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Building Relational Capacity

Course Length: 3 FULL DAYS with Portfolio Creation

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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 DAYS

    Funding: VCF Professional Capability Grant

    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
  • Facilitation – The Way of Relating

    Course Length: 2 FULL DAYS 

    Funding: None at the moment

    Ever found yourself stuck in a challenging moment when you facilitate conversations? How can you design a safe space for your participants to share their perspectives, connect and learn?

    This course will provide you with an awareness of how your personality and your job function affects the way you facilitate. You will be provided the experience of how facilitation skills matter when engaging people. Learn by experiencing the different facilitative activities that drives learning and connecting.

    Learning Objectives

    Topics & Content

    Explore 4 effective facilitation skills

  • Identify what is facilitation and the role of a facilitator
  • Discuss how your personality affects the way you facilitate
  • Explore 4 effective facilitation skills you can apply in your facilitation
  • Discuss the 5Cs of the stages of dialogue

  • Identify which of the 5Cs you are using in your current facilitation flow
  • Discuss how the 5 stages of dialogue can contribute to the flow of your facilitation
  • Experience 6 process designs

  • Experience 6 process designs you can use to apply to suit your facilitation needs
  • Family Engagement – Family Group Decision-Making

    Course Length: 2 FULL DAYS 

    Funding: VCF Professional Capability Grant

    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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