Group Learning

2020-2021

Our approach to group learning

Our approach to group learning is coaching-based rather than training-based. We provide stimulus, new thinking, fresh ideas. Then we support you to define the outcomes you want, and provide the support and structure to achieve them.

Bespoke group learning

We provide an independent, warm and safe space for people to relax and get curious. We work in a variety of formats, online and outside. Our programmes raise awareness, promote compassion, develop resilience and support innovation. Talk to us about what you are looking for.

Ready-made group programmes

New for 2021, we have online programmes ready to go.

  • Participants refine their own learning objectives
  • Then access a step-by-step programme in their own time
  • Multi-media content and discussion boards support their real-time challenges
  • Interactive webinars respond to the unique needs of each cohort

Short courses available January 2021

How to build compassionate resilience

To break the cycle of overwork and exhaustion we need to rethink resilience. Compassionate resilience enables us to meet extraordinary challenges and maintain our wellbeing by accepting our current reality. Developing our inner strength through self-compassion first, we find we can recover from setbacks, unhook from guilt and blame and find new ways to move forward.

Why should anyone collaborate with you?

It’s time to stop hiding and to connect with others. In this programme, you will create a strategy to raise your profile and build collaborative relationships. No more imposter syndrome.  Find your voice, find your tribe and commit to action. 

Better understand yourself and others

Gain insight into how people think and work differently and what you can do to maximise synergy and minimise conflict between different personalities. An MBTI-based programme.

Talk to us about what you need

To find out more please email kate@buddevelopment.co.uk

FAQs about ready-made programmes

How is this different from e-learning?
These courses combine the best of e-learning – flexible access, mixed media learning resources and an intuitive platform – with coaching methods to create an applied learning experience that helps participants embed learning in practice.

There are no multiple-choice quizzes or token tick boxes here. Each learner is encouraged to set their own development goals and to apply new thinking to their own situation.

Tutors respond to learners’ questions on the discussion boards and the webinar is tailored for every cohort.

Is it as good as face-to-face learning?
Yes, in a different way! Nothing is the same as face-to-face learning but there are other advantages to this mixed-method approach.

Whilst we lose the organic interaction that live face-to-face workshops enable, we gain more structured ways for everyone to participate. This is a particular advantage to learners who contribute less in group discussion.

It also ensures application of new ideas over time, whereas one-off workshops offer less support to do this. And we do still see each other face-to-face in the webinar!

What is the time commitment?

Each course is roughly equivalent to a one-day workshop but is built for flexible access with lots of practical application. The total length of time required to engage with the full set of resources is about 3 hours, with the live webinar another 2.5 hours. A learner can spend 20-30 minutes on something and come back to it later. Approaching the programme this way enables people to put new ideas into practice as they go along.

How long can people access the course for?
Each participant can continue to access the course materials for 12 months. This means that they can return to the learning materials and downloadable toolkits and continue to apply these ideas over time. Discussion boards close after the webinar.
Are the courses for a particular group of staff?

Yes and no. We adapt to the needs of each cohort, so we can tailor the course for a particular staff grouping, or for mixed groups. 

How much administration will we need to do?

Very little. We will send you an email with the joining instructions and you send these out to your participants. We host the programme and track the progress of all your learners and provide technical and learning support as needed. We can report back to you on whether your participants have completed the programme and provide them with a certificate of completion for their CPD records.

Talk to us about what you need

To find out more please email kate@buddevelopment.co.uk