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National strategy for the development of the social services workforce in Scotland: a plan for action 2005-2010: survey results

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
11p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The National Strategy for the Development of the Social Services workforce in Scotland: A Plan for Action 2005-2010, published by the Scottish Executive, is a plan for developing Scotland’s 138,000 social services workforce. In October 2006 a questionnaire was issued by the Scottish Executive to establish employer progress with delivering the requirements placed on them by the Strategy. The survey was issued to 644 of the 4,389 registered employers providing social services (excluding early years) across the private, public and voluntary sectors. The results of the survey are set out in this report.

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A choice for open government: the implications for staff development; an issue paper

Author:
STEWART John
Publisher:
Local Government Training Board
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
Luton
Journal article

Understanding the learning process

Author:
WEAVER Dawn
Journal article citation:
Nursing and Residential Care, 12(10), October 2010, pp.470-471.
Publisher:
MA Healthcare Ltd.
Place of publication:
London

This article describes elements of the learning process and reflective practice which underpin personal and professional development. Some benefits of professional and personal development include: helping one understand how to achieve your goals; increasing proactivity; assisting in motivation; helping respond to challenges; and making it easier to make decisions. The article briefly touches upon different theories of learning and learning styles, and goes on to discuss the benefits of accessing resources, such as the internet, newspapers, journals, supervisors, and peers. It suggests meetings are essential to develop critical thinking and listening skills.

Journal article

Competencies of a supervisor

Author:
ZORGA Sonja
Journal article citation:
Ljetopis Socijalnog Rada, 14(2), 2007, pp.433-440.
Publisher:
University of Zagreb
Place of publication:
Zagreb

This article gives a brief overview of professional competencies which are essential for qualified supervisory work. Supervision researchers have also established different stages through which supervisors pass in the process of their professional development. The article describes some common characteristics which make up four typical developmental stages that supervisors go through.

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Development DIY

Authors:
DOORLY Christine, STONE Kathryn
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.10.03, 2003, p.46.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The best managers get the best out of people - including themselves. Suggests ways for managers to manage their own development.

Journal article

Innovative integration of Human Resources Development Programme with Community Development: social work intervention in the global programme of development

Author:
NANAVATTY Meher C.
Journal article citation:
Indian Journal of Social Work, 54(2), April 1993, pp.241-250.
Publisher:
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Offers a brief discussion of UN ESCAP's new Human Resources Development Programme, pointing out lacunae and suggesting ways in which social workers can work towards social change at the grassroots level. Identifies the need to indigenise social work curriculum and presents a detailed curriculum for a course on Human Resource Development.

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Developing training skills: a trainer's guide to experiential learning

Authors:
ARMSTRONG Howie, BRITTON Bruce, PICKLES Tim
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
185p.
Place of publication:
Brighton

Teaching pack aimed at people working in the personal social services field. Presents a logical approach to the comprehensive development of training skills for tutors. Contains sections on: putting training events together; understanding adult learning needs; developing the role of a trainers; practical skills in running training events; equal opportunities in training; and the theory of training.

Journal article

A complex question

Author:
WHITTINGTON C.
Journal article citation:
Social Services Insight, 14.2.89, 1989, pp.15-17.
Publisher:
Reed Business Publishing

Staff development in Social Services Departments, and CCETSW's role.

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Build your own rainbow: a workbook for career and life management

Authors:
HOPSON Barrie, SCALLY Mike
Publisher:
Gold Arrow Books
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
181p.
Place of publication:
London

Consists of a number of exercises designed to help individuals to analyse and develop personal skills, aptitudes and ambitions. Uses a system for classifying jobs and courses so that personal profiles can be checked against jobs, education and training opportunities and leisure pursuits to help widen the range of possibilities.

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Staff development in probation

Author:
NUGENT Michael
Publisher:
University of East Anglia
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
38p., tables, diags., bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Norwich

Reports on a research study into various aspects of staff development and in-service training in the Probation Service, and provides a historical note on training and staff development.

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