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Complete Leadership Series – Embedding Psychological Safety and Compassion in our Leadership and Teams


This workshop is part of our Complete Leadership Series, creating a great team culture, to help you target areas of development leaders and managers have identified as top priorities right now.

About the workshop

With the ongoing pressures working in health and social care, being compassionate at work is more important than ever. Yet this can be easier said than done. 

Many of us are emotionally and physically drained. We’re worried about the wellbeing of our colleagues and ourselves. Many of our teams are experiencing chronic stress. The pressures on our services are immense. And as human beings, a lot of us are far more fragile than usual. 

Under such pressures, we need human connection and mutual support more than ever. And yet under such stress, compassion and tolerance can quickly evaporate. Despite all our best intentions, creating and leading inclusive, compassionate cultures in the current context is courageous, challenging work. 

This interactive masterclass offers you a safe learning space to: 

  • consider how we create and sustain a climate of psychological safety and embed a sense of connection amongst our colleagues 
  • understand why and how compassion can wane or feel difficult in the current context 
  • apply practical tools to enhance your own compassionate leadership practice 
  • explore how to model inclusive, compassionate leadership, even when the pressure is on 
  • develop strategies for self-compassion 

You will be encouraged to consider thought-provoking ideas, share views, discuss issues with colleagues, reflect on your own practice, apply your learning to your own context and ask any questions you have. 


Who is this session for: 

The NHS Leadership Academy provides leadership development for people of all backgrounds and experiences across health and care. 

This is aimed at Emerging Leaders: For those in front-line and operational management roles looking to improve and enhance their leadership capability 

Other information:

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above please register via our Expression of Interest page, this will help us to understand the demand for our programmes and plan accordingly. You will also be notified when we release new dates for this workshop.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected]

The session will be delivered virtually

About the facilitator 

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Jeanne Hardacre, Founding Director of Impact4Health, which is a specialist leadership, OD and culture change consultancy. Jeanne has 25 years of experience working alongside health and social care practitioners, clinicians, leaders and managers to develop behaviours and cultures which support high quality care. 

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

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