SuppoRTT for Educational Supervisors (and other Trainers)

The link for the ES SuppoRTT e-learning package on e-lfh is here

Video training for supporting Trainees in Difficulty can be found here on e-lfh.

The East Midlands Supported Return to Training team also runs a monthly course entitled SuppoRTT: Upskilling the Educators.  Details of dates can be found on Accent Course Manager  UPDATE SEPT 2020 - ALL DATES BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF MARCH 2021 ARE FULLY BOOKED. WE HAVE A WAITING LIST AVAILABLE - please email SuppoRTT.em@hee.nhs.uk to be added to the waiting list.  It is recommended that you use the e-lfh trainer support packages (details above) in the meantime.

It may be worth checking with the SuppoRTT Team at your Trust as to whether they run local SuppoRTT Educational Supervisor Training which you may be able to access.  The following trusts have run ES courses in the past: UHL, NUH, UHDB. Contact details for the teams at these trusts are:

- UHL SuppoRTT@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

- NUH SuppoRTT@nuh.nhs.uk

- UHDB uhdb.supportt@nhs.net

If you need more specific advice regarding a trainee, please contact us directly at SuppoRTT.em@hee.nhs.uk

Additional guidance for TPD’s can also be found on the PSW (Professional Support & Wellbeing) Covid-19 page: https://www.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/psu/professional-support-and-wellbeing-service/covid-19-support

Courses from January 2021 - March 2021

Neurodiversity Training - Understanding Cognitive Diagnostic Reports of Neurominorities

29th January 2021 - 12:30pm until 1:30pm

The course covers the following topics: 

  1. What is Neurodiversity? 
  2. How we complete assessments; cognitive testing?
  3. The Spiky Profile, Strengths & Challenges
  4. Why do neurominorities make valuable employees? 
  5. Reasonable Adjustments
  6. Assessment Report Overview with Q&A

Introduction to Coaching

26th February 2021 - 12:00pm until 1:00pm

The course covers the following topics:

A 1-hour virtual programme designed for the educator who wants to be more effective in supporting their trainees. During this 1-hour virtual program we help educators identify trainees who may be struggling and utilise a framework for having coaching conversations to empower both the educator and the trainee.

The key workshop objectives are:

  • Learn to identify issues trainees may have early.
  • Develop a clear support strategy.
  • Utilise a model for coaching conversations and develop effective communication skills to help engage stressed individuals.

Coaching Trainees to Succeed

26th March 2021 - 9:30am until 12:30pm

The course covers the following topics:

A 3-hour virtual programme designed for the educator who wants to be more effective in supporting their trainees. During this 3-hour virtual program we will discuss ‘how to talk so trainees will listen, and listen so trainees will talk’. The goal of the training is to equip educators with practical tools and techniques to identify trainees who may be struggling. Participants will learn strategies to have those (sometimes difficult) conversations and utilise a framework for having coaching conversations to empower both the educator and the trainee.

The key workshop objectives are:

  • Learn to identify issues trainees may have early
  • Develop a clear support strategy
  • Utilise a model for coaching conversations Practice

Courageous Conversations

4th March 2021 - 9:30am until 12:30pm or 1:30pm until 4:30pm

19th March 2021 - 9:30am until 12:30pm or 1:30pm until 4:30pm

The aims and objectives of this workshop are:

  • To help you to develop your confidence and skills in handling difficult conversations with direct reports, colleagues or senior managers
  • To help you feel confident, competent and supported to manage poor behaviour, performance and variation in an effective way and in line with Trust values
  • To offer you practical tools and an opportunity for you to experiment in a safe environment 
  • For the workshop to be stimulating and engaging in design and delivery method

The intended outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, the intention is that you will be more able to:

  • Be clear on the important conversations you need to have, and when to raise issues
  • Be able to have more effective conversations, respectfully and with real understanding, and develop a collaborative approach
  • Become a role model by addressing more of those difficult conversations.

Mind Health For Managers

This course is delivered over two half days. Delegates will be expected to attend both sessions:

16th & 17th February 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

2nd & 3rd March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

9th & 10th March 2021 - 9:30am until 12:30pm

The course follows the following topics:

Offering a unique and exclusive combination of an empirically tested model applied to real life situations, the Mind Health for Managers training programme enables attendees to immerse themselves in an authentic case study. They will experience, first-hand, ways of addressing and supporting people to reduce the risk of experiencing mental ill health, leaving them

  • More informed about mental health.
  • More empowered to use their knowledge. 
  • More competent to apply a validated model of wellbeing, both to themselves and those they manage.
  • With greater confidence in supporting those struggling with mental health. 

Note from the provider:  we are very mindful of peoples’ well-being and urge that you only book onto this course if you feel you are in a good place psychologically, as sensitive information will be shared and when delivered virtually, the support is not the same as when delivered face to face. 

Motivational Interviewing and Influencing Skills for the Workplace

1st March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

8th March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

16th March 2021 - 9:30am until 12:30pm

17th March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

30th March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

31st March 2021 - 1:30pm until 4:30pm

The course covers the following topics:

An engaging three-hour online programme looking at equipping participants with skills to help engage and support others through effective motivational interviewing and influencing skills.

The key workshop objectives are:

  • Develop effective communication skills to help engage stressed individuals.
  • Develop skills to elicit issues and difficulties individuals may be experiencing and unwilling to divulge.
  • Developing clear communication from both receiver and sender to reduce communication distortions and blocks.
  • Utilisation of two key communication approaches - Principles of Motivational Interviewing and Socratic Questioning.

Improving Wellbeing - Helping You Develop Trainee Resilience 

11th March 2021 - 9:15am until 4:15pm

18th March 2021 - 9:15am until 4:15pm

23rd March 2021 - 9:15am until 4:15pm

24th March 2021 - 9:15am until 4:15pm

Clinicians tend to be highly resilient and we cope well most of the time, but research identifies doctors and nurses are high-risk groups for stress-related harm and as the pressures they are facing are increasing. Everyone is resilient to varying degrees, yet everyone can become even more resilient. This workshop explores resilience as a concept, but also shares practical ways that leaders can build resilience in themselves and others.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the one-day workshop, delegates will be able to:
• Identify what resilience is and key factors in the workplace that undermine it in their colleagues
• Explore and prioritize effective ways of managing patterns of behaviour
• Develop strategies to manage negative emotions in others
• Actively encourage resilience strategies in the face of adversity

Outline Programme:

Pre-workshop questionnaire

Understanding Resilience
• What it is and the components
• Resilience risk and protective factors
• The link with perception
Tips and Tools to support resilience in trainees
• Exercise on BMJ FY2 quotes
• Practical approaches
• Personality and resilience
• Situational beliefs/switching perspectives
• Reflective conversation: exercise using CS/ES scenarios
• Generating learned optimism
• The role of leaders in promoting resilience
• Collaborative conflict resolution model

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