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Training Calendar – at a glance

NOTE: We can always come to you. Check out ‘Our place or yours’ for more information

For more information about all our training offerings, click here.

Remember: we offer a free shuttle service from the railway station

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

April

May

June

  • NEW Tools for Working with Family Violence (date to be announced)

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: 30 April 2019
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.