Skip to content

Search for Learning and Development Services and Pathways

Course Type
4 events found

Page 1 of 1

Code: SGC/24/0306 Coaching Skills

The council promotes the use of a coaching style of management, which empowers staff to take responsibility for their own performance and work. The ability of managers to coach the performance and development of their staff is therefore considered a key skill.

The time invested in developing coaching skills can deliver some very positive outcomes, such as, delivering increased motivation, performance and removing barriers and blockers to progression. Coaching skills can change the way people think about your leadership and you can inspire confidence and self-belief in your team. You have an opportunity to motivate others in a positive and inspirational way. If you aren’t a manager, you can assist and support peers through this collaborative approach to tackling issues.

This interactive day will give you a greater understanding of how you can use this simple coaching tool to improve the performance of others. You’ll have a better understanding of what makes people tick and be able to use the techniques to build better relationships with others. Ultimately coaching empowers people to perform more effectively and through the tools and techniques you learn on this course you will also find that you become more effective too.

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

Our tutors are highly experienced, and deliver our programmes with passion, pride and excellence. If you have any questions about this course work please contact

Participating in sessions

Participants are asked to embrace and abide by the following commitments:

• Maintain your focus on group learning and professional development
• Actively support peers
• Create a safe environment to encourage contribution and learning
• Participate constructively in the sessions
• Listen to encourage and welcome all views
• Respect each other’s values
• Maintain confidentiality in all matters

We embrace diversity and want to ensure that our sessions are fully inclusive for all. Please let us know any requirements or needs you have in relation to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or caring responsibilities that may be relevant to your participation in the session.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0331 Epilepsy Refresher

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.

(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.

The standard charge for this course is £49. 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 14 May 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0484 Non Violent Resistance (This course runs over 2 sessions, part 2 takes place on 18th June)

Claire Greenham, WAYPOINT Team Manager will be leading a short introduction to Non Violent Resistance (NVR). This introduction course will be a chance to hear about the NVR principles, how they can be used to strengthen relationships and bring about positive changes to displays of trauma. The course will also be an opportunity to discuss some of the misconceptions around NVR and think about how NVR fits with other approaches.

The session will start at 10am, we will have a break at 12pm for 30 minutes.  The session will go through from 12:30 until 2pm finish.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.  Room F17

This is Part 1 of 2 sessions - The other date is 18th June

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2024 10:00 - 14:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 18 June 2024 10:00 - 14:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0534 STAR Programme (for Children in Care Team)

Please note that this course is for the Children in Care Team.

A lot of work has taken place to develop our ‘Practice Model’ in South Gloucestershire. However, our three approaches have not always been understood in terms of how they work together.

Kingston Upon Thames (who share our practice approaches), created their own training called, ‘The STAR Programme’, to help embed their Practice Model. They are in their third year delivering this and have agreed to use this as a model to design a programme for SGC, with an aim to us being self-sufficient in delivering this by Sept 2024.

The STAR Programme brings together Signs of Safety, Trauma Informed and Systemic approaches across all 7 sessions. The sessions have the following themes:
S = Safety 2 x 0.5 days
T= Transparency 1 x 0.5 day
A = Aspirational 1 x 0.5 day
R = Relationships 2 x 0.5 day
The final session is a reflective feedback session.

Kingston upon Thames will be involved in the initial delivery and roll out of this programme from May - July, with our PSW, PDM’s and Signs of Safety team, observing these sessions, so that they are able to continue this programme with the remaining teams in September.

The training is essential for all practitioners including Service Managers and Managers and attendance is compulsory. If you are unable to attend any session, you must inform your manager and attend the session that you missed with another team.

We have been made aware that there will not be sufficient parking at Poole Court for you all. It would therefore be advisable for you to plan your journey and consider what method of transport you will use. E.g. you could park your car at BMR and get a bus into Yate, or you could car share, but be mindful of the different parking restrictions in the different areas. Visit Council car parks | BETA - South Gloucestershire Council ( to help you plan your journey.

For sessions taking place at KCC and BMR please bring your own refreshments as normal.
For Poole Court/The Armadillo, crockery , hot and cold water, will be provided, but please be prepared to bring your own tea and coffee etc. Should the provision of refreshments change, you will be notified.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 May 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Badminton Road G12 Map
2 15 May 2024 13:45 - 17:00 The Armadillo Youth Venue Map
3 30 May 2024 09:45 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 12 June 2024 09:45 - 13:00 Poole Court Map
5 26 June 2024 09:45 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
6 04 July 2024 09:45 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map