PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Practice Leaders Course
This One Day Workshop aims to build upon a basic knowledge of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® by adding a practical knowledge of active support, person centred approaches and quality assurance. It is expected that candidates will have undertaken a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Introductory and Foundation Course and at least one annual Refresher course. This course is open to current instructors although this isn’t a pre-requisite for that course as essentially the content is distinct. It is envisaged, however, that this course will appeal to those with a passion for the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy who do not want to be instructors. The principle focus will be coaching and mentoring: an important complimentary process to training, which facilitates understanding and impacts upon understanding, but is a different process.
The course will provide candidates with a number of tools that will enable them to enhance the implementation of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® within their organisations. This is, however, a highly practical course that aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to create their own resources and systems that augment PROACT-SCIPr-UK® training through clear and consistent process. We believe that this course will appeal to those who are creative in their support and want a more active role within the delivery of PROACT-SCIPr-UK® but don’t necessarily want to be instructors.
- Each person is unique and so ‘one size’ does not ‘fit all’.
- All individuals can learn and grow. We just need to adjust the pace or the style of learning to be truly ‘person centred.’
- ‘Positive’ risk taking is a part of learning from experience and should be encouraged.
- Positive expectations have positive effects in supporting people to achieve new skills and experiences.
- As staff we must endeavour to be free from stereotypical notions or preconceived ideas they may inhibit our ability to facilitate learning through such things as positive risk taking.
- The course content should be viewed as general principles and guidance and
should not be taken as absolute. The aim is for staff to use the information provided alongside their own belief system to create processes and procedures that enhance the learning experience of both those they support and the staff team.
On completion of the course candidates will have acquired a basic level of skills and knowledge to enable them to fulfil the role of Practice Leader within a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® organisation.
- To explore the key features of practice leadership and how it is distinct from management.
- To provide an overview of the theoretical approaches to supporting those with learning disabilities and autism.
- To discuss the role of coaching and mentoring in enhancing the effects of initial training.
- To define the term ‘person centred’ and how it is a values based approach.
- To provide an overview of the key elements of ‘active support’, and how this facilitates learning.
- To discuss the importance of quality assurance and what it looks like.
- To discuss the values behind effective risk assessment and why those with learning disabilities and autism should be supported to take risks.