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Code: SGC/23/0386 Aspiring managers’ programme (SGC Staff only)

Are you wondering whether moving into management is the right career move for you? This programme aims to give you an insight into what’s involved in management and the steps you can take to prepare yourself to apply for future management roles.

Comprising e-modules, self-study and practical elements, supported by webinars and face to face sessions, the programme will help you build the foundation knowledge to support your career next steps.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 November 2023 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 10 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
3 02 April 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

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/24/0083 Managing Practice Learning (EVENT FULL)


A four day course for new Social Work Practice Educators. Participants will need to be Social Workers with a minimum two years post qualifying experience and approval from their team manager.

New Practice educators will be required to work towards the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) stage one, whilst working with their first student.

A discussion with Sally Norris is needed before booking onto this training session.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 24 January 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Badminton Road G15 Map
3 07 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
4 28 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/23/0850 Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

VENUE: Sunnyside Bowling club, Moorland Road, Yate, BS37 4BX

There will be a break for half term, no course on 14th February 

Butterflies and Bees is changing its name to Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix

In order to do this course you must first have done Why and How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After; or another kind of training on attachment; or have had some partnership/carer consultation through Thinking Aloud.

This is a psychoeducational group for adults who care for children who have experienced trauma and loss.

Why do the course?
Entering the world of children who have experienced trauma and loss can present many challenges. They may act in ways that bring up intense emotions in the people who are caring for them and often get trapped in cycles of placement breakdowns, low self worth and long term mental health issues. There is no easy solution to this, but by gaining a better understanding of the worlds these children are living in, we open up space for repairing the negative impacts. This ultimately will lead to a reduction in distress and better social and emotional wellbeing.

What will we be doing on the course?
This course presents offers:
1. A guide to the world of these children
2. Tools needed to navigate and survive in them.
The course is not designed to provide a “magic wand” to fix these children but act as a foundation or refresher for carers to continue to build their reflective capacity, knowledge, and skill set.

Do I need to do this?
You will get the most out of the course if you come with an open mind and the understanding that even the most experienced carers benefit from an opportunity to refresh and reflect on these skills. The course facilitators aim to role model this with the philosophy that no one is the expert and everyone has something to bring to the group from their lives.

Primary aims - Carers will gain…
1. Carers personal tools e.g. self care, self reflection
2. Child specific tools
3. A workbook: information and theories

Key learning methods:
1. Discussion
2. Reflection
3. Practice (role play and tasks to do at home each week)
4. Direct teaching from facilitators
5. Peer learning*

Please feel free to share your knowledge and tips with other carers when things are raised in the group. There are things to be learned from everyone


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 17 January 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
2 24 January 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
3 31 January 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
4 07 February 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
5 21 February 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
6 28 February 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
7 06 March 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map
8 13 March 2024 10:00 - 12:30 Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon Map

Code: SGC/24/0073 Functional Posture Management for Occupational Therapists (EVENT FULL)

Room F39/F40 - Kingswood Civic Centre


There will be an opportunity to practice a postural assessment and therefore you may like to bring a pillow and a mat.
We would advise against wearing a skirt as this will limit participation.

You will also be expected to complete an assessment between the two training dates and therefore, it would be helpful to have this planned in


This is a one and half day course focusing on:

  • To refresh basic anatomy and biomechanics related to posture
  • To identify the secondary complications resulting from poor posture
  • To provide a structure for “hands on” assessment of posture
  • To provide opportunity to assess the posture of a peer
  • To provide a framework for postural analysis and management
  • Equipment selection. What you need to consider and why.
  • Review of armchair seating
  • Review of shower chairs
  • Application of knowledge through clinical scenario’s

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map
2 20 March 2024 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/24/0015 Raising Awareness of Child Exploitation - A Contextual Safeguarding Approach

Please click here to view and download the course handouts


LINK TO JOIN MEETING


Meeting ID: 852 8861 3647
Passcode: 853462

This is a one day course that raises practitioners awareness to what child sexual exploitation is, what child criminal exploitation is and county lines. It will give practitioners an understanding of what signs to look out for, what contextual safeguarding is and how we are trying to tackle 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.

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1 26 February 2024 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/24/0297 Managing Employee Performance (SGC staff only) (Cancelled)

Managers are expected to manage the performance of individuals in their team and this isn't always an easy task. This blended and engaging online course covers good management practice in a setting where managers are encouraged to learn from each other's experiences and are able to get HR advice on current issues. You’ll have an opportunity to review the council’s employee performance management procedures, consider the principles, benefits and responsibilities associated with performance management and the key techniques, skills and conduct of an effective performance Improvement meeting. 

Often addressing poor performance can be a challenge for managers and this course aims to provide you with a space to find out an overview of everything you need to do and ask questions to make sure that you are on the right track. This course promotes positive performance management and the steps you can put in place to prevent poor performance in the future and therefore we would recommend all managers attend this course whether they are managing poor performance or not.

This course is open only to line managers working for South Gloucestershire Council.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 February 2024 09:30 - 16:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0418 Mind of my Own (Voice of the Children and Young People- South Glos staff only)

We are in the process of rolling out the ‘Mind of My Own’ across Children's Services and we are now rolling out training to the following teams.
1) 0-25 Disability team
2) Children in Care team
3) Leaving care team
4) EHCP post 16 team
5) IRO team

To find out more about mind of my own please view the staff article link below
'Mind of My Own' apps: rollout update (sharepoint.com)


***It is important that if you are in any of the identified teams above then you attend one of the training session as this is a key aim for the department.

Before the training takes place, there are some important things you need to do. Don’t worry, it will take less than 4 minutes.
1. Sign up to your own Mind Of My Own account
To ensure the training runs on time, it’s important that you have set up your worker account before the session.

It takes no longer than 2 minutes to set up an account. All you need to do is

Click https://space.mindofmyown.org.uk/sign-up/


• Choose the Organisation you’re working with from the drop down list
• Fill out your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address
• Click on ‘Sign Up’

Your account will then be ‘approved’ by your project team. Once it is approved you will receive an email to set your password and log in.

2. Joining the Training

We know you’re busy and don’t want to keep you longer than necessary so please ensure you join the session 10 minutes before the start time. The link to join the training is below:

Click here to join the meeting


You will be kept in a virtual ‘waiting room’ until the session starts so you can continue working on other things until the training begins.

We look forward to seeing you at the training. If you have any questions or need help, please email us at support@mindofmyown.org.uk.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 February 2024 09:15 - 11:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/24/0419 Mind of my Own- (Voice of the Children and Young People) SGC staff only

We are in the process of rolling out the ‘Mind of My Own’ across Children's Services and we are now rolling out training to the following teams.
1) 0-25 Disability team
2) Children in Care team
3) Leaving care team
4) EHCP post 16 team
5) IRO team

To find out more about mind of my own please view the staff article link below - 

'Mind of My Own' apps: rollout update (sharepoint.com)


***It is important that if you are in any of the identified teams above then you attend one of the training session as this is a key aim for the department.

Before the training takes place, there are some important things you need to do. Don’t worry, it will take less than 4 minutes.
1. Sign up to your own Mind Of My Own account
To ensure the training runs on time, it’s important that you have set up your worker account before the session.

It takes no longer than 2 minutes to set up an account. All you need to do is

Click https://space.mindofmyown.org.uk/sign-up/
• Choose the Organisation you’re working with from the drop down list
• Fill out your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address
• Click on ‘Sign Up’
Your account will then be ‘approved’ by your project team. Once it is approved you will receive an email to set your password and log in.

2. Joining the Training
We know you’re busy and don’t want to keep you longer than necessary so please ensure you join the session 10 minutes before the start time. The link to join the training is below:

Click here to join the meeting

You will be kept in a virtual ‘waiting room’ until the session starts so you can continue working on other things until the training begins.

We look forward to seeing you at the training. If you have any questions or need help, please email us at support@mindofmyown.org.uk.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 February 2024 11:15 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map