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 arenÐt a manager you can assist and support peers through this collaborative approach to tackling issues. Ultimately it 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. This interactive day will give you a greater understanding of how you can use this simple coaching tool to improve the performance of others. YouÐll have a better understanding of what makes people tick and be able to use the techniques to build better relationships with others. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day although for council employees this course is free to attend.Essential Information
As of 1st August, we are making changes to our first aid training in line with further guidance and awarding body advice. This will be the following:
All participants attending any of our First Aid training courses will be required to bring a 3 ply face mask, fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable
This mask will be mandatory to wear for all practical elements of the training, but is optional for the theory portion of the course
This is a one day course for participants to develop the skills necessary to provide emergency first aid to someone who has an accident or suddenly becomes ill at work. Participants will be trained and assessed during the course in order to receive a certificate. Please note - you will be required to complete 3 practical assessments and a multiple choice test. You need to bring Photo ID eg passport, driving licence. If these are not available please bring your Work ID with photo If you require assistance with reading/writing please let the use know prior to the start of the course.
The South Gloucestershire Council Health and Safety team is pleased to offer low cost training for those who have the responsibility to ensure a business complies with health and safety law. There is a legal requirement for all employers to appoint a competent person to take the lead in making sure a business meets its legal responsibilities (Regulation 7, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999). This is usually a manager or supervisor but can be anyone appointed into this role within a business. We recognise this can be a challenging role for those who work in small/medium sized businesses; here is an opportunity to receive accurate, honest information from the team that inspects your business. You will find we are approachable and keen to help you as much as possible. Who better to give you the answers you need? This course is for managers and supervisors. The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptionsEssential Information
PLEASE READ AND KEEP SAFE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS THIS CONTAINS YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTION/ZOOM INVITE.
THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERD VIA ZOOM.
IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR IT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOU ZOOM LICENSE.
This 4 hour virtual inter-agency 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
CURRENTLY DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR - you will be sent an invite to join
This training is specifically for practitioners in South Glos Council's adult social care division, i.e. Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Work Assistants, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Senior Practitioners etc.
Strength based approaches are not new in Adult Social Care. You will be familiar with this term and will be able to identify aspects of it in your current practice. Our starting point will be recognising the practice strengths and professional curiosity you already apply in South Gloucestershire in your work with adults and carers and enabling you to share ideas and tools with your colleagues. A strength-based approach is as much about how professionals think and feel about their role, and the individuals they work with, as it is about using new and/or different tools. It requires finding ways to share both power and responsibility with people to promote wellbeing. During the session you will have the chance to explore what this means for you and your colleagues in the challenging climate within which you are working.
Aim: To enable delegates to gain a consistent set of underpinning knowledge and to further develop skills and confidence in applying a strength-based approach in practice
Charges: This course is currently free.
This is an introductory course for people working with children and young people. It aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and emotional wellbeing, mental health problems, how to respond to emotional distress, and promoting resilience in all young people.Essential Information
This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Jonathan Coles. You will be sent Zoom joining instructions nearer the time.
SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL STAFF - you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)
This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace. This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire. The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
This 2-hour webinar aims to increase children's services practitioners' understanding around self-harm/injury and suicide.
The session will be run in Microsoft Teams and be led by children's services managers.
All council Integrated Children's Services staff are expected to attend the session.
Webinar timings: 9.00am – 11.00am, including time for questions and answers
Webinar facilitators: Tim Bartley, Jennie Lowe
ZOOM details are in the attached document. Please ensure you have a Zoom licence to access this webinar.
Most of us take our hearing for granted, but deafness has an enormous personal, social and economic impact. Government, as well as the Chief Medical Officer for England, has stated that hearing loss is now a major public health issue.
Some of your customers and colleagues will be deaf or hard of hearing and many will feel unable to access everyday services that hearing people take for granted.
This webinar, delivered by Gloucestershire Deaf Association, will aim to transform your thinking about hearing impairment. You’ll leave with new information and tips on how to support someone who is deaf or hard of hearing as well as some basic sign language skills. You will also learn about how the International Day for Sign Languages promotes awareness of the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and sign language users.