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The 3S’s Model: Navigating Managerial Identities

  • Lisa Green
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We can plan how to position ourselves at the table, take up space, use our voice, ask for what we need, create supportive networks, implement effective strategies to disarm inequitable practice and allow ourselves to celebrate our stories of success. However, this is only achievable if we are aware of our design and consciously nurture and cultivate our managerial identity. 


While confidence and competence are what got us here, sometimes our negative narratives and thoughts of impostorism undermine our day-to-day efforts. In addition, experiences of inequitable practice create added barriers to progression and can have a devastating effect on managerial identity and well-being.


This webinar will explore self-awareness, what we choose to focus on, what gets in the way of success, and how we battle with the forces of evil and darkness. This webinar will also introduce tools that can help to formulate strategies so that when we take our seats at the table, we have a plan.



By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Have the opportunity to reflect on their managerial identity and explore how they nurture and cultivate their design;


  • Be able to use the Metro Map. It is a supervision tool highlighting some of the day-to-day workplace experiences, dilemmas, and challenges faced by Black and Global Majority social workers along their managerial journey. It is an adaptive tool that managers can take away and use in multiple contexts, i.e., in supervision. They can reference their journey and contextualise past and present experiences, highlighting any remaining barriers;


  • Become familiar with the 3S’s model. It is a simple reflexive tool that primarily focuses on stories of success and can be used to explore managerial identity; how to create scaffolds of support; and develop and formulate helpful strategies that can be put in place while sitting at and away from the table.



Jac Shelly is a Systemic Psychotherapist and Independent Social Worker. Jac founded ‘Valuing Our Workforce’ (VOW) which is an online CPD psychosocial mentoring resource for Black and Global Majority social work practitioners. Jac is employed by  the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Jac has over 25 years’ experience working in children and families social care as a social worker, clinical manager, and registered manager. Since 2002, she has worked as a registered systemic psychotherapist and is currently employed in a joint NHS and Local Authority initiative that is embedding a systemic approach into social work practice. Jac was also involved in Research in Practice’s Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP) for four years which provided 1:1 reflective conversations to supervisors and senior managers.

Jac is a passionate advocate of providing reflective and reflexive spaces where practitioners are given opportunities to ‘think things through’.



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Due to the limited spaces available, if this event is oversubscribed, places will be shared between Partner organisations. We ask that participants who sign up to this event to save the date in their diary however, seven days before the event a final confirmation email (to include joining instructions) will be sent to participants who have been guaranteed a place to attend the session.

*This session is open to social workers and staff working in social care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington Councils and Norwood).