“We would like to thank Adam so much for taking the time recently to speak to our leadership team and teachers on versatility and behavioural styles in relation to workplace change. Your coaching on being a versatile teacher/ leader really resonated with people as evidenced by the motivation and enthusiasm in the room. Your workshop was engaging and came at a critical time of change for our school. Teachers are actively engaging in dialogue based on the key points discussed in the workshop to further improve the way they interact both personally and professionally. Thanks again for giving your valuable time to help us be better teacher/leaders.”
Nightcliff Primary School
"Adam is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter who has an unique intuition when it comes to his audiences. His deep understandings in the educational arena underpin his engaging presentations that are inspiring, practical and packed with meaning. Adam has taken his experiences in education and life to communicate his messages through an attention capturing combination of anecdote and key messages that are informed by evidence. He challenges members of his audience to understand their decision-making and how they can look at making decisions from different perspectives. This leads to them consider how they work and how they can be a meaningful and productive contributor. Most importantly Adam connects with his audience and sends them away feeling inspired, connected and stronger."
Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory
"At very short notice Adam Voigt accepted the position of Deputy Chairperson for 2012 International Conference On Learning And Community Enrichment (ICOLACE) event held in Singapore from 15-18 July. The conference was attended by over forty participants from fifteen countries and Adam played a major role in creating a welcoming environment both within the formal sessions when he chaired a number of presentations and also informally during breaks and social events. Adam's own key note address on the second day of the conference was one of the highlights of the event. His natural gifts of leadership and communication were clearly evident in the engaging way in which he paced and delivered his material. It is very clear that Adam is a man with a message and a mission to use his past experiences within schools to help other educators make their organisations better for the future. I admire his enthusiasm and commitment and wish him every success. Adam's thinking is cutting edge and needed if we are to re-energise our schools."
"Adam's Leadership Boot Camp really helped us start Term 3 with a team focus . Adam provides a strong message around distributed leadership and taking responsibility as a member of a team. He reiterated that the day was an investment in the staff. He created a safe atmosphere for everyone to participate, to be challenged, and to share frustrations and successes alike. Some key take aways for staff were around trusting their instincts, sharing successful practice and ideas and getting to know your students. Staff are still quoting Adam in and around the staff room and at professional learning sessions. A great investment for our school."
Nhulunbuy Primary School
"The Special Education Network members from both the Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory and the Catholic Education Office were privileged to participate in a series of motivational workshops facilitated by Adam in working with students with challenging behaviours. We were all engaged and empowered as Adam connected with us through his life stories and experiences, as he challenged, provoked and inspired us to rethink our methodology when dealing with challenging behaviours, within our diverse, school contexts. All participants left the workshops revitalized, with practical strategies to readily implement in their schools. Adam is an exceptional presenter, who is fully abreast of the unprecedented challenges faced by school leadership teams."
Association of Independent Schools of the Northern Territory
"Adam Voigt recently conducted a whole staff workshop on “Coping With Change”. This was timely for our school and enabled participants to reflect on themselves as a leader within the change process. As a presenter, Adam is inspiring, interesting and motivating. His style is professional yet humorous, engaging and “at the grass root level”. It is obvious that he understands schools as organisations, leadership in schools, change mechanisms, reactions to change and ways that individuals can manage change. Adam is able to relate the theory to the practical reality of schools in times of change. He also shares his own personal experiences as an educational leader. The workshop was highly valuable and the feedback from staff was very positive. Highly recommended."
Larrakeyah Primary School
"Adam's ability to connect with staff is outstanding. His work helping us to develop a Restorative approach to the way we deal with behaviour issues has allowed staff the opportunity to reflect on their teaching methods. At the same time giving them the practical tools to take ownership of classroom management and build more productive relationships with their students. Adam has an ability to make staff feel at ease through real stories, research based evidence and robust discussion. I will continue to engage Adam to work with staff as he is one of the best presenters I've had the opportunity to work with."
Batchelor Area School
Some comments from workshop participants ...
"Fantastic PD. Full of very appropriate information. Gave me a lot to think about, especially about how I can apply it to my situation in the school that I work in."
"Thanks Adam, the whole day was very engaging and a great mix of interracting, sharing, learning, listening and laughing. Very informative and motivating."
"Fantastic! Thank you, Adam. Tools that you shared are exceptional & will make a huge difference to how we work at Marrara Christian College. Thank you again."
"Informative, engaging, thought provoking and affirming. The 'quirky' method of delivery will help me to remember the invaluable content. Thanks Adam."
"Thanks so much for today. Really good presentation and I got a lot out of it. I'm only a new teacher so there is a fair chance I will stay in contact. I am really excited to take this back to my school at Wadeye."
"Great Adam! I enjoyed your prsentation. It was interesting and humourous. I have a huge amount of new ideas to take back to my school."
"Great PD Adam. I loved your style and your sense of humour. The content was very practical and you made a difficult job look easy. You clearly know what you are talking about. Keep up the great work."
"Adam was very interesting. Simple ideas well presented. I especially liked the visual graph on behaviour escalating in response to a new approach before improving."
Year 4/5 Teacher - Wanguri PS