Calendar of Courses


Trainer: Judy Hatswell
Judy is recognised Australia wide for her outstanding knowledge in the area of student welfare, behaviour management and whole school approaches enabling students to be responsible for their behaviour. Her workshops focus on teachers learning practical skills for implementation in the classroom. Judy has been teaching Choice Theory/Reality Therapy courses for schools since 1980. She has assisted schools to implement Glasser’s strategies as an approach for Whole School Programs, classroom implementation and highly successful techniques for working with individual students.

Time:           8.30am – 4.30pm each day
Venue:        37 Oakes Road, West Pennant Hills

2023 Training Course Dates:

  • 28th – 31st March
  • 16th – 19th May
  • 20th – 23rd June
  • 22nd – 25th August
  • 24th – 27th October
  • 21st – 24th November

Contact: Judy Hatswell
Ph: +61 2 9872 4231

Learn, Practice, Internalise. – Judy Hatswell & Associates Intensive Training Courses

  • Choice Theory
  • Reality Therapy
  • 6R’s for Quality Learning
  • Effective Lead Management
  • Questioning for Responsibility
  • Understanding the Conflict Cycle
  • Interviewing Resistant Clients
  • Developing Quality Relationships
  • Self Evaluation of Learning
  • 27 Accredited Training Hours

CHOICE THEORY explains why (and to a great extent how) people behave.  All of our behaviour is purposeful, and the purpose is always to attempt to satisfy the basic biological and psychological needs of survival, love and belonging, power, freedom and fun.  The theory is called Choice Theory because all behaviour is our best attempt, at the moment, to control ourselves (so that we can control the world around us) and we continually try to satisfy one or more of these basic needs.The only behaviour a person has any control over is their own.  One person cannot ‘make’ another person do anything that person chooses not to do. Choice Theory provides the reason why authoritarian management does not, and will not, result in long term behaviour change.

Choice Theory is the opposite to Stimulus-Response Theory.  Choice Theory states that all behaviour is internally motivated and chosen.  From a stimulus-response perspective behaviour is caused by someone or something outside the individual.

REALITY THERAPY is a method of interviewing based on Choice Theory to help individuals gain more effective control over their own lives.  Reality Therapy is the process of developing effective counselling and management skills.  This approach has proven valuable in education, parenting, leadership and management;  it lends itself to any situation where people need to learn how to satisfy their needs in responsible ways.

Reality Therapy is based on the belief that we all choose what we do with our lives and that we are responsible for the choices.  Responsibility is defined as learning to choose behaviours that satisfy our needs and, at the same time, do not deprive others of a chance to do the same.

LEAD MANAGEMENT focuses on management change utilising many of the principles outlined by W. Edwards Deming.  Central to the development of a quality organisation is that participants are involved as a learning community striving for more effective outcomes.

COURSE OUTCOMES:             

  • Recognise that all behaviour is internally motivated
  • Recognise that people are responsible for themselves and their actions
  • Understand the implications of Choice Theory on professional practice
  • Awareness of the counselling environment and procedures that lead to change
  • Develop and practice the skills of Reality Therapy
  • Understand the components of a quality organisation
  • Accreditation by The William Glasser Institute


Developing a Quality Classroom

2023 Training Course Dates:

  • 28th – 31st March
  • 16th – 19th May
  • 20th – 23rd June
  • 22nd – 25th August
  • 24th – 27th October
  • 21st – 24th November

Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy and Lead Management integrates whole school development and effective communication.

Join up to 16 participants for 27 hours of challenging, interactive and fun training.

Fully accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers.

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