Leading Successfully in Health and Social Care

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm

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About the Day

'Compassionate, Inclusive and Effective Leaders'

The developing people improving care framework aims to assist NHS leaders to develop a critical set of improvement capabilities. The framework highlights five critical capabilities that should be developed, one of which is developing 'compassionate, inclusive and effective leaders at all levels.' The aim of the conference is to explore this further.  

Keynote Speaker:

Guest Key Note Speaker – Rt Hon Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE

Shami served as Director of Liberty for more than a decade. In that time she has led many high-profile campaigns, changed the face of Liberty (formerly the National Council for Civil Liberties), and oversaw the organisation’s involvement in the defence and promotion of human rights in Parliament and wider society. She now serves as Shadow Attorney General in the Labour Shadow Cabinet.

After training as a lawyer and serving as a barrister, Shami joined the Home Office where she worked for five years before joining Liberty as their in-house counsel.

Shami joined Liberty the day before the 9/11 attacks and much of her and the organisation’s work would thereafter be defined by those events. Under her leadership Liberty took on government, media and public opinion, fighting for human rights and civil liberties and attacking proposed legislation on ID cards, detention without charge and surveillance.

Shami helped advance the organisation in profile and professionalism, making them a formidable and respected force in lobbying and public debate. She changed its culture, developed a greater collaborative ethos, and became an indomitable advocate for rights and liberties, frequently facing personal criticism by the press and politicians.

As well as all this Shami also examines the lessons in leadership, working with government, and campaigning her time at Liberty taught, as well as reflecting on life as ‘the most dangerous woman in Britain’ (according to the Sun).

Shami carried one of the eight white Olympic flags at the London 2012 opening ceremony, alongside Doreen Lawrence and Nobel peace prize winner Leyma Gbowee. She was a panel member of the Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking and has written a personal examination of rights and liberties, On Liberty.

Workshops include:

The human centred approach
This workshop provides insight into equality, diversity and inclusion using a human rights lens, underpinned by the FREDA principles (fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy).
The human rights lens allows you to peel away the many ‘identity’ layers that mask people. These include  culture, religion, nationality and patriarchy. This lens will enhance understanding and inform the complex and often fractious relationships that can be found in the workplace.

The generation gap
Four generations of workers are now employed in the NHS. This workshop explores the generation gap and asks delegates to consider if there is a need for our talent management approach to change to meet the expectations of the next generation of leaders.

Unconscious bias
Unconscious bias happens when our brains make quick judgements and assessments of people and situations without us realising. Our biases are influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences. This workshop helps you gain a deeper understanding of this bias and the impact it can have.

Celebrating difference and challenging negative culture
This session explores the importance of celebrating diversity in the NHS setting and provides practical tools and techniques to implement a celebratory approach. The workshop will also explore the importance of challenging negative cultures.


Imago Holywell Park

Off Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 3GR
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