Why the system approach means better services: Stick child Lampoons the Process Paradigm

Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, Park House
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Tuesday 10th June 2014 (16:00-18:00)
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To register, contact Hanna Wride, h.j.wride@bham.ac.uk 

The University of Birmingham is pleased to invite you to attend this seminar and networking event on Leading Social Work Practice. 

Led by Simon Guilfoyle, Police Inspector and Systems Thinker  

Stick Child (an imaginary 9 year old) and his creator, Simon Guilfoyle will explore some of the ideas about systems, targets and performance management in public services in this seminar. In the meantime, you may wish to read about some of Stick Child's adventures on Simon's blog (http://inspguilfoyle.wordpress.com/) or take a look at his book, Intelligent Policing.

Simon is a serving Police Inspector and systems thinker, passionate about doing the right thing in policing. Simon writes, lectures and advises on the benefits of incorporating systems thinking principles into policing, having studied the works of W. Edwards Deming and associated authors and successfully applied their theories to operational policing.

Who is the seminar series for?

Hosted by the Public Service Academy and led by leading academics and practitioners with extensive experience in policy and practice, the seminars are targeted at leaders and managers in all areas of the social work profession. Seminars will also be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and professionals in related health and social care disciplines. 


Registration is FREE for this seminar; however, you must confirm your attendance by emailing Hanna Wride, h.j.wride@bham.ac.uk.  

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