Supporting whole organisational approaches to strengths-based working: Link Officers’ Annual Meeting

Link Officers' Annual Meeting : Networking Event
Maple House, Birmingham
09:30 to 16:00 Tuesday, 15 October 2019

 

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  • Overview and programme
  • Speakers
  • Designed for
  • About the Link Officers’ Annual Meeting
  • Link Officer Awards
  • Booking
 

Overview and programme

Join us for our Link Officers’ Annual Meeting (LOAM). This popular annual event is a unique opportunity for Partners across the national network to share best practice, discuss emerging sector issues and to learn from one another.

This year’s LOAM will look at supporting whole organisational approaches to strengths-based working. The event will also offer the opportunity for Partners to share innovative work and good practice.

We will also introduce upcoming topics for the Delivery Programme for 2020-21, as voted for by the Partner network. The topic consultation for 2020-21 will be launched soon and Link Officers are encouraged to contribute. LOAM will offer attendees the opportunity to directly influence the delivery outputs for these topics. This can include new learning events, publications and digital formats such as Webinars, blogs and Podcasts.

 

Speakers

  • Professor Samantha Baron, Head of Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University, on using the Strengths-based approach: Practice Framework and Practice Handbook she authored to support strengths-based approaches across whole organisations. 
  • Rebecca Spurrell, Social Work Professional Lead, Cheshire East Council, on the work she has been doing with Samantha Baron on the National Strengths-based Working Framework Pilot.
  • Lisa Dibsdall, Principal Occupational Therapist, Wiltshire Council, on the knowledge generated through her PhD exploring the role of occupational therapists in reablement services commissioned by local authorities and delivered by service providers to people in the community. Lisa will also share her experience of the first year of Wiltshire’s in-house reablement service, delivered as an occupational therapy led service.
  • Lyn Knights, Practice Implementation Lead, Leicester City Council, on her experience of setting up an oversight group designed to embed a strengths-based approach across adult services in Leicester.
  • Sally Nieman, London Borough of Camden, on insights from the implementation of their strengths-based approach across Camden.
  • Seona Douglas, Director of Adult Care and Health Services, Reading, and trustee for Research in Practice for Adults, on her experience of strengths-based leadership and supporting organisational engagement with learning and development opportunities. She will also provide top tips for Link Officers to engage their Directors with Research in Practice for Adults.
 

Designed for

Link Officers, Principal Social Workers and Principal Occupational Therapists from across the Research in Practice for Adults network.

 

About the Link Officers’ Annual Meeting

Link Officers are the lynchpin between Research in Practice for Adults and a Partner organisation. They focus on embedding learning and development within their organisation and championing evidence-informed practice.

LOAM brings Link Officers from across the national Research in Practice for Adults network together. This popular annual event is a unique opportunity for Partners to share best practice, discuss emerging sector issues and to learn from one another.

LOAM attendance is included in full and reduced organisational membership to Research in Practice for Adults.

 

Link Officer Awards

In recognition of Link Officers’ efforts to support learning and development and championing evidence-informed practice, we will be presenting the annual Link Officer Awards at LOAM. More information on how to vote will follow.

 

Booking

Partners with full organisational membership can request their place online via their Research in Practice for Adults account. Partners on reduced contracts are also entitled to a place as part of their membership, please contact our events team for further details and any questions events@ripfa.org.uk or 01803 847264.

 

If you work for one of our Partner organisations you can request a place under your allocation. You will need a Research in Practice for Adults login account in order to request a place on our events: create a free account here to continue.

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