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Building Relational Capacity

Course Length: 3 FULL DAYS and 1.5 hours assessment


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Upcoming Training Dates:

13, 20 and 27th May 2024 (Workshop Dates)

*For registrations of 10 pax or more, LCCS will be able to run onsite at dates of the organisation’s choice.

Engagement is a skill necessary for relationship building in any context. Relationship is key to learning, development, healing and growth. Recognising that individuals are “profoundly relational” (Pranis, 2007), a relational approach is critical to build connectedness in a community, through the awareness of one’s action or lack thereof does have an impact on others, whether directly or vicariously (Boyes-Watson & Pranis, 2015). Expanding one’s relational capacity can contribute to an appreciation of reasons for disengagement and therefore, disconnections. From the awareness of one’s relational capacity, we can intentionally work towards transforming growth-inhibiting relationships to growth-enhancing ones.

Learning Outcomes

Topics & Content

Examine the relationship between relational capacity and relationship building

  • Reflection of practice rationale and assumptions
  • Identify the basic tenets of relationship building
  • Study and discuss the concept of relational capacity and its constructs
  • Discuss the relationship between professional practice and personal development
  • Integrate relational capacity with the restorative practice concepts

  • Compare the different domains of the practice domains
  • Identify and discuss what is fair process
  • Describe what is shame, its function and triggers
  • Apply the compass of shame and how it matters when engaging people with different complexities and issues
  • Review the Tomkins blueprint
  • Articulate the principles of restorative practice to relational capacity
  • Build relational capacity through relational engagement

  • Apply the restorative processes in engagement
  • Recognise and reflect on individual self-reflexivity and relational reflexivity
  • Outline individual mapping of your learning development
  • Facilitating Restorative Circles

    Course Length: 1 FULL DAY

    Funding: VCF Professional Capability Grant

    Upcoming Training Date(s):

    6th June 2024 (Workshop Dates)

    Circles can provide a safe space for groups to proactively build relationships and communities, co-create solutions and work through difficult issues. Through this course, participants will be able to apply the principles of a restorative circle into their circle plans. Participants will also participate in a simulated roleplay to experience both a proactive and a responsive circle.

    Learning Outcomes

    Topics & Content

    Analyse the principles of a restorative circle

  • Differentiate between proactive and responsive circles
  • Identify and discuss the principles of a restorative circle
  • Apply the principles of a restorative circle in circle facilitation

  • Plan and experience both proactive and response circles using the principles of a restorative circle
  • Family Engagement – Family Group Decision-Making

    Course Length: 2 FULL DAYS 

    Funding: VCF Professional Capability Grant

    Upcoming Training Dates:

    4th and 5th July 2024 


    The Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is a platform for family members to come together to work on an issue affecting each other in a collaborative manner. The FGDM provides an opportunity for family members or those who are considered family members to share their concerns and opinions about the issue in a respectful and safe environment.

    FGDM centres on Family Leadership. This means that the family is the one who formulates the solutions for the identified issue. The family members would also contribute to the implementation of the suggested solutions. Such promotes accountability and responsibility amongst the family members, as well as mutual accountability between the families and other stakeholders. Families who had been through the FGDMs often find the process empowering and there is greater likelihood of plans proposed being followed through compared to solutions provided by external parties.


    Learning Objectives

    Topics & Content

    Identifying the values and principles for FGDM practice

  • Recognise how to make your practice explicit
  • Discuss FGDM key ideas
  • Recognising the purposes and benefits of FGDM

  • Discuss how FGDM fits into casework practice
  • Reviewing the FGDM process and the critical elements for its implementation

  • Identify FGDM stages
  • Discuss the importance of FGDM conference question
  • Explore ways to widen circle of support of family group
  • Applying FGDM to practice context

  • Discuss how FGDM fits into practice context
  • Building Relational Capacity

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