CPD & Teacher Training

"Our training is delivered to professionals and students in both the arts, criminal justice, community and education sector."

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Our Work

Our training is delivered to professionals and students in the arts, criminal justice, community and education sector. We share various creative styles, behaviour management techniques as well as the theory & approach behind our work.

We deliver Teacher & Educator CPD in: Radicalisation awareness (and holding challenging conversations); Mental health (and holding challenging conversations); Racism & discrimination (and holding challenging conversations) as well as wider bespoke training sessions. All these training options include a professional theatre performance and interactive workshop delivery.

We also design bespoke training sessions to meet the training needs of creative, criminal justice and education partners.

CPD & Teacher Training

Our Workshops & Projects

  • Radicalisation awareness and prevention (and holding challenging conversations)
  • Additional needs: Understanding and supporting behaviour
  • Mental health (and holding challenging conversations)
  • Racism and discrimination (and holding challenging conversations)
  • Creative techniques to engage & facilitate in complex settings

Quotes from Workshops

Radicalisation awareness and prevention (and holding challenging conversations)

A training programme for front line staff / teachers to upskill them in how to hold challenging conversations around issues including hate crime, radicalisation and discrimination. The training is interactive and includes a live theatre performance It equips participants with information on the process, warning signs and triggers linked to exploitation and radicalisation. We share techniques including restorative approaches, listening skills, and non-violent communication techniques.

Aims

  • Enhance staff understanding of how marginalisation of a particular individual or group can affect student attainment and risk of becoming groomed / radicalised
  • Increase confidence in terminology and speaking about the issues relating to radicalisation
  • Enable staff to feel confident to engage people in exploring issues that could lead to lack of engagement/marginalisation and how to avoid this
  • Enable all staff to provide and explicitly model inclusive trategies in their teaching
  • Skills in how to hold challenging conversations

Logistics
The session can be delivered between 2 – 2.5 hours dependent on partner needs and schedules.

Creative techniques to engage & facilitate in complex settings

A training programme sharing creative exercises and theory to engage vulnerable participants with challenging behaviour. Participants should expect to increase both creative techniques and behaviour management skills.

Aims

  • Share non-violent communication & restorative approach techniques
  • Share the methodology behind our work and applied theatre
  • Practice new skills and creative techniques for leading inclusive
    group work
  • Explore how the arts can be used to explore contentious issues
    and to challenge attitudes and behaviours
  • Share skills to use the arts for improved communication and
    social skills
  • Behaviour management techniques and considerations
  • Reflection and review:
    • How can a creative approach be delivered within different fields and subjects?
    • Time to reflect on own leadership / facilitation techniques and revise as necessary

Logistics
This can be delivered as a full day training course or 4 x 2 hour sessions. Each participant will receive a toolkit once completed the course.

Additional needs: Understanding and supporting behaviour

This training is delivered by a learning disabled training and a non-learning disabled trainer. It is interactive and includes debate, role-play and critical thinking.

Aims

  • To increase skills and confidence in working with people with additional needs
  • To think about how people with additional needs might behave and see the world
  • To increase confidence in dealing with ‘challenging behaviour’ and consider positive behaviour support strategies in the hope of: Increasing well-being and resilience; Improving relationships; Reducing the risk of ‘challenging behaviour’

Mental health (and holding challenging conversations)

This workshop includes a live theatre performance, group interaction, debate and role-play. This training is delivered by people with a facilitator team of an ally and lived-experience individual.

Aims

  • To increase understanding of mental health & wellbeing in ourselves and others
  • To understand triggers, warning signs and vulnerabilities that may contribute to mental health challenges
  • To explore protective measures including how to support others
  • Provide people with support information and advice of where to get help

Racism and discrimination (and holding challenging conversations)

This workshop includes a live theatre performance, group interaction, debate and role-play.

Aims

  • To raise awareness about race and other identity related discrimination
  • To explore and interrogate our own stance, perceptions, attitudes
  • To try out techniques to challenge and disarm discriminatory attitudes and racism
  • To practise techniques to support people affected by discrimination and racism
  • To commit to personal testimonies and actions which can reduce racism and discrimination

Our Other Work

Odd Arts deliver a wide range of work to raise awareness of many issues which we feel are most relevant to the partners we are working with. We can tailor and adapt our workshops to fit the needs and requirements of the participants. Please click on one of the links below to find out more about the work we do in other sectors.

Community

Education

Criminal Justice

CPD & Teacher Training

Corporate Training

Become A Participant

You can self-refer to some of our going community sessions.

We deliver FREE WEEKLY workshops at our base at Moss Side Powerhouse. Email info@oddarts.co.uk for more information.

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