Anywhere, anytime 

  • Want to learn at your own pace—anywhere, anytime?
  • Can’t attend training in person?
  • Like to have time to absorb information and ideas?
  • Prefer to learn in a quiet, reflective space on your own?
  • Like to learn by reading, watching videos and doing exercises?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then St Luke’s Innovative Resources’ online training is for you.

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All the same great content as the in-person training

All the content in the online training is based on the best materials from our in-person training which has been finely honed over twenty years by our highly skilled and experienced practice development coaches. The courses have been designed to make sure we cover all the key concepts, ideas and practice approaches fundamental to the strengths approach.

Fits around your life

For many of us, life is busy! This can make it difficult to get to in-person training, especially if we don’t live near a major city. Online training can be done anywhere, anytime. It is mobile-responsive so you can complete the training on your phone or mobile device. You can stop whenever you want, then simply pick up where you left off when it suits you. You can go back and revise previous sections that you found of particular value or interest as well.

We all learn differently

Some people prefer to learn in a quiet place, some people prefer to listen to music while they learn. Some people like to learn in small bitesize chunks and some people like to swallow everything in one mouthful. Online learning enables you to learn in your own way.

Beautiful, engaging and easy-to-use

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 ‘A strengths approach focusses on identifying, mobilising and celebrating people’s strengths so that they are more likely to build self-determination and lasting change in their lives.’

Andrew Shirres, practice development coach and principal trainer

We specialise in tailoring the content and duration of our online and in-person training to the needs of your organisation, and or you can select from our growing range including:

  •  Strengths Approach to Practice   (also available in-person)

When people access their strengths, they feel empowered to find solutions.

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In this comprehensive and foundational course, you will:

  • discover the origins and principles of the strengths approach
  • learn what strengths are and how to help people identify and mobilise them
  • take away strategies and tools you can use immediately
  • explore power-over/power-with and the conditions for creating empowerment and change.
  • practice the column tool, reframing, scaling, reflective practice, solution-oriented conversation techniques and more
  • expand your professional skills and transform the way you work.

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  • Stepping into Supervision: A Strengths Approach               (also available in-person)

Strengths-based supervision creates a dynamic partnership of reflection and learning, with benefits flowing directly to clients.

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In this course you will:

  • explore the principles, purpose and processes of strengths-based supervision
  • learn how to create supervision agreements using a sample template and other practical tools
  • examine key topics for supervision sessions including what’s working, where you are heading, strengths and resources, straight talk, ethical dilemmas and self-care
  • take away an expanded array of solution-focussed questions
  • understand the role of supervision in creating a culture of reflective practice and organisational health.

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  • Strengths Approach to Client-Centred Recording     (also available in-person)

What if recording the work with clients became an empowering part of the work?

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This short course includes:

  • traditional vs strengths-based records
  • the power dynamics: what’s included in a record, the ‘story’ it tells, and who owns it
  • tools for client-owned recording
  • setting up a collaborative agreement
  • context of statutory requirements.

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  • Strengths Approach to Challenging Conversations     (also available in-person)

This short course covers strengths-based strategies for navigating challenging conversations in human service work,

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  • what makes a conversation challenging
  • preparing for a challenging conversation
  • respect, transparency, location, timing, context and self-care
  • the empowerment quadrant and 8 steps of a strengths-based conversation
  • strategies for follow up.

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Visit our e-learning page for more information or to register.