A 1 day course covering: how to be aware of and develop people’s own style with the legal framework in mind and to understand when they should and should not be the person to offer advocacy. The course encourages strong reflection and self-awareness to ensure individual styles are effective.
Who is this course for?
- Managers and frontline staff from any homeless service
- Staff from other sectors who have contact with vulnerable people who may require advocacy support
What will you learn?
On completion of this course you will:
- Be aware of what advocacy is in a professional capacity
- Understand the role you play in advocating for people
- Know when you are best placed to use advocacy skills and when it is best to use a specific advocacy service
- Know what effective advocacy looks like and how to avoid ineffective advocacy
- Understand your own personality style and how this can impact on effective advocacy skills
- Develop assertive behaviours to strengthen your own style
- Be aware of, when appropriate, how to empower people with self-advocacy skills
Delegates will receive a copy of the presentation and a course booklet that allows people to implement self-reflection and self-awareness and links to further resources.
This course is FREE to attend: lunch and refreshments provided.