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.


Your Instructor

Sue King-Smith
Sue King-Smith
Sue has moved across from community development work within Anglicare Victoria’s St Luke’s, to develop a new e-learning platform for Innovative Resources. She holds a PhD in Creative Arts along with degrees and diplomas in the humanities, teaching and management, and is an accredited life coach. Her community services work and teaching is informed by strengths-based and solution-focused approaches, and she has a long-standing interest in transpersonal psychology. Sue is also a published poet and nonfiction writer. For three years, she was the co-editor of the literary ezine, The Animist, which was archived under the National Library’s Pandora Project. She has just finished a stint as chief editor for the Melbourne Poets Union.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
You can commence the course as soon as you are ready and complete it in a time-frame that suits you.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you will have unlimited access to this course whilst it is hosted on this platform - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Please let us know how the course could be improved. Your feedback is important to us!
Will I receive a certificate?
On successful completion and validation of all elements of the course, a certificate will be issued upon request.
How do I receive a Tax Invoice?
Please forward your receipt email, along with your name and address to [email protected], and we will email you a copy for your records.