Effective leadership in the social work profession as a force for good
A Centre for Social Work Practice and Tavistock Clinic Special Event.
How far have we come as social workers in defining ourselves as a professional body with leadership and influence?
We have a workforce capable of developing innovative practice based on detailed knowledge of the complexities of the lives of the families and individuals we work with. Sometimes this creative practice and thinking can go unrecognised.
How can we mobilise and organise our unique contribution more effectively, so that we are seen as, and recognise ourselves as respected leaders in social care innovation?
We wish to present an opportunity for open discourse in this evening event which aims to promote participation from all, rather than expert opinion. Join us in conversation with colleagues who will be speaking together about their own experience of innovation in leadership and practice, as well as hearing contributions from Lyn Romeo and Ruth Allen.
6.00pm Introductory remarks
Chair: Robyn Kemp, Director of Centre for Social Work Practice
6.10pm Social work and
A conversation between Professor Andrew Cooper and John Simmonds, Director of Policy, Research and Development, Coram BAAF .
6.25pm The Thinking Space model for working with communities
A conversation between Frank Lowe, Consultant Social Worker and Hornsey YMCA.
6.40pm Discussion from the floor
7.00pm Refreshment break
7.25pm Response from Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults,
Dept of Health
7.40pm Response from Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, BASW
7.55pm Discussion from the floor
8.20pm Concluding remarks
5th Floor Lecture Theatre,
The Tavistock Centre,
120 Belsize Lane,