The content for this Resource Area has been provided by Ted Daszkiewicz, a training and development consultant within the Consultancy Team, at CfBT Education Trust. He has a psychology background and over 15 years of experience in working directly with young people and practitioners in a variety of settings. This has included working within the areas of substance misuse, behaviour management, youth services, education and careers. His experience covers a number of different approaches to working with young people, including Transactional Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He has also worked for Nottingham Trent University where he was an associate lecturer for 3 years as part of the Social Sciences Dept
He was instrumental in developing the Motivational Dialogue approach to working with learners. This is an innovative approach to motivating individuals to change unwanted behaviour. This was recently updated through funding from the previous DfES Quality Standards unit and was tested within the national E2E programme for which Ted was the national expert. This has now been included as part of the QCA Foundation Learning Tier.
Ted has also been involved in developing, writing materials/guides and delivering a variety of training and development programmes for numerous professions and government initiatives. These have included a number of previously new pilot professions including Connexions, Learning Mentors, Parent Support Advisers and other key practitioners within integrated Children's Services. His current focus is mainly around the Every Child Matters agenda and Integrated Children's services.
CfBT Education Trust is a leading education consultancy and service organisation. Their object is to provide education for public benefit both in the UK and internationally.
As a not-for-profit organisation all of their funds are used for educational purposes and they reinvest £1million every year specifically for practice-based educational research.