Developing Men Friendly Organisations

Published: 17 January 2006

Developing Men Friendly Organisations: A four day interactive training by Children North East and Continyou targeting organisational change

To be held at
Riverside Early Years Excellence Centre,
Minton Lane
North Shields
NE29 6DQ

7th March 2006
29th and 30th March 2006
16th May 2006

Do you need some support to actively engage men in your organisation’s activities?

Research has shown that where the main male in a child’s life shows an active interest in their learning and development and gives quality time to them then the son/daughter is more likely to reach their potential at school and less likely to move into anti-social behaviour as they grow older.

Where organisations successfully engage men with children there is also the opportunity to offer on-going educational opportunities to the men themselves.

The above OCN accredited course applies not only to staff in existing organisations but of course also to those in the emerging Children’s Centres.

The above programme will enable participants to:

  • Position their organisations to meet related outcomes in Every Child Matters, the OfSTED Self Evaluation Framework and the National Service Framework for Families and Children.
  • Prepare the organisation to meet the criteria of the proposed Fatherhood Quality Mark

Who is this course for: Any agency or individual who intend to develop work with fathers including: Sure Starts, Education Services, Social Services, Youth Offending Teams, Health Services and those from the charitable and voluntary sector.

Aims: This programme seeks to address both issues: the confidence and skills of staff and their employers’ readiness and understanding to support them in this work and look towards change in the organizational environment

Outcomes: Both organisations and individual workers participating in the programme benefit from the following outcomes:

  • an understanding of what measures are required to involve more men in projects
  • greater managerial confidence and expertise in creating appropriate environments and in managing work with men
  • increased staff confidence and skills in this aspect of their work
  • a local support network and links to national developments in this area of work
  • greater success in recruiting and retaining men
  • accredited learning

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