The Circles of Empowerment for Schools

Research indicates that there are six core areas of competencies that contribute to the proficiency of educators as a team to ensure that a high level of learning is achieved within their own school environment.These core areas include:

  • Academic qualifications
  • Teaching experience
  • Classroom skills
  • Self-awareness proficiency
  • Effective communication skills
  • Leadership competencies

Whilst Principals and Deputy Principals might have these skills in abundance and play a vital role in the leadership of their schools, their ultimate success can be limited by their ability to harness and focus the strengths of their leadership team to extend their own vision.

“The basic building block of good communications is the feeling that every human being is unique and of value.” Anon

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Who we are

Sandy Geyer

Business Leader, Author, Entrepreneurial Trainer and International Business Speaker.
Sandy has extensive expertise in behavioural science and corporate training which she combines with her unique understanding of the educational sphere as the co-founder of Allcopy Publishers.

Hillary Haynes

As one of Australia’s top corporate trainers in Emotional Intelligence, Hilary’s knowledge in this area is outstanding and her resources form a very valuable part of the COE material.

Margi Hull

Margi is an experienced facilitator with a wide training background. With her extensive experience in the educational field she assists schools through the COE training programme as a much valued and compassionate professional.

Lynn-Mari Blokker

Lynn is a highly experienced facilitator who has a background in Industrial Psychology and who’s core focus is Emotional Intelligence. She is passionate about developing and optimizing individual and team skills, contributing to making a positive difference.


What we Teach

Emotional Intelligence training empowers Educators and Learners to function effectively in the following areas:

  • Self awareness and theawareness of others throughthe recognition of behavioural styles within an educational environment
  • Leadership empowerment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career choices (Learners)
  • Personal strengths (Educators)

How does the Training work?

Through the completion of an online COE assessment and a strengths assessment, Educators are coached through a 4 hour workshop in groups of between 10 and 20 by a COE specialist trainer/facilitator.

Through the completion of an online COE assessment, Learners are coached through a 2 hour workshop in groups of between 50 and 80 by a COE specialist trainer/facilitator.

The Educator training focus is towards:

  • Effective communication
  • Leadership empowerment
  • Team dynamics and alignment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Individual and team strengths
  • School and team goals

The Learner focus is towards:

  • Self awareness and self management
  • Awareness of others and management of others
  • Leadership empowerment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career choices

What do other Schools say

“The workshop proved to be enlightening, interesting, and fruitful for the team. This process will enable both personal growth, and more effective management of Rhodes High School. We look forward to the rolling out of this programme to other members of the Rhodes High School community. The Circles of Empowerment Workshop is highly recommended by Rhodes High School.”

Keith Long, Principal – Rhodes High School

“Want your team to work together more closely? Want to structure your system toward staff strengths? Want staff members who have a better understanding of themselves in terms of their career development? Give AllCopy Publishers a call!”

Shandre Otto, Deputy Principal – Norman Henshilwood High School

“My staff recently completed the Circles of Empowerment training programme as ‘me/us’ time. We certainly were not disappointed – the interactive workshop kept us fully involved as we learnt more about ourselves as individuals and how this affects our functioning as a team.”

Sheva Messias, Principal – King David Linksfield Pre-Primary School

What do we do if we are interested?

Contact us as soon as possible. You are under no obligation to proceed from enquiry but if you are interested schedule planning will be helpful to organise workshops at the best time for your school’s Educators and Learners.

Click here if you would like to take the COE assessment or you have been given a voucher to complete the COE assessment

Click here for Registration Guidelines

Areas of South Africa

Margi Hull

084 587 0179


New Zealand and Australia Enquiries

Sandy Geyer

+64 21 857 743

Lynn-Mari Blokker



Empowerment Through Emotional Intelligence Training for Educators and Learners