Part of ASET’s staff development offer is our Bespoke Workshop service. Held at your premises, these sessions enable your staff to attend high quality staff development run by ASET specifically for your employees. With staff not required to travel , this can be an extremely cost-effective option. ASET facilitators will come to you, wherever you are in the UK. Your reasons for requiring this approach in training are likely to be borne out of a need to skill or upskill your staff in a particular area relating to Work Based Learning, Placements and Employability. It might be that a successful recruitment drive has resulted in a number of new team members who need to be “on the same page”, or that you are advancing the strategic direction of Employability, Work Based Learning or Placements within your institution and need professional development in a key area for your teams. We can tailor courses to suit all of these needs; this might be through combining two workshops from ASET’s existing extensive workshop portfolio.
Here are a selection of the Bespoke sessions we have recently run :
Placements with Small to Medium sized Enterprises & Innovation in Placement Assessment
The university had identified two core training needs for staff working in the placement and work-based learning team. ASET was able to devise a bespoke workshop to explore and address the needs in both areas. Firstly, the institution was working with an increasing number of small- to medium-sized enterprises, and felt in need of some supportive guidance in how to better forge relationships and better understand ways to reach out to SMEs for placements. The second half of the workshop session was focussed on placement student assessment, and the innovative ways that students could be authentically assessed.
From Placements to Employability
With a strong heritage and reputation for offering integrated 12-month sandwich placements, this institution was beginning to expand its work based learning offer, seeking to make alternatives to that traditional model available to all students. The From Placements to Employability workshop from the ASET portfolio, gave the institution’s staff a clear set of insights into aspects of curriculum design as well as exploring different ways of delivering employability through the curriculum, enabling them to look at this wholly from their institutional perspective.
Work Placement Management
Following growth, a renewed focus on placements and a successful staff recruitment drive, this university wanted to ensure that its relatively fledgling team was strengthened in terms of knowledge relative to the placements sphere. An Introduction to Work Placement Management gave the team a day of team togetherness, as well as professional development. Built into the day were plentiful opportunities for delegates to discuss pertinent topics with each other and the workshop facilitator – such as student engagement – and to forge future plans for the delivery of the service.
An Introduction to Work Placement Management for UK and Overseas Placements
This workshop brought together a large number of staff from across the various schools and faculties at the University, all of whom provided placement support to students. The core focus was on supporting the development of the individuals’ knowledge of work placement management for UK and for Overseas placements. The workshop provided an excellent opportunity for these staff members to spend developmental time together in one space and share good practice ideas with one another through a facilitated workshop.
An Introduction to ASET: the who, what, where, why, how and when
This institution had some institutional good practice in its placement provision and wanted to develop a stronger and broader placement offering to its students. It was felt that in order to be able to explore and achieve this, there was a compelling need for its own staff to be fully conversant with what professional support was available to them from ASET. This session was delivered as a half day workshop, part of the team’s regular away day
Developing an Institutional Approach to Placement Learning
With pockets of good practice in some programmes, the workshop was designed to support the University in devising its vision of placement learning, and through this, to explore process flow, principles of good practice, as well as responsibilities. Staff were encouraged to make plans for their departmental placement provision and learning, in a supportive, professionally facilitated workshop.
Getting greater student engagement
The focal point in this bespoke workshop was to discuss and explore classroom techniques with a view to enhancing student learning, and building confidence in dealing with situations and behaviours that can be disruptive or anxiety inducing. Staff attending the workshop either currently delivered placements and employability sessions to students or would be doing so in the future.
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
The University recognised that there was a need for its school and faculty-based placements staff to foster a consistent approach in the risk assessment of placements, health and safety of students, and handling of insurances. The workshop addressed these requirements, along with providing an open forum for placement staff to work together, to develop their plans and ask questions in a highly supportive, facilitated workshop atmosphere.
All the sessions above were developed to meet the specific needs of each institution, drawing from our standard portfolio:
Please feel free to suggest any other relevant areas for staff development training you would like.
ASET member institutions
Fees for bespoke sessions are fixed at a daily rate of £125 per delegate (with a minimum fee of £1500 per day) wherever you are in the UK.
Fees for bespoke sessions are set at a daily rate of £250 per delegate (with a minimum fee of £3000 per day) wherever you are in the UK.
If you would like to talk about ideas for a bespoke workshop to suit a specific requirement at your institution, contact Debbie at the ASET Office firstname.lastname@example.org .
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