Leadership & Management
In this section...
Leadership of empowered and healthy communities programme
Following the outstanding success of last year's programme we are delighted to announce that we will be running a second cohort of the acclaimed Leadership of empowered and health communities programme.
Click here to find out more.
Manager Induction Standards (MIS)
The MIS clearly set out what a new manager needs to know and understand. The standards, updated in 2012, are the result of extensive consulation about the sector and reflect the change in adult social care through increased personalisation and the qualification and credit framework.
The standards with an introduction and blank certificate of successful completion can be freely downloaded here.
To support the use of the Manager Induction Standards, Skills for Care has published Becoming the new manager which gives additional guidance and is set out as a workbook to be completed through induction.
For more information and details on how to purchase the guide click here.
Guide for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in adult social care
Meeting social care's changing expectations is much more demanding in SMEs than in larger organisations. So Skills for Care has published a guide specifically for SMEs.
It gives a checklist of what smaller social care organisations need to do to prepare their staff for the challenges and changes of personalisation. And it makes the business case for doing so.
This includes having clear policies on supervision, continuing professional development planning for all leaders and managers (integrated into performance and review arrangements), effective induction arrangements for new managers, and a strong lead and personal example from owners and senior managers.
The SME guide is available in two editions:
- a two-page summary free free to download - SME guide - 2 page free summary (pdf 72kb)
- a 12-page printed booklet available for £5 by clicking on the thumbnail below:
A revised statement of what leaders and managers in adult social care do
This is a new version of 'product 1' in the original leadership & management range. See Leadership & management strategy
In addition, several existing Skills for Care publications continue to be very relevant as social care's changes to personalisation are implemented:
- Providing effective supervision (July 2007)
- A Guide to the Evaluation of Leadership and Management Development (second edition, 2006) -- see Leadership & management strategy
- Keeping Up The Good Work, employer's guide to CPD for the adult social care workforce (2010)