Learning Events

Advice Skills Academy is co-ordinating learning events for participants in the project. One way we’re doing this is through arranging internal training, and buying-in external trainers.  We aim to respond to the learning needs of participants, so if you haven’t already done your individual Learning Plan, go to the Planning Cycle page to start work on it.

Nov
8
Thu
Managing Projects – Thursday 8 and Thursday 22 November 2018 (1.5 days)
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am

managing projects

Thursday 8 and Thursday 22 November 2018 (1.5 days)

Projects play a key part in the delivery of services these days, so knowing how to plan and manage them is becoming an increasingly in-demand set of skills. This course is ideal if you  are planning projects, fundraising for projects, or moving into project management.

Delivered over one and a half days on the two dates, this course will help you to:

  • Understand what projects are, and the key stages in project delivery
  • Start planning projects, using tools and techniques to help identify key objectives, resources needed for the project, as well as developing timelines for delivery
  • Understand the key activities of monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of projects.

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

Nov
13
Tue
Mental Health Awareness for Frontline Workers
Nov 13 all-day

Mental Health Awareness

Tuesday 13 November 2018, and delivered again on Tuesday 22 January 2019

This one day course will examine the issues faced by front line staff when they are offering a service to individuals experiencing mental distress or a mental health issue. Ideal for   advisers or reception / admin staff who are coming into contact with clients experiencing mental health issues, the session will help you to:

  • Understand the different types and levels of mental health issues
  • Be aware of the Medical Model of Psychiatry
  • Understand the key points of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Recognise some basic techniques for communicating with someone in mental distress
  • Engage more successfully with people with mental health issues
  • Understand how Mental Health Services are delivered and how to access them
  • Have access to a good practice checklist

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

 

 

Nov
19
Mon
Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively – Monday 19 November and Wednesday 5 December (1.5 days)
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am

leading motivating team

Monday 19 November and Wednesday 5 December – one and a half days training

Ideal if you’re a new leader, or you’re looking to move into leadership roles, this course covers all you need to know to help motivate and lead teams.

Delivered over one and a half days over the two dates, this course will help you to understand:

  • The importance of an organisation’s vision, mission and strategy
  • How to develop team objectives, to help work towards the overall vision and strategy of the organisation
  • The importance of motivation, and some motivational theories
  • How to give feedback on performance
  • The importance of continuous development for the team and individual members

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

Nov
22
Thu
Managing Projects – Thursday 8 and Thursday 22 November 2018 (1.5 days)
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am

managing projects

Thursday 8 and Thursday 22 November 2018 (1.5 days)

Projects play a key part in the delivery of services these days, so knowing how to plan and manage them is becoming an increasingly in-demand set of skills. This course is ideal if you  are planning projects, fundraising for projects, or moving into project management.

Delivered over one and a half days on the two dates, this course will help you to:

  • Understand what projects are, and the key stages in project delivery
  • Start planning projects, using tools and techniques to help identify key objectives, resources needed for the project, as well as developing timelines for delivery
  • Understand the key activities of monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of projects.

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

Nov
30
Fri
Stay Focused, Stay Well – Skills and Strategies for Managing High Workloads in Advice Services
Nov 30 all-day

Friday 30 November 2018

Back by popular demand – this one day session aimed at advisers who are managing a busy caseload, or any other staff facing stress in the workplace – will help you build the skills and confidence to stay well and stay focused. The session will help you to:

  • Consider what stress is and how to identify the signs in yourself and in others
  • Explore wellness and resilience at work, including the 5 spheres of healthy, happy living
  • Identify planning tools and techniques for managing high workloads e.g. Eisenhower’s important/urgent principle; identifying individual workstyles, and effective ‘chunking’ for performance and productivity
  • Explore a range of ‘self-care’ practices which can be used to help you build wellness at work

Some things previous participants have said about the course:

“Knowledge that many people in other organisations are experiencing very similar things.”

“Recognising stress and what to do to respond to it.”

“Probably the best course I have done that kept me interested to the end.”

“Superb tutor, a lot more confident in my approach to caseload issues than I was this morning.”

 

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

Dec
5
Wed
Leading and Motivating a Team Effectively – Monday 19 November and Wednesday 5 December (1.5 days)
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am

leading motivating team

Monday 19 November and Wednesday 5 December – one and a half days training

Ideal if you’re a new leader, or you’re looking to move into leadership roles, this course covers all you need to know to help motivate and lead teams.

Delivered over one and a half days over the two dates, this course will help you to understand:

  • The importance of an organisation’s vision, mission and strategy
  • How to develop team objectives, to help work towards the overall vision and strategy of the organisation
  • The importance of motivation, and some motivational theories
  • How to give feedback on performance
  • The importance of continuous development for the team and individual members

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk

Jan
22
Tue
Mental Health Awareness for Frontline Workers
Jan 22 all-day

Mental Health Awareness

Tuesday 13 November 2018, and delivered again on Tuesday 22 January 2019

This one day course will examine the issues faced by front line staff when they are offering a service to individuals experiencing mental distress or a mental health issue. Ideal for   advisers or reception / admin staff who are coming into contact with clients experiencing mental health issues, the session will help you to:

  • Understand the different types and levels of mental health issues
  • Be aware of the Medical Model of Psychiatry
  • Understand the key points of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Recognise some basic techniques for communicating with someone in mental distress
  • Engage more successfully with people with mental health issues
  • Understand how Mental Health Services are delivered and how to access them
  • Have access to a good practice checklist

If you need any further information then please email contact@adviceskillsacademy.org.uk