Parent Effectiveness Training (in the Work Place)

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PET is a 24 hour long course, consisting of a series of sessions which will take parents/carers through Thomas Gordon’s Behaviour Window ™, the full set of communication and conflict-resolution skills and all the principles that underpin the PET approach.

Help parents as part of your Wellbeing Agenda

Working parents face a tremendous challenge in balancing their work and home life, particularly while their children are young. Achieving and maintaining this balance is an essential part of their wellbeing.

PET can help parents to be confident and resourceful at home and at work

By providing them with a Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) course – in the convenience of the workplace – you will be ensuring that your working parents get the support they need, so they can focus on work and stay in work.

This is a valuable and innovative way to contribute towards your staff’s wellbeing; whilst improving your organisations employee retention and productivity.

An added bonus is that the PET communication model is based on Dr Thomas Gordon’s Leadership Model, which means the skills gained will be relevent and transferable. This may be the way to attract hard-to-reach staff towards ‘soft skills’ training.

Who can attend

It is open to any working parent/carer with verbal children aged up to 18.  This includes children with special needs.  If you would like to extend the invitation to partners and/or clients, that would work too.


There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Our work with your parents will be judgment free and we respect the values that they bring to their parenting. Past parent/carers have said that PET is life-changing, but there is no magic to it. It’s like learning how to ride a bike, it takes time and practice. We work with parents of verbal children, of all ages.

Benefits of PET

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Like organisations, problems arise in families because communication breaks down. Confusion and anger in your children may be followed by shouting, nagging, giving in or giving up, in you. This communication breeds resentment, rarely achieves the desired result and comes at great cost to the relationship. No-one wins. If you were in this situation at work, you’d probably seek advice. Parent Effectiveness Training was developed from a Leadership Skills model. Lead your children and use evidence-based skills to develop empathy, confidence, resilience and respect in you AND your children. We’ll tell you how to handle every problem so that you can all get win/win outcomes. Your family can be different people, together.  The course will:

  • Equip you with the principles that underpin the PET approach, so that stress levels decrease and home life becomes calmer and happier.
  • Give you knowledge and the time to practice the full set of comunication and conflict-resolution skills, so you can respond to problems in the home rather than react to them.
  • Help you feel more confident and in control by increasing authentic communication skills (which may also benefit you with relationships in the workplace).
  • Increase your wellbeing at work and at home.

Cost: £3000 (£2000 for the non-profit sector).  This includes two trainers, for a maximum of 20 people.

Introductory Session, as an option

We can offer a 3 hour introductory session so parents/carers can check whether the approach is right for them before commiting to the full 24 hr course.

Cost: £150.  This includes one trainer, for a maximum of 30 people. If your minimum number of parents/carers decide to proceed with the full course, the cost of this introductory session is subtracted.


This course is accredited by Gordon Training International and carries a Certificate.

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