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Code: BH/21/0061 Autism Awareness - The Impact on Families

This half day course is appropriate for all Children’s Services staff, CVS staff, volunteers, support staff and foster carers and offers an introduction to understanding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and gives attendees a chance to reflect on the common challenges faced by families caring for a child or young person with ASD.

With input from local families, we discuss how the needs and challenges of families change as their child moves through different life stages and how the support needed by families can also change over time.

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1 23 February 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0099 Building Your Resilience (Microsoft Teams)

Being resilient can help you bounce back in tough times, cope with additional pressures and stay healthy in times of change. Learning habits that build your resilience, ready for more turbulent times, will prevent you becoming over-whelmed by circumstances and keep you healthier in body and mind.

This short course will introduce you to a resilience model against which you will self-assess against your current state of resilience, show you how a stronger base of resilience will help you cope with changes at work and home, and give you a taste of mindfulness exercises that can keep you calm and focused in stressful times.

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1 23 February 2021 10:15 - 11:45 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/20/1652 Compassionate Leadership

This session is open to any member of staff who has supervisory responsibility, and is interested in developing their compassionate leadership skills.

Find out how you can adapt your leadership style to help those around you flourish during times of uncertainty. As some staff start to return to the office and others continue to work from home we are all going through another phase of adjustment. If you have supervisory responsibilities, or you work with staff across the organisation, you can support people’s wellbeing by developing your compassionate leadership skills.

The session will be give you valuable time away from emails and day to day work, for an opportunity to think and reflect. It is a group coaching experience, rather than a training course.

The session is led by qualified Leadership Coach, Jo Murfin, member of our BHCC/ESCC Coaching Pool.

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1 23 February 2021 14:00 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0274 Eclipse Training - FCL Staff only

This training day will support you to develop skills and knowledge in understanding the new software Eclipse, which is replacing CareFirst. 

This training is mandatory for all current CareFirst users. Checks will be made that the training has been completed.  The session will cover the practice, process and functionality of Eclipse and include hands on activities.

 
This training session will be delivered via MS Teams, please ensure that you have access to Teams prior to the session.

Please note: these training sessions are aimed at people who use CareFirst to input information such as casenotes, assessments etc. Those with READ ONLY ACCESS or those in FINANCE TEAMS will be provided separate training which will be advertised at a later date.

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1 23 February 2021 09:15 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0308 Eclipse Training - HASC Staff only

This training day will support you to develop skills and knowledge in understanding the new software Eclipse, which is replacing CareFirst. 

This training is mandatory for all current CareFirst users. Checks will be made that the training has been completed.  The session will cover the practice, process and functionality of Eclipse and include hands on activities.

 
This training session will be delivered via MS Teams, please ensure that you have access to Teams prior to the session.

Please note: these training sessions are aimed at people who use CareFirst to input information such as casenotes, assessments etc. Those with READ ONLY ACCESS or those in FINANCE TEAMS will be provided separate training which will be advertised at a later date.

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1 23 February 2021 09:15 - 15:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/21/0344 Effective Facilitation - virtual workshop (Zoom)

To develop participants’ knowledge and competence as facilitators, to assist them in working more effectively with groups in line with B&HCC Values and Behaviour framework.

 




 



 




 

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1 23 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/20/1670 Introduction to Apprenticeships - Bite-Size sessions (for Managers)

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes for all ages that provide opportunities for existing staff to acquire new skills, knowledge and behaviours in their existing roles or enable new apprentices to be recruited in the council.  

The Government has implemented a number of reforms; to increase quality and quantity of apprenticeships. The reforms include new employer driven Apprenticeship Standards, Public Sector Targets and an Apprenticeship Levy.

This bite-size session will be an opportunity for managers to;

  • meet the Apprenticeship Team,
  • explore opportunities and issues,
  • ask questions and gain a better understanding of new apprenticeship landscape
  • understand the 20% off job training gudance
  • understand your role in supporting the apprenticeship strategy
  • cover some of The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) rules that the council are governed by
  • support you in your journey in recruiting an apprentice or supporting existing staff.  
     

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1 23 February 2021 14:30 - 16:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/20/1656 Managers Network


This month, the focus is on Managing and Leading Change.


Please note that you don’t need to have attended any of the previous sessions to be able to come to this one.

The manager network meetings are 120 minute sessions, introduced and facilitated by your management peers. Each standalone session covers a different topic relevant to managers to help you develop and offer a chance to get together, albeit virtually.


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1 23 February 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/20/1506 Motivational Interviewing: Facilitating Behaviour Change around Drugs and Alcohol

This hugely popular course is delivered as 3 highly practical and experiential online sessions of 2 hours, with workbook.

Professionals can play a crucial part in determining whether clients change or maintain their problem behaviour. Engaging and building service user’s motivation for change is one of the key challenges workers face. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, highly effective, evidence based and deeply client centred approach aimed at helping people achieve positive behaviour change. This course will present the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge and skills as well as provide a comprehensive introduction to those with little or no experience of Motivational Interviewing.

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1 02 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map
2 09 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map
3 23 February 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/21/0180 Optional follow up session to the Virtual Recruitment & Selection Elearning course

To support recruiting managers with their recruitment & selection, we have arranged some online sessions for any questions managers may have, and any support that may be needed.

This online session is an opportunity for recruiting managers to attend if they have any questions or require further support from having completed the Virtual Recruitment & Selection Elearning course.

You must have completed the Virtual R&S elearning before virtually attending this follow up session .

The session will be facilitated via Microsoft Teams by Norma Williams and Catriona Matthews Learning & Development Consultants from HR & OD

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 February 2021 13:00 - 14:00 Microsoft Teams Map