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Publication date: 17 May 2022

Nicole Horton, Mike Drayton, Daniel Thomas Wilcox and Harriet Dymond

This paper aims to describe the use of an innovative resilience-building training programme delivered to NHS Safeguarding Leads and other participating professionals over a…

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe the use of an innovative resilience-building training programme delivered to NHS Safeguarding Leads and other participating professionals over a five-month period concluding in March 2019. The developers used knowledge and expertise in both the fields of psychology and drama-based learning to promote comprehension, retention and a capacity for using and conveying these strategies to other health-care workers.

Design/methodology/approach

Attendees were given pre- and post-questionnaires to examine the effectiveness of the training in terms of understanding the stages of burnout, developing an awareness of personal risk factors that may be associated with potential burnout and their perceptions of the confidence they have in both evaluating their personal resilience and using acquired skills and coping techniques that they may apply to their personal and professional lives. A Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test was administered, to assess the significance of the difference between pre- and post-training scores.

Findings

Following the training, participants reported statistically significant improvements relating to their understanding of terms, including “burnout”. They also reported an increased awareness of their personal risk factors associated with burnout and felt more resilient having completed the training. Statistically significant changes were reported in all of these areas, with the drama element of the training being commended on about one third of all feedback forms where, with the post-test results, a narrative (unscored) opportunity for feedback was sought.

Research limitations/implications

The authors note that a long-term follow-up of retention and use of this training was not undertaken, though they consider that, post-pandemic, this necessary training can be reinitiated and that, as with other professional initiatives, video-engagement technology may be, through innovative efforts, merged with these effective training techniques as an option for future training applications.

Practical implications

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this training programme was the first of its kind to use a psychologically underpinned drama-based didactic approach to build resilience and protect against burnout. The results of this paper show that this training used an effective and efficient medium for successfully meeting these primary objectives.

Social implications

It is considered that using a similar training approach would be effective in building resilience and preventing burnout in health-care professionals.

Originality/value

This paper evaluates the effectiveness of an innovative resilience-building training programme drawing upon the field of psychology and drama-based learning to support safeguarding professionals within the NHS.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 17 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1986

Following an investment of over £450,000 at the Rochester, Kent factory, Blaw‐Knox Construction Equipment Co has commissioned a new flow line spray painting primer and finishing…

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Following an investment of over £450,000 at the Rochester, Kent factory, Blaw‐Knox Construction Equipment Co has commissioned a new flow line spray painting primer and finishing plant. The new spray painting facilities, designed, installed and commissioned by Southdown Air Power Ltd of Ashford, Kent and co‐ordinated by project manager, Mike Lewis, included all necessary building, civil and electrical work.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 15 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

Article
Publication date: 16 November 2010

Mike Bull, Rory Ridley‐Duff, Doug Foster and Pam Seanor

In popular culture, ethics and morality are topical, heightened by recent attention to the banking industry and pay awards, monopoly capitalism, global warming and sustainability…

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Purpose

In popular culture, ethics and morality are topical, heightened by recent attention to the banking industry and pay awards, monopoly capitalism, global warming and sustainability. Yet, surprisingly, little attention is given to these in the narrative of the conceptualisation of social enterprise or social entrepreneurship – nor in the academic research on the sector. Current conceptualisations of social enterprise fail to fully satisfy the spirit of the movement which advances a narrative that social enterprises: are more like businesses than voluntary organisations; are more entrepreneurial than public service delivery; use business models but are not just in it for the money. A focus on the economic implies a business model where deep tensions lie. A focus on social capital offers a different frame of reference, yet both these conceptualisations fail to fully identify the phenomenon that is social enterprise. The objective of this paper is to fill that gap. Ethical capital is offered here as an alternative and unrecognised conceptualisation in the field of social enterprise.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is exploratory in nature – a tentative piece of theorising that brings together the authors' perspectives on ethical capital to offer a new frame of reference on social enterprise. It sets out to investigate some of the issues in order to provoke further research.

Findings

It is argued in the paper that the current ideology of the neo‐classical economic paradigm pursues interests towards the self and towards the erosion of the moral basis of association. The outcome leaves society with a problem of low ethical virtue. The implications of this paper are that social enterprises maximise ethical virtue beyond any other form of organisation and as such hold great value beyond their missions and values.

Research limitations/implications

This paper starts the process of intellectual debate about the notion of ethical capital in social enterprises. The conclusions of this paper outline further research questions that need to be addressed in order to fully develop this concept.

Originality/value

This paper offers great value in the understanding of social enterprise through fresh insight into its conceptualisation. A critical perspective is adopted towards the current literature. This paper sheds new light on an understanding of the sector, providing practitioners, business support agencies and academics alike with a conceptualisation that has not been explored before.

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Social Enterprise Journal, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-8614

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Publication date: 1 March 2007

Gina Vega and Roland E. Kidwell

This article advances a conceptual typology delineating the differences and similarities between business- and social-sector new venture creators. Our classification scheme…

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This article advances a conceptual typology delineating the differences and similarities between business- and social-sector new venture creators. Our classification scheme differentiates business and social entrepreneurs, considering characteristics of social entrepreneurs in a larger entrepreneurial context.Within a conceptual 2x2 typology based on two dimensions: drive (passion vs. business) and desired return (financial ROI vs. social ROI), we identify and classify 80 examples of new venture creators into one of the quadrants of an enterprise model of entrepreneurs. Preliminary results reveal similarities between social and traditional entrepreneurs and differentiate social entrepreneurs in terms of traits, goals, tendencies, and motivational sources.

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New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2574-8904

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Publication date: 1 June 1994

Akzo Coatings has just completed a major investment programme in the buildings, plant and training at Hull, to create one of the most efficient coatings factories in Europe. In…

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Akzo Coatings has just completed a major investment programme in the buildings, plant and training at Hull, to create one of the most efficient coatings factories in Europe. In one year they have doubled the size of the existing plant and created over 100 additional jobs in Hull.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 23 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Circuit World, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-6120

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Publication date: 1 May 1994

Driers for Waterborne Alkyds ‐ A complete range of driers suitable for waterborne alkyd systems is now being marketed in the UK by Chemitrade.

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Driers for Waterborne Alkyds ‐ A complete range of driers suitable for waterborne alkyd systems is now being marketed in the UK by Chemitrade.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 23 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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Publication date: 1 November 2004

Mike Phillips and Chris Swaffin‐Smith

The importance of the role played by market towns in the vitality of rural England has become increasingly recognised in recent years, and has attracted considerable attention…

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The importance of the role played by market towns in the vitality of rural England has become increasingly recognised in recent years, and has attracted considerable attention from government development agencies in support of major public policy initiatives. The example of the East of England Development Agency's Market Town Initiative is used to review recent approaches to market town partnerships and their links with retailing activity within the context of town centre management. The paper concludes by suggesting possible mechanisms to support market town partnership initiatives in achieving sustainability once the public funding stream ends – as the potential basis for a future research agenda in this area.

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International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, vol. 32 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-0552

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Publication date: 1 April 1992

Mayday

JUST as no new commercial aircraft is allowed to carry fare‐paying passenger on its first flight, no significant change to air traffic control (ATC) services is approved for…

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JUST as no new commercial aircraft is allowed to carry fare‐paying passenger on its first flight, no significant change to air traffic control (ATC) services is approved for operation until it has undergone a proper programme of development and test. The Air Traffic Control Evaluation Unit (ATCEU) is located at Bournemouth International Airport and is part of the National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Ever since 1947 it has been actively engaged in helping to ensure that, when new ATC equipments, procedures and systems are introduced to operational service, they will meet the rigorous requirements of a safety‐conscious aviation industry.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 64 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 September 1986

DeSoto Inc, of Des Plaines, Illinois, claimed to be the sixth largest paint manufacturer in the US, has purchased a 50% interest in the North East of England based speciality…

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DeSoto Inc, of Des Plaines, Illinois, claimed to be the sixth largest paint manufacturer in the US, has purchased a 50% interest in the North East of England based speciality industrial paint manufacturer, Dufay Titanine plc for £4m.

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Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 15 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0369-9420

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