Chain Reaction Foundation Ltd

Professional Learning

Professional Learning Program for LGiS Staff


All staff engaged in the LGiS program are required to complete a training program

  • Three one-hour modules online to be completed prior to face-to-face training
  • Two days face-to-face training
  • Three one-hour modules online to be completed post face-to-face training
Professional Learning

Completing Learning Ground in School Professional Learning will contribute 18 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student/child Mental health addressing Standard Descriptor(s) 1.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Training goals for professional learning

Participants will:

  • Develop skills to promote cognitive, emotional growth and behavioural change in young people
  • Develop insights into teenage thinking
  • Develop skills focusing on student social and emotional development, and behavioural management
  • Develop communication strategies to help in the role of 'mentoring' in the LGiS program

All staff engaged in the program are required to complete an intensive training program. The training will include a total of 18 hours professional learning. This includes two days of consecutive training at Learning Ground as well as additional online modules.

Ongoing support will be provided face-to-face, zoom, or telephone meetings as required with a Chain Reaction appointed consultant who is fully experienced in the program. The program delivery will commence in Term 1 and all materials needed to conduct each session will be supplied together with comprehensive training manuals for facilitators and mentors.

Training description

The LGiS program is aimed at working with teachers to know and understand how to enhance student social and emotional wellbeing.

It focuses on training teachers to identify and provide access to resources for students to seek support and counselling to build protective behaviours.

  • Setting up for success - Being a Facilitator/Mentor at LGiS (online)
  • Introduction to Descriptive Praise and Emotion Coaching (online)
  • Just think like they do – The teenage brain (online)
  • Day 1: Face-to-face - Workshops and interactive sessions on the way we do things at Learning Ground and the LG philosophy
  • Day 2: Face-to-face – Workshops and interactive sessions covering LGiS content and ideas for implementation in your school
  • Dealing with anxiety (online)
  • Anger (online)
  • Building resilience (online)



Are you interested in this program?

Contact Rumbi Mabambe for more information

(02) 9953 3287 or 0438 187 611