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Social Pedagogical Leadership

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Leadership is seen as vital to realising aspirations, achieving high-performing teams and creating positive cultures of care. The challenge, however, lies in how we can practice leadership in ways that are authentic and draw out our own and others’ potential. And just as with geese flying in V formation, leaders aren’t just the ones at the top – it’s essential to develop each person’s leadership potential.

With its strong emphasis on more equal relationships, learning processes, a shared life-space and ethics as first practice, social pedagogy has important implications for leadership at every level of an organisation. For the development of a social pedagogical culture within your service, it is vital that you and other leaders (such as senior managers, team leaders and other key people) want to, and know how to, embrace, actively support and scale up social pedagogy.

This course provides a three-day opportunity for you as a leader to explore how key principles in social pedagogy translate into leadership, what this means for you, your team and wider organisation, and, most importantly, how social pedagogical leadership can benefit children, young people and their families. To ensure that all course participants have a basic understanding of social pedagogy prior to this course, we will provide you in advance with reading materials.

The leadership course is facilitated over 3 consecutive days using a variety of learning methods to make social pedagogical leadership become real – through experiential learning activities, group discussions, theoretical inputs, reflection and action planning on how you can develop your leadership.

Each day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 4.30pm, and we ask that participants commit to attending all days (to be able to take the most coherence and understanding from the course), to come with comfortable shoes and cold weather clothing (to enable easy participation in activities, some of which may take place outside), lots of curiosity and questions.

Learning Aims

By connecting social pedagogical concepts and principles to practice, we aim to:

a) provide you with an enduring understanding of:

  • Social pedagogy as an ethical orientation based on recognition that human beings are intrinsically rich, have unique value and potential
  • How to convey this belief in everyday interactions and relationships through your social pedagogical leadership
  • How you can create and develop social pedagogical teams and organisations within a positive culture of care

b) ensure you know and are able to apply:

  • Relevant social pedagogical theories and principles for everyday practice
  • How you can initiate change, understanding the mechanisms for successful scaling

c) make you further familiar with:

  • The role of communication and empathic listening in social pedagogical leadership
  • Ideas and activities for future team development, supervision and your personal leadership style development

Themes

  • Core concepts in social pedagogy and their implications for leadership
  • Introduction to and perspectives on social pedagogical leadership
  • Leadership as pedagogy
  • The notion of Haltung and ethics as foundational for social pedagogical practice
  • The pedagogy of listening and recognition for leaders
  • Nurturing motivation
  • Creating, developing and sustaining a social pedagogical culture of care
  • Myths and mechanisms of scaling and diffusion
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