This episode we caught up with Stephen de Groot, an author, consultant and transformation architect who works across systems in the helping professions (education, social services, justice) to help create positive outcomes for kids and families, and improve the working lives of professionals in the field.
Steve’s approach to helping has been informed by a multitude of philosophical, theoretical and technical orientations and developed out of his successful practice experiences and life stories from thousands of children, youth and families and; thousands of frontline workers, supervisors, managers and executives. For the last 20 years Steve has worked with more than 200 organizations in a variety of fields and helping sectors.
He has provided support, education and training to caring and helping professionals who live and work with children in child welfare, child and youth care, youth homelessness, justice, education and health. Steve has instructed in both Bachelor and Masters Programs at the University of Manitoba for more than 7 years. He has occupied and continues to operate in a myriad of roles such as mentor, consultant, trainer, supervisor, author, facilitator, strategic planner and international speaker.
Have a listen and definitely grab a copy of Steve’s Responsive Leadership In Social Services!
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