9 Nov

SWPBS-Coach Training

 Windesheim Expertise Centre for PBS offers a three-day PBS-Coach Training, in which future PBS-coaches are trained

All over Europe, PBS-schools are emerging. To guide schools in implementing School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS), a trained and skilled PBS-coach is highly desirable.  Windesheim Expertise Centre for PBS offers a three-day PBS-Coach Training, in which future PBS-coaches are trained. The first two days of the coach training are held on November 9th and 10th 2020  at VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The third day will contain a schoolvisit in the morning and a masterclass in the afternoon. Subsequent days will be planned in consultation with participants, combined with PBS-Europe Network meetings and conferences. 

PBS-Coach training

The first two days of coaching we offer, is part of a six-day PBS-training. We will offer this coach training to European professional stakeholders committed to the implementation of SW-PBS in their educational settings, preferably schools. The other four days of coaching will be planned attached to other PBS-Europe Network meetings and/or (inter)national conferences to be organized in 2021. 

The coach training is tailored to the needs of professionals working with schools across Europe. Our trainers have experience in implementing SW-PBS in primary and secondary schools from 2010 onwards and have been trained by the University of Oregon (US). Moreover, since their training our PBS-trainers have been actively training PBS-coaches via a certified programme and also have hands-on experience in implementing SWPBS directly into schools themselves. The Windesheim Expertise Centre for PBS has had experience in training schools in several countries (Belgium, Turkey, St. Maarten, UK, Cyprus, Kroatia, Spain, Portugal). The Expertise Centre has also participated in several funded European projects (together with Hungary, Portugal, Turkey, Finland, Cyprus, Spain, Greece, and Kroatia) which were funded by the European Commission. All PBS-trainers are members of the Dutch PBS Network and the PBS-Europe Network (networks approved by the American organization APBS, www.apbs.org).

PBS trainers

The training will be given by the following licensed PBS-trailers/educators:

  • Monique Nelen MSc: PBS-trainer/educator, PBS-coach, senior lecturer and PhD candidate
  • Joke Kamstra MSc: PBS-trainer/educator, PBS-coach and senior lecturer

Practical information

Monday November 9th and Tuesday November 10th 2020, both days from 9.30-17.00 at VU Amsterdam.  Wednesday 11th November 2020: visiting a school in the neigbourhood of Amsterdam. And masterclass at the school venue.


Registration fee: 495€ for three days, including tea/coffee & lunch. For registration please fill in the attached registration form before July 1st 2020.

Register here

More information

For more information please mail to Monique Nelen (mjm.nelen@windesheim.nl) The course can take place with a minimum  of 10 and a maximum of 25 persons participating.