Celebrating Meera Spillett: Gold Lifetime Achievement Award Winner at Social Worker of the Year

It’s a moment of pride and celebration at The Staff College as Meera Spillett, a trailblazer in social work and children’s services, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award (Gold) at the Social Worker of the Year Awards. With an illustrious career spanning over 35 years, Meera has not only been at the forefront of initiatives that have shaped the landscape of social work but has also held various significant roles, including that of Director of Children’s Services. Her leadership and expertise have been instrumental in addressing the underrepresentation of black leaders in the social care sector. Meera’s written works, such as ‘Leading in Colour’, ‘Black Leaders Missing in Action’, and ‘Cultural Competence,’ have sparked essential conversations on race […]

Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union

YouTube, October 2021 HBO’s three-part documentary, OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION chronicles the personal and political journey of President Barack Obama, as the country grapples with its racial history. View the complete season on YouTube

Black kids have to Swim

Beleaf in Fatherhood, October 2021 The history behind the Black community’s relationship with swimming and water is a painful one. We were transported against our will across seas, drowned, and kept out of water throughout our years in America. Why can’t Black people swim? It’s not a question of whether we can, it’s a question of whether or not we will.

Ethical Leadership in Public Services

24th April 2020, Virtual Seminar Over the past few weeks, leaders across the world have been catapulted into personal and professional situations they weren’t expecting. At times of crisis leaders need to draw from immense inner reserves, create clarity amongst uncertainty and be able to lift their eyes above the immediate horizon to think about longer term implications of decisions made today and to consider what next – recovery and beyond. As part of its senior leadership development offer, The Staff College is hosting an Ethical Leadership interactive Zoom workshop with sessions by Martin Kalungu-Banda (Faculty for the Presencing Institute) and Kathryn Perera (Director at NHS Horizons). The workshop is suitable for any senior leaders working as part of a […]