Training for you

Our aim is to support you to embed Our Way of Working in your organisation and we have a wide range of training and development opportunities, events and conferences available to you.

Due to recent changes in funding, many of our partners have invested in the programme to support sustainability. We want to enable all of our partners to have the opportunity to continue their development in embedding Our Way of Working within their organisations. With our partners through the Children’s Trust Executive Board, we have taken the decision to introduce subscriptions to enable us to continue the vital work that Our Way of Working has already achieved.

Please click the link for further information about funding and subscription models Subscription Models

(It is not necessary to have undertaken Our Way of Working Core or Leaders programme before accessing the Learning Events, Conferences, Covid-19 Recovery briefings and iLearn programme).


  • Training Maps - What Programme is for you?

  • Core Programme

    Who is it suitable for:

    Including, but not exclusive to: Practice Leads /Middle Leaders / Managers / Targeted Practitioners /  Social Workers / Family Intervention Workers / TAF Leads / Learning mentors / Family liaison workers / ELSAs / Parental support leads / SENDCos / Pastoral Staff (Who have not previously attended New Ways of Working/Our Way of Working Core Programme)

    Programme aim:

    To understand the Our Way of Working model, principles and values and apply this to your role in working with children, families and multi agency partners.

    Programme sessions:

    3 x 2.5 sessions, delivered Via Microsoft Teams (Delegates must attend all 3 sessions)

    Dates and to book a place:

    January Cohort

    Session times 1.00pm – 3.30pm

    Session 1 Thursday 18th January 2024
    Session 2 Tuesday 23rd January 2024
    Session 3 Thursday 25th January 2024

     

    February Cohort

    Session times 10.00am – 12.30pm

    Session 1 Wednesday 7th February 2024
    Session 2 Monday 12th February 2024
    Session 3 Wednesday 14th February 2024

     

    March Cohort

    Session times 1.00pm – 3.30pm

    Session 1 Tuesday 5th March 2024
    Session 2 Friday 8th March 2024
    Session 3 Wednesday 13th March 2024

     

    April Cohort

    Session times 10.00am – 13.30pm

    Session 1 Tuesday 16th April 2024
    Session 2 Thursday 18th April 2024
    Session 3 Tuesday 23rd April 2024

     

    May Cohort

    Session times 1.00pm – 3.30pm

    Session 1 Wednesday 15th May 2024
    Session 2 Friday 17th May 2024
    Session 3 Wednesday 22nd May 2024

     

    June Cohort

    Session times 10.00am – 12.30pm

    Session 1 Monday 24th June 2024
    Session 2 Wednesday 26th June 2024
    Session 3 Friday 28th June 2024

     

    July Cohort

    Session times 10.00am – 12.30pm

    Session 1 Tuesday 16th July 2024
    Session 2 Thursday 18th July 2024
    Session 3 Tuesday 23rd July 2024

    Free to schools and partners who have invested in Our Way of Working as part of investment/subscription.  For all other schools and partners a charge of £100 per delegate will apply on booking.

     

    To book a place contact – amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

  • ** Supporting Children to recognise and regulate their own trauma response

    The Enhanced Programme is for participants who have previously attended the Our Way of Working Core or Leaders Programme and in order to access the Enhanced Programme sessions your organisation or school must be contributing to funding or have an Enriched Subscription Package

    Who is the session suitable for:

    Including, but not exclusive to: Practice Leads /Middle Leaders / Managers / Targeted Practitioners /  Social Workers / Family Intervention Workers / TAF Leads / Learning mentors / Family liaison workers / ELSAs / Parental support leads / SENDCos / Pastoral Staff

    Session aim:

    In this 2 hour interactive, face-to-face workshop we will explore the Beacon House Survival Animals resource packs.  Then, using practical activities we will consider how to utilise the resources to best effect with the children and young people you work with.

    Dates and to book a place:

    1 x 2 hour interactive, face-to-face session

    Wednesday 31st January 10:00am – 12:00pm HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
    Thursday 7th March 10:00am – 12:00pm Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AH
    Wednesday 8th May 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
    Tuesday 18th June 2024 10:00am – 12:00pm The Committee Room, above Ellesmere Port Library

    Free to schools and partners who have invested in Our Way of Working as part of investment/subscription.  For all other schools and partners a charge of £50 per delegate will apply on booking.

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

  • ** Enhanced Programme - Our Way of Working Refresher Workshop

    The Enhanced Programme is for participants who have previously attended the Our Way of Working Core or Leaders Programme and in order to access the Enhanced Programme sessions your organisation or school must be contributing to funding or have an Enriched Subscription Package

    Who is the session suitable for:

    Participants who have previously attended the Our Way of Working Core or Leaders Programme

    Session Aim:

    This 2.5 hour online workshop will be a recap and refresher session, including –

    • Our Way of Working model, principles and values
    • Recap on Motivational Interviewing approaches
    • Consider trauma informed language and how this informs practice, assessments and decision making
    • Further develop Trauma Informed Practice
    • Key updates on how Multi-agency Group Supervisions and Learning Conversations are being embedded into practice and what this could mean for you, your team, your organisation or your school
    Dates and to book a place:

    1 x 2.5 hour workshop

    Workshop will take place on MS Teams

    Thursday 14th March 2024 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Tuesday 30th April 2024 10:00am – 12:30pm
    Thursday 25th July 2024 10:00am – 12:30pm

    Free to schools and partners who have invested in Our Way of Working as part of investment/subscription.  For all other schools and partners a charge of £50 per delegate will apply on booking.

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

     

  • ** Enhanced Programme - Multi-Agency Group Supervision Chronologies Workshop

    Delegates do not have needed to undertake Core or Leaders Programme as a prerequisite to attending this workshop.

    Who is the workshop suitable for:

    For any practitioner who has attended a Multi Agency Group Supervision or may attend in the future, to increase their knowledge and understanding of completing chronologies.

    Workshop Aim:

    This workshop will focus on chronologies, within the context of a Multi-Agency Group Supervision and will include –

    • The purpose of a chronology
    • What to include in a chronology and why
    • Interactive exercise around chronologies
    • Opportunities to ask questions
    Dates and to book a place:

    Workshop will take place on MS Teams

    Monday 4th March 2024 1:30pm – 2:30pm

     

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

     

     

  • ** Enhanced Programme - Working with Trauma-Experienced Parents/Adults

    This suite of workshops has been developed using resources from Research in Practice – Research In Practice

    A key principle of trauma-informed practice is recognising that trauma often underpins many of the lived  experiences faced by children and families that we work with.

    Each workshop will explore a different theme and will allow time for discussion and reflection to enable us to learn more about how trauma may impact upon parents, carers and adults you work with. The workshops explore the views and perspectives of trauma experienced parents who have had safeguarding involvement with services and considers how practice can be shaped and developed to respond through strategies and approaches using a trauma lens.

     

    Environments and Language

    Language and Environments

    In this interactive and reflective workshop we will consider –

    • how verbal and non-verbal language is a key part of creating emotional safety
    • how the physical environments that we work in can make people feel unsafe
    • what we, as practitioners can do to minimise this

    Research in Practice

    Dates and to book a place:

    Workshop will take place on MS Teams

    Tuesday 26th March 2024 10:00am – 11:45am
    Thursday 25th May 2024 10:00am – 11:45am
    Friday 19th July 2024 1:00pm – 2:45pm

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

    Window of Tolerance

    In this interactive and reflective workshop we will –

    • learn about the emotional window of tolerance
    • consider how we can help parents/adults to manage difficult emotions and how we can support them identifying approaches and strategies in moving back into their window of tolerance

    Research in Practice

    Dates and to book a place:

    Workshop will take place on MS Teams

    Friday 22nd March 2024 10:00am – 11:30am
    Thursday 25th April 2024 10:00am -11:30am
    Tuesday 11th June 2024 1:00pm – 2:30pm

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

    Ghosts in the Meeting Room

    Within this interactive and reflective workshop we will consider –

    • how early experience can shape how people experience relationships with professionals and services
    • how we can use this understanding to overcome and develop positive approaches to engagement

    Research in Practice

    Dates and to book a place:

    Workshop will take place on MS Teams

    Friday 9th February 2024

    FULLY BOOKED

    10:00am – 11:30am
    Wednesday 27th March 2024 10:00am – 11:30am
    Friday 3rd May 2024 10:00am – 11:30am
    Wednesday 24th July 2024 1:00pm – 2:30pm

    Contact

    amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

  • Ambassador Workshops

    Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador for Our Way of Working?

    If so, come along to a workshop where we will consider –

    • Embedding Trauma Informed Practice & Motivational Interviewing into practice and culture
    • Champion best practice
    • Positively engage and support learning and development
    • Develop and embed a culture of change across our partnership

    These workshops are also an opportunity to network with other partners and meet other Ambassadors

    Dates and to book a place:
    Thursday 2nd November 2023 1:00pm – 3:00pm Room 1.3, The Portal, Ellesmere Port
    Friday 1st March 2024 10:00am – 12:00pm HQ, Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP

    Contact amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

  • Covid-19 Recovery: iLearn Programme

    Who is it suitable for?

    All practitioners across the children and adults workforce.

    iLearn aim:

    To provide an insight and support your understanding and application of the Covid-19 Recovery model and guide that has been developed by the multi-agency partnership (including modules on Motivational Interviewing and PACE Model)

    To access:

    For access details contact amy.kendrick@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

     

  • Trauma Informed Response - Refugees, Asylum Seekers and other Migrant Communities

    For information on our Trauma informed refugee response sessions, dates available and how to book, please visit:

** Please note, in order to access the Enhanced Programme sessions your organisation or school must be contributing to funding or have an Enriched Subscription Package and participants must have previously attended the Our Way of Working Core or Leaders Programme