Staying Focused with the Bullet Journal for Social Work Staff (Microsoft Teams)

Course Code
Course Types
This practical 1 day workshop and follow up e-learning module offers social workers and social care staff an opportunity to begin developing a reflective to-do list system to help manage competing priorities in challenging and busy social care settings. It is suitable for those carrying caseloads, supervisors and managers and also considers the role of Bullet Journalling in supporting critical thinking and safeguarding. The course is taught using a typical social work caseload as an example. We will use an adaptation of the Bullet Journal, a notebook based system, to explore the latest thinking on effective systems and habits which support focus and work-life balance. The workshop day will include live MS Teams Teaching, some self-guided learning exercises using a dedicated course website for part of the day, and individual support to set up your personalised journal in a 1:1 MS Teams Call.

Part 2 - Staying Focused Follow Up e-learning - Approximately one month after the workshop, participants will be emailed follow-up supporting resources and a link to access Part 2 of the course, 'Staying Focused e-learning module - Monthly Migration and Reflection'. This module will take approximately 2 hours to complete and involves working on your live Bullet Journal to move into the new month, guided by video lessons.
Start Date
Monday 27 September 2021
End Date
Monday 27 September 2021
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • use the Bullet Journal you will set up within the workshop, to manage your to-do list and adapt as priorities change

  • experiment with new ways of working in line with the latest findings from research on focus and personal organisation

  • share ideas and tips with peers within an online environment

  • describe how a monthly reflective process can support resilience, focus and work-life balance

Additional information
This event is suitable for staff who have some level of control over when they work on different tasks in their to do list. For example, where there is the ability to choose when to work on a write-up, visit, project or report, as long as it meets the deadline.

It is not suitable for staff roles where the day is entirely managed by others or by 'what comes in that day'.

Please note: as part of this course, the trainer would like to send you a free notebook and ‘Bullet Journal key’ stickers. Please, therefore, email with details of where to post these, in advance of the course start date.

Microsoft Teams
You will receive an email with the link for the session nearer the time.

If you are Council staff using Citrix on a personal device, you should use the web version of Teams outside of Citrix, as using Teams directly within Citrix will give you limited access.
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC) / Children's Services (B&HCC) / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites

Participants will be asked to prepare for the workshop by completing an up to date to-do list. A template and instructions will be emailed 1 week before the course is due to take place.

'Staying Focused e-learning module - Monthly Migration and Reflection' is to be undertaken by all participants one month after the workshop to complete the training. Participants will receive a link to the e-learning around 4 weeks after the initial workshop on the turn of the month.

'Staying Focused with the Bullet Journal: Refresher' is an optional workshop for you to try out Bullet Journalling back in the real world of practice to share learning, troubleshoot problems and generate ideas for taking your learning forward.

Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Susan Kelly
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