.M.P.E.R.
Suggested Resources

Chapter 5: Effective Communications: Did You Hear What I Said?
Tess's Story - A Case Study in Misunderstandings and Chapter Objectives
Essential Information
Active Listening
Learning to be Assertive
Transactional Analysis
"I" Messages
Image Management
Group Focus Sessions
1: Emotional Car Pool
2: Active or Empathic Listening
3: Would You Tell Me?
4: Positively Assertive!
5: "I" Messages
6: Image Management Using Film Therapy
Suggested Resources

Chapter 6: Transitions: Easing the Way
Tara's Story: A case study: "To move or not to move...." and Chapter Objectives
Essential Information
Psychology of Change
The Personalities of Change
Using Creative Problem Solving to Help with Transitions
Group Focus Sessions
1: Describing Transitions
2: Stages of Transition
3: Supporting Transitions
4: CPS for Action Planning
Suggested Resources


About the Authors

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