Story Telling: Strengthening Skills and Knowledge of Communities

This training explores a powerful way of capture what communities have to tell about what they have learned about dealing with hard times. This narrative approach to strengthening community work is being used in a range of communities around the world and is relevant to strengthening schools, parents, community groups, organisations in the UK and elsewhere.

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Secondary Schools: Including All

Secondary Schools: Including All

This challenging workshop will provide participants with opportunities to share experiences and learn about the successful inclusion of pupils with severe and complex disabilities as well as emotional and behavioural needs in mainstream secondary schools. Cutting edge work being carried out in the US as well as the UK will be drawn upon to allow innovative and engaging content.

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Personal Assistant Training Course

Personal Assistant Training Course

This course is in preparation – contact us for details if you are interested. The course will be person centred, inclusive and practical. The areas that this course will cover are : To be able to be the best PA you can be and also to know the right ways to handle situations or problems.

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Person Centred planning using PATH and MAPs

Person Centred planning using PATH and MAPs

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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Person Centered Planning and Support Services for Young People with Complex Needs

Person Centred Planning and Support Services for Young People with Complex Needs

All person centred planning tools and processes are driven by a commitment to achieve inclusive outcomes for the person whose plan it is, and the young people involved are always present throughout their planning session. The focus of all person centred approaches is the whole person irrespective of the label they carry. Two people, a process facilitator and a graphic facilitator, typically facilitate plans.

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Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology

Open Space Technology (OST) was created in the mid-1980s by organisational consultant Harrison Owen. An Open Space Event can be scheduled to last for a half a day, a whole day or even 2 to 3 days. All that is needed to bring people together is a theme or title for the event. Within a LA, a theme/title might be ‘Increasing Inclusion’, ‘Raising Achievement for All’ or whatever large issue is currently confronting the organisation.

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Multi Disciplinary Teams working together: Bringing services together

Multi Disciplinary Teams working together: Bringing services together

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 relationships and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team. In creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. They develop images of ‘the future we 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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Meeting the Needs of Children in Care

This course is an overview of the needs of young people in public care and provides examples of how these needs can be met. This is the group of young people who are highly vulnerable to becoming adults who are in prison, on the street or experiencing mental health needs. Despite this their needs too often continue not to be met and they are very likely to be excluded or placed in special settings.

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Leadership: Creating and Sharing your Vision

Leadership: Creating and Sharing your Vision

Some leaders are less effective because they move straight into managing and implementing new ideas without going through the crucial first steps of creating a shared vision and involving the community who will be affected by these new ideas. Some leaders can be unsure how to create and share their vision with their immediate team or their wider organisation.

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Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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