Multi–session learning programme
A strengths-based approach to care is a collaborative process that draws on an individual’s strengths and assets and those within their community.
Local authorities across the country are increasingly adopting this approach within their service delivery, requiring managers to have the skills to lead on and embed implementation.
This in-depth learning programme has been designed to guide team managers and leaders to develop their confidence and capabilities in modelling good strengths-based practice within their local context.
SCIE has a national reputation for developing tools, processes and resources that support strengths-based practices.
- Strengths-based social work practice with adults roundtable report (DHSC, 2017).
- Reviewing the new practice framework and handbook (webinar recording)
Module 1 – A basis in strengths-based approaches
- Principles of a strengths-based approach
- Strengths-based practice framework: national good practice on skills, capabilities, behaviours and cultures
- Strengths-based conversations
- Explore helping and hindering factors to embedding strengths-based approaches (including shared challenges)
Module 2 – Tailored action learning on priority issues
- Develop group and individual action plans to address priority challenges
- Leading strengths-based practice: coaching, supervision and reflective practice
Priority areas may include:
- positively managing risk
- person-centred care
- support planning
- Next steps
Action plan testing within the workplace between modules 2 and 3.
Module 3 – Reflection on progress and future planning
- Action plan testing: reflection and learning
- Next steps and further support
- Learn about the latest good practice on strengths-based approaches.
- Develop the skills, confidence and capabilities to lead excellent strengths-based practice
- Explore effective ways to test and embed the operating models and ways of working associated with the new framework in your teams or services
- ‘Learn by doing’ – testing out, and reflecting on, the new ways of working and techniques
- Build strategies for supporting team members to develop excellent strengths-based practice
Who should attend?
Heads of Service, Principal Social Workers, Learning and Development Leads, Team Leaders, Assistant Team Leaders, Champions.
Three half-day sessions with three to four-week interim periods for testing and learning.
Ask about in-house courses
This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.