Implementing Positive Behaviour Support for Senior Managers and Leaders

This programme is available in-house, tailored to the needs of your organisation, or as open training.

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Programme details

Who is this for?

Senior managers and leaders in organisations who are not in direct contact with practice on a regular basis but who need to understand what organisational implementation of PBS involves and what their role in implementation is.

Aim of this course

For senior managers and leaders to know and be able to articulate what PBS is and what it isn’t, understand what conditions are needed for PBS to be implemented, what needs to be in place to monitor PBS, actions needed to sustain it and to continuously improve PBS practice.

Course programme

There are four half day modules with a 3 month gap between modules during which delegates complete some development work. There is continuous assessment and feedback and delegates may choose to focus on one service as a pilot.

Session 1: Introductory module
Session 2: Establishing conditions for implementation of PBS
Session 3: Monitoring and sustaining PBS
Session 4: Continuous improvement

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the programme delegates will:

  • Gain an overview and understanding of PBS and its essential components and be able to articulate this
  • Understand what implementation of PBS involves and understand their role in implementation
  • Understand what needs to be in place to monitor PBS and what actions are needed to sustain it
  • Be able to make the connection between providing capable environments and behaviours of concern
  • Be able to describe the practice leadership tasks and support needed
  • Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of PBS behavioural technology
  • Be able to describe the responsibilities of a senior manager and why self-awareness and modelling optimism is important
  • Explore the application of PBS principles to staff
  • Understand that PBS is an organisational approach and relies on systems change not people change
  • Understand what data should be collected to monitor success
  • Develop methods to check competence in the development and delivery of BSPs
  • Consider how to keep a check on culture and how to spot and prevent creep
  • Be able to articulate and build a continuous improvement culture into the PBS implementation plans
  • Prioritise next steps for the organisation
  • Know how and where to seek help and share success.