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Code: SGC/23/0640 The Management Programme (December 2023 - May 2024)

This course is for first line and middle managers only.

If you are unable to attend Team’s meetings due to a disability we will provide you with a face-to-face induction. If you need this please email HRlearningandDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk.

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. The programme consists of 5.5 days over a six month period with ten hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face and online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The topics included are personal development as a manager, leadership and communication, developing individuals and teams, managing employee performance, decision making and managing change, resources and stakeholder relationships. This six month First Line Management Programme provides participants the opportunity to go through the following topics with a cohort of council peers, rather than as standalone training days. The benefit of this can be enhanced networks and greater learning as reflection and improvement is an integrated part of the programme. Participants also benefit from a 360-degree feedback to inform their development and a MBTI psychometric profile.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £725. South Gloucestershire Council employees individuals teams will be recharged £175 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 December 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 21 March 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 23 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
6 22 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0069 Women in Leadership

This inspiring and engaging three day programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers and aspiring managers and leaders. We have created the content so women at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

The programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles and is designed to build confidence, informal networks and develop our collective understanding of women as future leaders in their lives, team and workplace.

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshops are designed to be engaging, fun and interactive, as well as impactful and thought provoking.

Participants will consider themes such as self-awareness, self – leadership, personal impact and influence, and how the actions the take can help them flourish in careers and gain greater job and life satisfaction. It will contain a mixture of discussions, self reflection and self-stud. There will be essential pre-course work, networking and homework tasks in between sessions.

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 £368.

You will embark on 100 days of change and at the end of the programme create a 12 month plan.

Day 1: The FREEDOM Method – This day is about self-leadership and personal development. The stages are - find out about yourself, review where you are now, experience and learn, explore possibilities, decide, overcome obstacles and make it happen, you will also begin 100 days of change.

Day 2: Personal impact and influence – leadership, generating presence, influence and persuasion, assertiveness and negotiation, personal networks and goal review

Day 3: Inspirational women and leadership – review of progress and achievement – inspirational women – leadership styles - mentoring – career advancement - goal setting for 12 months.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 18 March 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 17 June 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0132 Introduction to Child Protection (EVENT FULL)

Please click here to view and download the course handouts.

This training is organised by South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership and is targeted at all staff from all agencies who are working directly with children, or adults who are parents.

This training session will cover: The laws and policies that relate to safeguarding children and YP What we mean by safeguarding and how some children can be harmed What signs to look out for How ACE's impact families and children Local and inter-agency procedures that are in place The role of early help Appropriate information sharing Responding to allegations

Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 April 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0479 Virtual School Keeping in Touch Days with Foster Carers - Drop in Session

The Virtual School value the time they spend with carers, and to enable this to be an even more successful partnership between school and home, have arranged four sessions to take place over the school year.

This fourth session is a being held as a twilight 'Drop in'.  There is no specific focus for this session, rather it is a means for you to have access to the Virtual School and to raise any questions/concerns that you may have.  Equally if there are any Virtual School updates or developments, these will be shared with you at this session.



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1 15 April 2024 10:00 - 11:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0455 Why And How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After

Core Skills 6: This is a training course for Foster Carers and Adopters that will build on your knowledge and understanding of attachment. Training includes:- Introduction to attachment theory, its significance in normal infant development The impact of attachment experiences on brain development The impact of trauma on child development Different attachment styles The meaning behind children's behavior, understanding and responding to complex emotions and behaviours such as the need to be in control, pervasive shame and extreme anger Interventions in managing family atmosphere The impact of children's behaviour on parents and carers. Looking after yourself and your emotions. This course will help you to understand, survive and facilitate change in the behaviours of the children you care for.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 29 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0256 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches (EVENT FULL)

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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1 16 April 2024 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0502 WAYPOINT Drop-in: Mainstream and short break foster carers

The WAYPOINT (Working Alongside Young People & Others In Networks Therapeutically) Team is part of the Fostering Service. WAYPOINT provide therapeutically informed support to children, families, foster carers, and professional networks. This support is additional to the support provided by your supervising social worker and children’s social workers.

The monthly WAYPOINT Drop-in sessions are facilitated by Dan Charnock, WAYPOINT Senior Social Worker and are open to all mainstream foster carers. The aim of the WAYPOINT Drop in is to provide a reflective and open space for foster carers to come along and discuss issues or concerns you may be facing. While each session includes a space to reflect on challenges, there is also a significant focus on sharing strategies and thinking about therapeutic approaches to difficult situations and celebrating successes.

You don’t have to be going through a difficult time to attend – peer support, learning and reflection is always valuable, and there is no pressure for anyone to share within the sessions. Topics for each session tend to arise on the day, ensuring the focus is relevant to the content brought to the drop in. However, there is also the option to agree a topic for a future session to enable a more in-depth focus. Discussion often includes topics such as attachment, trauma, and use of therapeutic approaches such as PACE and NVR, and ideas come not only from Dan but from within the group.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 April 2024 09:30 - 11:30 Patchway Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0499 Women in Leadership (Streetcare team only) (EVENT FULL)

This inspiring and engaging three day programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers and aspiring managers and leaders. We have created the content so women at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

The programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles and is designed to build confidence, informal networks and develop our collective understanding of women as future leaders in their lives, team and workplace.

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshops are designed to be engaging, fun and interactive, as well as impactful and thought provoking.

Participants will consider themes such as self-awareness, self – leadership, personal impact and influence, and how the actions the take can help them flourish in careers and gain greater job and life satisfaction. It will contain a mixture of discussions, self reflection and self-stud. There will be essential pre-course work, networking and homework tasks in between sessions.

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 £368.

You will embark on 100 days of change and at the end of the programme create a 12 month plan.

Day 1: The FREEDOM Method – This day is about self-leadership and personal development. The stages are - find out about yourself, review where you are now, experience and learn, explore possibilities, decide, overcome obstacles and make it happen, you will also begin 100 days of change.

Day 2: Personal impact and influence – leadership, generating presence, influence and persuasion, assertiveness and negotiation, personal networks and goal review

Day 3: Inspirational women and leadership – review of progress and achievement – inspirational women – leadership styles - mentoring – career advancement - goal setting for 12 months.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 17 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 16 October 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0052 ASYE ACADEMY - Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) and Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)



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Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) and Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)

Please find below links to pre course reading. Please make sure you read the information on all of these links prior to attending.

Family A:

South-Gloucestershire-Childrens-Partnership-CSPR-Family-A-January-2023.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)
Family-A-Learning-Brief-January-2023.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)

Adult K:

SGSAB-SAR-Adult-K-January-2024.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)
Adult-K-Learning-Brief-January-2024.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0480 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.

PLEASE READ

If you have any covid symptoms or have been asked to isolate, do not attend the course.

All participants attending this course will be required to bring a paper disposable 3 ply face mask - fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable. Wearing a mask will be necessary when moving around the building and when doing practical elements of the training that require you to be working close together.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with the trainer, Acorn are happy to take phone calls on 0117 958 2070 option 1, prior to the course.


Tea and coffee will be available, but food is not so it is advised to bring your lunch as food options are limited in the area where the venue is.

There is limited on-site parking.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map