Client-Centric Strategies is a virtual education program that addresses modern coaching and problem-solving practices for working with people who may present multiple service challenges.
Client-Centric Strategies is a Copyright (2020) of Labour Market Partners Inc. and Collaborative Strategies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contact OMSSA's Director of Education Christie Herrington to learn how we can develop and deliver a training program tailored to your team's needs.
Email Christie or call 647-385-9285 to get started.
Learn more about how this training can be customized for different sectors:
What Research Tells Us about Human Behaviour in Socially and Economically Stressful Circumstances
Duration: 4 hours
Examine current research and theories that reflect on client and staff behaviours
Use this research to explore how to overcome systemic bias in working with the people we serve
Getting Results through Brief Interventions
Duration: 4 hours
Understand the importance of MicroCoaching as a foundation for a client-centric service, including support roles and short-contact situations
Increase use of a common coaching language and terminology
Enrich client outcomes through the use of MicroCoaching
Strengthen intra- and inter-organizational relationships for more effective service delivery
Models for MicroCoaching Behaviour in the Workplace
Duration: 8 hours (delivered in two four-hour sessions, or alternatively according to the needs of the learning group)
Identify and expand upon the key knowledge, skills and supporting behaviours (competencies) necessary for effective MicroCoaching
Enrich client outcomes through the application of these competencies
Increase engagement of coachees in the coaching process
Use these competencies to level power in the working relationship
Apply the competency tools provided in this program to a case study in preparation for use in the workplace
Developing a Team Agreement for Group Success
Duration: 2 hours
Increase team performance in your organization through the application of MicroCoaching competencies in the workplace. This Module is best applied in specific organizations following staff completion of Modules 1-3.
There is an emphasis in CCS on applying in the workplace the theories, competencies, principles and practices found in the curriculum. Workplace implementation- the true measure of learning effectiveness- is supported through:
Each learner is provided with a workbook containing all of the learning material to support learners in their webinar participation. The workbook also serves as a post-learning event resource in the workplace.
The workbook also contains a detailed Learning Resource Guide, which is a bibliography of topically-relevant books, websites, videos and articles which were used to create the program and are organized according to the topics in the curriculum. The Guide may be of interest to learners who seek to expand their knowledge of the topics covered in the program. It also supports management in their role in normalizing client-centric practices and creating an ongoing learning culture in the workplace.
Learners are invited to share their own contributions, which allows the Guide to become a living document.
Learners complete a self-assessment questionnaire before and after the program to record their self-assessed competencies in coaching and problem-solving, and track their progress and desire for further development in each of the topics covered in the curriculum.
Learners receive modernized job aids which provide a ‘mind map’ or guide for using each client-centric competency effectively. Each tool contains a summary of the competency and prompting questions that illustrate how the skill may be used in staff roles.
Skills Application in the Workplace is a document for learners to reflect on how they will use the competencies covered in the workshop within their individual workplace roles.
John Howley and Marianne Seaton are the pre-eminent designers and deliverers of professional development curricula in Ontario Works and related social services programs and agencies throughout the province, and beyond. Marianne has been consulting in the social services sector as the principal of Collaborative Strategies Inc. since 2008 and John through his company, Labour Market Partners Inc., since 1997. Their work encompasses many Consolidated Municipal Service Managers and District Social Services Administration Boards, from the largest urban municipalities to the most rural and remote.
Following their careers as social assistance and employment program front-line workers and managers, each achieved subsequent success and recognition as a leader in program development and change. Marianne is the former Acting Executive Director and Director of Professional Development for the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA). John is the former Director of Employment and Training for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Social Services Division (now the City of Toronto).
Their work in helping multi-barriered Ontario Works clients achieve success in the world of work includes the design and delivery of SAIL for Clients, a competency-based program that they have delivered in various areas of the province, often in association with community colleges, including Sault College, Confederation College and St. Clair College. John and Marianne also collaborate on designing and delivering employment programs for social assistance clients in a range of other programs, including Movement to Employment (employability profiling); Movement to Improvement (life skills development), and Movement to Learning (literacy and skills training preparation).