13 years and still going strong !

13 years and still going strong !

16th April marks another anniversary year for Chinara Enterprises !

I am really proud to be celebrating yet another year in business. This past year has been a very challenging one , both personally and professionally. However in spite of what challenges have come my way, Chinara Enterprises is still standing!

This time last year, we were in the midst of a national lockdown, and many business and individuals have suffered during this last year, and are still suffering. I have lost very close family and friends to COVID, and had my own personal health challenges too, and still found a way to keep going. Many people ask me, how do I do it? Carol don’t you ever sleep?

I have no secret to how I do what I do, no formula, its mainly my faith, having a great team around me who share the same values and aspirations for Chinara Enterprises, and have been a great source of support.

Over the past year Chinara Enterprises has had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, I almost feel as if we contributed to the “war effort” as we delivered two national programmes to over 1,000 people to support them in returning to social work practice.

We were really honoured to have been selected to deliver the national Return to Social Work programme for the Local Government Association to 184 people from across England , we also worked with King’s College London to deliver training for the Social Work Together programme, for social workers who were placed on the temporary register with Social Work England, during COVID 19.

We had a high calibre of participants on the programme , and had nearly 80% successfully re register with Social Work England.

We were really pleased to be working with such a great team of trainers, coaches and academics from across England, who worked together to shape the programme, deliver and provide support to all the learners.

Myself and Stephanie, together with the LGA provided the wrap around support to learners, and the feedback from learners overall was really positive, and for some life changing.

As much as a challenge this was, it also provided us an opportunity to reflect on our delivery model, and as a result we were able to develop an online learning platform for the programmes, to enable learners to access useful tools and resources to support their learning. The refreshed website and online platform was developed by Delton Digital and You Now Have Digital, who also worked with the team to develop E learning  resources.

 

After the programmes ended we took the opportunity to refresh our website and launch a new learning and development platform. .The online platform provides members access to free e learning, resources and discounted access to learning events. We have our own ticketing platform with a secure payment platform.

We were also commissioned by Liquid Personnel to develop an online learning platform for their 1500 agency social workers across the UK.

In addition to this we have continued to deliver bespoke courses for a number of other recruitment agencies, including Social Personnel, Reed, Connect2Socialwork.  

2020 was the first year of registration renewal for Social Workers in England, all social workers were required to record and reflect on CPD throughout the year , and had a deadline of 30th November. 

As a social worker myself I recognise the challenge in making time for my own personal and professional development. In recognition of this, I facilitated a number of workshops with Social Work England on how to meet the CPD requirements for Social Work England.  We received great feedback on these workshops, with social workers feeling more confident in recording their CPD on time !

One of our other successes for this past year is gaining accreditation of Provider of Training Excellence , from the Professional Development Consortium.

This accreditation, was awarded in recognition of the high standards we set in providing learning and development for all of our clients.

We are looking forward to another productive year, with new projects, more events, expanding our business offering and our 1-1 support.

All of this would not have been possible without the support of my team of associates, by business mentor, my tech team, accountants Bayar Hughes and Co and my insurance broker Acorn Insurance, and my solicitor Richard Long who have also stuck by me in my 13 years.

Finally I would like to thank all of you who have supported Chinara Enterprises on our journey over the past 13 years, whether you are a client, supplier, promoter, artist, attendee, associate . We have a very exciting journey ahead of us, and we look forward to another 13 years and more !

Checkout our website to explore what we have to offer !

 

13 years and still going strong !

Chinara Enterprises Provider of Training Excellence Accreditation

Chinara Enterprises is proud to announce that today , Wednesday 17th March 2021, we were successful in gaining accreditation of Provider of Training Excellence (PTE), from the Professional Development Consortium (PDC).

This accreditation has been awarded as a result of a rigorous assessment of our learning and development activities and services for individuals and organisations, as well as our processes.

The PDC supports all those involved in providing continual professional development (CPD) and work with the Provider of Training Excellence organisation in assessing providers of training as well as courses, to ensure they are meeting the required professional standards.

The consortium was developed from a research project based at Kingston University Business school.

The PTE accreditation is a significant achievement for Chinara Enterprises , as  it demonstrates our commitment as a company to maintaining excellence in what we do. As we enter our 13th year as a business, and given the significant challenges the world has faced this past year, we could not be prouder of what we have achieved.

The accreditation shows that we:

  • Ensure our  content is of high quality and is developed from trusted resources. We work with subject matter experts to develop our learning and development material.
  • We follow processes adopted by sector leaders in training & learning
  • Our commitment to  providing an outstanding learning experiences for all of our learners and customers
  • Are committed to ensuring that our learners are able to measure impact  as a result of our learning and development activities 

As a customer, whether you are an individual, corporate client, member or non member, this will provide you with assurance of the quality of the learning and development we provide.

Our company will be required to undergo re accreditation every 2 years, to ensure that we continue to meet the PDC standards.

What does this mean for our customers ?

It means that our customers no matter who they are can be assured of excellent service. When you attend any of our learning  and development events, your certificate will bear the PTE logo, which provides assurance of the quality of our learning, which learners can show to employers, as well as add to your CPD portfolio.

We would like to thank all of our customers past and present, as well as our team of associates,  Chinara Enterprises team, partners, clients who have worked with us over the past 13 years , without whom we would not have achieved this.

We look forward to working the PDC team on maintaining our accreditation and promoting high quality CPD for all !

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Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

Chinara Enterprises launches brand new learning and development portal

At long last we are proud to be launching our brand new website and learning and development platform !

So what’s new?

We wanted to improve the user experience on the platform, so if you want to find something on the site, we have a new search function where you can type in the item you are looking for, and it brings up your search results.

Events page with  discounted rates for members

We have built our own online event platform, so you can buy direct from our website without paying the extra booking fees you incur from other sites such as Eventbrite, giving you more choice on how you book.

All purchases are made through our secure online payment system and you can also cancel tickets if you need to.

Click on the latest events section of the website to see details of other events and to book your place.

To access the discounted rate, you will need to enter the email you log in with and enter a discount code issued to members. The code can only be used by each member, once per event

The discounts do not apply to any of the MRC events, as they are already discounted. If you are not in one of our members areas this code will not work.

We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Making Research Count Team, part  of King’s College London, to bring you exclusive access to their open programme of events.   You can only access this rate if you book through our events page or on Eventbrite

Free members events

Throughout the year we will be hosting free events for members on a range of topics.  If you have any suggestions for a topic or would like to facilitate  a session get in touch share your skills and knowledge.

Brand new membership portal

If you are already a member in one  of our learners areas such as Return to Social Work or Social Work Together Essentials, you are given free access to the learning and development resources and discounted rates for our events and services.

Access to useful resources

In the resources section some of the free content is restricted to members only, to access locked content you will need to be logged into the site.

Free access to the Golden Blues 

The Golden Blues is a broker who are able to negotiate special offers on a range of insurance and financial products. For example through the Golden Blues I was able to access private healthcare , and i receive regular rewards that sometimes cover the cost of my monthly premium ! So I end up getting  free private healthcare.

Unlimited access to free e learning

We are creating more e learning courses for you to access.

Discounted rates on 1-1 services.

For example on coaching, mentoring or reflective supervision

CPD hot topic !

We are really pleased to be launching an important seminar on the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

This is an essential briefing to gain an insight into the key legislative changes regarding mental capacity.

We have one of the leading lawyers Tim Spencer Lane,  speaking at this seminar, with a Q and A.

Date: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Time: 6pm-7.30 pm

In July 2018, the government published a Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which passed into law in May 2019. It replaces the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) with a scheme known as the Liberty Protection Safeguards 

This seminar will provide an overview of the following:

  • Background to the LPS – why they were introduced and key principles
  • What types of arrangements can be authorised and by whom?
  • The authorisation process
  • The key safeguards – including rights to advocacy and the Court of Protection
  • Other features of the LPS – including interim authorisations and the Mental Health Act interface
  • Next steps – the public consultation on the Code and regs, and transitional arrangements

Facilitator: Tim Spencer Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health, and social care law. He works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.

At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. 

The fee is £25 + VAT for non members

£15 + VAT for members

Click here to book

The website also has information about our business services for organisations, read more about what we offer and some of our achievements.

We hope that you will find the website refreshing, and if there is anything you would like to see then  email us info@chinaraenterprises.com

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events very soon !

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Time to start planning your ongoing continual professional development(CPD) for 2021 With over 90,000 social workers having just renewed their professional social work registration its a good time to start planning your regular CPD. 

We are pleased to be launching a wide range of CPD events for social workers and those who want to upskill themselves. We have listed a few of our upcoming events, more will be added over the coming months.

We are pleased to launch our 2021 programme of events. We will be adding more programmes in the coming months.

If you are a member then you can enjoy our special discounted rates with courses starting from of £15 + VAT and fees. If you are not a member and would like to know more, then contact us for more information.

Chinara Enterprises has a team of associates that cover a range of specialisms, which include social work, coaching, mentoring, project management, training and business development.

If you are a registered social worker, you need to undertake regular CPD and reflect on it, so why. not make 2021 the year you make a regular appointment with yourself to maintain your CPD.

Course Title: Learning cycle and reflective learning

 

Date Thursday 21 January 2021

Facilitator: Shahilla Barok

Target Audience: Social Workers and anyone wishing to identify and maximise their learning style

Learning Objectives

This 90 minute webinar covers:• Identify how you learn best
• Introduction to the Learning Cycle
• Apply the learning cycle to your learning style
• Describe meaningful reflection
• Embed reflective learning to your course
• Use spacing to embed learning

Fee: £25 + VAT and booking fee for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fee for members

Click here to book

Course Title: Continual Professional Development (CPD) Masterclass

 

 

Learning Objectives

All social workers registered with Social Work England are required to maintain and evidence their CPD before the annual renewal deadline in November each year.

This event aims to :
To talk through the  CPD requirements for Social Work England and use group work to demonstrate how to meet the requirements and record online

To work through examples on how to meet the requirements to provide more confidence in regular recording and reflecting of your CPD

Date Monday 25 January 2021 5.30 pm-7.00 pm, Monday 15 March 2021

Facilitator: Carol Stewart: Director Chinara Enterprises

Target Audience: Registered Social Workers

Fees: £25 + VAT for non members, £15 + VAT and fees for members

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Course Title: Group Reflective Supervision for Social workers in adult’s social work

 

 

Facilitator Sue Conn

Learning Objectives

Chinara Enterprises is pleased to be launching the first in our series of group reflective supervisions.

Targeted at independent social workers, or those who do not have access to reflective supervision from a qualified and experienced social worker.

The reflective supervision sessions, provide a space for social workers to critically reflect on their practice, and apply learning to practice

The sessions will be facilitated by qualified and experienced social workers and will be in groups of up 10 people. Each group includes up to 5 sessions that take place bi-monthly.

You can choose one of five sessions or attend all five. You can choose your preferred specialism of Adults social work or Children and Families social work.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to:

 Develop an understanding of the principles of reflective supervision

 Develop the skills to give and receive reflective supervision

 Learn about the different models of supervision

 Reflect of case study examples

 Plan your personal development

The reflective supervision sessions will support you in reflecting on your continual professional development (CPD) as part of the mandatory requirement to record and reflect on CPD for Social Work England.

Dates: You can choose one or all five sessions: 28/1/21, 24/3/21, 27/5/21, 28/7/21, 29/9/21

Times: 6 pm -7.30 pm

Fees: £35 + VAT and fees for members

£25 + VAT and fees for non members

There will be a maximum of 10 per session

Click here to book

Course Title: Group Reflective Supervision for Child and Family Social Workers

Facilitator Sue Skrobanski

Learning Objectives

Chinara Enterprises is pleased to be launching the first in our series of group reflective supervisions.

Targeted at independent social workers, or those who do not have access to reflective supervision from a qualified and experienced social worker.

The reflective supervision sessions, provide a space for social workers to critically reflect on their practice, and apply learning to practice

The sessions will be facilitated by qualified and experienced social workers and will be in groups of up 10 people. Each group includes up to 5 sessions that take place bi-monthly.

You can choose one of five sessions or attend all five. You can choose your preferred specialism of Adults social work or Children and Families social work.

The sessions will provide an opportunity to:

 Develop an understanding of the principles of reflective supervision

 Develop the skills to give and receive reflective supervision

 Learn about the different models of supervision

 Reflect of case study examples

 Plan your personal development

The reflective supervision sessions will support you in reflecting on your continual professional development (CPD) as part of the mandatory requirement to record and reflect on CPD for Social Work England.

Dates: You can choose one or all five sessions: 10/2/21, 14/4/21, 9/6/21, 11/8/21, 13/10/21

Times: 6 pm -7.30 pm

Fees: £35 + VAT and fees for members

£25 + VAT and fees for non members

There will be a maximum of 10 per session

Click here to book

Course Title: Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Conversations

 

 

Facilitator: Jill Webb

Target Audience: Social Workers or other professionals working with the public

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session you will:

  1. Have considered what makes conversations difficult
  2. Identified some strategies for deal with challenging situations
  3. Use case studies to develop your skills in this arena

 

Date: More dates to be added

Fees: £25 + VAT and booking fees for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Email to enquire

Course Title: Resilience Through Coaching

 

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

Facilitator: Fiona Bryan

Target Audience: Social Workers and other professionals who would like to develop resilience techniques

Learning Objectives

What does ‘being resilient’ mean?
How resilient are you currently?
Sharing values and what’s important
Identifying personal resilience goals using the Wheel of Life
Group (blind) coaching to set and start addressing personal resilience goals

Fees: £25 + VAT and booking fees for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Click here to book

Course title: Understanding, Stress, Pressure and Burnout

 

 

Date: Thursday 11 March 2021

Facilitator: Sarah Jones

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Define what is meant by stress, pressure and burnout
• Understand the main causes of stress and burnout
• Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress and burnout
• Understand the impact of stress on an individual’s performance

Fees £25 + VAT and booking fee for non members

£15 + VAT and booking fees for members

Click here to book

To view more of the learning and developments we have available, visit our events page

Members in any of our learners areas receive a discount, just enter your email to receive the discount

If you have any queries about any of these events please email us

We look forward to seeing you at these events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Chinara Enterprises Learning and Development Events

Time to start planning your ongoing continual professional development(CPD) for 2021 With over 90,000 social workers having just renewed their professional social work registration its a good time to start planning your regular CPD. 

We are pleased to be launching a wide range of CPD events for social workers and those who want to upskill themselves. We have listed a few of our upcoming events, more will be added over the coming months.

Get access to all resources, eLearning and discounted personnel development services.