Dedicated online learning workshops designed to meet your organisational needs

Published: 16/04/2024

Author: Research in Practice

We are pleased to share our online learning workshop menu with topics designed to meet your organisational learning and development needs. 

We offer an extensive menu of online learning workshops that provide an effective and engaging way to deliver professional development directly to your organisation. Designed in consultation with the Research in Practice network, the menu includes popular topics for practitioners and managers working with children, young people, adults, and families. This includes writing analytically throughout practice, cultural humility and anti-racist practice, reflective supervision and more.

Delivered by experienced facilitators, each online learning workshop uses a range of methods to engage participants in active learning. This includes presentations, breakout room discussions, practice scenario examples, videos, individual exercises, and group discussions all aimed at addressing learning outcomes. Participants will also have access to dedicated learning resources, including our learning library with filmed resources from previous learning and development packages.      

View the workshop menu. 


Research in Practice members can select one online learning workshop as part of their membership allocation.

Link Officers, please visit our workshop menu to review and book your topic.

The deadline for booking is Friday 4 October 2024. We would recommend early booking to ensure we can schedule and deliver your online learning workshop to meet your organisational needs. 

To commission online learning workshops please contact 

Participant feedback

'Very practical and interactive training with peer to peer learning/support. Great conversations about authentic issues to do with social work. Great facilitator; able to create a safe and nurturing environment.'

Participant of Holding difficult conversations.

'I liked the adaptability of the mentalising approach for different situations and with different demographics. The group discussion was also helpful in terms of understanding the views and perspectives of people who work in different social work teams.'
Participant of Practical application of a mentalising approach with children and young people.

'I'd like to show some of the video [resources] to my team – they were incredibly powerful. Really interesting to explore media and attitudes and being aware of how this may influence local community and us as professionals. I thought it was an excellent course and really enjoyed the mix of learning – I particularly enjoyed the time to reflect in break out rooms with colleagues. I will definitely be recommending to colleagues who have not yet attended.'
Participant of Working with people affected by war.

Commissioning learning and development support 

We also offer commissioned learning and development programmes designed to meet your organisational needs.  

To discuss commissioning learning and development support, contact  

More learning and development opportunities

Alongside our popular programme of national conferences, workshops and online events, members can also take part in a range of sessions to support evidence-informed practice and build active use of the Research in Practice offer.   

  • Practice Pointers: Designed for all social care staff, these sessions provide bite size learning on a core topic.
  • Learn & deliver programme: Designed for learning and development colleagues, this  series of events will give participants the tools, knowledge and confidence to deliver learning sessions based on Research in Practice resources.
  • How to use Research in Practice sessions: Designed for anyone new to Research in Practice, these sessions guide attendees on how to use and get the most out of membership with Research in Practice. 
  • Engagement support sessions: Designed for Link Officers, Champions, Principal Social Workers, and Principal Occupational Therapists, these sessions support attendees with getting the most from the Research in Practice membership.