Communities of Practice for NQSWs
“Communities of Practice share knowledge through personal storytelling, based on real-life experience. The members share mistakes, successes and learnings, contemplate new ideas and solve problems together. They become walking, talking repositories of knowledge and best practice which they share and apply in their extended networks or workplaces” (The Social Change Agency)
COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted upon NQSWs undertaking the ASYE programme. We are aware that NQSWs who have embarked onto the ASYE programme will have completed their final year placement during the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual working environment and may require additional support to develop their skills and knowledge. In order to support NQSW’s we have created an ASYE Communities of Practice (CoP). This will be a reflective space where highly skilled Practice Educators will facilitate a session around a specific topic . This will include a reflective space where challenges can be explored and solutions can be developed. The CoP sessions will also be a chance to network with other NQSWs from Adults and Childrens services across the West Midlands. Please find below a list of all the dates and topics, spaces on each course are limited to 15 per course.