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Training Calendar – at a glance

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In 2019 we are offering the following workshops (at our place)

May

June

September 

 

Prefer to learn about strength-based practice online?

Strengths Approach to Practice  – ONLINE COURSE

Other online strength-based training

Register now – 12 months to complete

ACA Recognised OPD – 28 Points on completion

 

 

Date: 18 September 2019
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Andrew Shirres
Cost: $295.00 (inc GST) includes copy of 'The Strengths Approach' 2nd EdnDownload FlyerRegister

Strengths Approach to Practice (1 day workshop)

Everyone has strengths. Our qualities, capacities, relationships, values, stories, experiences, skills and material resources can all be strengths.

But ‘The Problem’ can easily be experienced as all-consuming, keeping clients and services alike stuck and creating barriers to change. Strengths-based practice focusses squarely on identifying, mobilising and celebrating clients’ strengths.

Social workers, counsellors, managers, educators—and anyone who works with others—can become a catalyst for building cultures where strengths and connectedness flourish, so that clients build resilience, capacity for lasting change and genuine ‘agency’ in their own lives. This highly engaging and practical training facilitates

participants’ learning of strengths-based principles, skills and resources that can be applied immediately in their work.

(All who register will receive a copy of  ‘The Strengths Approach’ (Expanded second edition))

Add on our Tools workshop

(Cost for 2 days $499 Inc GST – saving $36)

Date: 19 September 2019
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Andrew Shirres
Cost: $240.00 (inc GST)Download FlyerRegister

Tools of the Trade (1 day workshop)Red_Toolbox_2015_Value

In this highly interactive workshop participants will experiment with a wide range of original, Australian-made resources for opening up meaningful conversations with children, youth, families and adults. With a unique mix of playfulness and soulfulness, this workshop aims to deliver a hands-on experience of the role of artifacts and visual metaphors in adding potency to conversations about strengths, hopes, goals, values, relationships, feelings and the changes people want to make in their families, organisations and lives.

Date: 18 and 19 September 2019
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Andrew Shirres
Cost: $499.00 (inc GST)Download FlyerRegister

Strengths Approach to Practice/Tools of the Trade combined workshops

Strengths Approach to Practice

Social workers, counsellors, managers, educators—and anyone who works with others—can become a catalyst for building cultures where strengths and connectedness flourish, so that clients build resilience, capacity for lasting change and genuine ‘agency’ in their own lives. This highly engaging and practical training facilitates participants’ learning of strengths-based principles, skills and resources that can be applied immediately in their work.

(All who register will receive a copy of  ‘The Strengths Approach’ (Expanded second edition))

Tools of the Trade

In this highly interactive workshop participants will experiment with a wide range of original, Australian-made resources for opening up meaningful conversations with children, youth, families and adults. With a unique mix of playfulness and soulfulness, this workshop aims to deliver a hands-on experience of the role of artifacts and visual metaphors in adding potency to conversations about strengths, hopes, goals, values, relationships, feelings and the changes people want to make in their families, organisations and lives.

 

Date: TBA
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Andrew Shirres
Cost: $240.00 (Inc GST)Download FlyerRegister

Strengths Approach to Supervision (1 day workshop)

This highly-interactive workshop is suitable for anyone working in human services or education who wishes to initiate or further embed a strengths-based supervision culture and practice in the or workplace

The strength approach to supervision expored in this training provides a collaborative, inclusive and reflective approach to the shared responsibility of service provision.

Date: 30 May 2019
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Sue King-Smith and Karen Bedford
Cost: $240.00 (Inc GST)Download FlyerRegister

Tools for Building Emotional Literacy in the Early-years (1 day workshop)

In this highly-interactive workshop we will explore a diverse range of original tools developed especially for building social and emotional literacy in early childhood.

The early years—from birth to eight years old—is a time when remarkable growth is taking place and brain development is at its peak. Children begin to mirror the language, behaviours and attitudes of people around them. They internalise concepts about their potential and place in life. This includes ideas about gender and culture. By teaching children skills for navigating their internal world of feelings as well as their external world of connection with others, we support them to lay the foundations of life-long resilience.

Date: Starts June 17 for 6 weeks
Venue: Online
Andrew Shirres
Cost: $600.00Register

PREMIUM Strengths Approach Online Course

What do you get?

All content across the following three courses:

Plus

  • 4 live webinars with Andrew Shirres (Practice Development Coach) and access to the recorded content for a further 30 days
  • Booklet of activities for download
  • Invitation to join our learning community and participate in conversations about the course and your practice (using Workplace)
  • Opportunity to learn alongside others and share reflections
  • Set period of study, with content released weekly over 6 weeks
  • Certificate on completion

Cost

  • $600 ($350 group saving on course pricing, plus many extras.)
Date: Monday 17th June
Venue: IR Training Room, Collins St Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo
Andrew Shirres and Phil Watson
Cost: $240.00Download FlyerRegister

Tools for Working with Family Violence

In this highly interactive workshop we will explore a wide range of original tools that can be used
by anyone working with family violence, whether in specialist services or in any context where
conversations about family violence may arise. The current and long overdue focus on family
violence, both in Australia and overseas, means that conversations about violence in the home
have never been more salient. While we know that most physical violence in the home is perpetrated
by a male intimate partner, family violence goes beyond physical assault and into the domains
of financial control, emotional abuse, gender, sexuality, decision-making, communication and
more. Alongside understanding what constitutes family violence, we need to spend as much time
considering what determines a respectful relationship.