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Code: SGC/19/283 Introduction to First Line Management Feb 19 - Sept 19 (EVENT FULL)

This Chartered Management Institute (CMI) recognised management development programme is for managers and aspiring managers from South Gloucestershire Council, neighbouring Local Authorities, and other organisations operating in the area. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your experience and working practices and is equally suitable for new managers making the transition from staff member to manager, existing managers who wish to build on their experience and aspiring managers who are preparing to make their first step into a management role. 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 6.5 days over a seven month period with 10 hours of self-directed learning. It will be delivered through a blended solution including face to face training, psychometric assessment, 360 review, action learning sets, individual coaching, individual reflection, skills practice and e-learning. You will receive CMI membership and a CMI certificate of completion of a recognised programme. The facilitators are Emma Ford (01454 864447), Deb Parsons (01454 868273) and Gary Willis (01454 863094). If you have any questions about whether this is the right programme for you please contact Emma, Deb or Gary. Please note there is a charge to attend this course for external delegates of £600. South Gloucestershire Council employees will be recharged £75 to cover costs.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 February 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 30 April 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 30 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
5 19 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Hydra Management Training Suite Map
6 17 July 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
7 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/266 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 26 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
2 21 May 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Poole Court Map
3 10 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Poole Court Map

Code: SGC/18/240 Managing Beyond The Basics (SGC Children and Adult Services Managers)

This is a 2-day workshop for managers in the council's Integrated Children's Services and Adult Social Care Services divisions. It is split into two 1-day sessions (in mid-June & then early-July). The main focus of the workshop is on exploring really practical tools and approaches for managing, supporting and challenging teams and individuals, including aspects such as coaching, communication and performance. The workshop will be led by Lenny Bedoyan.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 February 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 27 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/750 Talking Mats (EVENT FULL)

Talking Mats is a visual framework that uses picture symbols to help people with a variety of communication difficulties to communicate more effectively. 

The approach ensures that people are involved in choice making and expressing opinions in an accessible way. It is an excellent tool for encouraging inclusive practice. 

Talking Mats is used by clinical practitioners, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social work, residential and education settings.

Further information is available on the talking mats website https://www.talkingmats.com

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 March 2019 09:30 - 12:30 TBC Map
2 09 April 2019 09:30 - 12:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/19/243 Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF) (£) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at anyone with an educational background wanting to develop outdoor teaching skills. The Outdoor Learning Practice training course fits the needs of educational professionals in the EYFS and National Curriculum.

Entry Requirements:
You must be working in an educational establishment and have a current DBS check.

This training focuses on developing practical hands-on skills and a bank of activities. It will enable you to build confidence and your ability in using the outdoor environments, learning how to manage and improve these for teaching & learning. It is designed to be as practical, accessible and supportive as possible in helping you to make a success of implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning. 

This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium. You will have a workbook to hand in, in order to complete the course. This will take approximately three months to complete.

What next? Once this course is completed, if you would like to develop your knowledge and work towards embedding outdoor learning as a whole school strategy, you can top up and book onto the Level 3 Award in Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum.

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 March 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 14 March 2019 09:00 - 16:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 02 April 2019 16:00 - 17:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/059 Safer Caring Men in Foster Care

Core Skills 3 - One of the core skills training courses which has been specifically designed to cater for the needs of male carers. This course will be run by two male trainers. The course will cover the important role men have as carers for children. Why males who choose to care for children are particularly vulnerable to allegations of abuse. Where, when and how male foster carers show affection to children and under what circumstances touch is and is not appropriate. Ways in which foster carers practice is made safer for the foster child, themselves and others around them.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 March 2019 18:30 - 21:00 Badminton Road Offices Map
2 21 March 2019 18:30 - 21:00 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/19/175 Mentoring and Coaching (L&M Support Programme) (cf)


These interactive sessions will support delegates to reflect on practice through professional dialogue and build skills in coaching and mentoring which will support staff development. This is a two-part course and delegates will be expected to attend both parts and complete a gap task in between.

 
Coaching is a means for practitioners to ‘deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance the quality of provision in settings’.

(Leadership in early childhood 2006: 174)

 
Mentoring is ‘an interactive process through which managers and supervisors can develop employee capabilities’.

(Woods and Harmon)

 
This two-part course is for leaders, managers, deputies and room leaders who are seeking to develop skills for mentoring and coaching staff. It is ideal for practitioners new to leadership and management; deputies seeking to develop skills; and experienced leaders seeking to refresh and develop their skills and understanding.

This is a stand-alone two-part course which is two of 7 leadership and management sessions offered throughout the year. Together they will provide valuable support to leaders and managers. In addition, supporting materials are available on the VLE to further supplement knowledge and understanding of this subject.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 05 April 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/122 Women in Leadership (South Glos Staff Only)

This woman’s leadership development programme seeks to address the under representation of women in management roles within the council through a women’s only programme which builds confidence, informal networks and develops an understanding of women as future leaders. This inspiring and engaging programme is for existing female managers who wish to progress in their careers or aspiring managers and leaders. If this programme interests you but you aren’t sure if it is right for you please give Emily Proom (4213), Emma Ford (4447) or Debra Parsons (8273) a call to discuss this further. Please note: This is a women only programme. If you are interested in management development you may also be interested in our Introduction to First Line Management programme which sets out the foundations of knowledge and skills needed for development within a management role. Course details are on the website.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 14 June 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 20 September 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/270 Coaching Skills (EVENT FULL)

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2019 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/216 Enabling Environments for 2 - 3 year olds (cf)

The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises that ‘the environment is the third teacher’ and an enabling environment plays a key role in supporting children’s learning and development.

What does an enabling environment look like?

This course will consider a range of philosophies on what makes an enabling environment for 2 – 3 year olds and how specific aspects of the physical environment can provide opportunities for valuable learning to take place. There will be opportunities to reflect upon your individual environments to plan how to make meaningful improvements to provide the best learning environment possible for your 2 – 3 year olds.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2019 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map