Strategies for Challenging Behaviours

The BCRPA, in partnership with Katy Bigsby, Workshop Facilitator and Principal Consultant of Bigsby Consulting, are pleased to offer three courses focused on strategies to address challenging behaviour and social-emotional learning.

These courses are available throughout BC and can be delivered in full day or half day formats.  

All three workshops are available by Skype and in person.


Strategies for Challenging Behaviours – Level 1

This professional development workshop was created to support staff with the increased demands of working with challenging behaviours and to facilitate young people's ongoing participation in school and community programs. The feedback we get says that staff feel more connected and competent post-workshop.


Strategies for Challenging Behaviour workshop - Level II

This professional development workshop is for those who have taken the introductory Strategies for Challenging Behaviour workshop. In this session, we look at how our actions and behaviours impact the children we work with. We go into greater depth with case scenarios and role-plays.


Creating Policies and Procedures for Challenging Behaviour

This workshop supports organizations to develop policies and procedures to pro-actively minimize risk and increase workability of the program by creating guidelines and tools to support participants and staff alike.


Katy Bigsby - Workshop Facilitator

Katy has worked with children and youth with behavioral issues for the past 20 years. Her formal training is in Social Work and Education. Katy has her own consulting company called Bigsby Consulting. Her past clients include the BC Ministry of Education, the University of Victoria, the Ministry of Sport, Culture and Community Development and the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH-BC). For more information about Katy and her work, go to


Hosting a Workshop

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please download and submit the Course Request Form.

►  Full day workshop fee: $1300 + travel* and accommodation costs

►  Half day workshop fee: $700 + travel* and accommodation costs

*Please note: For travel outside Vancouver Island and the lower mainland, additional travel costs may apply, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.

All workshops are available by Skype and in person.


For more information about training, call BCRPA's Professional Development & Initiatives Coordinator at 604.629.0965 ext. 229 or email education (at)