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**Update – Community Events**

Our March event in Stirling and our April Event in Aberdeen are being postponed with an intention to find new dates for these when the situation allows.
We believe these events are opportunities that can bring new ideas into our system and we will share more when the time is right.
We will continue with our Community Webinars and the sharing of other related webinars and resources
as these will be recorded and can be reviewed at any time, on any device. 

Full details on how we are refocusing our activity

Community Events 2020

We believe that this is an exciting time to be working in health and social care.  We believe that with a different way of working together, we are all better able to help each other, our patients and our communities than ever before. 

We’re hosting a series of events to explore how to tackle the most urgent issues in health and care, and how to create a more sustainable way of working which enables different approaches that prevent new issues occurring, building resilience within ourselves, our teams and the system.

Watch our introductory Webinar

Creating space to do things differently

We do believe that this is an exciting time to be working in health and social care.  We believe that with a different way of working together, we are all better able to help each other, our patients and our communities than ever before.  The reality is that our services face significant challenges, including financial pressures, public expectations, and workforce demands. These challenges affect everyone in every team, across the system. And we know that simply doing what we have always done will not be enough to meet them.

We want to offer a different way of looking at leadership at all levels, in all roles, in working collaboratively and choosing to work compassionately to help our staff meet these challenges.

Since our launch in June 2018, we have been working across Scotland to help inspire a new approach to leadership and a new way of working together for our health and social care services. We have focused on inspiring and supporting leadership at all levels, from the front line through to boardrooms.

‘Leadership’ can seem like a remote concept, a textbook model or a boardroom agenda, far removed from the pressures of modern health and social care. We disagree. We think great leadership is essential to meeting our new and known challenges.

So we’re offering a series of events to explore how to tackle the most urgent issues in health and care, will you join the conversation?

Community Engagement Graphic for 'Getting to Know You' event

Community Engagement Graphic for 'Getting to Know You' event

Why would you come to one of our events?

We want to help you to build more collaborative teams, more responsive and compassionate organisations, a kinder, more resilient system – all to help people have better lives across Scotland.

Regardless of where you work, or what stage you’re at in your career, we want to equip you with connections and confidence, knowledge and skills so together we can  begin to make things work better and bring people back into the heart of Health and Social Care.

We are hosting four face-to-face events across the country to deep dive into some of the most critical issues in Scottish health and care. Each event is standalone – you don’t need to attend all four. Feel free to choose the one(s) which suit your interest, availability and geography.

We will also hold a digital event to bring together learning from each of the face-to-face events, build on the discussion and develop an ongoing conversation in our community on these key issues. 

Together, we create ways to overcome the challenges so we can all do what we want to  do better.

At all of these events, we will hear from people who have led change in these areas, as well as people in the system who are working in different ways (and who may not actually consider themselves change ‘leaders’). We will explore what we know about the relevance of leadership and collaboration within these areas.

Our first face-to-face event, in Edinburgh, will focus on ‘Surviving the System’.

Delegates will share their own experiences and hear from experts to better understand the challenges across the system – both for themselves and others. With renewed understanding, they will work together on how to address these challenges and actively reimagine what transformation of the system looks like.

Edinburgh – 27th January 2020, 12:30-16:00

This event has happened – visit the event page to explore more about how it went

 

Our second event is a series of workshops at multiple locations in Glasgow.

At these workshops, entitled ‘Leadership for Non-Leaders’, delegates will examine what leadership actually means in their context and how it can improve what they do and feel about their work. They will have the opportunity to share and learn from others in a similar position about how certain types of ‘leadership’ come from within, not from your job title.

Glasgow – various locations, 26th February 2020,

Click on the link with the time and location that suits you:

Our third event in Stirling, ‘Self-Care Helps Us Deliver the Best Care’,

will support delegates to improve what they and their teams do by actively protecting their wellbeing. We will learn from each other, and examples of leaders in the system already doing this, the value of self-care and wellbeing in delivering the best health and social care.

Stirling –  09:30 – 13:30 on the 25th March 2020 at The Barracks, Stirling

 

Postponed – see news item for details 

 

 

Our fourth event, Compassion At Work: Soothing the System,

we will examine how compassionate leadership is important to delivering good health and social care – and that this type of leadership applies to all levels and parts of the system. Why doesn’t compassionate working always come through? Delegates will share learning and think about how to overcome the barriers to compassionate working, and avoid toxic working environments.

Aberdeen – 27th April 2020, half day event

Postponed – see news item for details