A room set ablaze with dynamic discussions of dreams, values and purpose. Assembling goals cascading from far-reaching visions was the topic of the day.
A packed house feverishly dissolved information, discussed its application and shared melting stories of exceeding expectations. Strategies at the ready, ping-ponging SWOT methods, we pondered on how best to measure progress on supporting people to achieve their goals.
The wealth of talent, skill and passion that lies within our team of support workers was the prominent realization of the day. ‘I want to give her the world’ Sarah Formentan commenting on her ambition to source new experiences and opportunities for the person she supports.
Kaleidoscopes of spoken thoughts echoed the four walls of Bakers House. Eve Delargie, found the day to be’ informative and very useful to hear the perspective of a person working within the sector but also a mother of a daughter with disability’.
- Involvement and working in partnership is the key. Support workers will now be involved in the support planning process.
- Communication goes two-ways! We aim to focus on our communication processes and this works both ways. Feedback is encouraged. It is valuable. It will be taken on board.
- Don’t miss the next Staff Development Day! Directions is underpinned by the core value of relationships. We value the people that work here.
The Staff Development Day is a dedicated space to learn from and with each other.
To reiterate Elizabeth’s sentiment on the day; ‘we are here to build and develop Directions together. Without you there is no organisation’.