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The Application of Systemic Approaches to Management and Human Resource Professionals
A one-year part time University Certificated training Course
(30 level 7 ECTS credits)

This course is designed for managers and human resource workers looking to develop their skills and practice in public and private businesses and organizations in a context of change and economic, social and cultural challenges.

The course is a one-year part-time profession specific course in the knowledge and practice of systemic approaches designed to assist managers and human resource workers transform their organisation to the new democratic reality effecting business life, customer-client relations and the way employees and management communicate and act together in private and public businesses.

The course is divided into fifteen 7 hour days over the period of a year. Time will also need to be set aside by trainees in order that they can complete the required projects, reading, literature presentations and journal making eighteen course days in total. Trainees will also be expected to participate in a learning group ten evenings during the year.

On completion of the course the trainee will gain a Post Graduate Certificate validated by the Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom awarding the trainee 30 academic ECTS credits as part of the University Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme.


What are systemic skills and what can they do for managers and human resource workers?
Companies and businesses never exist in isolation and are constantly interacting with the organisational environment they exist in. Therefore managers and human resource workers are working in a continuous context of change. Managing change within and around organisations is a human process that requires an educated understanding of human systems dynamics. This means that people responsible for managing change must acquire systemic abilities to co create the growth of new ways of collaborative practice/work.

This course offers management and Human Resource professionals an opportunity to gain a .systemic・ awareness whereupon they can develop knowledge and skills relevant to their unique practice in a manner that fits the way they operate and learn.

Systemic skills maximise the potential of professional relationships and the effectiveness of communication. Systemic skills ensure that the performance of an organisation and the workers it employs exceeds the sum of its parts. Systemic skills encourage creativity, embrace diversity and generate collaboration. This approach to understanding relationships and communication has meant that systemic approaches have become an important part of a manager・s repertoire of skills, complementing and working alongside the more traditional approaches.

Large organisations are complex human systems, embracing the concepts of transparency, worker・s rights and inclusion. They require the modern day manager and human resource worker to work skilfully and creatively within a context of complexity. In order to successfully manage that complexity an educated understanding of human systems is an essential part of the modern manager and human resource workers・ repertoire.

Learning Objectives of this Course
S To understand and critically evaluate one・s own profession and workplace from a systemic perspective by way of having developed the skills required to show respect, curiosity and appreciation to all parts of the .system・ and manage the concept of the observer (the trainee) as part of the system
S To be able to relate to others (business partners, employees, clients, colleagues etc.) from a position of .self as part of the system・. Participants will learn skills that enhance self-reflexivity in order to be able to critique and evaluate in .real time・ their own position in relation to others in order to make a difference
S To learn how to use positioning in relation to the demands of the service/management. Participants will learn how to learn about themselves as an effective systemic management practitioner in the context of their professional system/s. Participants will learn the ability to evaluate and practice self-assessment in relation to their own practice and professional development thereby becoming their own critical voice.
S To learn how to be and do systemic management and Human Resource practice. Participants will learn a grounding in the fundamental acts that constitute being systemic across the breadth of approaches and the ability to critique the approach, methods and techniques and the duties, rights and obligations of each systemic practice (the .pros and cons・ of practical use).
S To gain a knowledge and practical use of the different systemic approaches including the ability to critically evaluate and develop their use/s in terms of how they fit/complement the unique character of the participant and the circumstances about them (the problem in focus etc.)


Course details

Requirements for completing the course
Trainees must fulfil the following requirements;
Attendance at course sessions (minimum 80% attendance)
Attendance at two workshops related to systemic practice
Satisfactory completion of a practice project and an observation project
Satisfactorily completion of a literature presentation
Completion of a learning journal portfolio
Participating in a learning group

Additional Requirements
Participants must have an opportunity to practice management and human resources skills in their work. Participants must be able to demonstrate the ability to study at post-graduate level. Participants must also be able to speak and understand good English as well as being able to deliver the two written projects for accreditation in English.

Formal Accreditation
The course is owned, managed and delivered by Schilling CTS and accredited by the Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom. This means that the University will be responsible for moderating assessments and the quality and of the course whilst validating the 30 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer Scheme) at level 7 achieved by participants successfully completing the course.

Course dates
The course is divided into fifteen 7-hour days over the period of a year making a total of 105 hours course contact time. Time will also need to be set aside by trainees in order that they can complete the required projects, reading, literature presentations and journal making eighteen course days in total.

There will also be 10 evenings each 3 hours over the year where you with your colleagues at the course will join a learning group for sharing learning, consultation and supervisory sessions conducted by Schilling CTS Ltd.

Two further days should be set aside in order to attend two full day workshops related to the course.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee will be charged. See specific amount on our website. This is a non-residential training course. Payment can be either paid in full at the beginning of the year or in four installments over the year. We are open to discuss alternative payment arrangements. Course fee covers all the tutorial expenses, personal e-library where you can download all the literature needed for the course, tee, coffee and lunch during course days and payment for the course facilities.

How to apply

You can apply for the course in three ways:
Contact our website at Click here Then go to :Training;, read more, and follow the instructions for enrollment.
Phone: Schilling CTS Ltd on +44 (0) 1603 667 072
Send us an e-mail on: contact@schillingcts.com

The Application of Systemic Approaches
To Mental Health and Social Care Work

A one-year part-time training course
Total 105 hours (fifteen 7 hour days)

Accredited with 30 ECTS credits (Level 7)

Start: September 2015/London and January 2016 Copenhagen
Course no 2015-16/101

  • Applications of Systemic Approaches to Mental Health and Social Care Work is a course aimed at broadening the knowledge and skills of workers in the field of mental health and social care.
  • The course is a one-year part-time profession specific course in the knowledge and practice of systemic approaches. The course is divided into fifteen 7hour days over the period of a year making a total of 105 hours course contact time. Time will also need to be set aside by trainees in order that they can complete the required projects, reading, literature presentations and journal.
  • On completion of the course the trainee will gain a Post Graduate certificate validated by the Anglia Ruskin University awarding the trainee 30 academic credits as part of the University Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme.
  • The Aim of the Course
  • Research and experience show that systemic approaches are essential to ensuring effective and ethical practice within modern Health and Social Care organisations. Modern times see us in an age of accountability, the vast array of services within and around Health and Social Care having to coordinate and work together in a culture of transparency, being able to demonstrate their efficacy and uphold ethical standards.
  • The course The Application of Systemic Approaches to Mental Health and Social Care Work offers Social and Mental Health care management and staff an opportunity to gain a .systemic・ awareness whereby they can develop knowledge and skills relevant to their unique practice in a manner that fits the way they practice and learn.
  • In order to fit the unique character and abilities of those we work with, be it client, colleague or organisation the course takes a broad view of systemic practices (including social constructionist, constructivist, strategic, structural etc.) and in fitting with the pragmatic stance taken by Schilling CTS aims to encourage trainees to develop their own systemic learning that fits and enhances the quality and effectiveness of their and their working cultures・ practice.
  • Course Structure
  • The course consists of six teaching modules. Each module will involve trainees taking part in literature presentations and discussion, exercises, video presentations and dialogue around practice in learning groups. The six modules:
  • 1. The context of the course in relation to the trainees work practice
  • 2. Fundamental systemic practices
  • 3. Positioning in relation to the demands of the service
  • 4. The right approach for the right moment. Good starts make for a happy ending!
  • 5. Skills
  • 6. Theoretical Tour
  • In addition trainees will take part in an assessment process. The following describes what is assessed and how.
  • X Observation project. The observation project requires that the trainee arrange two meetings approximately a month apart with a family or professional team of their choice. The first meeting is a one-hour observation with the purpose of encouraging the trainee to form hypotheses relating to the patterns of action and meaning they see before them. They are also encouraged to think about their prejudices regarding family/team life and how those prejudices shape what they see. The second meeting requires of the trainee that they interview the family/team to develop further hypotheses gained from the observation and discuss with the family/team the process of the project, how it was to be observed, what became cocreated between the family/team members etc. After completion of the second meeting the trainee should write a 2000 word essay connecting the learning that they have gained from the course to the process of the observation and interview.
  • X Practice project. The practice project requires the trainee to write a 2000 word essay relating to an episode of their work. The trainee should connect the piece of work with systemic ideas and literature and show clearly the learning they have achieved by way of the project. It is particularly important that they demonstrate an awareness of context and consider ideas about race, gender, ethnicity, age, disability and class.
  • X Presentation. Each trainee should present at least one article/paper during the course. The presentation offers the trainee an opportunity to create a learning context for their colleagues (who have read the article/paper prior to the presentation) in order that they further develop their understanding of the ideas proffered by the paper/article and relate them to their professional practice and experience.
  • X Journal. Each trainee must create for themselves a journal of their learning from the course. The journal should document how learning from the course has informed the trainee・s professional practice and in turn how practice has informed their learning. This should be a continuous process with the upkeep of the journal overseen by the tutors. The journal is personal to the trainee and designed by them to be of most use to them.
  • All the above criteria must be demonstrated to a standard of 40%.
  • The presentation and journal are supervised to ensure that the trainee has completed the task satisfactorily in accordance with the task as discussed above. Failure to complete either will result in the trainee not completing the course.
  • There will be allowances for trainees to resubmit essays that are incomplete within the duration of the course. Any resubmission outside of the duration of the course thereby requiring an extension should be negotiated with the staff. Whilst the course aspires to facilitate a comfortable and considerate learning experience it will require of trainees requesting an extension a written request explaining the particular reasons as to why this is so.
  • Trainees will also be required to attend two workshops relating to Systemic Approaches. The presentation of the workshops is not the responsibility of Schilling CTS although we are of course happy to make recommendations.
  • About Schilling CTS
  • Who we are
  • Schilling CTS (Consultation, Training & Supervision) is a British based company that was founded by Benedicte Schilling in Denmark 1994. In 2004 in partnership with Simon Burton the company moved to the UK and is currently based in Norwich Norfolk.
  • Schilling CTS offer consultation, training and supervision to public services within Mental Health and Social Care in Scandinavia and the UK.
  • Both Benedicte Schilling and Simon Burton have vast experience in the world of Mental Health and Social Care. They are committed to the belief that systemic approaches can and do enhance professional performance and offer solutions to clients using Mental Health and Social Care services that make a difference to the quality of their lives.
  • Schilling CTS have offices and facilities in Copenhagen and Norwich. However most of their engagements see them working within their clients area utilising local facilities.
  • Both Benedicte and Simon are registered with AFT and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • What we do
  • The aim of Schilling CTS is to assist professional organisations within Health and Social Care to maximise their effectiveness and subsequently offer the best service to patients/clients/service users. It is the belief of Schilling CTS that to be an effective systemic practitioner should embrace practices that fit both their organisation and the culture and nature of those they work with. Thus it is their preference to use a range of systemic approaches from the schools of social constructionist, constructivist, narrative, structural, strategic and multi-systemic practices. In taking this stance within a training context they focus on the abilities and character of the trainee, helping the trainee develop a systemic range that suits them and embellishes their talents whilst complementing their organisation and client culture/cultures.
  • Schilling CTS is committed to evidence based practice and in all aspects of their service including training seeks to encourage professionals and their organisations to pursue an active involvement in outcome evaluation and client and colleague feedback.
  • Both Benedicte and Simon are registered with AFT and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
  • The connection between Schilling CTS and the Anglia Ruskin University
  • The course is owned, managed and delivered by Schilling CTS and accredited by the Anglia Ruskin University. This means that the University will be responsible for moderating assessments and the quality and of the course whilst validating the 30 credits achieved by participants successfully completing the course. Participants undertaking the course are not registered with the University and therefore do not have access to the University・s libraries but do have access to the Schilling CTS library and their facilities.
  • Language relating to the course
  • Trainees will be expected to read literature over the duration of the course year. Much of the literature will be in English but trainees are free to choose translations of the same text in their own languages. All papers and presentations must be delivered in English.
  • Using the literature the trainees will be expected to write 2 papers over the course year. These too must be written in English. Schilling CTS recognizes that many trainees will thus be working in a second language and will make reasonable allowances for this.
  • Time
  • The course will consist of fifteen day divided as follows
  • Six two-day modules 12 days (84 hours)
  • Three days for tutorials and presentations 03 days (21 hours)
  • Total hours 15 days (105 hours)
  • We estimate that trainees will require approximately an extra 2 hours per week to fulfill the course objectives, reading, essays, journal etc.
  • The course takes place between 9.00am V 16.00pm.
  • Work away from the course setting
  • (non tutor time)
  • Trainees are expected to read papers, prepare presentations, write up projects and complete a journal in their own time away from the course sessions. They are also expected to attend to workshops (see below). Trainees will be encouraged to form learning groups whereby they can support each other in their learning. The projected time to complete these tasks is as follows. The number of hours relates to the total for the year.
  • Reading 60 hours
  • Preparing presentations 3 hours (Estimated two presentations 1.5 hours each plus assessed presentation 8 hours)
  • Observation and Practice Projects 20 hours (10 each)
  • Journal 20 hours
  • Learning groups* 64 hours
  • Total 174 hours
  • * It is strongly recommended that trainees form groups and meet between course sessions in order to support their learning. The groups should be formed at the outset of the course along with the purposes and aims of their meeting.
  • Successfully completing the course
  • Trainees must fulfil the following requirements;
  • Attendance at course sessions (minimum 80% attendance)
  • Attendance at two workshops related to systemic practice
  • Satisfactory completion of a practice project and an observation project
  • Satisfactorily completion of a literature presentation
  • Completion of a journal
  • An important feature of this course is the emphasis on demonstrated practice. The trainee on engaging with the course enters a context of continual assessment that is monitored and assessed by the course tutors through the duration of the course, the progress and assessment being recorded by trainees and verified by tutors in their journals. Additional to continual assessment the trainee has to complete two written projects and a presentation.
  • Teaching venue
  • The course will take place at a suitable venue in Copenhagen, Denmark and for London-course, in London, United Kingdom.
  • Teachers
  • Primary teacher: Simon Burton
  • Secondary teacher: Benedicte Schilling
  • Dates for the course 2015/2016: London
  • Will be published later
  • Participants
  • Applicants must be currently employed within Mental Health and Social Care/services organisations. Exceptions may be considered at the discretion of the University and Schilling CTS providing the applicant can confirm that they have a relevant working context in which to practice their learning. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to study at post-graduate level.
  • They must be able to take part actively in speaking and reading in English.
  • Cost
  • 35.000 Dkr. or 3.800 GBP, paid before the course starts or in four parts across the year post agreement with Schilling CTS.
  • The cost includes tea/coffee/beverages, lunch and afternoon snacks. It is expected that the trainees themselves purchase books and papers suggested in the literature list.
  • Applying for the course
  • In order to sign up for the course applicants must complete our application form (available on our website) with all relevant data/information received by Schilling CTS no later than stated as the last application date (2 month before course start).
  • Application forms can be found at our website. Enquiries can be made by telephone, email and by mail.
  • Enrolment is financially binding after the date for last application (2 months before course start).
  • Further information
  • Simon Burton; simonbu.syst@ntlworld.com
  • Benedicte Schilling; schilling.cts@mail.dk
  • This course can be designed for individual work places within your location after arrangements.

Application

If you like to enrol on the course, please clique here and fill in and mail of the application form