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More information about WhatWorksWithOffenders and our principles.

     
   
 
   
 
Motivational Interviewing Courses  
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Motivational Interviewing
Brief, Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Offenders
Working with Personality Disorder
The RAID Course for Extreme Behaviour
Aggressive Behaviour Control (ABC Course)
Debriefing Survivors of Major Incidents
Leading Structured Groups



 

The following are the principles which guide us:

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We produce the best training we can

Just that.


We are easy to work with, reliable and generous

For example: we don't 'hold you to things' - if your needs change then so do ours. We never want you to have training that you don't want. We always do what we say we'll do, when we say we'll do it. If course delegates ask things over and above the topic of the course, the tutor will answer if they can.


Respect

Across-the-board respect is built into all WhatWorksWithOffenders courses at the course-design stage and we believe this is the best way of respecting diversity. In addition, WhatWorksWithOffenders tutors have the deep-seated attitudes that are congruent with this policy.


The Environment

Wherever possible (virtually always) we use paper from sustainable resources, i.e. from forests continuously grown for paper manufacture. This is important because all course delegates receive extensive workbooks and these consume hundreds of thousands of sheets of paper annually.


Course subjects

WhatWorksWithOffenders courses are chosen to be beneficial to (a) the course delegates and (b) those they work with, and we are totally committed to each of the course titles we offer. Some titles are therefore 'fashionable' and some much less so. In either case our commitment is total.


Tutors

To be an WhatWorksWithOffenders tutor is a significant accolade. Tutors are selected by reference to a range of ten different criteria, each individually rated by two independent referees. To maintain one's status as a tutor, one has to sustain very high (specified) ratings on the two key variables of presentation quality and relevance to course delegates.


Course development

Every tutor on every course gives written feedback to WhatWorksWithOffenders on how the course was received and whether there could be any improvement in terms of content or balance of the course. These are constantly monitored and assimilated to develop courses to the highest level possible.


Course Evaluation

The two most important factors are (a) presentation-quality and (b) relevance, so we ask every delegate to rate the course on both these dimensions, and every WhatWorksWithOffenders course has an average rating of 6.x out of 7 on both scales. These are very high ratings. After a course, the sponsor receives a feedback document which contains the feedback from delegates and from the tutor.


Evidence based and relevant

WhatWorksWithOffenders targets the approaches that published evidence suggests are likely to be the most effective. We then put together courses that combine theory and practice in a way that is easy to grasp and easy to apply safely. Finally we employ experienced and talented people to deliver the courses and add their unique input.


Morale-boosting

Because the real cost of training is the cost of having staff away from their day-to-day work, we aim for our training to be not only relevant but presented in a way that holds the attention and boosts the enthusiasm and self-esteem of attenders.


Value for money

We believe that our courses should offer proper value for money, so they should be priced at a level where we can spend time developing the course content, employ good people to deliver the courses, and sustain our own organisation for the future: no more and no less.


Integrated, evidence based training

Courses provided by WhatWorksWithOffenders mesh with one another. Hence you acquire a genuine development of expertise, rather than an unhelpful acquisition of competing ideas.

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Written Feedback taken from our training courses:


"Fantastic. The best course I have ever attended. The trainer was very knowledgeable and presented it in a very fun way. The workbook will be fantastic as a reference and also to share with my colleagues."

Georgina Bempah, CPN (Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change)


"I feel that this has been the best training course I have been on so far in my professional career in terms of its relevance to my current practice and enhancement of my existing skills."
 
Hilary Lees, Primary Care Vocational
Advisor
(Motivational Interviewing and The Stages of Change)


"This has been the most useful, interesting and relevant course I've been on in the last 26 years. Thank you."

Suzanne Wyard, Primary Mental Health Link Worker (Brief, Solution Focused Therapy)


"This course ranks amongst the best I have ever attended. The tutor is clearly very experienced in her field and is able to bring this to a the table in delivering teaching."

Course Delegate (Brief, Solution Focused Therapy)


“I found that the course was very practical and I can envisage myself using what I have learnt with my clients immediately.”

Katherine Coates, Case Manager (Cognitive Approaches to Working with Offenders)


“The course covered everything I wanted it to cover and will hopefully give staff the confidence to address offending behaviour rather than see it as a taboo subject.”

Sarah Richardson, DAAT Criminal Justice Commissioner (Cognitive Approaches to Working with Offenders)




   




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