Power-with: a core element of the strengths approach
Working with people collaboratively by sharing power, knowledge and resources
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This entree course will help you refresh or develop skills and knowledge on the concept of power-with versus power-over.
You will be provided with a short introduction to a Strengths Approach to Practice, to set the scene for exploration and reflection of the conscious and sub-conscious uses of power, and discover ways of taking a more 'power-with' approach to your work.
This entree course is an abstract from the full Strengths Approach to Practice online course.
StartWhy is it important to think about power?
StartWhat are some of the different types of power?
StartHidden rules of power
StartWhat is 'power-over' and how does it affect us?
StartWhat is meant by 'power-with'? (1:45)
StartWhat is important about reflective practice when working in a 'power-with' way?
StartHow can we work together to create the conditions for change? (25:23)