Anthony Semann
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter

Anthony Semann is primarily a presenter and researcher. His ability to deliver inspirational conference key notes and facilitate innovative and transformative professional development programs is renowned. His background is in education, research and management – in government, corporate and community based organisations.

Anthony’s expertise as a researcher and his specialist knowledge of early education has seen him work across Australia, Asia, Europe, America, France and New Zealand. He has delivered hundreds of key notes and papers at conferences and over 15,000 professional development programs over the last 20 years. Anthony challenges organisations and people. He asks them to reflect. To ask how their communication, their leadership, their values, their relationships and their workplace culture and diversity affect what they do.

He asks them to reflect because it is these things that affect their services, businesses and ultimately the community.

Keynote Topic
Leading Curriculum Change:  Together we create more

There are so many questions regarding curriculum and what constitutes effective and high quality curriculum. Needless to say, many early childhood programs are exploring ways of improving their approaching to curriculum. In doing so bringing the team together, ensuring a common focus and planning for success should all be on the table as options. In this presentation, we will explore how to lead effective curriculum change and ensure your team succeeds. 

Workshop Topic
Why Emotional Coaching is Replacing Behaviour Management

Ideas and practices related to behaviour management require a strong critique as they are often embedded in the idea that complex problems can be solved through simplistic ideas and strategies. Too often they fall short of their promises and maintain the idea that the adults continue to do much of the heavy lifting. There are alternatives and in this presentation we will explore the concept of emotional coaching with children as an alternative and how teaching pro-social skills is always a better option than behaviour management