Growing Your Consultancy Skills

Achieving in-house sustainability

It is wise for organisations of all sizes to invest in building in-house expertise to maintain momentum and achieve sustainability. This requires an organisation to identify key staff with the potential to develop the organisation. Dementia Care Matters is strongly committed to sharing its expertise. It is important to encourage organisations to grow their own capacity and to provide their own internal consultancy support, training and coaching skills. With the aim of facilitating this growth in organisations Dementia Care Matters is keen to work to develop in-house teams of trainers, coaches and auditors.
Dementia Care Matters provides programmes specifically designed to grow in-house capacity. These programmes support staff internally within organisations who have a service development or internal consultancy role.

"Growing Service Development and Consultancy Skills in Dementia Care"
This course enables participants to develop an organisation whether they work internally or provide external consultancy / service development.

Auditing skills: Enabling Quality of Life: An Evaluation Tool  -  2 day programme
Benefit from establishing an internal team focused on measuring quality of life and coaching on service improvements. Skills people wishing to become an auditor using Dementia Care Matters qualitative observational approach – ‘Enabling: quality of life matters’. Participants become accomplished in how to use the tool, rate the service and write an action plan. The course helps participants on how to give feedback and how to coach a team on improving quality of life. (a two day workshop, for participants seeking eligibility for University recognition a written assignment will need to be submitted).

Facilitation Matters "Train the Trainer" workshop in how to deliver Mattering in a dementia care home® part one
This 1 day workshop will provide guidance on how to make the most of the DVD and learning resources for this new programme. It will equip managers and “trainers” to use the programme and resources well and enable staff teams to develop their learning effectively together.   Your staff working towards gaining QCF qualifications will be able to use the learning from this programme to link to QCF dementia related qualifications.    DETAILS 

TSM : trainers implementation course - 8 day course in 4 x 2-days blocks
Benefit from acquiring the skills and expertise to train and develop your service in the Dementia Care Matters model through the Being a Star® training programme for staff teams. 
This workshop programme aims to develop participant’s expertise in this model as trainers and coaches. This course enables participants to pratice the key training skills outlined in Dementia Care Matters publication, " Growing - training that works in dementia care"

Participants coached through this programme are required to complete an assessed written assignment and are observed facilitating an element of a workshop.   The programme is aimed at in-house training specialists and those with a role in providing training and service development in a dementia care setting.