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Reflective Practice

The Avenue Learning Centre

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35:53
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Reflective Practice

This video has been prepared as an aid to helping to provide a foundation for informed, reflective practice as an alternative to routine, uncritical practice. It provides an important platform for developing high-quality professional practice. The presentation is divided into three parts. In the first part a number of myths that have grown up around reflective practice are dispelled. In the second part the focus is on the key question of: what is reflective practice? The third is entitled ‘Making it happen’ and is concerned with the steps we need to take to make reflective practice a reality. Overall, this resource provides very useful source material for understanding and developing reflective practice.

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Reflective Supervision

The Avenue Learning Centre

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48:01
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24 hours

Reflective Supervision

This video has been prepared as an aid to developing high-quality supervisory practice in organisations. Effective supervision has the potential to bring out the best in staff, especially when it is reflective supervision, rather than a purely instrumental ‘checking up’ process. However, making the most of supervision sessions is a skilled activity. This presentation, by leading author, Dr Neil Thompson, provides a clear picture of what is needed to make supervision an empowering and effective process. It offers a strong basis of learning for both supervisors and supervisees.

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Equality & Diversity

The Avenue Learning Centre

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33:39
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24 hours

Equality & Diversity

This video has been prepared as an aid to promoting equality and valuing diversity and appreciating the complexities of discrimination. It is intended to help learners to be in a stronger position to avoid the difficulties of oversimplification that have dogged efforts to promote equality over the years.
Neil Thompson’s work on ‘PCS analysis’ has become a mainstay of teaching on numerous degree courses around the UK and further afield. His ideas have been highly praised for producing a coherent analytical framework that helps us to understand that discrimination is not simply a matter of personal prejudice. The reality is much more complex than this insofar as discrimination can be seen to operate at three separate but interconnected levels: Personal, Cultural and Structural (hence the term, PCS analysis).
Over the years Neil has been one of many people who has been critical of oversimplified and dogmatic approaches to discrimination that have alienated so many people and discredited so many efforts to promote equality and value diversity. In this presentation Neil clearly explains the basis of PCS analysis and, in so doing, reinforces the idea that tackling discrimination is an important undertaking, but needs a sophisticated understanding to prevent the problems that have featured in this field in the past (and still do in some quarters). PCS analysis offers the basis for that more sophisticated understanding. This video should therefore be seen as an essential resource for everyone involved in education and training geared towards promoting equality and valuing diversity.

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Effective Leadership

The Avenue Learning Centre

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47:57
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24 hours

Effective Leadership

This video has been prepared as an aid to promoting high standards of leadership. It is increasingly being recognised that leadership can be a key factor in ensuring organisational success. This resource helps to lay the foundations for effective leadership by providing a clear picture of what is involved in high-quality practice.

The presentation is in three parts. The first explores the relationship between leadership and management, and argues that it is not only managers who can be leaders. The second part identifies a set of principles of good practice to act as a basis for developing our knowledge, skills and confidence as leaders. The third part discusses various obstacles and pitfalls that need to be avoided if leaders are to be successful in their quest to help people achieve their best.

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Developing Teamwork

The Avenue Learning Centre

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30:05
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24 hours

Developing Teamwork

This video has been prepared as an aid to helping organisations to benefit from the distinct advantages of having well-developed teamwork. It provides an overview of a range of key issues relating to the effective functioning of teams in organisations across the public, private, voluntary and educational sectors.

Poor or non-existent teamwork can be very destructive, causing problems for all concerned, both within the team and outside it. The time, effort and skills involved in developing effective teamwork are therefore a very worthwhile investment. In this presentation leading author, Dr Neil Thompson, gives an overview of what is needed to develop a highly motivated, supportive team and warns of the pitfalls to be avoided

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Creative Problem Solving

The Avenue Learning Centre

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42:19
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24 hours

Creative Problem Solving

This video has been prepared as an aid to developing our capacity for creative problem solving. The wider the range of potential solutions we have, the greater our chances of solving our problems will be. This resource has therefore been developed to serve as a foundation for creative problem solving, so that we are not so reliant on a narrow range of problem-solving approaches.

The presentation is in three parts. In the first the focus is on why it is important to have strategies for problem solving. Part Two takes this a step further by showing why our approach needs to be a creative one, and Part Three provides advice and guidance on how we can be more creative in our problem solving efforts. Overall, the video provides an excellent basis for promoting creative problem solving.

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Handling Aggression

The Avenue Learning Centre

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37:12
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24 hours

Handling Aggression

This video has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of how best to handle situations that may involve aggressive behaviour. It is a 37-minute presentation that is divided into five parts. Part One discusses the steps that can be taken to prevent aggression. Part Two explores the warning signs that we need to learn how to recognise. In Part Three, the discussion switches to a consideration of how we can defuse situations that involve aggression. In Part Four, the focus is on protecting ourselves. The final part is concerned with dealing with the aftermath, ‘picking up the pieces’, as it were. This video offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to situations that involve actual or potential aggression.

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Language & Discrimination - Beyond Political Correctness

The Avenue Learning Centre

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34:50
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24 hours

Language & Discrimination - Beyond Political Correctness

This video has been prepared as an aid to promoting equality by addressing the problems presented by discriminatory forms of language. It is recognised that language use can be a major source of discrimination, but unfortunately there has been a widespread tendency for the subject to be misunderstood.

‘Political correctness’, the simplistic idea that it is simply a matter of banning certain words and using others in their place, has probably done more harm than good. In this presentation leading author and equalities expert, Dr Neil Thompson, explains why being ‘PC’ is not the answer and that we need a much more sophisticated approach to tackling discriminatory forms of language.

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Understanding Stress

The Avenue Learning Centre

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27:12
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24 hours

Understanding Stress

This is an introductory presentation for everyone concerned with the problem of stress. It explains the difference between pressure and stress and emphasises the need to understand the three dimensions of stress (pressures – coping – support). It also outlines the various costs to be paid for not dealing effectively with stress.

This video is part of the 'Dealing with Stress' set, which includes 'Meeting the Stress Challenge' and, specifically for managers, 'Managing Stress'.

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Meeting The Stress Challenge

The Avenue Learning Centre

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31:40
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24 hours

Meeting The Stress Challenge

This presentation focuses on the individual’s responsibility for keeping pressures within manageable limits. It also helps learners to understand the causes of stress. It provides a foundation for preventing stress.
It is part of the 'Dealing with Stress' set, which includes 'Understanding Stress' and, specifically for managers, 'Managing Stress'.

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Managing Stress

The Avenue Learning Centre

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31:10
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24 hours

Managing Stress

This presentation emphasises the manager’s role in keeping stress at bay. This covers legal and professional requirements, identifies some common pitfalls to avoid and highlights positive steps that managers can take. It provides a firm basis for effective management and positive leadership.

It is part of the 'Dealing with Stress' set, which includes 'Understanding Stress' and 'Meeting the Stress Challenge'.

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Managing Conflict

The Avenue Learning Centre

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27:32
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24 hours

Managing Conflict

This video has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of conflict and therefore be better equipped to deal with the challenges that conflict presents. It is a 30-minute presentation that is divided into three parts. Part One discusses the prevalence and impact of conflict, making the point that conflict is far more common than people generally realise and also potentially very problematic in a variety of ways. Part Two examines four different levels of conflict and explains why it is important to distinguish between them. The final part introduces ‘The RED Approach’ as a basis for managing conflict. This video offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to conflict situations.

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Tackling Bullying and Harassment

The Avenue Learning Centre

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34:36
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24 hours

Tackling Bullying and Harassment

This video has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of the need to tackle bullying and harassment in the workplace. It is a 35-minute presentation that is divided into five parts.

Part One defines and explains bullying and harassment Part Two explores the causes underlying the problems involved. Part Three outlines the costs of bullying and harassment. Part Four discusses how we can prevent these unacceptable behaviours from occurring. The final part examines how we can and should respond to bullying and harassment when they do arise. This video offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to situations that involve bullying and harassment.

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Recognising Child Abuse

The Avenue Learning Centre

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38:24
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24 hours

Recognising Child Abuse

This video has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of child abuse and, in particular, to be better informed about recognising abuse. It is a 38-minute presentation that is divided into four parts.

Part One discusses the significance of child abuse and shows the different ways in which it can have a negative impact on children and young people. Part Two examines the different types of abuse. In Part Three, the focus is on the ways in which actual or potential abuse can be recognised. The final part introduces the ‘Follow the CROWD’ approach to recognising abuse. This video offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to recognising child abuse.

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Coping With Depression

The Avenue Learning Centre

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39:20
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24 hours

Coping With Depression

This video has been prepared as an aid to a wide range of professionals who may be called upon to support someone who is experiencing depression. Responding to the needs of a depressed person can be very challenging work, and, if we are not well equipped, we can make the situation worse. It is therefore important that we have a good understanding of what is involved and that is what this resource offers. The presentation is divided into four parts, covering: What is depression? What are the causes of depression? What are the effects of depression? and: How can we help?

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Working With Grief

The Avenue Learning Centre

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29:27
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24 hours

Working With Grief

This video has been prepared to help a wide variety of people to develop their understanding of the significance of loss and grief in the workplace and in people’s lives more broadly. It is a 30-minute presentation that is divided into three parts.
Part One discusses the nature of grief by asking: What is grief? Part Two examines how grief affects us, the various ways in which it has an impact on people’s lives. The final part explores how we can support people are grieving. This video offers a sound foundation for more confident and effective approaches to situations that involve one or more people who are experiencing loss and grief.

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Maximising Effectiveness

The Avenue Learning Centre

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29:55
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24 hours

Maximising Effectiveness

This video has been prepared as an aid to getting the best return on our investment of time, effort and energy, both individually and collectively as teams or whole organisations. Being as effective as we can in today’s highly pressurised workplaces is a major challenge for us all. This important presentation by leading author, Dr Neil Thompson, takes Edward de Bono’s well-known work on the ‘six thinking hats’ approach and extends it by adding the all-important seventh hat of equality and diversity. This is an essential learning resource for all busy organisations and all employees under pressure to produce the best results in pressurised circumstances.

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The Equality Act 2010

The Avenue Learning Centre

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44:00
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24 hours

The Equality Act 2010

This video has been prepared as an aid to meeting legal requirements in relation to equality and promoting good practice in this area more broadly. Significant attempts to tackle inequalities have been a fundamental part of the legal landscape for decades now, with varying degrees of success. In this presentation leading author and equalities expert, Dr Neil Thompson, emphasises the importance of equality as a basis for humane and effective organisations and explains how the Equality Act 2010 in the UK can play a part in taking forward our efforts to promote equality and value diversity.

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Alcohol & Drugs Problems in the Workplace

The Avenue Learning Centre

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34:16
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24 hours

Alcohol & Drugs Problems in the Workplace

This video has been developed to help organisations to prepare themselves for the challenges presented by alcohol and drugs problems. The difficulties presented can range from minor and limited in scope to severe and extensive, sometimes with devastating consequences for the individuals involved, for the team, the wider organisation and its stakeholders. Without a good understanding of alcohol and drugs problems in the workplace managers and human resources professionals will find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the demands made on them if or when such problems arise. This video can help organisations nip problems in the bud and respond effectively when they do arise.

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Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

The Avenue Learning Centre

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19:51
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24 hours

Mental Health Problems in the Workplace

This video, featuring mental health expert Suki Desai, has been prepared to help organizations to prepare themselves for the challenges presented by mental health problems. The difficulties presented can range from minor and limited in scope to severe and extensive, sometimes with devastating consequences for the individuals involved, for the team, the wider organization and its stakeholders. Without a good understanding of mental health problems in the workplace, managers and human resources professionals will find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the demands made on them if or when such problems arise. This video can help organizations nip problems in the bud and respond effectively when they do arise.

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