Book Club – Radical Help: How we can remake the relationships between us and revolutionise the welfare state

Date and time
Tuesday, 3 December 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (GMT)
Location
Virtual event.
About this event
Duration: 1 hour.
Tuesday, 3 December 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (GMT)

“Instead of ‘leader makes a policy, commands change, change happens’ we now need millions of actions by millions of people moving in a similar direction. To make deep-seated social change, we need or to work in a different way. We need different systems that impress us and allow us to take part, rather than hold us at an arm’s-length like our current systems do.” 

Hillary Cottam – Radical Help

The second session of the Leading to Change Book Club will be featuring ‘Radical Help’ by Hillary Cottam which features on the reading list for a number of our leadership programmes and a firm favourite with Leading to Change.

Whether you have already read the book, you are interested in reading it or finding out more about it; this is a space were you are welcome to engage and join the conversation.

About the Book: Radical Help – Hilary Cottam

An copy of this book is available via the Knowledge Network. Anyone who helps to deliver publicly funded health or social care in Scotland is eligible to access and create an Open Athens account.

Free, optional, resources for your consideration:

To Watch: a TEDTalk from the author Hilary Cottam: Social services are broken. How we can fix them | TED Talk (16 minutes)

To Read (articles written by the author):

Huffington Post (5 minutes)

The Guardian (5 minutes)

To Listen: The Kings’ Fund Podcast with the author –  https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/insight-and-analysis/podcast/welfare-state-health-community-hilary-cottam (33 minutes)

About the book club:

Our aim is to create a flexible learning space for leaders at all levels, who appreciate books and reading as part of their continuous leadership development. A cosy space to promote, celebrate and enhance the valuable role of books to our personal growth, self-leadership and critical thinking. 

We will be using the following format to facilitate this 1-hour session:

Welcome and setting the scene  
Discussion in small groups:

-What interested you in this book?
-Share an insight that resonated with you
-Share one thing you will do or think about differently as a result
Larger group discussion  
Collating our ‘5 Leadership Bookmarks’ as a group
Closing

Bring a cuppa, a curious mind and join us in conversation!

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