We have developed a coaching and mentoring programme that focuses on embedding coaching techniques and improving the skills of managers in delivering challenging and reflective supervision to enhance decision making.
Coaching enables practitioners to explore options and discover solutions to their own issues. It provides the curiosity and challenging questions to enable the person closest to the issue to identify the best resolution.
The principles underpinning the programme draw on the characteristics of effective social work practice and include:
- The welfare of the child, both in the short and long-term, is central to effective social work intervention and is critical to decision making
- Systems and processes need to be designed to promote and enable good practice and consistency of practice without stifling social work professional judgment and initiative (Munro)
- Effective professional challenge results in more robust, timely and defensible decision making and a coaching and mentoring approach promotes such challenge and professional development
- Social work led planning requires reflection and professional challenge of hypotheses and analysis and this should be reflected in the supervision process
- Effective learning development directly relates to the experience of participants and introduces techniques and thinking that is sustainable
This programme is delivered by a qualified and experienced coach and social worker and comprises one half day workshop, two one hour 1:1 coaching sessions and one 75 minute coaching and feedback session.
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To find out more about training and consultancy packages or to book a course please email Hannah Warwick.