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THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS - YOU WILL RECEIVE A MEETING INVITE SHORTLY BEFORE THE TRAINING COURSE.
This one-day, remotely-delivered, training course provides excellent foundation knowledge and awareness of how to manage contracts with external providers successfully in order to extract better value-for-money and deliver the desired commercial outcomes. Competence in this area is equally about how to manage intelligently, knowing when to consult with professional colleagues especially when undertaking complex processes such as contractual change, recognising the key drivers that will improve supplier performance and understanding the role and importance of robust contract governance.
The course is ideal for individuals who have accountability for managing third party service providers within the council (including budget holders, contract managers, relationship managers, service delivery managers and procurement practitioners), as well as those that are relatively new to the procurement function.
Please note there is £100 charge for all delegates to attend this course (invoiced to North Somerset and B&NES delegates, and recharged to departments for South Glos delegates).
This course will explore the crucial role that carers play as a key partner of Adult Social Care.
We will look at key data about carers, including in relation to some of the challenges that are commonly faced. You will also benefit from the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences, personal and professional, of caring and carers, and to learn from the lived experiences of carers including a guest speaker from South Gloucestershire. The Carers’ Support Centre will share their expertise in relation to working with and supporting carers over many years. Alongside colleagues, you will explore how to apply 3Cs, strengths-based approaches and legal literacy in your engagement with carers in line with South Gloucestershire Council ‘Carer Practitioner Guidance’. A key theme throughout the day will be recognising the positive impact that you, as a practitioner, can have in promoting the rights and wellbeing of carers and as a result, the wellbeing of adult(s) they care for.
There will be an opportunity to discuss the changes in greater depth and explore curriculum development within each area of learning.
Tuesday 22 June 2021 – Expressive Arts and Design
• Creating with Materials, Being Imaginative and Expressive
This one hour webinar is run by Cruse Bereavement Care and will be delivered in a lecture format. It helps to ensure you have a greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief.
The webinar will provide you with the following:
• A brief introduction to the grieving process and have some high level understanding of the two main models that Cruse use to support bereaved people.
• Get you thinking about the impact of loss and bereavement on individuals, families, organisations and communities
• Understanding some simple things you can do when interacting with bereaved people – what to say and what not to say
• Develop awareness of support organisations (other than Cruse)
This workshop will be delivered as a webinar via Zoom. Once you receive the invite from the trainer, please check that the Zoom link works.
If you are a South Gloucestershire Council employee, and don't already have access to Zoom, you will need to contact ICT for a licence. They have requested that this is done via a General Request Webform.
How does what we think impact our reality? What would happen if we altered our thinking to something more helpful? You talk more to yourself than to anyone else in the world. In the face of challenging situations the words you choose for that conversation with yourself will directly impact how quickly you are able to move forward. Neuroscience shows that our brains continue to develop and change even as adults. The brain is actually quite like plastic, and can be reshaped over time, forming new neural pathways. This has led neuroscientists to call this tendency neuroplasticity. So if what you or others around you are currently thinking is unhelpful, the session will give strategies to begin to alter that thinking.
PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR HANDOUTS and ZOOM INVITE - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.
IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOS EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT IT FOR A ZOOM LICENSE.
Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.
How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.
Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.
Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.