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The Training Academy


ECD offers a range of bespoke courses for the private and public sector. Courses are facilitated by seasoned individuals with many years of experience in training and designing programmes focused on organisational needs and embedding organisational values.

Training is offered to individuals or groups – emailing training@essexcommunitydevelopment.org for your training enquiry.


  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Introduction to Mental Health
  • Person-Centred (Humanistic) Approaches
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Approaches
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • The leadership training
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Executive Coaching

The Leadership Program

The Leadership Program empowers you to recognize your capacity to lead in all areas of your life. Designed to uncover, deepen, and build on your natural strengths as a leader, it is a powerful, experiential leadership training helping you to identify and break through self-perceived limits and put you on the road to a deeper and richer expression of yourself as a leader.

The training will help you connect with the essence of your own unique leadership style and journey. Recognize and embrace your deepest strengths and learn how to bring that authentic power of self-expression into all areas of your life.

If you want to have a more powerful, positive, and lasting impact within your organization, profession, family or community, the Leadership Program can help launch you into action.

Short Course Summary

Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

This course is for those who would like to develop a better understanding of what coaching is, what mentoring is and how the two differ. You will also be introduced to basic coaching and mentoring tools and techniques, as well as learn how to implement these in various contexts.

Duration: 3 Days

Person-Centred (Humanistic) Approaches

Person-centred approaches to helping are based on the assumption that individuals possess the ability to evolve and advance. When this ability is tapped into, the individual is empowered to function independently in the best possible way. This may be both socially and personally.

Individuals who find themselves lacking internal motivation to grow and/or make progress, may benefit from person-centred approaches in that person-cantered approaches provide the bespoke facilitation required for the development of internal motivation.

Duration: Full Day

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Approaches

CBT Approaches combine the use of problem-solving, behavioural and cognitive strategies and techniques to empower clients to achieve their goals. Cognitive Behavioural techniques and strategies are transferable and can be used in a variety of contexts e.g. supporting clients in increasing mental resilience, improving well-being, overcoming barriers, developing positive self-image and self-esteem, stress prevention and management, and life skills development.

Duration: Full day

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative approach to helping which empowers an individual by increasing internal motivation and commitment to work towards positive, meaningful and lasting change. This approach may benefit individuals who find themselves experiencing ambivalence concerning the change they are facing by enabling them to reach resolution.

Duration: Full Day

Solution Focused Approaches

Solution Focused Approaches are competence based and focus on outcomes, highlighting an individual’s skills, strength and knowledge and empowering him to fully utilise these in finding solutions to his problems and challenges.

Psycho-dynamic Approaches

Psycho-dynamic approaches focus on enabling the helper to understand an individual’s worldview, relationships and personal experiences. With this knowledge, the helper is adequately equipped to support the individual in dealing with past issues. Psycho-dynamic techniques facilitate the exploration of how an individual’s behaviour is affected by their past.

Mental Health Awareness

Explanation the commonly discussed mental health problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Covers types of mental health problems not
limited to this list;

  • Anger
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Border Line personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorder
  • Eating problems
  • Hypo-mania and mania
  • Loneliness

Reflective Supervision

Supervision serves an educative and supportive function. It’s an opportunity to raise professional issues, gain further expertise facilitates reflection on daily work. Managers and Team members are equipped to create a conducive environment to facilitate reflective supervision. Key principles and advantages of this practice are discussed.

For further information please contact:

Naomi or Yasmin on 01268 967690 or email info@essexcommunitydevelopment.org, or send a message on our Facebook page.