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Events, forums and networks

Our events, forums and networks are a great way of sharing learning and best practice, and keeping in touch with your peers.

Events   

 

ASYE drop-in sessions

The drop-in sessions are for ASYE leads/co-ordinators. We operate on a ‘open door’ basis, you can join whenever you want to and stay for as long as you want to. It’s a space to ask anything you’d like clarification on about the ASYE programme, or you can just listen to what other people are asking and discussing. 

All drop in sessions are 10:00-12:00:

  • Thursday 20 June          
  • Wednesday 10 July       
  • Wednesday 14 August 
  • Tuesday 17 September 
  • Thursday 17 October     
  • Wednesday 20 November        
  • Wednesday 11 December        
  • Wednesday 15 January
  • Wednesday 19 February          
  • Wednesday 19 March   

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NQSW forum 

Tuesday 18 June, 14:00-16:00 

At this upcoming meeting we are looking forward to a session on neurodiversity, led by Neuro-Inclusive Solutions, made up by Deb Solomon, Jenni Guthrie and Florence Smith.

The forum is an opportunity, for you as a NQSW, to share your thoughts and opinions about what you think works well and where there is room for improvement. 

This event is for all NQSWs from both adults and child and family services who would like the opportunity to influence the national framework of the ASYE programme. 

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ASYE assessors forum 

Thursday 5 September, 14:00-16:00 

This forum brings together ASYE assessors' from across the country and is an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about what you think works well with the ASYE and where there are areas for improvement. It’s open to anyone who is assessing NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. The meetings often explore ASYE developments and is an opportunity for ASYE assessors and coordinators to learn from and support each other. 

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Group for Ethnic Minority Social Workers (GEMS) forum

Tuesday 17 September, 10:00-12:00

This forum is for newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) who self-identify as ethnically diverse. During the first meeting the group decided on its name. It’s open to NQSWs from both adults and child and family services. It facilitates discussion of issues which pertain to NQSWs who identify as ethnically diverse and to explore issues around working together, experiences of ASYE programmes and understanding of anti-racist practice issues. 

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Action learning facilitation training for ASYE assessors and supervisors in adults services

We’re pleased to be able to provide more action learning development programmes for assessors and supervisors in adults services. These ILM Recognised programmes will be delivered virtually by our colleagues at the Centre for Action Learning. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Introduction to Action Learning Certificate and digital credential.

This programme is designed to provide participants with a robust introduction to action learning practices and insight into its unique benefits for personal and peer development.  

Cohort one 

Tuesday 18 June - 9:30-16:00

Tuesday 25 June - 9:30-16:00

Tuesday 2 July - 9:30-16:00

Tuesday 23 July - 9:30-16:00

Cohort two 

Wednesday 26 June - 9:30-16:00

Wednesday 3 July - 9:30-16:00

Wednesday 10 July - 9:30-16:00

Thursday 18 July - 9:30-16:00 

 

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Action learning sets to support child and family ASYE assessors/supervisors

We’re pleased to be able to provide more action learning development programmes for supervisors and assessors in child and family services. These ILM Recognised programmes will be delivered virtually by our colleagues at the Centre for Action Learning. More information about this ILM Recognised Introduction to Action Learning programme.  

This programme is designed to provide participants with a robust introduction to action learning practices and insight into its unique benefits for personal and peer development.  

We have three programmes which are due to start at different times between September and November.  

Find out more and book 


 

Action learning facilitation training for ASYE co-ordinators/leads and supervisors in child and family services

We’re pleased to announce that the Department for Education has provided the funding to enable us to train more action learning facilitators in child and family services. Over this year we’ll be providing two Foundation in Action Learning Facilitation ILM Recognised programmes for ASYE co-ordinators/leads and supervisors in child and family services only. This ILM Recognised programmes will be delivered virtually by our colleagues at the Centre for Action Learning and is ideally suited to people who are well positioned in their organisation to design, introduce and facilitate a new action learning programme in their team or department. 

Action learning is a structured technique used to facilitate individual, professional and organisational development and change. It brings together small groups of invested people to tackle real life problems or issues whilst encouraging reflection to develop practice. 

The training starts in September 2024. 

Find out more and book 


 

 

Local networks

Our online social work forums are held across the country to keep you up to date with local and national social work activity. 

You can benefit from our forums by share learning and best practices and networking and building relationships. Find out more

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