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LEADERSHIP SEMINARS

We run biannual leadership seminars to expose our audience to leading thinkers in social work and system influencers. Our aim is to challenge, inspire, and provide new learning and networking opportunities for those who attend. The seminars are open to participants on our programmes, social workers from our partner local authorities and fellows, as well as others from our wider network.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

 

For information about upcoming leadership seminars please contact Marie Edwards, marie.edwards@thefrontline.org.uk 

PREVIOUS SEMINARS

FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR WITH JOS DE BLOK

Date: April 2019

Speaker: Jos de Blok, co-founder and CEO of Buurtzorg 

A qualified nurse and economist, Jos held senior positions in Dutch home care before realising that the system’s increasing complexity and industrialisation was stifling the craft and professionalism of nurses, and obstructing innovation. Jos speaks candidly about what led him to successfully found Buurtzorg, and the systems and attitudes that desperately needed to change to get him there. 

“RADICAL HELP: HOW TO REMAKE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN US AND THE WELFARE STATE”

Date: November 2018

Speaker: Hilary Cottam, Social Activist and Writer

Hilary demonstrates how the creative steps to make change happen are small and simple: through collaboration with welfare professionals, through engaging with those who are looking for new forms of help and, above all, from those who are transforming their lives often in harsh circumstances.

Read the Community Care article here.

“THERE HAS TO BE A DIFFERENT WAY”

Date: May 2018

Speaker: Steve Goodman, Director of Morning Lane Associates

Steve co-devised and led the implementation of Reclaiming Social Work, promoting the ideas of the model both in the UK and abroad. He believes that social work leadership still needs to change fundamentally. Steve explores leadership challenges in children’s social care: how to promote strong values and enable a distributive, supportive and creative culture.

Read the Community Care article here.

CLOSING THE GAP – SOCIAL MOBILITY AND SOCIAL WORK

Date: April 2017

Speaker: Rt. Hon. Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission

A former member of parliament for the Labour party, Rt. Hon. Alan Milburn spoke about the current state of social mobility in the UK and then went on to explore the role that social workers can play in ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to succeed, regardless of their background.

UNLEASHING THE LEADER IN EVERY YOUNG PERSON

Date: November 2016

Speaker: Ruth Ibegbuna, founder and CEO of RECLAIM

Building on her experience as a foster carer, a successful senior head teacher, as well as founding the award-winning social action and youth leadership programme, RECLAIM, Ruth spoke about the importance of unleashing the leadership potential of children in and outside of care.

Read the Community Care article here.

THE MUNRO REVIEW – WHAT’S CHANGED AND WHERE DO WE GO NEXT?

Date: April 2016

Speaker: Eileen Munro CBE, Professor of Social Policy at London School of Economics

Professor Eileen Munro, whose influential review of child protection was published in 2011, spoke about bureaucracy, blame and building a better future for social work.

Read the Community Care article here.