A restorative strategy for leading change


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Restorative Practice Conference 2011. Authors: Estell McDonald and Mark Finnis from Hull, UK

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A restorative strategy for leading change

  1. 1. Hull Conference – 1st and 2nd November 2011A restorative strategy for leading change Estelle Macdonald and Mark Finnis
  2. 2. What is one change that youcould make that would create the biggest results?
  3. 3. Key questions  What does organisational change look like on all levels?  What are the challenges we face?  What are the barriers and how do we break them down?  How do we develop restorative leadership styles?  What do they look like?
  4. 4. Relationships,Relationships, Relationships!! Build, maintain and repair
  5. 5. SOCIAL DISCIPLINE WINDOW – This is it !!! WITH
  6. 6. Change requires energy…
  7. 7. ‘People don’t resist change: they resist being changed’ Peter Senge
  8. 8. Whose responsibility is it ?
  9. 9. The right behaviours…•  Taking responsibility: personal effectiveness, impact, providing direction•  Sharing responsibility: joined up thinking, inter personal, coaching•  Challenge and support: resilience, providing direction, customer and community focus•  Openness and fairness: positive role model, respect, managing excellence
  10. 10. “For changes to be of any true value, theyve got to be lasting and consistent.” Anthony Robbins
  11. 11. Building a Restorative Organisation – 5 Key Steps Strategy (What we want) Research & Evaluation (How will we know Self Evaluation the impact and (Where are we outcomes) now?) Performance Management Implementation (How will we know Plan we are doing it (How do we do it?) well)
  12. 12. Towards a Restorative &Collaborative System Child, Young Person, Adult Community Restorative Practices, Inter agency work, User involvement, Citizen panels, community conferences & participation
  13. 13. Way of WorkingIdentify 3 children’s homes Establish Geographical Area i.e. CYP Complaints with the most issues or Work Area Strategic meeting using Meeting all relevant data and professional Run Local Conference managers and staff knowledge Sit with managers/ Trainers work with Produce Local Implementation Plan staff and planteams - embedding In response to local need and knowledge targeted responseImplementation Group - Working with managers, working model to use Establish Local Implementation providing training for elsewhere Management Group them and challenge to parents etc Monitor, adapt and review implementation in relation to developing needs
  14. 14. City-wide strategy  What you model in a setting can be replicated across an area/region  You must build capacity in areas/ settings – use a trainer/practioner model  Establish a management group that can make decisions representative of all agencies.  Think the big picture – deliver through the small things  Use data to target effectively – work in hot spots – build around the most effective /sympathetic hub  Leadership needs to model the behaviours – early leadership training is important.
  15. 15. Leadership that inspires…“When the best leader’s work is done, the people say: we did it ourselves.”
  16. 16. “Vision without action is hallucination” Andy Law, St.Lukes
  17. 17. Hull Centre for Restorative Practice Office : +44 (0)1482 594347 estellemacdonald1@me.com markfinnis@mac.comwww.hullcentreforrestorativepractice.co.uk Twitter: @hullrestorative