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Joint event for WMADASS, WMADCS and WMADPH

24 July 2015
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When: Fri 24th Jul 09:30 - Fri 24th Jul 01:30

Where: Colmore Gate, De Vere Venues, Birmingham, B3 2QD

This event is for Directors of Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Public Health, and is by invitation only.


Joint event:

West Midlands Associations

of Directors of Adults Social Services, Children’s Services & Public Health

24 July 2015, Colmore Gate, DeVere Venues, Birmingham, B3 2QD





9.30     Registration and Coffee


10.00   Welcome and introduction

Alistair Neill, CEO at Herefordshire Council and West Midlands lead CEO for Integration


10.15   Systems Leadership: its practical application and impact in places

Debbie Sorkin, National Director of Systems Leadership, the Leadership Centre



10.45   Table discussions in the context of Mental Health, Commissioning and Workforce

  • How far are we already using Systems Leadership approaches in our places, whether through programmes or practice?
  • If so, what are the opportunities for bringing this work together across places in the West Midlands and strengthening connections?
  • Who else might we involve?
  • What else might we do? What would help and what would hinder?

11.15   Coffee, fruit and pastries


11.30   Table discussions– what does a systems leadership approach look like in the following areas?

1) Mental Health and Wellbeing (Stephen Chandler –supported by Ewan King, SCIE)

2) Workforce Strategies (Jo Davidson/ Tony Ivko supported by Lynne Bowers)

3) Commissioning (Martin Samuels & Chris Lewington supported by Paul Johnston)


12.10   Feedback

  • What's helping/supporting people using Systems Leadership approaches?
  • What's hindering/getting in the way (principal issues)?
  • Practical examples of where it's working in the West Midlands.

12.30   Sector Led Improvement - approaches, synergies, opportunities

Facilitated by Alistair Neill and Debbie Sorkin


1.15     Closing remarks from Alistair Neill


1.30     Lunch