Category Archives: Sage – Leadership and Management

Promoting Individual and Organisational Learning in Social Work

promoting-learningPromoting Individual and Organisational Learning in Social Work

Williams, S., Rutter, L. and Gray, I. (2012) Exeter: Learning Matters

In today’s performance driven environment, maintaining service quality in social work is more important than ever. This book will help social work leaders and managers to understand the role that personal and organisational learning plays in the provision of services that are effective and responsive to the needs of service users, carers and the communities. Recent national policy drivers such as the Munro Review into Child Protection (2011) and the recommendations of the Social Work Reform Board (2010) have strengthened the need to embed and enable learning within the workplace. This book is part of a Leadership and Management series which enables managers to understand this need, and respond in a timely and effective way.

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Planning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Care Managers

planning-and-budgetingPlanning and Budgeting Skills for Health and Social Care Managers

Fields, R. (2012) Exeter: Learning Matters

At a time of increasing government austerity, it is vital that managers and leaders within health and social care organisations have a critical understanding of good planning and budgeting skills. This handbook will guide managers through the complex area of the planning process and includes sections on organisational aspects of planning, completing evaluation forms and analysis and strategic goal-setting. The Author then looks at effective budgeting skills including year-end forecasting, profiling and efficiency.

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Performance Coaching Skills for Social Work

performance-coachingPerformance Coaching Skills for Social Work

Holroyd, J. & Field, R. (2012) Exeter: Learning Matters

Within health and social care settings, high levels of sustained performance from individuals, teams, organisations and multi-agency collaborations are required. In order to achieve this, both management and leadership have to take a clear and defined role. This book looks at the ‘how to’ of performance coaching – from establishing objectives, determining frameworks, processes and systems, to monitoring and taking corrective action as necessary. Coaching in its various forms offers a means by which those involved in public service can be supported and challenged to perform.

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Improving Personal and Organisational Performance in Social Work

IPOP-bookImproving Personal and Organisational Performance in Social Work

Holroyd, J. (2012) Exeter: Learning Matters

Within health and social care settings, high levels of sustained performance from individuals, teams, organisations and multi-agency collaborations are required.

This book offers a service-oriented leadership approach for Social Work managers and looks to enhance personal effectiveness and ultimately organisational performance through human behaviour, thought and communication. It is designed to support the development of aspiring and front line managers in social work and care through the introduction of key concepts such as understanding the Self, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, self-leadership and communication.

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Continuing Professional Development in Social Work

CPD-in-social-workContinuing Professional Development in Social Work

Rutter, L. (2013) Exeter: Learning Matters

There has been a recent focus on how practitioners can engage with continuing professional learning and development. This book is written to support and help busy social workers in front line practice, as well as those in leadership and management roles, to achieve the key aims of continuing professional development (CPD) in a post-qualifying social work context.

There are sections on how to engage with CPD at an appropriate level, understanding complex thinking and practices and developing professional reasoning and judgement that can be appropriately recognised and evaluated.

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