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Code: SGC/20/1478 The FREEDOM Method - webinar (Cancelled)

 This course will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give you ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, comfort zones, and confidence. As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all levels within the organisation can benefit from it.

This course marks the beginning of 100 days of change based on a goal you decide. It will provide you with a network of people to share your 100 days with, gain advice, and inspiration from. This network can hold you accountable for making the changes that really matter to you.

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 and want to support the other participants for the next 100 days to achieve their goals too.

The programme will be run over two online workshops, allow 1 hour for home learning for the pre course work and two hours for the homework tasks.

The workshops will be held via Teams. We will email you with a link to join the online workshops in advance of the session. You will need to have access to an internet connection with a strong signal. If there are others using the same internet connection/bandwidth it may affect or interfere with the session. We encourage the use of a webcam if possible.

It is important that the whole group starts promptly at the scheduled time of the session. To help ensure that training is effective please click on the link to join the workshop at least 5 minutes in advance of the session, so that you are ready to begin on time.

Please have paper or a notebook and coloured pens available for the session

Our tutors are highly experienced, and deliver our programmes with passion, pride and excellence.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 April 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1479 The FREEDOM Method - webinar (Cancelled)

 This course will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give you ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, comfort zones, and confidence. As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all levels within the organisation can benefit from it.

This course marks the beginning of 100 days of change based on a goal you decide. It will provide you with a network of people to share your 100 days with, gain advice, and inspiration from. This network can hold you accountable for making the changes that really matter to you.

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 and want to support the other participants for the next 100 days to achieve their goals too.

The programme will be run over two online workshops, allow 1 hour for home learning for the pre course work and two hours for the homework tasks.

The workshops will be held via Teams. We will email you with a link to join the online workshops in advance of the session. You will need to have access to an internet connection with a strong signal. If there are others using the same internet connection/bandwidth it may affect or interfere with the session. We encourage the use of a webcam if possible.

It is important that the whole group starts promptly at the scheduled time of the session. To help ensure that training is effective please click on the link to join the workshop at least 5 minutes in advance of the session, so that you are ready to begin on time.

Please have paper or a notebook and coloured pens available for the session

Our tutors are highly experienced, and deliver our programmes with passion, pride and excellence.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 02 June 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1544 Coaching Skills (SGC MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES ONLY) (Cancelled)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FOR SOUTH GLOS MANAGEMENT APPRENTICES ONLY.

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 08 July 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0145 The FREEDOM Method - webinar (Cancelled)

 This course will provide participants with an opportunity to focus on your personal and professional goals and give you ongoing support to achieve them. The workshop is fun and interactive, and considers themes such as self-awareness, comfort zones, and confidence. As an online course it will contain a mixture of discussions and self-study as well as essential pre-course work. It is written so people at all levels within the organisation can benefit from it.

This course marks the beginning of 100 days of change based on a goal you decide. It will provide you with a network of people to share your 100 days with, gain advice, and inspiration from. This network can hold you accountable for making the changes that really matter to you.

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 and want to support the other participants for the next 100 days to achieve their goals too.

The programme will be run over two online workshops, allow 1 hour for home learning for the pre course work and two hours for the homework tasks.

The workshops will be held via Teams. We will email you with a link to join the online workshops in advance of the session. You will need to have access to an internet connection with a strong signal. If there are others using the same internet connection/bandwidth it may affect or interfere with the session. We encourage the use of a webcam if possible.

It is important that the whole group starts promptly at the scheduled time of the session. To help ensure that training is effective please click on the link to join the workshop at least 5 minutes in advance of the session, so that you are ready to begin on time.

Please have paper or a notebook and coloured pens available for the session

Our tutors are highly experienced, and deliver our programmes with passion, pride and excellence.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 September 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams 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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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:00 - 09:30 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0600 Responding to Aggressive Behaviour (Lone Working in the Community or Office) - Zoom

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already attended 'Understanding & Responding to Anger & Aggression' you do not need to attend this one.

This one day course is designed for staff and volunteers who provide a service to children and/or adults in the community where they may be working alone; in the service users own home or in office based situations, engaging with people face-to-face or on the telephone. Staff who work alone in the community and in service users own homes can be subject to angry and aggressive behaviour from their service users. Staff working in offices and One Stop Shops are required to respond to members of the public on the phone or face-to-face. It is not unusual for customers to be upset and angry when they make contact with the council. Employers have a responsibility to put systems in place to support safe working practices; training in this area is an important part of the strategy. This course focuses on how to respond calmly and communicate effectively with people in an angry or aggressive state, to maintain the safety and dignity of both the member of staff and the customer/ service user/member of the public.

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.

This course is now delivered via Zoom.  You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.
If you are a South Glos employee you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT - see attached information

There will be a 1 hour break between 12pm & 1pm

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:15 - 15:00 Webinar: Zoom Map