Day 1- The Strengths Approach
This one day workshop will introduce participants to TSA by exploring the basics of working with people in a way that supports their innate and existing strengths and observing client predicament from this foundation. Practitioner self awareness and self responsibility is key to engaging others and supporting their empowerment. Demonstrations and practice opportunities will be included.
Day 2 – Supervision
The supervisory role is a significant one and is an opportunity to develop relationships with colleagues that support their development in their profession. Self awareness and the ability to claim the authority of the role and set direction and practice standards is the hallmark of a proficient supervisor. A supervision structure will be presented and practiced along with the opportunity to discuss the challenges that inevitably arise in the role including having the difficult conversations.
Supervision or Practice Support is essentially a dedicated, safe space for workers to connect with their role, reflect, and grow their understanding, purposefulness and skill in providing the service they are employed to deliver. It is an investment in one’s own self-development.
The quality and effectiveness of supervision is directly related to our:
- Level of self-awareness as supervisors
- Connection and commitment to the role
- Understanding of and ability to inspire workers to meet the requirements of the program targets and outcomes
- The confidence and willingness to honestly express and professionally respond when standards or quality are lacking
- During this workshop we will focus on the different aspects of supervisors role, how to develop and lead a culture of inspiration and support that creates quality service provision and client empowerment. Conversations, techniques and processes will also be explored, practiced and demonstrated.
Appropriate for those already providing supervision or wanting to explore and develop skills in the role.
Bernadette Glass has presented workshops in ECIS for fifteen years on The Strengths Approach in various contexts and how it is essential in working with families, children, colleagues and other service providers.
She has a background in family work, community nursing and is passionate about reflective practice and the impact that worker self awareness has on every aspect of our practice.