I lead and co-lead trainings ranging from full programmes to half-day CPD workshops and I have also given a number of keynote addresses at conferences. I like to work using a mix of presentation, group discussion and experiential exercises, which I tailor to the participating group and the learning outcomes.
Examples of topics I have covered include:
The cyclical model of supervision The Supervisory Relationship
Making best use of supervision Parallel Process (in supervision)
The shadow and the counsellor The shadow and the supervisor
Supervising in groups Gender and supervision
Group dynamics Unconscious processes in coaching
What others say about workshops I have designed and led
Training events I am currently planning for:
I am very happy to discuss training needs and devise workshops accordingly.
"Steve, I want to thank you for the tremendous work you have done for us in support of our review of mental health provision for students.
Your sage advice and guidance has helped us to develop a much clearer understanding of the challenges our students face in coping with anxiety, depression and mental ill health, the levels of support we should reasonably provide to them, and how we might transform our approach to encourage good health and well being. You guided us expertly through a consultation process involving both service providers and users and formulated a report which is catalysing a significant and positive change within the University."
Robert Partridge, Director of Student Opportunity
University of Leeds
I work as a consultant with a range of organisations, usually in the fields of social care and education, from individual teams to complete departments:
Throughout my career, and most recently for almost ten years as Director of Student Support Services at the University of York, I had significant experience of managing change and developing new services to meet shifting priorities.