Workshop Village

Wednesday 21st October:

15:30 - 17:00 - Workshop: A Compassionate Approach to Inclusive Leadership - Byron Lee

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Exploring the origins of individual, collective and systemic discrimination, and how leaders can step-up, be actively engaged and respond from a place of compassion to build inclusive practices and cultures. A space for an open conversation about the opportunities and challenges of genuine engagement with people whos’ voices often go unheard, including the role of leaders in creating a listening culture that is responsive to the needs of marginalised groups.

This session offers participants a chance to explore how as leaders they can build their competence and confidence in responding to an ever-changing world. A world in which people expect fairness and equity to be at the heart of public policy and practice, and the alignment of core values with action.

Byron Lee, Director – Added Value Learning

Byron has a background in health and social care, community and higher education, leadership development; and has spent the past 30 years supporting individuals, teams, communities and organisations build supportive and inclusive practices, systems and cultures. His passion is supporting individuals, teams and organisations weave together different sources of knowledge, wisdom and practice to support collaborative learning and change. His current work involves supporting change agents develop a compassionate and inclusive approach in their work so they can be better engaged with real world complexity and make a difference.

Thursday 22nd October:

13:15 - 14:15 - Workshop: Co-production, Involvement and Citizen-Centred Services - Noreen Blanulet, Lead Consultant, Co-production Network for Wales

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If co-production was easy surely we’d all be doing it more often?What stops you from co-producing citizen-centred strategies and services? Getting to grips with co-production means thinking about systems, practices, capabilities and culture change.Join Noreen Blanluet from the Co-production Network for Wales, for an interactive session on how you can bring your skills and resources to the co-production challenge.

Noreen Blanluet is an experienced co-production and citizen involvement practitioner. She is the lead consultant in the Co-production Network for Wales team, providing consultancy, facilitation, training and advice to public service (statutory and thirdsector) organisations to help them build their capability and experience with meaningful engagement and relationship-centred approaches. She is an experienced coach, facilitator and convenor; and weaves empathic facilitation and compassionate communication skills throughout her change work.
You can find out more about the Co-production Network for Wales here.


Friday 23rd October:

12:00 - 13:30 - Relational Mindfulness Workshop - Dr Emma Donaldson-Feilder

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Practising mindfulness and meditation can help us be more aware and present in each moment, and to bring a non-judgemental attitude to what arises. Relational mindfulness takes this a step further by bringing our practice of mindfulness right into the moment of interaction with others and by providing guidelines to support us to engage in mindful dialogue. Since Compassionate Leadership has relational awareness at its centre, relational mindfulness is an ideal approach with which to support NHS leaders to develop compassionate leadership capability: awareness, empathy, understanding and helping.

This session will give participants an opportunity to explore what relational mindfulness is and how it might be used in developing compassionate leadership, and to experience a brief relational mindfulness practice.

Emma aims to support the development of kinder, wiser workplaces, with more relational leadership and people management, greater inclusivity and improved employee health and wellbeing. Her varied professional portfolio includes teaching relational mindfulness, coaching senior managers and executives, individual and group supervision for coaches, consultancy for organisations and teams, research, writing, speaking, and public policy. She is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Accredited Executive Coach and a Certified Coach Supervisor. This session is repeated on Monday the 26th Of October.


15:45 - 17:15 - Workshop: The New Leadership Mandate - Balancing Organisational and System Demands.

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This workshop session, delivered and facilitated by the Advisory Board, will blend:

An overview of the last few months and the implications of COVID-19 on continued efforts in health and social care integration.

What this means in terms of ‘systemness’ and how we work together as multi-provider teams to deliver what our communities need.

The implications for you as leaders, balancing the demands of your individual organisations with the need to think and lead wearing a ‘system hat'.

Discussion around:

How you feel as leaders.

Where you see challenges and opportunities in balancing organisation and system demands.

Sharing of:

Tools to help decision-making and communication - two of the most critical (and more challenging) system leader capabilities.

Insights and Inspiration from your peers.

Advisory Board helps leaders and future leaders in the health care industry work smarter and faster by providing provocative insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools to support execution. With more than 40 years of experience, a team of nearly 200 experts, and a network of over 4,500 member organizations, we spend more time researching the now and predicting the next than anyone else in the health care industry. We know that together we can change the business of health care for the better.

Learn more about Advisory Board here

Monday 26th October:

9:45 - 11:15 - Relational Mindfulness Workshop - Dr Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Practising mindfulness and meditation can help us be more aware and present in each moment, and to bring a non-judgemental attitude to what arises. Relational mindfulness takes this a step further by bringing our practice of mindfulness right into the moment of interaction with others and by providing guidelines to support us to engage in mindful dialogue. Since Compassionate Leadership has relational awareness at its centre, relational mindfulness is an ideal approach with which to support NHS leaders to develop compassionate leadership capability: awareness, empathy, understanding and helping.

This session will give participants an opportunity to explore what relational mindfulness is and how it might be used in developing compassionate leadership, and to experience a brief relational mindfulness practice.

Emma aims to support the development of kinder, wiser workplaces, with more relational leadership and people management, greater inclusivity and improved employee health and wellbeing. Her varied professional portfolio includes teaching relational mindfulness, coaching senior managers and executives, individual and group supervision for coaches, consultancy for organisations and teams, research, writing, speaking, and public policy. She is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Accredited Executive Coach and a Certified Coach Supervisor. This session is repeated on Monday the 26th Of October.


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