27 Apr 2023


9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Date: 27/04/2023

The notion of leadership and management can conjure up a notion of arriving at a destination of finality! The performance of leadership and management is socially constructed, influencing ideas regarding what is and is not permissible within these roles. 

This one day training will use a variety of methodologies, to offer a space for participants to consider the intersection of their personal and professional selves drawing upon Communication Management of Meaning (CMM) and positioning theory as a frame for understanding.

The day will enable participants to focus on an episode/dilemma from practice, using a consultation process with a reflecting team. This approach will support theory to practice application.

You will be able to develop your self-reflexivity with regards to what can be constituted as “sticky moments”, drawing upon the concept of positioning as a means of enabling relational reflexivity; what level of context are you in, where do you want to get to, and consider what will enable expansion?


IFT Zoom
Zoom - details are issued separately by email.


  • Nana Bonsu
    Nana Bonsu
    Director: Systemic Leadership

    Nana is Head of Service for Adolescents and Clinical Services in Wandsworth Children’s services.

    Nana is a qualified social worker, family and systemic psychotherapist and systemic supervisor. Nana has twenty years’work experience in both statutory children’s services and CAMHS. Nana has a proven track record of developing and implementing clinical services within a statutory context. The positive impact of the transformative practice that Nana has developed has resulted in several positive outcomes, including staff being supported to undertake systemic training up to master’s level, the creation of

    family therapy clinics in communities, reflective group supervision, and the co-location of family and systemic psychotherapists alongside social workers and practitioners. Nana has significant experience of creating the infrastructure required for the embedment of systemic practice to flourish. Nana’s work has been noted in several Ofsted inspections.

    Nana has experience of contributing to the development of successful leadership courses, participants have included leaders from across several domains: local authorities, health, education, and the voluntary sector. Nana has experience of lecturing for the Institute of Family Therapy, The Tavistock and Portman, and the Association of Family Therapy. Nana is keen to develop safe dialogical spaces, inviting curiosities that enable infinite possibilities to be created.

    Nana is extremely enthusiastic in developing the course that enables leaders to consider many aspects of what constitutes leadership and performance, including attending to ideas from both a personal and professional standpoint. Nana has written the following article: Bonsu, N. (2020). How can we further embed systemic social work while working in this way? Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice, 3(1).

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