We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Ali Gardner, co-author of Social Pedagogy and Social Work, to develop an exciting new online course on developing relationship-centred practice. This follows our popular online seminar on this theme, extending this to a facilitated 18-hour online course for practitioners and managers working in the field of social care.
Over the course sessions, participants will be introduced to a number of tools to develop relational approaches in their practice when working within complex and challenging environments. Drawing on Social Pedagogy theory and principles, this interactive course will focus on the central role of relationships within teams, organisations and working with individuals and families in the community. Our course will be highly relevant for individuals who seek to bring passion, compassion, integrity and creativity to strength-based practice.
We know that individuals accessing social care place the highest value on good relationships. The recent challenges of COVID-19 have reinforced the urgency of relationships and humanity in our work together and with the community. This timely course therefore seeks to build individual resilience and leadership through strengthening the role of relationships at a practice and organisational level as we move forward.
On completion of the online course, participants will be able to:
- Apply relational approaches to support strength-based practice.
- Understand the role of learning in facilitating well-being, resilience and empowerment.
- Develop relational leadership skills supporting professional practice in complex environments.
- Adopt a range of reflective tools to enhance relational practice
- Look forward to future practice with a renewed focus on the values, key purpose and goals of their work.
The course will be delivered by Ali Gardner (Head, Hearts, Hands in Practice) and Gabriel Eichsteller (ThemPra, a social enterprise leading social pedagogy developments in the UK). With their experience in social work practice, policy, education, training, publishing and international projects in the field of social pedagogy, Ali and Gabriel are well placed to support learning in this area, enabling participants to further strengthen their practice through greater theoretical insight and clear commitment to ethical action.
Video conferencing platform:
The six 3-hour sessions will be facilitated using Zoom to allow participants from a wide range of organisations to engage. We operate the upgraded Zoom package with end-to-end encryption and the highest security settings available for video conferencing. No confidential information will be shared as part of the course, and both hosts are ICO registered.
The pricing is set at £295.00 per participant. 10% discount per place will be offered for the purchase of 5+ places and 15% discount per place will be offered for purchase of 10+ places. Payment can be made either by bank transfer or invoice and must be received by 15th September. Please note that VAT is not applicable.
The 6 sessions will take place on the following Tuesday or Friday mornings from 9.30am -12.30pm:
Cohort 1: 29th September, 6th October, 13th October, 3rd November, 10th November and 17th November
Cohort 2: 2nd October, 9th October, 16th October, 6th November, 13th November and 20th November
To register, please complete our booking form here. Please note that places are limited to 20 participants.
Participants will receive a certificate for the CPD hours completed.