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Code: SGC/21/0711 Systemic Racism and Impact on Mental Health

This webinar is presented by EDP TRaining and will look at understanding systemic racism and the impact on the mental health of black people and people of colour.

Pre-work.  Please complete before attending

Please watch the video  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvIO2GU8yTU

After watching fill in your reflections, thoughts and feelings about the video on this link


There is an exercise and resources available before the session for you to complete.

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1 31 March 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0628 Adopting an Agile Mind-set (self study course)

In order to meet the aims of the council many teams are now being asked to work in different ways. This change of focus is referred to as agile working and we are tackling many projects with a focus on output over process, speeding up change and delivering on our commitments with much quicker timescales. The benefits are enhanced value for money for our residents and evolving services that meet our community’s needs. This often requires us to work in very different ways than we are used to and this online course is intended to provide you with an overview of what is required in adopting the council’s new ways of working.

This course will give you an opportunity to explore what agile working is and the differences in approaching tasks in this way, the factors that need to be in place to ensure new ways of working work for you, the organisation and our residents and some tools to support these approaches. It will also give you some practical examples of successful projects based on an agile approach and the lessons that have been learnt from this.


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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0629 Journalling for Wellbeing (self-study course)

In stressful times it’s important to find different tools that can support you to manage your own wellbeing. There is an increasing body of evidence which shows the link between writing as a therapeutic practice and enhanced wellbeing. This course is intended to give you an overview of different methods and formats you can use to develop a journaling practice that works for you. You can work through it at your own pace or in small groups where you may wish to do this with colleagues.

This online course covers the different ways to journal, including with paper and pen or online methods and techniques which may be creative and expressive or fact based documentation. It also includes the benefits of savouring positive emotions through reminding, reinforcing and recording events. There will be exercises you can try for yourself and wellbeing tools. This course includes the five ways of wellbeing, which has a scientific basis and is endorsed by the NHS, it also includes the PERMA model from positive psychology and happiness habits both containing the elements which have been scientifically proven to boost levels of happiness.


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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0479 Mentoring Skills (self-study course)

Mentoring can provide a great opportunity to share and spread acquired learning and know-how; it also helps to encourage an environment where people motivate each other and work together to improve skills and knowledge. Mentoring others can be a way of developing your own skills and career choices, as the ability to help develop others is often vital for career advancement.

This course covers what mentoring is and everything you need to know to get started as a mentor and deepen this practice. As well as a background to mentoring, you will look at how people learn and have practical tips and tools to use within your mentoring relationship, such as learning plans, learning style questionnaires and structures for mentoring conversations. It is aimed at anyone who is considering mentoring or wants to know how to get the most out of their mentoring relationship.


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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0627 Mindfulness Online Training (EVENT FULL)

This NHS approved online training in mindfulness is something that you can work through in your own time. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of cognitive therapy that incorporates mindfulness practices such as meditation and breathing exercises. Using these tools, MBCT therapists teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns and enhance wellbeing. This training has been shown in clinical trials to reduce depression, anxiety and stress as well as having other health benefits such as improved sleep and pain reduction.

For a taster of what mindfulness is, there will be a link to a Mindfulness audio podcast attached to your confirmation email.

 

Please note this is an online course which you can work through at your own time and pace. Once your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with the details attached of how to register.



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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0626 Seven Ways to Build Resilience

Resilience is something you do, not what you have and therefore is a skill you can develop within yourself. This is a time where a great deal of resilience is needed and this online course can help you gain skills, knowledge and the ability to deal with challenges in more resilient ways. This course will introduce you to resilience skills, insights, strategies and practices.Based on Chris Johnstone's book Seven Ways to Build Resilience, this companion online course describes seven essential skills that help your resilience grow. With about two hours of video divided into short, easy to watch episodes, the course introduces insights and strategies that strengthen your ability to deal with difficult times. This online course includes storyboarding, emotional first aid, thinking flexibly, overload management, problem solving, strengthening support, stickability, overview and next steps.

Please note this is an online course which you can work through at your own time and pace.  Once your place has been confirmed you will receive an email with the details attached of how to register.

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1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/20/1637 Taking Control of your Career (self-study course)

TThis thought-provoking course is aimed at helping you to gain an insight into your career development options. We hope these opportunities enable you to fulfil your potential, whether that’s in your current role - building skills and expertise to support your journey to become an outstanding performer, or by considering other career options such as lateral development or promotion.

Taking control of your career is designed as a standalone, self-study package. This course has an accompanying interactive workbook to complete to get the most of the session.

This is a self-study course and you can undertake this course at any time. It can be useful if you have some of your own examples of CVs or past applications that you can work through as you go through this course to provide you with an insight into your approach to your career so far.

You may also find it useful to do with other people that you work with so you can discuss it together. If you wish to do this we recommend putting aside three hours and setting up a MS Teams meeting so you can use the chat function to record important points, questions you have, tips you can share and record any changes you want to make.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0481 The FREEDOM Method (self-study course)

The FREEDOM method personal development model® can help you build confidence and self-belief, as well as boost your wellbeing. It is an approach that can be used for achieving small or large goals, making your life easier and happier, providing clarity and purpose, gaining confidence in your decision making or even at its most advanced level for strategic planning. This is something you can use at a superficial or deep level, it’s up to you. Ultimately, you’ll reap the rewards of all of your efforts – the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it. As part of this course you’ll learn tools and techniques to create change and to help you gain momentum and inspiration along the way.

This course will help your consider where you are now, your confidence levels, experiences and ideas you can use to create positive change in your career and bring this together through action planning. This has been written as a 100 day programme of change. This day would be the first day and it sets the scene for the changes you may decide to make over the next 100 days.

Feedback on the FREEDOM method is that it has led to promotions, further study, improvements in confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing. It has encouraged people to take on challenges they never thought possible. Come on this course if you are ready to make changes in your professional or personal life.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map