Social work outcomes are driven by government, but how do managers drive outcomes from staff?
The pace of change in social work has been enormous in recent years. The constant battle to restructure services and staff practice has left many managers feeling bruised, demoralised and overstretched. There can often be an implicit assumption that the higher-up staff are in social work, the more robust they will be.
Managers are the key individuals in any social work organisation but they are often pulled in different directions.
They must use their skills and knowledge to provide focus, facilitate change and achieve results as well as managing themselves and others to promote heroic and transformational leadership.
Confirmed speakers at the Supporting Managers in Social Work conference include:
Professor Eileen Munro, Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science
|Dr Sheila Fish, Interim Head of Children and Families Service and Head, Learning Together, Social Care Institute for Excellence||Professor Ray Jones, Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London|
If you are a first or second tier management in social work, attend this timely, national event to:
- Enhance your reflective practice, critical thinking and positive coping strategies
- Hear how to develop solid interpersonal skills and effective change management strategies
- Learn supervision and management techniques including negotiation and conflict resolution
- Discover how to better translate policy to practice and evidence outcomes for service users
- Determine how to lead the workforce in a crisis and know what serious incidents tell us about the circumstances that can escalate to a crisis
This event is primarily aimed towards providing the skills and tools needed by first and second level social work managers across both the Children and Families and Adult Care Services.