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Systems Leadership Series: Leading and visioning

Virtual via Zoom.

Introducing our informative and engaging systems leadership series which builds upon the success of the complete leadership series.  As a response to the newly formed ICS’s these master classes are based on the Northwest NHS Leadership Academy’s systems leadership model of principles and behaviours and explore the move to systems thinking and working within the NHS. This series comprises of four virtual masterclasses on systems leadership (with accompanying podcasts). 

This is the third masterclass in the series and focusses on collective leadership exploring overcoming barriers to systems thinking and working. Leading confidently in what can be often volatile environments. An emphasis on mediating existing power relations and hierarchy and building ethical and sustainable change across systems.  

– Cognitive empathy – recognise and understand others’ perspectives.   

– Collaborative and inclusive teamwork – non hierarchical team, spreading knowledge and working towards a common goal.  

– Systemic action – Accepting constant change as a reality and believe in the power of systemic action. Allowing for experimentation and risk.  

– Shared leadership – encouraging wider positive impact. The collective approach to leadership.  

Designing vision, purpose strategy  

– Using multiple perspectives to understand what needs to change 

– Exploring the right power to use for different issues 

– Understanding and acting upon how power flows in systems  

– The systemic approach to leadership.  

Much change fails because the change agents don’t pay attention to what holds the current system in place and power issues are not addressed systemically. When we are blind to this, we often blame individuals. Systems change requires collective leadership. System’s sight gives us a range of other possibilities at all levels in the system.  

Although the masterclasses build upon a story, they are designed to be independent of one another. Therefore you can choose to attend all four sessions ,  they are scheduled for the following dates and can be booked on individually via the links:

Workshop One: Being (12th January 2022) 

Workshop Two: Relating and Communicating (26th January 2022) 

Workshop Three: Leading and Visioning (9th February 2022) 

Workshop Four:  Delivering – Innovation across the Systems (23rd February 2022) 

Each workshop will be followed up with a podcast to further consolidate the learning. 

Who can attend the series? 

This series is aimed at those in senior management roles who are looking to advance their leadership capability in and across health and care systems and communities. (Approximately Agenda for Change Bands 8a and above). There are 24 places and these are on a first come, first served basis. 

Date and time:

9th February 2022 from 9.30am to 1pm. This is a virtual workshop and delivery will be by Zoom.  

Is there a cost to participants? 

No, the programme is fully funded by Midlands Leadership and Lifelong Learning, NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

Special Requirements: 

If you have any special requirements with regards to accessibility either before, during or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]nhs.uk. 

The closing date and time is Monday 6th December 2021. You will receive confirmation of your place on the programme by Friday 10th December 2021 

(We recommend that you hold the date in your diary). 

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Kaye Purkis

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk