News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

News

No more hero leaders

Description
Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

West Midlands Aspiring Directors Programme

Description
The first cohort of 40 participants on the West Midlands Aspiring Directors programme finished with some creative presentations depicting what they learned on their journey through this 9 month long programme.
Date:
17/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leadership Development Programme for GPs Mental Health Leads in CCGs

Description
Accredited by the Royal College of Practitioners, this programme targeted at GP Mental Health Commissioning Leads - in the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England - started in October 2014. Twenty-eight GPs and two commissioning colleagues are currently taking part in the programme, which is being delivered in Cambridge and Birmingham.
Date:
16/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Australia tweeted #illridewithyou - and showed great solidarity in moment of crisis

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
Date:
16/12/2014

Roundtable discussion: All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work

Description
The School of Social Policy's Dr Jerry Tew, Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education, recently attended a roundtable discussion of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Work.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC's Jon Glasby chairs the latest Distinguished Speakers Lecture

Description
HSMC's Jon Glasby was delighted to chair the latest University Distinguished Leaders lecture. While the media and the public can sometimes look to the commercial sector for examples of good leadership, the University was delighted to welcome Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health since 2010.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership

The art of door slamming: Compassionate care and leadership
Description
I was collecting a parcel from a post office sorting office and watched a receptionist engaged in emotional labour.* She was signing four workmen in, all of whom were belligerent because they were unable to access the site through the most convenient entrance. Each expressed their frustration individually to the receptionist as they signed in, as well as collectively whilst waiting for their colleagues.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Round table event on mental health social work

Description
Dr Jerry Tew has been invited to present the academic perspective on the future direction of mental health social work at a Roundtable Event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work and the British Association of Social Workers at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10th December.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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