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Stepping Stones – moving into leadership & management training

A CPD day for social workers who are new to management or those who are looking to make the move into management

A session uniquely designed and delivered by Siobhan Maclean, an experienced social worker, practice educator and consultant who has written widely around social work theory and written reflection.

Delivered virtually using MS Teams, with limited group sizes to allow for full interaction with the trainer.

This programme will explore:

Journeys in social work practice

Using the ‘what? why? and how?’ framework in management practice

What leadership and management mean in social work

Key skills in leadership and management

Supervision – providing reflective and emotionally supportive sessions

The assessment of professional practice and courageous conversations

Power and the management role

Contemporary issues – new ways of working including preventing and mitigating the impact of moral injury in practitioners

The session will conclude with a reflective group conversation about participants hopes and fears for moving into management

Trainer Biog

Siobhan has been a social worker for 29 years and became a practice educator in 1995. Siobhan has worked independently for a number of years. As an independent her work is varied but includes training, devising practice learning resources and consultancy work. Siobhan still very much enjoys working as a practice educator and currently works with a few students a year in an off site capacity.
In 2004 Siobhan was appointed to the position of Secretary of the International Federation of Social Workers, holding this position for eight years. She still maintains close international links and enjoys working to support practice educators in countries where social work education is in the early stages of development.

Siobhan was recently appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester. She is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning.
Siobhan has written widely, mostly around social work theory and critical reflection. She is committed to making the knowledge base accessible to busy practitioners and set up Kirwin Maclean Associates as an independent publishing organisation based on the values and ethics of social work.