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Code: PCC/21/934 Connectivity Vision Workshop

Help us to develop the long-term vision for the Connectivity programme that oversees our move to our new ways of working and supports us to deliver our corporate plan.

Any PCC member of staff is very welcome to participate in this 60-minute facilitated workshop on Microsoft Teams.

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1 01 November 2021 15:00 - 16:00 Virtual Learning Platform Map

Code: PCC/21/423 Dementia - Leadership in Dementia Care for Managers and Senior Staff (virtual Course) (Cancelled)

Leadership in dementia Care delivered by Dementia trainer Buz Loveday

This one-day split over two consecutive days course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to lead a staff team to provide person-centred care to people with dementia.

Delegates must attend both part 1 & 2 to complete the course.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an understanding of dementia and person-centred care who works in a senior role within a service that provides care or support to people with dementia.

This course is a virtual course run via Zoom or Teams - joining instructions will be sent to via diary invite a week before the course date.

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1 01 November 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Meeting Map
2 02 November 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Zoom Meeting Map

Code: PCC/21/698 Motivational Interviewing Cohort 5



‘You lot don’t care! You’re going to take our kids away and you get a bonus for that’
‘Why aren’t you going to the neighbours down the road, they’re much worse than us!’
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’

Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach.
Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by Professor William Miller and Professor Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change.
The key principles are:
• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies, and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.
Our MI training course gives a highly interactive and practical experience of Motivational Interviewing, and its potential power to engage with people meaningfully, rather than do something to them. There will be opportunities for demonstration, discussion, and questions, conducted in ways that model the principles of a motivational skills approach. We will explore together how we can all nurture even the smallest steps of progress, with the emphasis on encouragement and trying to bring out the best in others as well as ourselves.


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1 01 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
2 02 November 2021 09:30 - 16:30 The Portsmouth Academy Map
3 30 November 2021 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
4 19 January 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map
5 15 February 2022 13:15 - 15:30 Virtual Learning Platform Map