The why and how behind what we do. Thoughts and learning from the Leading to Change teams and our contributors
Winnie Lwanda challenges the beliefs held that have come to light with Britain’s first non-white Prime Minister and states good leadership needs to innovate, inspire and invest in their workforce. This is part of our Diversity Blog series from the Equalities team.
‘You only aspire to what you see…’
Dr Gregory Ekatah shares how looking to aspire to what he could see has impacted his career and how what you see may not look like you on the surface but can still be inspirational. This is part of our Diversity Blog series from the Equalities team.
Aspiration to Change in Social Work
Toyin Adenugba-Okpaje, a frontline social worker, Ph.D. candidate, social work tutor, SASW vice-chair, and Co-Convener of ME Social Workers in Scotland offer three things that can be done to create change for Minority Ethnic Persons in Social Care.
Empowerment and My Leadership Journey
Dr Kennedy Muturi Nelson is Associate Director – Digital and Quality Improvement in Practitioner and Counter Fraud Services for NHS National Services Scotland. Leadership is a journey, not a destination – From Wicked Problems to Clumsy Solutions, I have purposed to keep learning and growing. In a career spanning over 30 years, I have worked … Continued
Respecting diversity through joint social action
By Susan Nevill When I was asked to write this blog the first thing that went through my mind was – I don’t write like I speak – which I find is a theme that occurs quite regularly. So here goes… As a social worker of over 20 years, I am comfortable with the concept … Continued
Attracting Black Talent – An untapped Opportunity to Grow Scotland’s Talent Pool
Fash Fasoro is the founder of The DataKirk SCIO which started in 2019 with the aim of closing both the attainment gap and data divide in Scotland. IntroductionThe Open University and Institute of Directors’ report suggests that almost two thirds of organisations in Scotland (62%) are struggling to find people with the right skills. In … Continued
Competency is not enough – Creating Safe Spaces to build confidence in leaders at all levels
Sara Dewar is a leadership development specialist, coach and mentor who leads on the Community Engagement for Leading to Change and the Leadership and Management Development Programme for the Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship. I believe that developing leadership competencies is not enough. We must create safe spaces where leaders at all levels, from self-leadership through … Continued
The National Wellbeing Hub
When you spend your days caring for others, it can be difficult to find the time to care for yourself. The National Wellbeing Hub was launched in 2020 to support the wellbeing of the health, social care and social work workforce in Scotland. This includes everyone delivering, or enabling the delivery of, care in public, … Continued
Understanding the Lower Paid Ethnic Minority Staff Inquiry
John Wilkes, Head of Scotland for the Equality and Human Rights Commission shares an update on the Lower Paid Ethnic Minority Staff inquiry for our series of Diversity Blogs.
Not an optional add on: Wellbeing and Diversity is core for leadership and delivery
Humza Yousaf MSP outlines why wellbeing and diversity are core for leadership and delivery as part of our series of Diversity blogs.
How hope can see us through challenging times
A blog by Dr Emma Miller. Talking Hope connects experience, theory and practice through conversation and relationships, to find hope with children and young people who are in (or on the edges of) secure care.
Leading to Change – Our Evidence Base
A record of reports, writing and evidence base that has brought us to the current point in time. This will evolve as the Leading to Change programme of work evolves.