Developing Leadership Skills for Social Work and Social Care

This is an online learning programme brought to you by Kingston University, available via FutureLearn. A free and a costed version are both available to access.

Develop a leadership style within a social care context

You’ll investigate key leadership and organisational theories, framing these within the specific context of social care. Reflecting on your own leadership style, you’ll identify its impact on the way you manage your team and deliver your organisational goals.

Learn to manage risk and improve your decision making skills

Careers in social care require a unique set of skills to support vulnerable people and manage sensitive workloads. You’ll learn the importance of professional curiosity, risk management, and decision making, and examine useful tools to aid you in handling difficult conversations and decisions in a professional manner. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to improve your leadership skills, helping you evaluate information, choose an approach, and justify your decisions to your stakeholders.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Assess and evaluate your own leadership style
  • Reflect on your strategies for safeguarding, managing risks and making decisions in social care settings
  • Identify the skills and challenges required to facilitate difficult conversations that promote better outcomes for people that use your social care services
  • Identify and utilise diversity within social care teams
  • Develop skills in supervising, coaching, and supporting staff with Professional Development and wellbeing

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for staff in social care settings in managerial positions but without any formal training in management.

It will also benefit those seeking to further their careers within the social care setting and wish to take the next steps into management.

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