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Code: SGC/20/142 Introduction to First Line Management Jan 21 - May 21

This management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. This blended online programme will be delivered as a series 6.5 days over a seven month period supported with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Sharon Johnson (01454 863089). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb, or Sharon.


Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £150 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 January 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 26 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
3 23 February 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 31 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
5 28 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
6 26 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/20/1555 Women in Leadership

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles. Women in Leadership builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. 

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, personal impact and influence, and leadership styles As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders and covers self-leadership, personal impact and influence as a leader and inspirational women and leadership.
 
Please note: This is a women only programme.

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff.  For all external delegates there is a charge of £300.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 22 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 07 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/143 Introduction to First Line Management March 21 - July 21

This management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. This blended online programme will be delivered as a series 6.5 days over a seven month period supported with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Sharon Johnson (01454 863089). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb, or Sharon.


Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £150 to cover costs.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 March 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 23 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
3 21 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
4 25 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
5 30 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map
6 20 July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0179 Women in Leadership

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles. Women in Leadership builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. 

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, personal impact and influence, and leadership styles As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders and covers self-leadership, personal impact and influence as a leader and inspirational women and leadership.
 
Please note: This is a women only programme.

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff.  For all external delegates there is a charge of £300.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 17 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 29 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1434 Understanding the Context of Supporting People with Learning Disabilities (2 day) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire, who are working with adults with learning disabilities, particularly (but not only) staff who are new to this area of work. DAY 1 This course has replaced Principles of Learning Disabilities Support. This unit introduces the principles that are fundamental in supporting people who have learning disabilities and it provides underpinning knowledge towards the relevant aspects of the Care Certificate. DAY 2 This unit has replaced "Your Role as a Learning Disabilities Worker". This unit introduces understanding of a learning disability worker’s job role and responsibilities, including an awareness of the roles of others and how to work in partnership with them.

The standard charge for this course is £160. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 March 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 26 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0561 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online)

You must provide a full postal address and contact phone number, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course.  Please e-mail these details to sharon.hall@southglos.gov.uk who will forward to our contact at Bristol Mind so they can register you. 

CLOSING DATE:  30th March

The programme consists of 4 x instructor-led live sessions and 4 x individual learning sessions. You must complete all of these in order to receive your certificate. You cannot swap between programmes.

The MHFA online course is delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub which is an integrated learning platform. Learners will be able to access, interact with, and complete their learning modules for both their individual learning and instructor-led live sessions. Once a learner is confirmed as a delegate on their course they will receive an invitation with a link to the Online Learning Hub as well as login details. The delegates will be able to access the course materials via the Online Learning Hub from once the course is fully set and delegates registered, until a month after the course has completed.

They will also have access to the printed Adult MHFA Manual, Workbook and ALGEE card to refer to at any time, including before, during, and after the course. The MHFA England Online Learning Hub works best when learners use Google Chrome as their internet browser. However, the hub can be used on Firefox and Edge, provided they are the most up to date versions of these browsers. The Online Learning Hub is compatible with Apple Mac, although not yet with Safari (coming soon). To ensure the best learning experience, MHFA England do not currently recommend connecting via tablet/iPad. Delegates will be invited to join the live sessions approximately 15min before the Instructor Member starts the course. During this time, the instructor will make introductions and take delegates through what they need to do to get settled, including ensuring the technology is working correctly.
 
If a delegate has an accessibility requirement - any accessibility needs are captured when the delegate registers for a course and this will be shared with their Instructor Member. The instructor will then contact the delegate ahead of the course to chat through and agree any adjustments that will support their learning experience.

COSTS: £160 for those outside South Glos

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 15 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 20 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
4 22 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0724 Art of Brilliance - Re-energise and restore - a boost of energy, happiness and resilience

At ‘Art of Brilliance’, human flourishing is our thing. With the world in pandemic pandemonium we are bringing the ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ experience to South Gloucestershire Council with just one aim: to re-energise and restore; and give you a boost of energy, happiness and resilience.

The programme is backed by 20 years of research into the science of positive psychology, headed by a Doctor of Happiness and a team of world class trainers who have delivered wellbeing programmes all around the world.
We would LOVE for you to join because the world deserves the best you. Your colleagues and loved ones deserve the best you. Most importantly, you deserve the best you.

This is a 12 week course consisting of 8 webinars (content and activities) and 4 community calls (additional support)

The course will be delivered via MS Teams.  To add a meeting to your calendar - 
1. Open a calendar appointment at the relevant time
2. Right click on the link in the attached document and choose 'Copy Link' or 'Copy Shortcut'
3. Paste the meeting link into the open calendar appointment and save it
4. Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 28 April 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 05 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
4 12 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
5 19 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
6 26 May 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
7 02 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
8 09 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
9 16 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map
10 23 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
11 30 June 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
12 07 July 2021 14:00 - 15:00 Community Call Map

Code: SGC/21/0246 Effective Multi-Agency Working In Adult Safeguarding (previously known as Managing Good Practice) (EVENT FULL)

THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS - YOU WILL BE SENT YOUR TEAMS INVITE APPROX A WEEK BEOFRE FROM HELEN BRADNOCK OF CENTRAL TRAINING WHO WILL BE DELIVERING THIS TRAINING.

Please note that your email address will be sent to the trainer Helen Bradnock who will send you your Teams Invite details and handouts for this training session.

South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)


YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND THE "RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS" (previously ALERTER) COURSE BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.

Safeguarding Adults is a high priority aspect of the social/healthcare task. The role of a manager/practitioner in ensuring that staff respond appropriately to a safeguarding concern is vital. These staff also need to be confident about their own responsibilities in safeguarding adults, and responding appropriately to concerns about a person’s safety. This 1-day course will assist managers/supervisors, Social Workers/OTs and other practitioners including in healthcare be clear about their role, how Making Safeguarding Personal impacts on it, and how to make decisions about what to do next.

The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0653 Engaging and working with fathers and male carers in Children’s Services

Fathers and other male carers make a difference to children’s lives, but sometimes feel that child welfare services are not for them. Practitioners often try to involve them in services, but sometimes find it difficult to engage them. In this workshop, we will consider recent national and international research on this important topic, discussing issues and exploring ways to incorporate these ideas into our practice. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1. Describe three different approaches to fatherhood.
2. Choose an appropriate strategy to engage both absent and present fathers and carers as part of a whole family approach.
3. Incorporate an analysis of a father’s/male carer’s strengths and risks into written records and professional assessments.

This is aimed at all professionals and carers who come into contact with young people and families, including managers who have responsibility for supervision, policy and decision-making

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1333 Launch Pad Session 2: Supporting and Facilitating time with Family. Dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers including Special Guardians


What is it? This is a new dedicated Induction, Training and Support Group for Connected Carers, Including Special Guardians
Why are we running it? We recognise that your situation is very different to that of main stream foster carers. The new role that you find yourself in now, is often not a pathway you may have planned on taking. Unlike foster carers, you are thrown in at the deep end without having had a course to prepare you for what lies ahead, and how ‘The System’ works. This course aims to do that as well as recognise the particular difficulties that you as ‘Kinship Carers’, whatever your role, face.
How will it run? There will be six sessions, each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours, which will take place over the course of a year. It is hoped that you will attend all six, but as new carers arrive, they can join the programme at any stage. The sessions will be led in the main by Social workers from our team. There will be light refreshment of tea and coffee provided at each session, but it would be rather nice if we could take it in turns to bring and share some food. The first session will be catered for, but we will discuss how this works for future sessions at the end of our first meeting.

This session will focus on 'Keeping in Touch'.  The legal system refers to this as Contact, but this is a word that we know our children and young people do not like, so are trying to avoid it.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map