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eLearning: Getting it right: owning the Recruitment process

In a fast paced busy learning environment it is often hard to keep up to date with the latest learning, yet we know that as leaders and managers it is vitally important that you do. The Leadership Centre of Excellence is hosting a Leadership Summit follow up for our AfC staff to develop and update their skills and knowledge in people management.

This workshop will support our leaders and managers to prepare and run a successful recruitment campaign. This workshop will ensure that all our hiring managers are aware of the AfC processes and how to attract candidates. This session is one of th ...
Course Code: BSS 20/078

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eLearning: Its ok to talk: managing sickness sympathetically

In a fast paced busy learning environment it is often hard to keep up to date with the latest learning, yet we know that as leaders and managers it is vitally important that you do. The Leadership Centre of Excellence is hosting a Leadership Summit follow up for our AfC staff to develop and update their skills and knowledge in people management.

This workshop is focussed on supporting our leaders and managers to develop the best possible techniques to confidently manage sickness & absenteeism in the workplace. We know that failing to manage absenteeism and sickness at work is an expensive ...
Course Code: BSS 20/079

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eLearning: The first 90 days: taking control of Induction and probation

In a fast paced busy learning environment it is often hard to keep up to date with the latest learning, yet we know that as leaders and managers it is vitally important that you do. The Leadership Centre of Excellence is hosting a Leadership Summit follow up for our AfC staff to develop and update their skills and knowledge in people management.

This workshop will support our leaders and managers to prepare an effective welcome for new members of staff and ensure that the first 90 days in post are valuable and purposeful. This session is one of the three mandatory events that AfC leaders ...
Course Code: BSS 20/080

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Applying for External Funding (AfC Staff) (Cancelled)

Applying for external funding is starting to become a part of most job roles. Approaching a business, individual or pot of funding for a project or service can be confusing because the application process, relationships and remit is often different every time. Locally you might be applying for a community grant or nationally you may be applying to a subcontractor to deliver elements of a service. Being aware of what funding opportunities are out there and how to apply for them can be a useful additional skill to most job roles.

Learning the rules of successful fund-raising is a key outcome ...
Course Code: EDU 21/341

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Introduction to Childminding

‘Home-based childcare provides children and their families with a home-from-home childcare environment, which for the parents enables them to build up a friendly rapport with their child’s caregiver, and the process of walking into someone’s home, instantly puts you at ease, making the parent as well as the child feel comfortable.’ (Kathy Brodie, 2019)

Introduction to Childminding will introduce the learner to working as a home based child carer such as a childminder or a nanny. This course will support learners to develop policies and procedures that are required for Ofsted registration w ...
Course Code: EDU 20/214

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G-Suite Workshops: Getting the most from Google Docs (EVENT FULL)

G-Suite is now widely used by staff on a day to day basis. But are we getting the most out of the great potential that Google provides? We have a range of workshops in place that not only help build IT Literacy but will help you get to grips with Google’s functionality and capability.

This programme will cover the essential features and tools required to create, store and share files effectively within the Google environment. It also provides an overview of Google Docs and Sheets - as well as some other Google apps.

In order to consolidate learning and maximise the investment in t ...
Course Code: EDU 21/361

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Session 1Tuesday 22 June 202109:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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G-Suite Workshops: Getting the most from Google Sheets

G-Suite is now widely used by staff on a day to day basis. But are we getting the most out of the great potential that Google provides? We have a range of workshops in place that not only help build IT Literacy but will help you get to grips with Google’s functionality and capability.

This programme will cover the essential features and tools required to create, store and share files effectively within the Google environment. It also provides an overview of Google Docs and Sheets - as well as some other Google apps.

In order to consolidate learning and maximise the investment in t ...
Course Code: EDU 21/364
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Session 1Thursday 24 June 202113:30 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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HR Essentials (AfC Staff)

Achieving for Children (AfC) wants managers and supervisors that are adaptable and highly skilled in a range of key areas. AfC have developed a set of leadership values and behaviours that provide clarity on expectations and requirements of leaders across the organisation. To support this, we have a wide range of business and management workshops available to managers and supervisors covering a range of subjects, from project management to leading change, from building teams to managing budgets.

Managers and supervisors are required to have an understanding of HR policies and procedures bu ...
Course Code: SFVSS 21/089
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Session 1Tuesday 29 June 202113:30 - 15:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Assertiveness and Self Confidence

Understanding what assertiveness is and how to demonstrate both self-confidence and assertiveness at work is a fundamental part of most colleagues working lives. We know that assertiveness is important for healthy self-esteem and for your overall well being. Being assertive means speaking up for yourself, being able to express your opinions and feelings and being able to say “no” when it is right to do so. This workshop will help you discover how to become more assertive.

Colleagues in children’s services are working in a fast changing business climate with unprecedented challenges, tight ...
Course Code: SFVSS 21/092
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Session 1Wednesday 30 June 202109:30 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Time Management

Developing strong time management skills is an essential part of working in children’s services. Staff are working in a fast-changing business climate with unprecedented challenges, tight finances and customers with increasing expectations. It is therefore important that staff have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas, to ensure success in delivering the services our customers expect. This includes strong, effective time management strategies.

This is a full day workshop which aims to support employees in prioritising and organising their workload ...
Course Code: EDU 21/510
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Session 1Thursday 8 July 202109:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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