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Code: SGC/20/0492 Deaf Awareness -

This one day course aims to enable participants to gain an insight into deafness and to develop basic communication skills to use with deaf and hard of hearing people. This course will include exercises including a lip reading test and how much sign language can you learn in half an hour?
Staff who attend this "Understanding me, I have hearing loss" workshop will receive a GDA Deaf Awareness certificate.
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.

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1 29 July 2020 10:00 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/1083 Motivational Interviewing (Council Adult Care Staff only)

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Phil Harris (Training Exchange).  You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

You must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

THIS COURSE IS FOR SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL ADULT SOCIAL CARE STAFF ONLY.

(Please note - following this initial 1-day training, half-day Motivational Interviewing: Refresh & Practice Development sessions are avilable to help practitioners further develop their skills - see the website for dates and details.)

Motivational interviewing is a leading approach to increase motivation and commitment to change. It was first developed in the alcohol field, but as they had identified that there was no specific addiction psychology, it has been developed in a wide range of areas including social work, offending, mental health and homelessness fields. It has proven particularly effective with stuck or entrenched people from a wide range of backgrounds.

This course maps the key factors that elicit change and demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing works alongside these forces. Drawing on both person centred and directive techniques, it offers practical skills to assist the workers to helps people articulate and recognise the need for change. As such, it is an effective primer to increase engagement with people who have not yet achieved a sufficient level of commitment and move them into action with confrontation. As such, it can inform and develop the 3 conversations approach by increasing engagement, develop potential people strengths and create self-directed motivation for change. 

Who is the Course For?: Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when people are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. As such it is helpful in all change and recovery based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

Method of Delivery: The training programme comes with an extensive booklet for each participant. The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment. The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning.

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1 29 July 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/0759 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (AM) (EVENT FULL)

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 29 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0760 Raising Safeguarding Concerns - Adults (PM)

The multi-agency South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults Board oversees the Joint Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults in this area. It is essential that a wide range of staff working in local authority, health and social care agencies are fully aware of the key issues in safeguarding vulnerable adults and of how the policy affects them in their front-line roles. The half-day Raising Safeguarding Concerns course is essential training for all front-line staff and managers who are involved in providing services to adults at risk and who work directly with service users. The course content is mapped to the learning outcomes in the local Safeguarding Adults Training Standards (published Dec 2017) as well as to relevant national occupational standards including the Care Certificate (Standard 10). Course attendance is monitored by the Safeguarding Adults Board. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 29 July 2020 01:00 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/1118 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (Debra Parsons)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 29 July 2020 15:00 - 16:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/20/0972 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (EF) (Cancelled)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 29 July 2020 11:00 - 12:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/20/1134 Wellbeing Coaching - South Glos staff only (LC)

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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1 29 July 2020 13:00 - 14:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/20/1126 Wellbeing Coaching- South Glos staff only

These 50 minute coaching sessions with coaches will assist council staff in coming up with strategies and action plans to maintain and build their wellbeing and resilience. Unlike counselling which provides a safe space to explore worries and concerns, these confidential coaching sessions will help staff come up with individual plans to help them build their resilience, understand what they can do to enhance their wellbeing and overcome current and future obstacles. There are activities and exercises that wellbeing coaches can also give people to work through in their own time if they would find it useful.

Please note these sessions will be delivered by skype or telephone.  Your coach will contact you to confirm the best method for you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 July 2020 15:00 - 16:00 Skype/Telephone Map

Code: SGC/20/1139 Write Mind: Writing for Wellbeing

Writing can help us pay attention to our emotions and nurture our wellbeing, one small step at a time.

In this bitesize taster workshop we’ll use words to create a calming moment for ourselves and space to reflect on what makes us who we are. If you'd like to reflect, restore and build your resilience in a safe and supportive group, then this session could be for you.

There’s no need to be a writer, or ‘good’ with words; you just need yourself and a notepad and the facilitator will guide you gently through the session, which will involve a short series of simple writing activities. No previous experience is needed.

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1 29 July 2020 11:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map