Are you an experienced Covid supervisor working in Feature Films who would like to learn more about supporting well-being and managing teams amidst uncertainty?
This course is now full.
Please email us via the contact form to register your interest for further training.
Thanks to support from ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI)
as part of the Future Film Skills programme we are launching a new two-part course:
RESILIENT LEADERSHIP FOR COVID SUPERVISORS IN FILM:
MANAGING TEAMS AND SUPPORTING WELLBEING UNDER PRESSURE
This course is for experienced Covid supervisors working in film who would like to develop their leadership skills
and also learn effective strategies to support self-care and recognise when team members may be struggling.
Dealing with uncertainty is recognized as one of the most significant leadership challenges. This two-part course
will support Covid Supervisors and help them better manage the pressure and emotional toll of this role.
This training will provide tools and strategies to help Covid Supervisors develop the mindset and behaviours
to communicate effectively, maintain boundaries and navigate uncertainty whilst supporting their own self-care
and the well-being of their team
The main areas of focus:
Understanding the factors that influence mental health, where we are in terms of the pandemic and the trauma responses that may be encountered
Resilient leadership - maintaining boundaries, managing teams under pressure and supporting self-care
Effective communication and the difficulties faced during Covid (masks, bubbles, remote working)
RESILIENT THINKING AND SUPPORTING SELF-CARE
How resilient are you? Resilience is the ability to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances. Resilient leaders have the ability to cope with disruption, adversity and frequent changes. They adapt under immense pressure, all whilst maintaining positivity and managing their teams effectively.
With the acute physical, mental, emotional and social behaviours inevitably highlighted by COVID-19 resiliency is the key to supporting and managing teams.
We will look at where we are in terms of the pandemic and the individual trauma responses at play. How to boost self- care and manage workplace stress
Topics covered will include:
Where are we now?
The impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing
The impact of workplace stress
LEADING WITH VISION AND SUPPORTING OTHERS
Now that unhelpful thinking styles have been identified, we will discuss setting expectations, team goals, effective communication strategies and having difficult conversations around Covid-19. Developing personal adaptability is central, and a growth mindset is key.
We will look at the difficulties of communicating effectively and with empathy during Covid-19 and how to spot the signs someone is struggling.
Topics covered will include:
Building trust within a larger team
Is what you say what your team hear?
Spotting the signs someone is struggling
How to offer support
This course is recommended for:
Experienced Covid Supervisors
Course Dates - options two daytime sessions or two evening sessions
Note: this course will be running over Zoom
o 22nd and 23rd February 2021 9.30-11am
o 10th and 11th March 2021 7pm – 8.30pm
o Applications close – on 15th February 2021
o Notifications - by 18th February 2021
o Confirmation of attendance - by 19th February
The project is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.
Sarah McCaffrey | Course Lead
This course will be led by psychotherapist Sarah McCaffrey. Sarah has extensive experience designing and managing training courses for ScreenSkills through her previous role as the Training Manager at the Production Guild.
She now runs her independent mental health company Solas Mind which offers bespoke mental health support packages including a counselling service and mental health training to productions, studios and freelancers.
Sarah is a fully qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) and Suicide First Aid Trainer