Systems Leadership Masterclass Series 2020

About Systems Leadership masterclass series

As we move towards Integrated Care Systems, working collaboratively across systems becomes more and more important. Patients and service users expect NHS teams to work in a more joined-up way and NHS staff want to have more flexible careers. Creating a better leadership culture is critical to this change and the NHS People Plan provides a clear framework for collective action over the next five years. One of the areas is to improve the leadership culture, with an emphasis on compassionate, inclusive and collaborative leadership behaviours. 
Taking up a leadership role in a complex system can be challenging and requires courage and persistence (changing cultures takes time). It also requires the ability to reflect and learn, the ability to unlearn and the capacity to foster generative conversations which shift cultures from reactive problem-solving to co-creating the future. None of this happens automatically and a great deal of energy and effort is required to support systems leadership. 
These masterclasses aim to support leaders in developing their systems leadership thinking, skills and competencies to help them work more collaboratively across their systems of the NHS, local government and the wider care sector.

The series includes standalone masterclasses, focusing on:

Framing and re-framing

Systems Leadership describes approaches to leading in complex situations, where it’s difficult and you don’t have an easy answer or a lever to pull.  Framing and reframing is one of these approaches. This session is aimed at people working across departmental or organisational boundaries who manage and lead their teams in times of change and complexity, and where they may not always have positional power but still need to influence other people in order to work together or try out new ways of working. For more information and to book click here. 

Public narrative

Public Narrative is a key leadership skill when you’re working in times of change and complexity. Public Narrative is a leadership practice that helps us develop powerful stories to mobilise others to join us in action. This session is aimed at systems leaders and mid-managers who wish to build their capacity to influence people who come from different sectors or organisations, or who want to think about communicating more effectively with people in their local communities.  For more information and to book click here. 

Resilience

An individual’s level of resilience has a significant impact on how we cope with the stresses and strains on our lives, both in and out of the workplace.  This 1/2 day workshop aims to give participants the opportunity to rewire their mindset by using a number of tools and techniques and in the process, build their resilience. This will have a positive impact on reducing stress and building their internal support systems. For more information and to book click here.

Compassionate Leadership Under Pressure 

When the pressure is on, we need compassion in our teams more than ever. And yet under stress, compassion can quickly evaporate. Despite all our best intentions, creating compassionate cultures is not easy. As highlighted in Developing People, Improving Care, studies consistently highlight the links between compassionate leadership and better outcomes. This masterclass aims to support leaders in developing their systems leadership thinking, skills and competencies to help them work more collaboratively across their systems of the NHS, local government and the wider care sector. This masterclass is open to systems leaders and mid-level managers from across the South East in line with our future regional footprint. For more information and to book click here.