What will be covered: 

We continue to lead through challenges such as COVID and the social world. Living with complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and volatility as new ways of working emerge, compassion for ‘others’ can often be overlooked. Leaders need to think about their role in this changing landscape. Additionally, making relationship-based leadership work in the virtual world has created the need for more networked and inclusive leadership skills. 

This workshop series is not just for Diversity and Inclusion leaders but for all leaders. It is about what you ‘do’ as a leader to create a socially inclusive culture and not who you ‘are’ as a leader.  

In Workshop 2, Leading Inclusively and Appreciatively, we build on the theme of understanding, to focus on communication and messaging and to be an active catalyst for an inclusive culture. We will explore how to recognise micro-aggressions, how to generate agency, supportiveness and allyship in others and how to be an active bystander through interventions. Developing the courage to lean into difficult situations, developing the skills for adaptive styles of communication and messaging are all themes of this workshop. 

Whether it’s about your colleagues, patients, service-users or carers, you’ll learn, as inclusive leaders, how you can lead by example and develop a culture of appreciation for diversity and the challenges of also working in a virtual world. 

Each workshop will last for 3.5 hours, with breaks, and we will use a variety of models and break-out techniques for you to explore challenges and barriers and develop a personal plan. This programme is not to teach you about ‘difference’ but to help you to lead with what makes us all unique and stronger together. 

 Pre-Course Work – to be completed prior to the session 

To Watch: Cultural intelligence. Julia Middleton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izeiRjUMau4&t=5s 

To Read: Appreciative Leadership: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316605881_Volume_18_Number_3_Appreciative_Leadership_Responding_Relationally_to_the_Questions_of_Our_Time  


Who is this session for: 

The NHS Leadership Academy provides leadership development for people of all backgrounds and experiences across health and care. 

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: eoe@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk