Policy cafe @ cardiff university: 'The only way is ethics'
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (BST)
Mike Lewis, director/consultant 'Hawliau'; former CEO of the Welsh refugee council
This Policy Café will operate as a facilitated session on the nature and importance of ethical decision-making; particularly in relation to public management and services. Central to this will be an exploration of the role, boundaries and focus of ethical leadership. Attendees will be encouraged to reflect on their ethical context, personally, professionally and organisationally, and relate these to real life, work based situations. Ethics has been described as ‘dull and intellectually dense‘, whereas this session takes a practical work-based focus which has important implications beyond the work setting. It is hoped that an intensively interactive session will encourage personal reflection, lively debate and the sharing of good practice – particularly at a time when financial austerity and Big Society rhetoric is providing significant challenges to justice-based social and public policy.
This event will be of particular interest to those with an interest in rights-based approaches to public services and research; ethics of justice and care; participation; and co-production.
Cheese and wine buffet provided as usual. Come along and help provide the debate and discussion!
The event will be facilitated by Mike Lewis who was until recently CEO at the Welsh Refugee Council. In April 2013 he established a consultancy called Hawliau, which is the Welsh word for rights. He is interested in the role of values, ethics and rights as part of the Transformational Leadership paradigm within the Welsh Public Sector. Mike is currently undertaking a part time Doctorate which explores the outcomes of human rights approaches within the Welsh Public Sector. More information on Hawliau can be found at www.hawliau.co.uk
Please note, this event will begin at 5:35 but is open for registration from 5:15pm
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Policy Cafe@ Cardiff University
The aim of the policy cafe is to bring together researchers, policy-makers and practitioners to encourage reflection and debate on the relationship between research, policy and practice in diverse fields of social and public policy activity. Opportunities to network, exchange ideas, and to identify future directions in research, policy and practice in Wales are essential outcomes of the cafe.