About the session:

This is an interactive, inclusive and practical learning burst style session to support line managers and team leads in creating, sustaining and in some cases resetting their team culture.

NHS Team Leaders, Managers and Clinical Leads shoulder an ever-increasing burden of responsibility as they are required to actively manage an increasing acute combination of competing factors facing their teams and the services they provide: financial constraints, backlog demands, workforce shortages, staff morale, over-reliance on regulation and a centrally-driven target culture.

This is an opportunity for individuals to access practical, easy-to-apply methods and approaches which are designed to support their teams. Providing individuals with invaluable thinking time to consider their teams current culture baseline, and the strength of the team’s foundations combined with a focus on how to support teams to move forward.

The approach

We create a psychologically safe space for people to learn and share experiences developing new and trusted connections.

We are agile in our delivery building trust and connection. We are able to draw on extensive professional knowledge, expertise and psychological practice to ensure that the sessions can flex to meet needs that might present on the day.

We offer in the moment coaching feedback, and small group working to help build confidence and ensure a participative session.

We use a supportive facilitating style to encourage individuals to reflect and stretch their thinking and their abilities.

We provide opportunity for practice and consideration of application – to ensure new approaches, tools, and techniques are explored before they leave the session

We hope participants leave the session feeling confident, able and willing to ground their learning in their current context and implementation. The focus is on the transfer of learning and its application, ensuring that all material covered in the ‘virtual’ classroom can be used the same day in the work environment.

We run a ‘last in the room’ approach to ending each virtual learning session. Rebekah is

always the last one to leave the session and invites people who may have specific issues, or team

challenges, or simply didn’t feel able to speak out during the session to stay on the call.

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 facilitator:

Rebekah Giffney, Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Rebekah is a highly skilled and experienced Chartered Psychologist. A confident facilitator speaker and coach, Rebekah has a proven track record of delivering engaging and powerful development programmes. She is at the forefront of the provision of leadership development for clinicians and managers in health and care settings across the country. She strives to challenge mindsets, build belief and support change through the use of psychology based development. Her flagship leadership programmes develop individuals and their organisations using a range of innovative techniques, which result in demonstrable on-the-ground change and performance improvement.


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