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Code: SGC/23/0640 The Management Programme (December 2023 - May 2024)

This course is for first line and middle managers only.

If you are unable to attend Team’s meetings due to a disability we will provide you with a face-to-face induction. If you need this please email HRlearningandDevelopment@southglos.gov.uk.

It sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role, and enables managers to identify further training and development needs. The programme consists of 5.5 days over a six month period with ten hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face and online training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. The topics included are personal development as a manager, leadership and communication, developing individuals and teams, managing employee performance, decision making and managing change, resources and stakeholder relationships. This six month First Line Management Programme provides participants the opportunity to go through the following topics with a cohort of council peers, rather than as standalone training days. The benefit of this can be enhanced networks and greater learning as reflection and improvement is an integrated part of the programme. Participants also benefit from a 360-degree feedback to inform their development and a MBTI psychometric profile.

Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £725. South Gloucestershire Council employees individuals teams will be recharged £175 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 December 2023 09:30 - 11:30 Online Learning Map
2 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 21 March 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 23 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
6 22 May 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0069 Women in Leadership

This inspiring and engaging three day programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers and aspiring managers and leaders. We have created the content so women at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

The programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles and is designed to build confidence, informal networks and develop our collective understanding of women as future leaders in their lives, team and workplace.

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshops are designed to be engaging, fun and interactive, as well as impactful and thought provoking.

Participants will consider themes such as self-awareness, self – leadership, personal impact and influence, and how the actions the take can help them flourish in careers and gain greater job and life satisfaction. It will contain a mixture of discussions, self reflection and self-stud. There will be essential pre-course work, networking and homework tasks in between sessions.

Please note: This is a women only programme,

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff. For all external delegates there is a charge of £368.

You will embark on 100 days of change and at the end of the programme create a 12 month plan.

Day 1: The FREEDOM Method – This day is about self-leadership and personal development. The stages are - find out about yourself, review where you are now, experience and learn, explore possibilities, decide, overcome obstacles and make it happen, you will also begin 100 days of change.

Day 2: Personal impact and influence – leadership, generating presence, influence and persuasion, assertiveness and negotiation, personal networks and goal review

Day 3: Inspirational women and leadership – review of progress and achievement – inspirational women – leadership styles - mentoring – career advancement - goal setting for 12 months.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 January 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 18 March 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 17 June 2024 09:30 - 16:45 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0455 Why And How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After

Core Skills 6: This is a training course for Foster Carers and Adopters that will build on your knowledge and understanding of attachment. Training includes:- Introduction to attachment theory, its significance in normal infant development The impact of attachment experiences on brain development The impact of trauma on child development Different attachment styles The meaning behind children's behavior, understanding and responding to complex emotions and behaviours such as the need to be in control, pervasive shame and extreme anger Interventions in managing family atmosphere The impact of children's behaviour on parents and carers. Looking after yourself and your emotions. This course will help you to understand, survive and facilitate change in the behaviours of the children you care for.

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the Zoom invitation to you.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 22 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 29 April 2024 10:15 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0499 Women in Leadership (Streetcare team only) (EVENT FULL)

This inspiring and engaging three day programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers and aspiring managers and leaders. We have created the content so women at all stages of their careers can benefit from it.

The programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles and is designed to build confidence, informal networks and develop our collective understanding of women as future leaders in their lives, team and workplace.

This three day programme will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on personal and professional goals and give ongoing support to achieve them. The workshops are designed to be engaging, fun and interactive, as well as impactful and thought provoking.

Participants will consider themes such as self-awareness, self – leadership, personal impact and influence, and how the actions the take can help them flourish in careers and gain greater job and life satisfaction. It will contain a mixture of discussions, self reflection and self-stud. There will be essential pre-course work, networking and homework tasks in between sessions.

Please note: This is a women only programme,

This course is free to South Gloucestershire Council staff. For all external delegates there is a charge of £368.

You will embark on 100 days of change and at the end of the programme create a 12 month plan.

Day 1: The FREEDOM Method – This day is about self-leadership and personal development. The stages are - find out about yourself, review where you are now, experience and learn, explore possibilities, decide, overcome obstacles and make it happen, you will also begin 100 days of change.

Day 2: Personal impact and influence – leadership, generating presence, influence and persuasion, assertiveness and negotiation, personal networks and goal review

Day 3: Inspirational women and leadership – review of progress and achievement – inspirational women – leadership styles - mentoring – career advancement - goal setting for 12 months.


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 17 July 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 16 October 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0052 ASYE ACADEMY - Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) and Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)



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Learning from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (CSPR) and Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SAR)

Please find below links to pre course reading. Please make sure you read the information on all of these links prior to attending.

Family A:

South-Gloucestershire-Childrens-Partnership-CSPR-Family-A-January-2023.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)
Family-A-Learning-Brief-January-2023.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)

Adult K:

SGSAB-SAR-Adult-K-January-2024.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)
Adult-K-Learning-Brief-January-2024.pdf (southglos.gov.uk)


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0480 First Aid For Carers

CS1 .This course has been tailored to suit the needs of Foster Carers, Adopters and Family Link Carers who look after children on a 24 hour basis. This is a certificated course, so please ensure you can arrive on time and attend all of the course.

PLEASE READ

If you have any covid symptoms or have been asked to isolate, do not attend the course.

All participants attending this course will be required to bring a paper disposable 3 ply face mask - fabric masks / scarves will not be acceptable. Wearing a mask will be necessary when moving around the building and when doing practical elements of the training that require you to be working close together.

If you have any questions you would like to discuss with the trainer, Acorn are happy to take phone calls on 0117 958 2070 option 1, prior to the course.


Tea and coffee will be available, but food is not so it is advised to bring your lunch as food options are limited in the area where the venue is.

There is limited on-site parking.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0048 Introduction to the Care Act (EVENT FULL)

Your invite and pre-course activity is attached. 

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send you any further relevant resources.

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

The standard charge for this course is £103.50. 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 17 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 18 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/24/0182 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers

Please note if you are a Social Worker you should book onto the Professional version of this course.



This training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role.

The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA.

The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers:

• Understand the principles of the MCA
• Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity.
• Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person.

Learning Outcome
1. Understand what mental capacity is and what might affect the mental capacity of the people you work with
2. Be able to identify the decisions you are responsible for in your workplace
3. Be able to apply the MCA principles to the decisions you are responsible for
4. Be able to carry out an assessment of capacity
5. Be able to act and decide in the person’s best interests where they lack capacity for a particular decision.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0199 Reablement - Maximising Independence and Wellbeing (AM)

Reablement - Maximising Independence and Wellbeing

This half-day training workshop is for adult social care staff who are involved in commissioning reablement for adults. The session will provide an opportunity to develop and refresh your understanding of how reablement fits within the wider context of adult social care as a key intervention to: promote independence, wellbeing and positive outcomes for adults and reduce the need for long term care and support. Writing effective ‘Conversation 2 Reablement Plans’ will be a key focus during the training.

Before you attend the session:

  • Watch the following video regarding reablement - click here
  • have a look at some of the information about reablement on the SCIE website Click Here
  • and watch some of their videos including this one Click Here - video

The training workshop will be participatory and delivered virtually using MS Teams -9.15pm log on for 9.30pm start – 12.45pm close

Please note that by booking this course you are giving permission for you email address to be sent to the trainer.




Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 09:15 - 12:45 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0144 Working with victims of Child Exploitation - Skills and Practice

Please click here to view and download the course handouts

This course offers practitioners a chance to develop their skills in the direct work that they may be doing. The training will give practitioners ideas that may enhance their practice and introduce them to practical ways of working with young people who are or maybe at risk of exploitation.

Requirements for training via Zoom:

  • Participants must be provided with protected time, in an environment free from all work-related duties and distractions to successfuly complete the training
  • Participants require access to a camera and microphone to be able to fully engage in the session
  • On the day of training, should the above requirements not be possible, participants should rebook for a different date when they are able to meet the requirements, failure to full engage in the session may result in non-issue of certificate and a request to repeat the training session.


Requirements for face-to-face training:

  • Participants must arrive on time and allow time for parking.
  • Participants should attend the full training day, participants should be rebook for a different date if they are unable to attend the full day.
  • Please print any handouts attached to this event and bring them along with you to the session.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 April 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map