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Complete Leadership Series – Trauma-informed Leadership

Virtual via Zoom.

What is it about?

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

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.

Who can attend?

This programme is most suited to those who already have at least one team member to line manage.

How is it run?

This is a half day virtual workshop designed to develop leaders with the necessary skills and behaviours to support delivery of high quality and efficient services that leads to better outcomes for patients, improved health and well-being in local communities and greater staff engagement and satisfaction.

Is there a cost?

No, this has been funded by Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning.

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Abigail Conran

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk