Reflective Practice Groups

Introduction

Reflective practice groups and spaces can be held on a regularly or on a short term or one off basis to address specific issues. Groups are externally facilitated by an facilitators . It is intended to discover patterns, dynamics and processes which may be impacting on individuals, and networks but not be immediately apparent. It can also have a supportive function in helping people share dilemmas and difficulties and feel really heard in this and in addressing the emotional impact and toil of the work and how this may be influencing practice and outcomes. The developmental impact is as much from group participation and hearing others issues as it is from being the one to present.

Groups can be provided throughout a whole organisation or to specific staff groups or teams. We can train internal facilitators who will then be able to deliver the groups within their organisation.

We also offer more open reflective spaces where the focus is on group processes and dynamics.

Length

Groups can be of varying lengths from one hour to over the course of a day particularly when looking to address particular tasks or relational issues.

Location

A small quiet room will be provided by the commissioning organisation for the duration of each group or provision can be via a virtual platform

Who is it for

Refelctive Practice can be provided in virtually any setting and at any level of an organisation from Directors and senior managers to managers, and staff. It can be offered to particular teams or people from different parts of an organisation can be brought together to be in a group together.

Benefits

Extensive evaluation of a previous projects has identified impact on three levels, emotional impact, organisationa/professional outcomes and enhanced ability for reflection and thoughtful practice. These include feeling supported, feeling closer to colleagues throughout the organisation, having space and time to think and enhanced practice and thinking and action on ‘issues’. Broader benefits have included more positive views of the organisation, more stable work force, and measurable improvement in practice.

External Facilitators

Come from a range of backgrounds and will be matched to your organisation. They are professional qualified to at least masters level and have an average of 20 years experience.

Work with us

We encourage any organisation which would like to make use of our services to contact us to discuss.

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