Strengths-Based Practice: an introduction

Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Online | 9.30am-4.00pm

Find out how working with peoples’ strengths can make their experience of services more dignified, personalised and empowering.

This course will teach delegates how to incorporate strengths-based values, interventions, and principles into their work. The course will enable delegates to recognise, and build on, the strengths of the people they work with. The course will help delegates to develop practical next steps in order to make existing processes and practice more strengths-based. The course will also look at common misconceptions about the approach and how to challenge and overcome them.

What will you learn?

This course will enable delegates to:

  • Understand what Strengths-Based Practice and approach is

  • Recognise deficit-based practice 

  • Understand the importance of personal values, motivators and goal setting 

  • Identify strengths of the people you work with 

  • Understand how to support the people you work with to connect to their environmental resources

  • Recognise how language and questioning techniques can either help or hinder progression

  • Support people to build resilience and increase wellbeing

  • Understand how to implement elements of Strengths-Based Practice in your service

  • Understand how strengths-based approaches interact with other practices and processes.

Delegates will receive a copy of the presentation and a further resources pack.

Who is this course for?

  • Frontline homelessness workers with basic or limited knowledge of Strengths-Based Practice.

  • Frontline homelessness workers with little experience in the field

  • Staff from other sectors who have direct client contact

  • Organisations who are not yet, or are in the early stages of, working in a strengths-based way.

Duration

This course consists of 3 live interactive training modules, which will take place during one day, with breaks. When you sign up, you will be signing up for all 3 modules.

We ask for a commitment from delegates to attend all 3 sessions. Sessions are not recorded, and slides will not be available until all 3 sessions have taken place.

Module 1: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | 9.30am-11.00am

Module 2: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | 12.00pm-1.30pm

Module 3: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 | 2.30pm-4.00pm

Cost and bookings

Members - £95 per person - all three modules are included in this price - if you are a Homeless Link member, you will need to login/create a login using your organisation e-mail address in order to access the member rate

Non-members - £125 per person - all three modules are included in this price

Book and pay online

Book online here

Bookings to be invoiced

For bookings of 3 or more places, an invoice can be raised - please email Lana.Newby@homelesslink.org.uk to make bookings to be invoiced. Please provide names and email addresses of the delegates wishing to be booked for the training. We are unable to take requests for invoicing for fewer than 3 people for our online training.

Cancellation policy

Please find our cancellation policy for public online delivered training here

Bookings for larger groups

This course is also available to be booked for staff teams of up to 20 people, to be delivered online "in-house" in live interactive sessions on dates to suit your organisation.

Please contact James.Cuming@homelesslink.org.uk or telephone James on 07375 042 815​ for more information. Prices are from £850 for up to 20 staff members.