As we all adjust to the reality of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to acknowledge that emotions are a core part of our colleagues as people.
Trauma-Informed Leadership understands and appreciates the emotional scars that people may struggle with. These might be directly related to the pandemic, indirectly triggered by what has happened with Covid19, or may result from people’s wider life experiences. Trauma might include loss, grief, neglect, abuse, betrayal of trust, a sudden change in circumstances, pain or a sense of powerlessness.
Approaching leadership with an understanding of trauma helps us see and treat others, and ourselves, with more empathy and compassion. It can also help protect against stress and burnout.
This virtual workshop is not about diagnosing or psycho-analysing yourself or your colleagues. It is not about being a therapist in your leadership role. It is about creating a working environment which is supportive to people who have experienced trauma – and that may include you.
This workshop will offer you:
- an understanding of what trauma is and how it can be experienced in many different ways and from very diverse perspectives
- a practical toolkit to help you prepare, protect and care for yourself as a leader in the demanding months ahead
- a safe space to explore what compassionate leadership means in practice
- practical ways to model and create psychological safety in your teams
The session will be co-facilitated by Dr Jeanne Hardacre and Georgia Twigg, who worked together as part of the Wellbeing Team at NHS Nightingale London. Jeanne is an independent practitioner in leadership, team development and workplace culture. Georgia is a mental health specialist occupational therapist and lecturer. She co-developed and delivered Psychological PPE training to several hundred staff at NHS Nightingale London. For more information about Impact4Health, see www.impact4.co.uk
The workshop will take place on Zoom over 3 hours, with several breaks. There will be a maximum of 20 participants.
You will be encouraged to consider thought-provoking ideas, share your views, discuss issues with colleagues, reflect on your own leadership, apply your learning to your own context and ask any questions you have.
You will not be asked to talk about traumatic experiences you have had.
• 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.