Inspire confidence in your clients and get rewarded in your career

Children’s health, development and wellbeing are fast-moving areas. At Ngala, our focus is keeping you at the forefront.

Ngala’s Professional Education series delivers the latest research (backed by tried and tested tools) so you can handle any challenge crossing your path.

96% of past participants have said they’re more confident after receiving training from Ngala.

Ngala’s Professional Education is suited to a wide range of professions. These professions may include nurses, teachers, early childhood teachers and educators, social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists and many others.

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Current Sessions

Group Facilitation

Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

People in a group learning

Run your next group with confidence – and tried and tested tools.

Fast forward through years of experience to the key learnings at Ngala’s group facilitation training.

Get hands-on strategies for:
•  Facilitating a group vs teaching a group
•  Getting maximum engagement
•  Keeping your group on track
•  Building a safe space for sharing sensitive information

Cyber Safety

Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

A boy uses an ipad in the classroom

One in five children experiences cyberbullying, making it more common now than ever.

You can help identify and prevent cyberbullying while working side-by-side with parents.

Get hands-on strategies for:
•  How to identify when a child is being cyberbullied
•  How to make the internet a safer place for children
•  How to respond to cyberbullying

Nutrition in the Early Years

20 February, Wednesday 13:00 – 16:00
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

Happy Toddler eating with a spoon

Good nutrition is key to a healthy childhood – and a healthy future.

As new research on children’s nutrition emerges, we investigate and update our own practices.
Join us at the forefront of children’s nutrition.

Get the latest research on:
•  Children’s health and nutrition
•  Managing the fussy toddler stage
•  Cutting through ‘healthy’ food advertisements

Building Brains

21 February, Thursday 09:30 – 12:30
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

Two kids looking at each other playing with blocksHow parents spend time with their child today influences how the child grows tomorrow – and it all comes down to their brains.

Knowing how the brain develops will change the way you work with clients, plan groups and more.

Get the latest research on:
•  How play supports brain development
•  The power of positive relationships
•  How strong early development can create positive life outcomes

Engaging Fathers

21 February, Thursday 13:00 – 16:00
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

A dad and his son spend time outdoors

Find out how you can engage more fathers, and why it is important, presented by Ngala’s DadsWA.

Using examples from research and everyday practice, this practical and interactive session covers:
• Benefits that engaged fathers can bring to their children
• Where fathers are at today and what information they seek
• Ways to facilitate engagement with fathers in your practice; and
• Thinking three rather than two plus one.

Understanding and managing children’s sleep

28 February, Thursday 09:30 – 16:00
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

Two babies sleeping Sleep will always be one of the biggest concerns for new parents.

You can help them handle the challenges by discovering the science behind sleep.

Get the latest research on:
•  Sleep and settling strategies
•  How brain development and attachment affect sleep
•  Children’s sleep from 0 to 5 years

Collaborative Partnership Practice

5 March, Tuesday 09:30 – 12:30
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

A group of people collaborating

Positive change is about collaboration, understanding and empowerment.

When your team works collaboratively with clients and staff, you can better achieve your mission in the community.

Get practical advice for:
•  How to motivate and engage others
•  Putting assumptions aside for better understanding
•  Working with different people’s contexts, experiences and skills


Working with Disgruntled People

7 March, Thursday 12:30 – 15:30
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

Image of three people meeting at a desk

When clients become angry, it puts personal safety at risk – both yours and theirs.

Learn how to de-escalate a challenging situation to ensure all parties’ safety.

Get vital information on:
•  How to communicate well with angry and emotional people
•  How to assess and clarify the situation
•  How to identify your own triggers

Growing Strong Brains® training

27-28 March, Wednesday & Thursday 09:00 – 16:00
Ngala Meeting Room, 9 George Street, Kensington WA 6151

 You can create better outcomes for Aboriginal children.

Join a two-day workshop and get a practise tool that changes lives.

Book Ngala’s signature Growing Strong Brains training and receive:
•  2 days of specialised training
•  The full Growing Strong Brains Toolkit and Facilitators Manual
•  A pocket-sized version to carry with you
•  Learnings from case studies

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