Training

Team Building and Leadership

Chairing Meetings

Chairing Meetings

This training is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of anyone who has to chair meetings.

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Communications Skills for Leaders

Communications Skills for Leaders

Whatever your position in the team, good communications skills are vital. They are at the centre of every work place interaction and can make a real difference to your work environment. Here’s a worthwhile day to increase your skills in this area. These skills will not only help your personal growth but they will increase job satisfaction and in turn relationships with adults and children.

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Facilitation Skills: Person Centred Planning

Facilitation Skills: Person Centred Planning

Person Centred Planning: the act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthening trust and inclusion within the team. If well facilitated In creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. They develop images of the future they want to create together, along with the values that will be important in getting there and the goals they want to see achieved along the way.

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Insights and Solutions Circle

Insights and Solutions Circle

This can be introduced in one day but is better offered over a series of twilight or half day workshops with individualised coaching. We will provide background context for this approach and will directly model the process with real live issues facing participants. So bring your most challenging concerns to this training.

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Leadership for Inclusion

Leadership for Inclusion

In this lively interactive workshop we will explore the challenges faced by leaders of schools when tackling inclusion issues. We develop the concept of the leader as being central to the web of an organisation and the web of inclusion. Information flows freely to and from the leaders and interconnections are a premium. We explore shared leadership and consensus building using the Native American ‘Medicine Wheel’ to guide and structure our management of change.

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MAP – Making an Action Plan with Person Centred Processes

MAP – Making an Action Plan with Person Centred Processes

To facilitate a group, team or organisation in thinking together around a given challenge or issue here is an opportunity to experience for real the person centred, futures planning tool – MAP (Pearpoint, Forest et. al. 1989). This is a process not a training day. Let us facilitate your planning and refocus your story whilst strengthening you and your group.

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Multi Agency Working

Multi Agency Working

Legislation and national and local Government initiatives confront us all with the challenge of working together in the interests of the most vulnerable and the most challenging more effectively than we do today. In this training day we explore these challenges and consider successful ways of setting the conditions for effective multi agency working.

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PATH – Person Centred Planning in Action

PATH – Person Centred Planning in Action

Learn how to facilitate a family, a work team or an organisation to think together around their preferred future or about particular challenge or issue. Education, Health and Care Planning in a truly Person Centred way. Here is an opportunity to experience first hand the person centred, futures planning tool – PATH (Pearpoint, Forest et. al. 1989). This will be an event with lots of hands-on participation.

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Peer Support as an Anti-Bullying Strategy at Local Authority Level

Peer Support as an Anti-Bullying Strategy at Local Authority Level

Peer Support as an anti-bullying strategy for schools is now routinely recommended by the DCSF and Ofsted. Many schools in the UK have individual schemes which show good practice within their own setting. However, it is rare to find co-ordination of multiple schemes within a Local Authority , or part of a Local Authority, or even within families or clusters of schools.

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School Improvement Planning

School Improvement Planning

Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.

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Support and Supervision for Leaders

Support and Supervision for Leaders

Many leaders and managers working on the front line of inclusion lack emotional support from Local Authority staff or anyone else despite the challenging nature of their work. There is a massive need for active listening, containment and opportunities to problem solve and reflect confidentially with someone trusted.

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Teams: Building Creative Teams

Teams: Building Creative Teams

In this practical and engaging workshop there is input on team building, problem solving as a team, improving communication and handling conflict. This is participatory day of paper, pens, graphics, music and activity. There are no PowerPoint slides or even a projector and screen!

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Visioning in the Early Years

Visioning in the Early Years

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about Margaret Wheatley Turning to One Another (2002). Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together.

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