About the session:

We continue to lead through challenges in the Covid and 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 1, Leading with cultural sensitivity, we will explore what ‘otherising’ means, seeking to appreciate difference and understanding bias in all its dimensions and drivers. Learning to take an appreciative & positive approach we will use various models and tools to use your curiosity, to understand and emerge challenges around cross cultural dimensions and how to build a bridge of trust with others, with empathy and sensitivity.

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 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.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email regional academy contact details.

The session will be delivered virtually.

About the facilitators:

Vikram Millns brings a broad range of skills within business including leadership around strategic and commercial expertise, quality and continuous improvement, employee engagement, inclusion and diversity leadership.

He brings industry excellence in customer and business development, systems and operations, service and product development, marketing and brand building.

He has run extensive online programmes with audiences all over Europe, Middle East and Africa at technology conferences.

He has strong cross-cultural working experience and has lived and worked in India and the UK.

John Aspden has been a Facilitator and Executive Coach working with healthcare professionals for the past 10 years. John originally trained as a General Nurse, with experience as a senior nurse in Theatres and Intensive Care and as a Mental Health Nurse, with subsequent international sales and marketing roles in medical technology companies. He is a leadership facilitator on both the Rosalind Franklin and Mary Seacole Leadership Academy programmes and a coach and leadership facilitator with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

John adds value by helping people to learn and develop on the ‘edge of comfort’ to stretch past what they thought was possible and not only to develop personally, but also to develop a passion to make a difference within the organisation as leaders.

His areas of interest and expertise are around Change Management, Political Astuteness, Resilience, Team Working and Diversity and Inclusion.

You will need a webcam and a headset to fully participate.
• The computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.
• You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.
• We will send an email with details of instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.
• Please note: this webinar may be recorded.
Questions about this event?

Organiser : Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: eoe@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

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