Link Worker Workshops
National Link Worker Training
Leadership is about people
In recognition of the integral leadership role of link workers within the new COVID-19 practice learning environments, Learning Network West has been granted monies from the Scottish Government through the Social Work Education Partnership to offer and deliver additional link worker training courses in addition to those we already provide within our own partnerships in the West of Scotland. To broaden and strengthen the National perspective on practice learning, all sessions in 2021 will be delivered in collaboration with partners in East and North-East Scotland.
It is anticipated that all Link Worker Workshops in 2021 will be delivered online and will be offered free of charge.
Workshops will run every month with maximum capacity of 25 people to ensure an effective and interactive learning experience. Additional dates will be added if required.
All workshops will be from 9.30am till 3pm:
- Thursday 20th May 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 2nd June 2021
- Thursday 17th June 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 7th July 2021
- Thursday 22nd July 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 4th August 2021
- Thursday 19th August 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 1st September 2021
- Thursday 16th September 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wedensday 6th October 2021
- Thursday 21st October 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 3rd November 2021
- Thursday 18th November 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
- Wednesday 1st December 2021
- Thursday 16th December 2021 (extra day due to high demand)
What others have said about the workshops:
“This is the most enjoyable and well organised virtual training that I have attended during lockdown”-Anonymous.
“I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the training and the fact that the facilitators encouraged everyone to contribute”-Anonymous.
“Previous to the course I was a bit unsure of how this would go. Both trainers were fab and very animated which absolutely sold the course. Good balance of topics and breaks. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to make this an enjoyable, informative day”-Margaret, social worker, East Ayrshire Council.
“Great training and cheery facilitators made it really relaxed. I don’t mind these kinds of days working from home”- Clare, Includem (youth support charity).
These workshops have been adapted to reflect the guidance from the National Social Work Education Partnerships in relation to the resumption of placements (https://learn.sssc.uk.com/coronavirus/studentplacements).
Learning objectives include:
To increase understanding of the impact of Covid-19 within practice learning within 6 key areas: learning environment, supervision, student support, health and safety, assessment and direct observations.
To consider participants’ motivation to be a link worker.
To recognise how Adults learn.
To increase understanding of the key components of emotional intelligence and why it is important in practice.
To enhance understanding of the social work role.
To establish the roles/responsibilities of the learning team.
To be able to create an effective online and office-based learning environment.
To increase awareness of and confidence with new ways of assessment, including completing a direct observation.
An online resource pack will be provided with links to further resources. The online platform is Adobe Connect with full access details sent with the course joining instructions. Online training aims to be interactive as possible with frequent breaks.
Looking forward to meeting you!