‚Äč2019 Instructor Conference

Consistency, Culture, and Care
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Thursday 21st November 2019
The Studio | 7 Cannon Street | Birmingham | B2 5EP
COST: £99.00 + VAT (€115.00)

See below for our special offer if you register for one of our special pre-Conference courses

Join us in November for our 2019 Conference all about leadership in behaviour and directing consistency in your organisation or school. A packed day, featuring keynote speeches from Professor John Baker, Dr Tim O'Brien, Nina Jackson (from Independent Thinking), and more, will add value to your existing training, whether you work in health, social care, or education.

Check out the full line up below.

Co-Founder and Society Secretary, Change AGEnts Network UK | Co-founder/President of the Practioner Alliance for Safeguarding Adults (PASA).
Mervyn is a regular contributor to conferences and lecturer at universities mixing serious thought on health, social care and public services with humour. Author of numerous publications on a range of issues related to public services and older people, her was the first person, outside the USA, to publish a book on the - then little acknowledged - issue of elder abuse in the domestic setting.

OPENING GUEST. Ajibola Lewis.
The mother of Seni Lewis has a fascinating and powerful story to tell about her family's fight to change the law surrounding the use of restraint. Her campaigning resulted in the enshrining in law of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, 2018, also known as 'Seni's Law'.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Professor John Baker.
Non-executive director at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Quality Committee.

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Visiting Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at UCL, Institute of Education.
Tim's first book was about behaviour and published in 1998.  His most recent book ‘Inner Story’ focuses on understanding the mind. In a varied career Tim has been a senior leader in mainstream and specialist education, consulted to NHS Trusts, coached individuals and teams in a range of global businesses and been First Team Psychologist for three English Premier League Football Clubs. Tim gives keynote presentations nationally and internationally and has won awards for his work in the field of emotional and behavioural needs.

Associate Director, Independent Thinking Ltd.
Nina's work in the area of mental health and well-being has had an overwhelming impact on children, teachers and parents alike. She has rescued many who were on the brink of despair and given teachers the motivation to carry on when they nearly walked away from their careers.

8.30am - 9.00am

Registration and Coffee

9.00am - 9.15am

Opening Remarks from Mervyn Eastman, Conference Chair

9.15am - 9.30am

Introduction to the day from Martyn Dadds, Managing Director, CPI International

9.30am - 9.45am


9.45am - 10.15am

KEYNOTE: Professor John Baker
Developments in Restraint Reduction.

10.15am - 10.30am

Break and Networking

10.30am - 11.30am

KEYNOTE: Dr Tim O'Brien
What is going on inside your head? The impact of inner stories on how we think and behave.

In this jargon-free keynote Tim will take you on a journey inside your head - and the head of others – to illuminate why we think, feel and behave the way we do. This will enable you to look differently at emotions and behaviour in your own professional context and lived experience.  

11.30am - 1.00pm


| Where to use 'Situational Application' - Dave Abolins & Mike Sumner, CPI |
Consider how to create a link between MAPA classroom models and the reality of workplace risk behaviour, while maintaining the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of course participants.

| Delivering Refreshers - Dave Cashmore & Mandy McDermott, CPI |
Discover the importance of annual refreshers for staff consistency, alongside the use of resources and customisation to provide a bespoke programme that meets the needs of both your organisation and staff.
| MAPA language - Consistency & Culture - Richard Lilley & Susy McCleery, CPI |
Consider some of the negative language that can be used during training and explore the effects on organisational culture, before following up with an exploration of ways to challenge this language through a series of interactive, transferable, activities.

| Aligning strategies with transition and changing stressors across the academic year - Louise Astbury & Doug King, Oldham Sixth Form College |
How behaviour is impacted by changes in the academic year and how behaviour fluctuates more when students go through periods of change.

| Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (MHEWB): A Continuum Approach - Adrian Pempleton & Leanne Till, Wrekin View Primary, Telford |
Implementing a structured, layered and graduated approach to meeting MHEWB requirements to ensure that that pupils’ needs continue to be met.

| Using LEGO in Schools - Angi Franklin, Nurture ABC |
Examining problem solving, expression and the exploration of emotions that stimulate the imagination of both the practitioners and pupils. Discover how the programme encourages pupils to express their thoughts and ideas symbolically, which is a more playful, creative and hands-on way of engaging pupils of all abilities.

1.00pm - 2.00pm


2.00pm - 3.00pm

KEYNOTE: Nina Jackson
Behind the Behaviour

Drawing on her own experiences of mental illness, Nina will examine the hidden ‘coded messages’ that need to be unravelled to support mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

3.00pm - 4.30pm


| Maximising the Training Cycle - Kevin Southward & Mark Sheldon, CPI |
Considering the five stages of the training cycle, this workshop will identify what those stages are, and how they impact and enhance the pertinence and effectiveness of the delivery of your MAPA training programmes.
| Post-crisis. Debriefing & Learning - Vicki Conway & Alison Grimley, CPI |
Explore how different structures of questions that fit the COPING model can be used as guidelines for post-crisis debriefings. Also examine how these can be adapted for non-verbal service users.
| Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security. What does it really mean to your organisation? - Vanessa Evans & Steve Martin, CPI  |
Incorporating the CWSS philosophy and principles throughout your organisation so that everyone recognises their commitment to a consistent, positive approach.

| Becoming a Trauma Informed School - Maria Taylor, Wishmore Cross Academy, Surrey|
Explore a greater understanding of trauma/adverse childhood experiences and of the impact on young people's regulation, relationships, wellbeing and learning. The principles of effective support using a ‘bottom up’ approach are covered, along with how to prevent secondary trauma and how to reflect on how staff experiences may affect their responses to pupils.

| You Talking to Me? Intelligent Communication - Tish Cooney, Sparshalt College, Winchester |
Covering the art of intelligent communication, demonstrating that we’re all able to build positive relationships to support good communication.

4.30pm - 5.00pm

CLOSING PRESENTATION: Glyn Connolly (BILD ACT Certification Manager)
The RRN Training Standards.

5.00pm - 5.15pm

Closing Remarks

Pre-Conference Course

Wednesday 20th November
Sit&See® Observer Course. Learn invaluable skills and strategies to recognise and record examples of care and compassion with this one-day observer training course (click here for more information).
COST: £200.00 + VAT (€235.00)
(Note. Attending this one-day event entitles you to attend the Conference for free)