Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

Building collaboration in groups and teams: Finding common ground (SCT UK)


Mon 5th & Tue 6th June 2023




9.30am - 4.30pm


£200 - £400


Rowena Davis, Annie MacIver

For those working in community groups, public, third sector organisations and anyone collaborating to innovate and deliver services in challenging times and those curious about Systems-Centered work
Come and join us for two days to explore how to build teams and work productively in groups using a Systems-Centered (SCT) approach. Differences and disagreements in work groups are often a challenge and can interfere with getting work done. SCT offers ways of working with differences so we can begin to hear the value in them and work productively together.

We will use the Systems-Centered conflict resolution method of functional subgrouping to discover what’s helping and getting in the way of us working together. We will also explore real-life work challenges that participants bring. We will think together about predictable patterns that emerge in groups and what to do to move things forward.
We hope to have fun!

Rowena Davis

Rowena is a licensed Systems-Centered practitioner, a certified SAVI (System for Analyzing Verbal Interaction) trainer and has an MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies (Distinction) from the University of Surrey. Her areas of expertise are coaching individuals and teams; strategic marketing and planning; mapping systems; “action learning”; and working with the planned and unplanned sides of organisational life and change. She focuses on improving communication and implementing practical solutions to deliver tangible results. She works transparently using systems-oriented methods and tools. Her goal is to free up energy so the system can work productively with all its resources.

Annie MacIver

Annie MacIver is a Licensed Systems-Centered practitioner, has an MA in Consultation and the Organisation from UEL and the Tavistock Institute and is a qualified social worker. She has worked primarily within local government contexts, latterly as Director of Children’s Services. Annie has a particular interest in child protection work and adoption and fostering; she is specifically interested in developing interventions and building workforce skills to address the impact of developmental trauma on children and carers.

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