Category Archives: Learning & Development

Talking Mats Training

Congratulations to our latest Talking Mats trainees who completed their Talking Mats (TM) and Talking Mats Keeping Safe (KS) training in May/June of this year. The Advocacy Project has now achieved its goal of ensuring all of its current front line staff are Talking Mats trained. We now have 36 staff trained in the use of Talking Mats and the Talking Mats Keeping Safe Resource, enhancing communication for our service users and supporting them to be involved in decisions about their lives. Well done! Click below for more info on TM & KS. Talking Mats – How It Works Talking Mats – Specialist Seminars  

Free Professional Learning & Development Event

Free Half Day Event: Professional Development & Learning Pathway – Independent Advocacy Scotland – 20th April 2017 @ The Advocacy Project, Cumbrae House, Glasgow – 11.00am – 2.30pm – Lunch & Refreshments Provided. Exclusive to SIAA Full & Affiliate 1 Members. The Advocacy Project is hosting an event themed around professional learning & development. This follows on from the SIAA national conference discussion in November where The Advocacy Project led a workshop discussing professional development for independent advocates and CPD for the advocacy sector. The workshop was extremely well attended for both sessions indicating a high level of interest amongst members, and we wish to offer your organisation the opportunity to meet up and progress that discussion. We wish to offer the opportunity to like-minded advocacy organisations to collaborate in taking this agenda forward. It would be beneficial if delegates attending this event have the authority to represent and speak for their organisation. We have identified 2 themes to try and focus upon and are open to suggestions from you of others: • Accredited Qualification Development in Advocacy Practice • Establishing a ‘Community of Practice’ aimed at promoting learning excellence across the sector The discussions will be introduced by: • Continue Reading >