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We deliver the following workshops to trainers and trainees. If you are interested in any of the below, please contact our team to book.

  • Crucial conversations: giving and receiving feedback (1½ hours) - an exploration of how crucial conversations are defined; why feedback is important; why we worry about feedback and the skills in receiving feedback.
  • Maximising your training (1 hour) - the workshop focuses on how to maximise potential and avoid getting into difficulty. Participants explore signs and triggers of progression issues; learn of the support which is available as well as some helpful hints toward successful progression through training.
  • Inductions (1 hour) – an introduction to the Professional Support Unit and how we provide confidential 1:1 support to trainees
  • Becoming an effective mentor/mentee (2 or 3 hours) – using interactive exercises, this session offers participants the opportunity to further their knowledge of mentoring and to develop the skills to get started on or to improve a mentoring partnership.
  • Exam support (3 hours) – a practical workshop enabling participants to start their revision, and identify and develop study techniques to achieve an exam pass
  • Game of training (3 hours) – a board game where participants progress through specialty training to CCT via various challenges and some successes, whilst discussing the issues raised and sharing best practice to find solutions.

We can also arrange bespoke workshops to suit your need or specialty.

Training Available

We deliver the following workshops and webinars to trainers and trainees. If you are interested in any of the below, please click on the links to register.

 

Title

Dates

Description

Aims and Objectives

Audience

Booking Information

Supporting Trainees Through Training

 

2 hour webinar

2CPD points

 

Interactive workshop approved by RCP and suitable for all faculty members and senior trainees involved in supervising medical and dental trainees. The workshop focuses on recognising and managing issues that may affect trainees’ progress.

 

Participants explore signs and triggers of support issues, learn pathways of referrals and discuss techniques of supervising trainees with various support needs.

 

  • Describe issues that may have significant impact on training progression
  • Develop skills in understanding support issues and recognise triggers related to work performance
  • Develop skills in effective supervision of trainees with support needs
  • Develop skills in constructing specific educational plans with reasonable identifiable objectives and outcomes needed for satisfactory progression
  • Knowledge of how to support a trainee with ill health or disability in the workplace
  • Identify where to find information and resources
  • Role of Professional Support Lead and their responsibilities within the Specialty School
  • Increase networks and potentially create a community of support within Wales

 

 

Faculty

The PSU will deliver this workshop by request from Postgraduate Centres or Specialties. To book please contact PSU on HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.uk

Mentor and Mentee Training

 

Two 1 Hour Webinars

1 CPD point each

 

01/12/2021 7pm-9pm

2 Part webinar or one face to face workshop.

Possible to run on separate days or together.

 

Part 1

  • Concepts of mentoring
  • Topics for mentoring in a healthcare setting
  • Mentor and mentee relationships, behaviours and responsibilities to each other

Part 2

  • Mentoring skills and tools
  • Core skills that both mentors and mentees should be familiar with focus on tools for achieving goals such as setting the SMART objectives, using the GROW model and Johari Relationship Window to maximise successful outcome

 

Faculty and Trainees

Registrations for 01/12/2021 will open shortly

 

The PSU will deliver this workshop by request from Postgraduate Centres or Specialties. To book please contact PSU on HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.uk

 

Active Bystander Training

 

2 Hour Webinar

2 CPD points

 

20/10/2021 7pm-9pm

Webinar or face to face teaching which considers why we need active bystanders, who they are and what they do.

Be an ally – learn how you can become an active bystander.

 

  • What does it mean to be an Active Bystander?
  • Difference between noticing behaviour and doing something about it
  • Barriers to intervention
  • How to intervene safely

 

Faculty and Trainees

To register, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/active-bystander-workshop-registration-167841938757

 

Addressing Differential Attainment

 

1 hour webinar

1CPD point

15/11/2021 1pm-2pm

 

 

16/12/2021 1pm2pm

Webinar or face to face teaching which looks at the who, what and how of Differential Attainment before moving on to consider the system, institutional and importantly individual interventions that make a difference.

 

  • What is DA?
  • Who does DA affect?
  • What is the effect?
  • What is HEIW doing about DA?
  • What can you do about DA?

 

Faculty and Trainees

To register for 15/11/2021 please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/addressing-differential-attainment-registration-185723402697

 

Registrations for future dates will open shortly

Minimising Imposter Syndrome

 

1 hour webinar

03/11/2021 at 7pm

Imposter syndrome is the feeling of being a fraud, despite evidence to the contrary.

This webinar is aimed at anyone who identifies with impostor syndrome or who would like to understand more to support others.

 

  • Recognise signs of Imposter syndrome
  • Effects of Imposter syndrome
  • Risks Imposter syndrome
  • Steps to manage and overcome symptoms

 

Trainees

To register for 03/11/2021 please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/minimising-imposter-syndrome-registration-170279222739

 

Exam Support

3 parts

1 hour each

 

13/10/2021 part 3

 

All workshops held from 7pm to 8pm

A series of 3 webinars providing practical tips and resources for a structured approach to revision, suggestions for maximising preparation time and tools for combatting anxiety to achieve exam success.

We recommend attending all 3 webinars

 

Part 1

  • Reflecting on your approach
  • Organising your resources
  • Review of your College guidance

Part 2

  • Creating a realistic study plan
  • Generating support
  • Accelerating your learning

Part 3

  • Final Preparation
  • Managing exam anxiety
  • Tips for MCQs

 

Trainees

 

To register for part 3 please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exam-support-webinars-part-1-part-2-part-3-registration-166824395257

 

Civility in the Workplace

 

1 hour webinar

1 CPD point

 

09/11/2021 at 7pm

Every place of work has a different atmosphere, a different environment, a different ethos. An efficient and harmonious working environment is created, largely, by the way people behave in the workplace.

 

  • The prevalence of workplace behaviour(WBA) in health professions
  • Types of WBA
  • How to recognise WBA
  • Reasons why they occur in the workplace
  • Practical solutions to them, particularly from a clinical perspective
  • How to escalate these issues
  • Share our experience managing these issues

 

Faculty and Trainees

To register for 09/11/2021 please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/civility-in-the-workplace-tickets-185671677987

PSU Service – an Introduction

 

10 – 30 minutes (tailored to need)

 

Webinar or Face to Face when possible

 

  • An overview of the PSU service
  • What to expect
  • How to contact us

 

Trainees

The PSU will deliver this workshop by request from Postgraduate Centres or Specialties. To book please contact PSU on:

 HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.

Keeping Well

 

1 hour

 

Participants consider their wellbeing, identify the resources they already use and discover new tools.

 

  • Participants’ reflections on challenges and ‘silver linings’
  • Tools and Resources to maintain and improve wellbeing
  • An overview of the PSU team and services

 

Trainees

The PSU will deliver this workshop by request from Postgraduate Centres or Specialties. To book please contact PSU on:

 HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.

Maintaining your Strength & Wellbeing

 

1.5 hours

17/11/2021 at 7pm

An overview of the PSU team and service, observations on Certainty vs. Uncertainty and the 3 Step approach to dealing with Challenges.

 

  • Focusing on Tools and Resources to maintain and improve wellbeing including: ‘Reframing’ to recognise and appreciate positive aspects of situations, noticing energy levels by using an ‘Energy Log’ / keeping an energy ‘credit balance’ and a mindful breathing exercise to create opportunities for calm.

 

Trainees

To register for 17/11/2021 please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maintaining-your-strength-wellbeing-tickets-185791235587

 

Support Awareness for Trainees

 

1 hour

 

 

Programme available to all trainees. The workshop focuses on how to maximise potential and avoid getting into difficulty.

 

  • Participants explore signs and triggers of progression issues
  • Learn of the support which is available as well as some helpful hints toward successful progression through training

Trainees

The PSU will deliver this workshop by request from Postgraduate Centres or Specialties. To book please contact PSU on:

 HEIW.ProfessionalSupport@wales.nhs.

 

Contact us

Professional Support Unit

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)
Ty Dysgu, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw. CF15 7QQ UK

Mobile                +44(0) 7900191933

Email                   HEIW.professionalsupport@wales.nhs.uk

Twitter                @LeonaAWalsh