Lancashire ELSA Conference – 3 July 2019

Conference also open to ELSAs beyond Lancashire.

Date and time

Wednesday 3rd July 2019; 9:00am until 3:15pm


The Exchange, County Hall, Fishergate, Preston


This conference is for ELSAs who have completed the five days of ELSA training. To maintain accreditation for this academic year, ELSAs will need to attend at least two out of the three supervision sessions which have been offered. The ELSA conference is the supervision offer for the summer term.

There will be a keynote speech delivered by Sheila Burton, Educational Psychologist, who originally developed the ELSA project. This will focus on how to promote positive engagement with pupils in ELSA sessions.

ELSAs will also have the opportunity to attend two out of five workshops (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) – topics are: Counselling Skills, Autism, Emotion Coaching, Lego Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Workshops will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Sheila will be running one of the workshops.

Timetable for the day:

9.00am – 9.30am – Registration/Arrival 

9.30am – 11.00am – Key Note Speaker (Sheila Burton)

11.00am – 11.30am – Break

11.30am – 12.30pm – Workshops 

12.30pm – 1.30pm – Lunch 

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Workshops, as above

2.30pm – 2.45pm – Break

2.45pm – 3.15pm – Plenary and feedback questionnaires


ELSAs will have gained confidence and gained new tools 

to support the development of children and young people’s 

emotional literacy skills. 

Booking information: 

Cost – £75.00 including lunch and refreshments