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Effective change management in a social care context

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The North London Social Work Teaching Partnership is dedicated to unlocking the knowledge and capability of social workers at every stage of their career. We continue this dedication with the exciting introduction of our Managers’ Forum which will enable participants to gather in a confidential and supportive space.

The sessions will allow participants to obtain perspectives on the management challenges facing them and their colleagues, share best practice and work together to find solutions. The forums give participants an opportunity to maintain sustainable working conditions for the teams they lead, provide high-quality services and network with colleagues across other partner agencies.

This forum aims to enhance your capacity to maintain professional and effective leadership during times of organisational and environmental change. You will discuss change management models and tools, and identify your style in leading change to positively influence developments that affect practice and service delivery in social work and social care.

Facilitators: Dr Mary Hartog and Simon Lawrence


Facilitator profiles

Dr Mary Hartog

Organisation and Leadership Practice Director

Business School, Middlesex University

Dr Mary Hartog joined Middlesex University Business School in 1990. She is the Director of Organisation and Leadership Practice for the Business School, managing external programmes, working with managers in both the public and corporate sectors. She is also the Director for the Devolved Chartered Manager Center at Middlesex; and joint Lead for Coaching@middlesex.

Dr Hartog has led and taught on a range of university qualifications, specialising  in the delivery of professional and practitioner programmes at postgraduate level, including the Executive MBA. She has a professional background in Human Resource Management and she is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Personal and Development (CIPD) and a Chartered Manager (CMI). She has expertise in organisation and leadership  development, and managing change in organisations. She employs Action Learning, Team and Executive Coaching in her practice as part of this development portfolio.

Simon Lawrence


 BSc(Hons), DMS, FCIPD, Master Practitioner in NLP, MBTI registered user

Simon has 20 years’ experience as a trainer, facilitator and coach supporting organisations to change their culture, improve their leadership and develop their staff.  His background is in local government in a career that progressed through HR, finance and management roles to management development adviser at Coventry City Council, leading a consultancy and training team.

Simon has worked with social work managers in Children’s Services and Adult Social Care at Coventry, Birmingham, Wandsworth and Warwickshire, and with multi-disciplinary teams in Wandsworth.  He delivers  leadership programmes in the NHS, advises on the management of change and facilitates boards and teams.  He chairs the board of a mental health charity in Birmingham, Better Pathways.  Simon has worked across the public, private and third sectors in the UK and overseas.

*This event is only open to social workers and practitioners working in social care within our Partner organisations, comprising of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington councils, the charity Norwood and Middlesex University.

**Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, registration will close seven days ahead of the event and places will be equally shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up for this event save the date in their diary; however, a final confirmation email will be sent to participants seven days before the event.

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