‘Shaping our Future: Making a Difference’ is a conference for final year social work students and newly qualified social workers.
- What’s it like to go from University into the world of work as a Newly Qualified Social Worker?
- How do you develop as an effective professional in a world that is ever changing?
- How do you negotiate the new, the old, the emotions, the learning, the stress, the opportunities and still make a difference?
This event provides an opportunity to network, think, talk, listen and learn together about some of the above. It’s our future, let’s make a difference.
Hosted by the University of Dundee, in partnership with the Higher Education Heads of Social Work Group, Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services, Scottish Social Services Council, the Scottish Association of Social Workers, Social Work Scotland, and the Scottish Government.
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09.30 Arrive/ coffee
10.00 Welcome & intro
10.15 Keynote – Alyson Leslie
11.15 Workshops (see below)
12.30 Lunch & marketplace
13.30 Workshops (see below)
14.30 Comfort break
14.45 Keynote – Kendal Power
15.15 Shaping the future of social work learning – Trish McCulloch
- Integrated learning – practice, academia and equipping graduates for 21st Century Social Work – Richard Ingram
- A Benchmark Standard for Newly Qualified Social Workers: what should it look like? – Jane McLenachan
- From PRTL to Probation – what lies ahead for NQSW? - Brenda Gillies
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Emotional Distress: the things every newly qualified social worker needs to know
Susan Taylor: Head of Children’s Health, Care and Justice Services, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Integration: Fiction, Facts and the Future
Kate Rocks: Head of Children’s and Criminal Justice Services and Chief Social Work Officer, and
Jackie Irvine; Head of Children’s Health, Care and Criminal Justice Services and Chief Social Work Officer
Breaking the Silence: An ‘interactive session’ with service users and carers exploring the interpersonal dynamics of social work practice
Natalia Farmer, Jim Bell, Linda Hamill, James McKillop, Alice Bradley, Surinder Saroya and John Robinson
Making the most of your post registration learning and training
Anne Tavendale: Development and Planning Adviser SSSC
Partnership and Austerity: learning from the real life experiences of service users, carers and social work students
University of Dundee, School of Education and Social Work Carers and Users Group: John Dow, Liz Hunter and Shireen Brown; and Social Work students: Rowan Aiton, Jade Doig and Ryan McNeil
Dr Susan Levy, School of Education and Social Work
Imagining the future of workplace learning
Jane Hart: Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
Self-directed Support – Risk or Opportunity?
Shona MacGregor: Self-Directed Support – Development Manager, Social Work Scotland Ltd
What we wish they’d told us!
Rebecca Laing, Kendal Power, Donna Murray, Laura Coburn and Alicia Hamilton
An opportunity for you to shape the future of social work education in Scotland and for workshop leads to learn from your expertise as learners and professionals – with participatory workshops thta will focus on the following areas…
Integrated learning – practice, academia and equipping graduates for 21st Century Social Work
A Benchmark Standard for Newly Qualified Social Workers: what should it look like?
From PRTL to Probation – what lies ahead for NQSW?
with Brenda Gillies