ABLE4Teachers Croke Park Hours – Workshops for Schools

Relationships Matter in your School

“94% of participants stated they were likely or very likely to offer parents and colleagues time to talk about their worries or concerns following the training.”

Our ABLE4Teachers workshops provide CPD training for teachers and SNAs in how positive interactions and relationships impact positively on the health and wellbeing of all.

These two-hour workshops are available virtually via Zoom or we can hold them in your school at a time and date to suit you once it is safe to do so.

Each workshop is facilitated by our experienced licensed trainers.
We also run ‘ABLE4Teachers – How and Why Relationships Matter in Schools’, a DES-approved summer training programme for teachers, SNAs, principals, Home School Liaison Officers and School Completion Coordinators to support positive relationships in schools.

If you or your school would be interested in any of our school workshops, please contact


This virtual workshop equips school staff with tools to build positive relationships with parents, colleagues and pupils. Our ABLE Model provides a framework to help staff to listen actively and reflectively to parents and colleagues, especially at times of change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the impact of relationships on health and well being
  • An insight into the value and skills of active listening
  • Develop an understanding of change and the transition process
  • Understand Beck’s model as a way of reflecting on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the school community


Conflict is an inevitable aspect of relating with others. This two-hour introductory workshop provides insights into ways of handling conflict constructively in the school community with individuals, families and colleagues.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the value of ABLE brief intervention framework in managing conflict.
  • Greater understanding of conflict as present and ongoing within the school/community system
  • Develop insight into the dynamics of relationships and conflict in school
  • Consider strategies for managing conflict constructively.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Develop your reflective capacity.
  • Gain insights into the benefits of adopting a relational approach (Adopt a relational approach, Build & Boundary, Listen and Empower).
  • Learn how to handle conflict positively and deal with aggression.


This two-hour interactive online workshop shares knowledge and skills on the effects of inter-parental conflict on children within the school community. The session shares key messages from research & provides opportunities for peer learning & support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the impact of inter-parental conflict on children
  • Gain insight into the spectrum of conflict from constructive to destructive
  • Gain knowledge and evidence of conflict at home and how it impacts on children/ young adults within the school community

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Insight into the impact of inter-parental conflict on children’s behaviour in school
  • Develop your ability to reflect
  • Consideration of the factors that teachers and schools can adopt that help support a child’s learning and development

ABLE4Teachers CPH


This 3-hour session aims to provide knowledge and insight into our evidence-informed ABLE model and how quality relationships can impact positively on the wellbeing of self and others.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the relevance of adopting a relationship-based approach
  • Gain insight into the value and impact of active listening in the school community
  • Gain awareness of self-care and how it links to personal wellbeing

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Develop your reflective capacity
  • Introduction to using the ABLE Model (Adopt a relational approach, Build & Boundary, Listen and Empower)
  • Active listening