Edition 157 – August 2022

Have you heard about the simulated learning event experience offered in SILP School? Or have you been a participant in one yourself?

Following our latest event we captured the views of those who took part. The overwhelming message in the feedback was this it was important as part of the trainee’s development. We received feedback such as:

very powerful in terms of gaining empathy & insight into how a practitioner is likely to feel about the learning experience.’

‘I was the evaluator and I thought this role would enable me to experience to the event as a whole. It did achieve this – it was like having a mirror into a learning event, listening and  watching as the process of the event unfolded.’

If you have tried the chair role, do you agree with one chair who reflected on the value of being prepared:

‘I enjoyed the role I had and the preparation I undertook to make sure I was on the right track’


Does the idea of adopting an appreciative focus in your reviews feel aligned with your values? If you believe reviews should create an open learning culture avoiding notions of blame I imagine it does. But should our reviews be solution focused, strengths focused or should they use appreciative inquiry techniques? The bottom line is the review should not be lacking in challenge or robust analysis.

You are invited to a free masterclass called Robust Reviews Using Appreciative Inquiry Techniques. It takes place on Tuesday 15th September 2022 1-2.30pm. I will share with you the experience of an appreciative inquiry SILP review. And the way that this review combined use of solution focused, strength focused and appreciative techniques to achieve optimal learning will be shared on the day. Click here to reserve your seat.

SILP School Pre-Orientation is now open…

What does this mean? If you are ready to join SILP School but you don’t want to wait for the October 2022 intake, the SILP School Pre-Orientation Runway may be right for you. It gives you access to your personalised learning planner, training materials, weekly drop-in sessions with me & a private members forum to allow for pre-course discussion of the reading list as soon as you sign up. This will enable you to make a start & meet your peers in the group who will begin the SILP School journey with you in the next intake. For more details click here.

Details of SILP School October 2022 can be found here . Book a call with Robin Harper-Coulson, Head of Enrolment, for an informal discussion here.