Practice Leadership

Prior Learning: How We Work Gateway Training attendance, Restraint Reduction Principles and Values, Positive Behaviour Support, Adults at Risk Training , Autism Awareness Training, Challenging Behaviour, Active Support, Total Communication

Recommended Participants: Person Centred Planner, Senior Day Opportunities Workers, Team Leaders, Deputy Managers, PBS Lead, Centre Managers, Service Managers, Head of Services.

Aims, Topics & Outcome


  • To ensure that those leading services understand the role of front-line leadership, and how this impacts the transition of training being turned into practice for the benefit of people we support, staff and the service
  • To ensure those leading services understand the differences between general leadership skills, and Practice Leadership skills
  • To ensure those leading services understand principles contained within the ‘Guiding’ and ‘Organising’ aspects of Practice Leadership
  • To ensure those leading services understand how to support their staff to develop their skills and implement expected practice following mandatory training
  • To ensure those leading services are able to identify, create, and utilise opportunities to use Practice Leadership principles and ensure quality assurance


Topics covered:

  • Understanding what is Practice Leadership, and the elements of theory contained within.
  • Understanding the potential positive impacts of Practice Leadership on people we support, staff, and services.
  • Understanding how Practice Leadership plays a key role in embedding other frameworks into the service e.g. Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support.
  • Understanding the importance of, and how to, role-model effectively and coach staff to utilise expected practice, via reflective practice and demonstration.
  • Understanding the benefits of good organisation, planning, recording, use or resources, and review, in relation to being able to provide best quality support and expected practice.
  • Understanding how to explain the organisation’s values, in a way which translates how mandatory training and policy relates to the service and people we support.


Learning Outcomes - by the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise their role as a practice leader and an agent of change and development within the service.
  • Recognise opportunities for development, review, organisation, and exploring barriers, in relation to embedding expected practice in the service.
  • Be able to use coaching and reflective practice to support staff to develop their skills.
  • Recognise the value of their role-modelling towards staff development and understanding of the organisation’s values and goals.
  • Motivate staff to implement and understand “this is how we do it, and why’” and the benefits of doing so in relation to each person we support and service standards.
  • Deliver feedback and coaching in a positive and inspiring way.



Delegates will receive a CPD certificate for the course* after successful completion. The certificate is valid for two years, after which time delegates will need to attend again as a refresher. *terms and conditions apply: please see our Training Policy

Daniel Hyams

Hi there, and welcome! I’m Daniel, a Senior Trainer…

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