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Plymouth Solution-focused Practitioner Group



Monday 25th June 2018 3-6pm,

Welcome Hall, Fore Street, Devonport, PL1 4DN

The practitioner groups are a continuing professional development (CPD) service that aims to bring together people committed to solution-focused working to develop skills and build networks.  Sessions may comprise any one or more of:
* teaching
* skills practice
* case studies
* group exercises
* video analysis
– all good opportunities for practitioners to step back from the daily work and reflect, learn and refresh. Plus plenty of good networking.

CPD attendance certificates can be issued.

For more information or to book: contact Marc Gardiner:  marc@zebra.coop / 01752 606415

Attendance at these sessions costs:

£25+VAT if funded by your employer.
£10 including VAT if self-financing.  Receipts / invoices will be issued.

You can pay on the day, and it’s OK just to turn up, but if you can let us know it helps us to estimate numbers and prep accordingly.

Light refreshments provided.

 

Devon Solution-focused Practitioner Group



Thursday 28th June 2018, 3-6pm

Venue: Exeter Community Centre,
17 St Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

The practitioner groups are a continuing professional development (CPD) service that aims to bring together people committed to solution-focused working to develop skills and build networks.

Sessions may comprise any one or more of:
* teaching
* skills practice
* case studies
* group exercises
* video analysis
– all good opportunities for practitioners to step back from the daily work and reflect, learn and refresh. Plus plenty of good networking.

CPD attendance certificates can be issued.

For more information or to book: contact Brigid McKittrick:  brigid@zebra.coop

Tel: 01752 606415

Attendance at these sessions costs:

£25+VAT if funded by your employer.

£10 including VAT if self-financing.  Receipts / invoices will be issued.

You can pay on the day, and it’s OK just to turn up, but if you can let us know it helps us to estimate numbers and prep accordingly.

Light refreshments provided.

Zebra is 15 in July



To mark this milestone, we’re celebrating in our neighbourhood on

Monday 2nd July, 4-8pm at Welcome Hall, Devonport

From 4-6pm we’ll facilitate a World Cafe session on the themes of well-being and social Justice, referencing current pressing challenges in our communities and society.

Then it’s time to relax: from 6-8 there’ll be food, light chat – and perhaps one or two speeches from the Zebra global diaspora.

Solution-focused Approach 2-Day Open Course



Welcome Hall, Fore Street, Devonport, PL1 4DN

10th & 17th September 9.30 am – 4.30pm

Bookings close Friday 31st August; please book as soon as possible to help us with running the course – thanks.

£160+VAT per person –  price includes cost of attendance at one subsequent Practitioner Group session of your choice; 40-page course notes, an attendance certificate with learning outcomes listed, and refreshments throughout.

Discounts available for individuals self-financing, and for 2+ bookings.

Contact: Marc info@zebra.coop to book, or with any enquiries.

The solution-focused approach is a versatile communication tool that can have real power in work with anyone who is stuck with big problems, as well as those just contemplating making some changes in life.

About the course

Tired of getting stuck looking at the problem? This two-day course will leave you thinking and working in a powerful new way. It may change your life.

The ideas, values and skills of solution-focused communication are helpful to anyone who works with people: the focus moves away from the problem towards preferred futures, strengths, resilience and competencies, progress already made, and possibilities.

The power of this approach has long been evidenced in helping services, community work and schools, but is becoming recognised also in personnel management, organisational development, and coaching.

Solution-focused communication is a “non-expert” approach to helping and change work. That is, it’s not based on the notion that the worker knows best. There’s a paradox here, though, in that to learn to function as an effective, truly non-expert practitioner takes some expertise.

This course offers new communication skills and fosters personal & professional development, and will be useful to anyone who works with people – particularly those who support others through problems and change (e.g. workers in social care and housing support settings, mental health workers, community workers and health staff) and staff / team / organisation managers etc.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this two-day workshop you will:

·         Have a working knowledge of the philosophy, value base, and key tools and techniques of solution-focused communication

·         Have experience of a solution-focused conversation, both as worker and client

·         Have insight into how the learning can be applied and sustained in your individual work context

·         Have an action plan and an immediate first step for consolidating and building on the learning, and for your future use of solution-focused communication

·         Know about the local networks for keeping in touch with solution-focused workers

What people said about this course:

“An excellent trainer with firm knowledge & skills, & a sustained belief – inspirational.”

 “Most valuable, interesting training session for a long time. Thanks.”

 “Wasn’t sure after first day whether this could be useful in support work – convinced now … <and> … would like to practice more…fascinating.”

 “The best training I have been on since I can remember! I believe this will have a huge impact on my working and personal life! Thank you.”

 “I think it is life changing – thanks.”

Torbay Solution-focused Practitioner Group

Date: Tuesday 11th September 2018, 3-6pm

Following the success of our Solution-focused practitioner groups in other areas and by popular demand we are pleased to announce that we will be holding our first group in Torbay on:

Tuesday 11th September 2018, 3-6pm

Venue: tbc

The practitioner groups are a continuing professional development (CPD) service that aims to bring together people committed to solution-focused working to develop skills and build networks.

Sessions may comprise any one or more of:
* teaching
* skills practice
* case studies
* group exercises
* video analysis
– all good opportunities for practitioners to step back from the daily work and reflect, learn and refresh. Plus plenty of good networking.

CPD attendance certificates can be issued.

For more information or to book: contact Brigid McKittrick:  brigid@zebra.coop

Tel: 01752 606415

Attendance at these sessions costs:

£25+VAT if funded by your employer.

£10 including VAT if self-financing.  Receipts / invoices will be issued.

You can pay on the day, and it’s OK just to turn up, but if you can let us know it helps us to estimate numbers and prep accordingly.

Light refreshments provided.

 

 

Cornwall Solution-focused Practitioner Group



  • The next meeting of the Cornwall Solution-focused Practitioners Group

Friday 21st September 2018 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Pondhu Children’s Centre, St Austell PL25 5DR

PLEASE PUT THIS INFORMATION OUT IF YOU HAVE NETWORKS YOU THINK CAN BENEFIT.

The group is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) service that aims to bring together people committed to working in a solution-focused way to develop skills and build networks. Sessions may comprise any one or more of: teaching, skills practice, case studies, group exercises, video analysis – all good opportunities for practitioners to step back from the daily work and reflect, learn and refresh.

CPD attendance certificates can be issued.

For more information or to book, contact Marc Gardiner: marc@zebra.coop / 01752 606415

Attendance at these sessions costs £25+VAT if funded by employer.
£10 including VAT if self-financing. Receipts / invoices will be issued.

You can pay on the day, but please let us know if you wish to come so we can estimate numbers – and book a bigger room if necessary.

Light refreshments provided.