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First Thought Training

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Unconscious Language Skills

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    Understanding the nature of language and its sometimes unconscious meaning is essential to being a confident and successful communicator. The fact that great and gifted communicators are able to create a sense of ease in people means that their level of influence is much higher. This course is beneficial for healthcare professionals who are curious about how they use language at an unconscious level and how changing sentence structures can improve their level of influence.

  • Releasing Your Potential

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    In order to achieve different results sometimes we need to make changes and approach things differently. We need to look at our emotional; mental and physical habits and understand who we are as individuals. This course will focus upon building self-awareness in order to identify our individual drivers and values and also to establish where we ultimately want to be in life. This programme is ideal for anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life either within a personal or professional capacity or to learn new techniques around building confidence and feeling empowered or influential.

  • Working in the NHS - Navigating Change & Effective Communication

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    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated that – in 2014/15 – 440,000 people in the UK reported a work-related stress that was at such a level it was making them ill. That’s around 40% of all work-related illnesses. Change can often lead to uncertainty and high levels of stress; and the NHS is constantly changing. So effective communication is paramount for successfully navigating change; and for preparing ourselves to deal with stressful situations. Delegates will leave this course with: an increased knowledge of the change process; and a sharper awareness of the importance of successful communication.

  • Working in the NHS - Navigating Change & Effective Communication

    Training Course | First Thought Training

    First Thought Training

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stated that – in 2014/15 – 440,000 people in the UK reported a work-related stress that was at such a level it was making them ill. That’s around 40% of all work-related illnesses. Change can often lead to uncertainty and high levels of stress; and the NHS is constantly changing. So effective communication is paramount for successfully navigating change; and for preparing ourselves to deal with stressful situations. Delegates will leave this course with: an increased knowledge of the change process; and a sharper awareness of the importance of successful communication.

  • Emotional Intelligence

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    Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognise their own and other people’s emotions; to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately; to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour; and to manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt environments or achieve one’s goal/s. Knowledge of these skills within medicine is crucial for any successful interaction with other people. This programme explores the possibilities of using advanced communication within a healthcare setting; giving individuals insight and confidence in their interaction with others and adding another communicative string to your bow.

  • Job Planning and Negotiation Skills

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    Job Planning has been used within the NHS since the late 1990’s and aims to ensure that the organisation has the correct staffing levels in the right places; to ensure that patients are safe and the business can be resourced in the right way. The Job Plan forms part of the Doctors contract and informs pay progression. This workshop will highlight the main areas of the Plan and give confidence to attendees to negotiate their own Job Plan to achieve maximum productivity and satisfaction.

  • Reflection and releasing Your potential - 2 half day sessions

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    Reflection is an activity which allows the delegate to see the value in the learning experience. The GMC requires both Doctors and Nurses to ‘reflect’ as part of the revalidation process; therefore the process must be thorough and allow the delegate to continually ask the question ‘ what did I get out of this; how can this experience aid me in the future’? This course will focus upon building self-awareness in order to identify our individual drivers and values and also to establish where we ultimately want to be in life.

  • Making a Business Case

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    Today; NHS Trusts have to operate robust internal business case processes and maintain a transparent audit trail in order to demonstrate value for money in all decisions relating to the use of resources. Nowadays; use of funds and budgets will only be permitted upon completion of the business case pro forma. No capital will be available until a business case has been approved (usually) by the Trust Executive Group. This course will cover what is needed to make a business case.

  • Advanced Teach The Teacher Masterclass

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    Teaching is about supporting others to develop their knowledge and competence. A good teacher will use a range of techniques to ensure that what and how they teach; recognises the needs of others and meets defined learning and teaching goals. Best practice teaching techniques include planning for a teaching session; finding out prior knowledge and skills and using relevant case studies and scenarios that resonate with the learner. An important part of teaching is also supporting the learner as they practice and apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace.

  • Motivational Interviewing

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    Motivational Interviewing is a method that focuses on facilitating and engaging motivation within the individual in order to change behaviour. Motivational Interviewing is a goal-oriented; person centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change by helping people to explore and resolve ambivalence. The main principle of this approach is around negotiation as opposed to conflict. In healthcare; it is a directive; patient-centred counselling style that aims to help patients explore and resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change. It combines elements of style (warmth and empathy) with technique (e.g. focused reflective listening and the development of discrepancy).

  • Leadership and Management - An Introduction

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    Leadership is an essential part of any healthcare professional’s role; whether Clinical or non-Clinical. The NHS Leadership Academy explain their Healthcare Leadership Model was designed to help all professionals become better leaders in their day-to-day roles. This course is aimed at delegates who want to understand more about their individual leadership style and develop their current skills and confidence.

  • Leadership and Management - An Introduction

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    Leadership is an essential part of any healthcare professional’s role; whether Clinical or non-Clinical. The NHS Leadership Academy explain their Healthcare Leadership Model was designed to help all professionals become better leaders in their day-to-day roles. This course is aimed at delegates who want to understand more about their individual leadership style and develop their current skills and confidence.

  • Managing Stress and Poor Performance

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    Managing poor performance is one of the most stressful aspects of any manager’s role. It is imperative that managers can assess and interpret an underperforming member of staff and offer the correct level of support whilst maintaining relationships. This programme has been designed to address the main types of performance issues and will explore how to effectively manage them.  Pressure and some stress can be motivating but once it reaches a certain level it can result in serious illness. The NHS is constantly facing high levels of stress and it is important to protect the workforce.  This programmer will explore the causes of stress and how to recognize the symptoms before they take hold.

  • Communicating with Confidence

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    In order to communicate successfully; one person has to send a message and another to receive it. We are constantly involved in both of these activities-we speak and listen and also send signals through our body language. Sometimes this two-way process fails. If you need a workshop to sharpen all your skills after identifying your potential barriers; then this is an opportunity for you to learn new techniques and skills and build your inner confidence and outward effectiveness to achieve problem free communication.

  • Understanding and Dealing with Burnout in the NHS

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    Burnout is a type of psychological stress. Occupational burnout or job burnout is characterized by exhaustion; lack of enthusiasm and motivation; feelings of ineffectiveness and also may have the dimension of frustration or cynicism and as a result reduced efficacy within the work-place. This workshop looks at the symptoms of burnout and explores some strategies to deal with it in a pro-active way. Practical and inter-active; this workshop allows delegates to discuss in an open and friendly environment some of their own feelings with like-minded colleagues; and find individual ways to deal with burnout.

  • Bullying and Harassment

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    Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-one’s interest and should not be tolerated in the workplace but if you are being bullied or harassed it can be difficult to know what to do about it. This workshop identifies examples of both harassment and bullying and provides strategies of dealing with both. If you are a sufferer; have suffered or need to understand your limits when running your life or your team; then this course will help and support you.

  • Consultant Interview Skills

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    This workshop is for existing Senior Grades and Doctors applying for Consultant positions; of all specialties. It will help towards providing you with the tools and resources to prepare more effectively for your forthcoming interview/s. This course is highly practical and offers you the chance to be interviewed by a panel of your colleagues; which represents what you will face at interview.

  • Managing Conflict

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    Managing Conflict. Conflict can happen in any workplace; the healthcare environment is no exception and it is essential that managers and supervisors are confident when dealing with tough situations. This course has been designed for anyone who wants to understand what causes conflict and the impact it can have on the individual and organisation. This course will explore the different ways people respond to conflict and also how to approach and resolve issues before they escalate.

First Thought Training
14 Farndale Road
Sutton In Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 4DJ

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