Learning and Development

Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc.  However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many other opportunities to further your knowledge and develop the skills you need throughout life.

There are two main reasons for learning throughout life: for personal development and for professional development.  These reasons may not necessarily be distinct as personal development can improve your employment opportunities and professional development can enable personal growth.

I work with people to support various types of learning and development. This could be learning that an individual has identified as important for themselves, or I will facilitate a learning activity that has been agreed, planned and developed as agreed with an employer or organisation.

Some examples of work that I have completed include;

  • Appraisal skills for clinicians
  • Assertiveness
  • Coaching
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counselling skills
  • Dealing with difficult conversations
  • Ethical practice and managing complex cases
  • Group work
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Managing change
  • Personal development
  • Resilience and self-care
  • Self-awareness
  • Team building
  • Transactional analysis
  • Using reflective practice and supervision
  • Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

I am happy to discuss bespoke requirements and develop learning that fits you or your organisations particular needs.  If you would like me to contact you to discuss your requirements further, then drop me an email at anneboothabcd@gmail.com

Holistic Learning and Development:

As humans, our development and learning goes beyond the traditional education, academic or occupational pursuits of our life.  Our physical, social, cultural, moral and spiritual development deserves our attention as well.  Throughout the year I organise a range of talks and workshops, where individuals can reflect on their own journey and meet others with whom they can share and learn more about themselves.  These are advertised on the “News and Events” section of the website.

Photograph by Sarah Bruce

Continual Professional Development

As humans we love to learn and as professionals, we need to consider what our development needs are to enable us to practice and offer good service.  This can be a difficult area to prioritise when also keeping up with all the other requirements of our profession.

The Open University offer a range of FREE LEARNING opportunities that meet both personal and professional development needs and the fact these are FREE to everyone make them particularly attractive.

If you would like to see what is available, then follow the link to their website for more information.  https://www.open.edu/openlearn/