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Continuing to Lead and Inspire

The relational aspect of the leadership role has been given a new emphasis within the management and supervision of safeguarding practice. One key message has been the need for professionals responsible for providing services to vulnerable populations to move from a culture of 'compliance' to that of 'learning'.

This programme is designed for experienced managers (ideally over 3 years’ experience in a leadership role) who work in the context of a children’s organisation. It will support leaders’ knowledge of how to build capacity, especially team resilience, whilst seeking and developing in ...
Course Code: EY 19/007

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In a fast paced busy learning environment it is often hard to keep up to date with the lastest learning, yet we know that as leaders and managers it is vitally important that you do. The Leadership Centre of Excellence will provide you with resources applicable to your roles, but also those roles that you support.

The Centre of Excellence is a virtual space in which we will share exciting learning and development opportunities. The idea of the Centre is to provide you, our leaders and managers, with the space and time to learn and develop in your roles. We recognise that you are all busy p ...
Course Code: EDU 19/051
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Session 1Monday 25 February 201914:00 - 15:00Guildhall 2 1-F Meeting Room B, Guildhall 2, KT1 1EUMap
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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 will provide you with resources applicable to your roles, but also those roles that you support.

The Centre of Excellence is a virtual space in which we will share exciting learning and development opportunities. The idea of the Centre is to provide you, our leaders and managers, with the space and time to learn and develop in your roles. We recognise that you are all busy pe ...
Course Code: EDU 19/056
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Session 1Monday 25 February 201915:15 - 16:15Guildhall 2 1-F Meeting Room B, Guildhall 2, KT1 1EUMap
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Action Learning Set (Continuing to Lead and Inspire)

These Action Learning Sets form part of the Continuing to Lead and Inspire programme for front line managers. The content was devised in collaboration with senior leadership teams and an experienced Consultant Social Work Trainer. Each session has been commissioned to meet the gap in skills, knowledge, confidence and competence that have been identified. The programme consists of 3 days training plus action learning sets and coaching sessions. The programme has been devised specifically for managers of teams that work directly with children and young people. Delegates are expected to attend ev ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/112
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 2Wednesday 27 March 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 3Wednesday 17 April 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 4Wednesday 1 May 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 5Wednesday 15 May 201909:30 - 11:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 6Wednesday 29 May 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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Equality & Diversity

Ask the question 'What is Equality and Diversity' and you will get a variety of answers. There is much confusion, it is often obscured by myths and most people are wary of dealing with Equality and Diversity issues for fear that they may do or say something wrong.

The workplace today is more diverse than ever. This workshop is designed not only as an introduction to diversity and cultural awareness, but also as a practical guide to making the organisational culture an inclusive one. It combines a focus on personal and organisational beliefs, values and behaviours and have the impact they h ...
Course Code: BSS 19/007

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Influencing and Negotiation Skills

Negotiating and influencing are closely linked but different aspects of interpersonal and communication skills. Negotiating involves being able to discuss an issue with others and reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. Influencing involves a combination of both negotiation and persuasion.

With the changing nature of organisations, managers and staff are required to resolve conflicting demands through negotiation and reach a mutually agreeable solution. This affects their relationship with colleagues, clients and partners.

This course aims to bring about a confident and positive appro ...
Course Code: BSS 18/121
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Session 1Wednesday 13 March 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
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Spec Writing and Contract Management

Effective contract management is essential to the supply and services of an organisation. It has an impact on areas such as budget, operations, customer service, and even public image.

Having high quality specifications when dealing with suppliers, as well as sound contract management is critical in delivering the right outcomes.

The specification is a crucial document in the relationship between an organisation and their customers or suppliers. It provides a description of the services or goods required, and allows for the most appropriate solution or products to be provided at the bes ...
Course Code: BSS 18/115
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Session 1Thursday 14 March 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
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Working in a Political Environment

Local Authorities have identified that there is a need for development and training for staff who work in a political environment, especially managers.

The different core beliefs and goals of the different political parties will inevitably influence and change the policies and direction of the organisation. Therefore, having a good awareness of the political environment and understanding these differences is necessary in Local Authority roles.

This full day workshop is aimed at managers who wish to understand how their roles interact with elected council Members, and learn clear steps to ...
Course Code: BSS 18/112
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Session 1Monday 18 March 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
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Introduction to Management (EVENT FULL)

There are many elements that make a good manager. One of the critical qualities is leadership - and leadership and management are complementary - but it is also important to understand how they differ. There are a range of skills and responsibilities relating specifically to management that must be developed to be successful in a management position.

This three day course will help less experienced managers, or those that have received little formal development in this area, get to grips with the management role. The course is an ideal first stepping stone for individuals looking to take th ...
Course Code: EDU 18/889

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Session 1Tuesday 19 March 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
Session 2Thursday 18 April 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
Session 3Wednesday 22 May 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EUMap
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Introduction to Leadership in Children's Services

This introductory day aims to provide you with an overview of the contemporary challenges and opportunities facing leaders in children's services. The content is drawn from key legislation, professional guidance, research studies and serious case reviews.

"Leaders need to know their organisations well and constantly identify what needs to be realigned in order to improve performance and manage change. Developing these leaders is, therefore, critical to success" (Prof Eileen Munro, 2010).

AfC has developed and embedded a strong Leadership programme that supports practitioners who are n ...
Course Code: EY 18/038
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Session 1Wednesday 20 March 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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