Leadership Espresso – Midwifery Leadership Development Series

Aimed at Midwives from a band 6 and above we are offering a suite of tailored leadership development sessions to meet your current needs and challenges. Midwives and the multi-professional teams they are part of require leadership, communication, psychological safety, shared mental models and trust, these foundations serve to promote multi-professional cohesion, shared accountability, and effective team work. We know that at least 70% of the variance between a ‘good’ team and a ‘poorly performing’ team is attributable to the quality of the team’s relationships.

In addition to the Psychology of Now sessions the below suite of leadership learning sessions can be seen as a series which people can opt to knit together and shape their leadership journey, or attend as a singular session.

Who are these sessions for?

These sessions are all aimed towards Midwifes who manage or oversee teams (Band 6 and above)

About the sessions:

Leadership Session 1: Why should anyone be led by you?

Leading in your context; ‘being’ vs ‘doing’. Understanding personal leadership style and impact: how to flex and adapt to meet the needs of the team and different people. Getting greater self-awareness – what you do well, your behaviours and emotions and how they impact others.

Book your Places:

Tuesday 7th February 2023 1-3pm

Leadership Session 2: Psychological Safety in Teams.

What is it and how do we know we have it? Psychological safety is a core component to effective teams. Research into effective, high-performance teams has found overwhelming evidence that “If you change the nature and quality of the conversations in your team, the quality of your outcomes increases exponentially. Psychological safety is the core component to unlock this”.

We would explore and provide the opportunity for individuals to measure the perceived and experienced ‘psychological safety’ they have in their team using the evidence based Psychological Safety Index (PSI) tool based on the research of Leading Harvard Professor Amy Edmondson. We recommend using the tool to provide a moment-in-time measure

Book your Places:

Monday 23rd January 2023 1-3pm

Monday 6th February 2023 – 10-12pm

Thursday 16th March 10-12pm

Leadership Session 3: Hope, Passion and Purpose to keep with it:

Motivating and engaging staff, managing your meetings and managing difficulties. Understanding how hope can hold you up and keep
you moving forward, even in the most challenging of times.

Book your Places:

Thursday 26th January 2023 1-3pm

Monday 6th March 2023 – 10-12pm

Wednesday 26th April 2023 10-12pm

Leadership Session 4: Confidence, Connection and Gravitas

Lee Warren, an internationally renowned development coach skilled in supporting people to increase
their confidence, impact and gravitas. Together this session provides people with practical tools and approaches to understanding how to increase their gravitas, maximise their impact and build their network across their system. Lee specialises in helping people to
become more persuasive, present better and increase their ability to get their messages confidently to colleagues and system partners.

This session would focus on;
• Increasing presence, identity and gravitas
• Getting to grips with ‘confidence’
• Learning how to structure messages and presentations to maximise persuasive impact
• Increasing influence by building a network naturally and authentically

Book your Places:

Wednesday 19th April 10.00-12.00pm

Leadership Session 5: Exploring workplace conflict and how mediation can help

Workplace conflict of any sort, ranging from a process disagreement to personal conflict can be stressful, time consuming and disruptive for those directly & indirectly involved. Responding to conflict when it arises and addressing the root cause at the earliest opportunity can reduce how wide reaching and entrenched the conflict becomes and help to limit the negative residual impact that can often ripple through a team.

Mediation is about working with the employees who are central to the conflict situation.  Helping them understand the key issues, determine possible solutions and how to move forward beyond the conflict.

  • Changing world of work – why this connected to conflict in the workplace
  • What are the components & context of conflict?
  • What is my role as manager in the conflict?
  • How to address conflict before mediation
  • Workplace mediator model (tools and skills) & conflict resolution model (tools and skills)
  • Understanding starting positions in a team mediation

Book your Places:

Wednesday 29th March 10.00-12.00

What to expect in these sessions:

The sessions are participative and active. Rebekah uses breakout rooms, interactive feedback tools (Menti.com) and group discussion. We would ask that you come prepared to have your camera’s on to support the interactive and people centred nature of the session.

The sessions are designed to be a warm, relaxed and honest space, for people to share their experiences and connect with colleagues. Much of the issues and challenges you may be facing with your teams and colleagues will be shared by others and we know that realising ‘you aren’t the only one’ often serves to offer comfort and strength.

For Rebekah, the measure of how good any development session is, comes down to – what you end up doing after the session is over. So, these sessions are about practical application; what you do when you are back at your desk, in your next meeting or with your team – where ever possible Rebekah will provide you with things you can use, do or try.

Booking information

Book a place via our RSVP booking system above. You will receive the joining instructions for the event 1 week before the session.

SELA will retain a record of your name, job role, organisation, band, and contact details on its secure alumni register and contacts database for management information and communications purposes. Although we will be able to see your name and email address upon submission, this data will be anonymised from the EDI details. We appreciate your support in providing this information, which will help us to ensure our leadership development interventions are widely accessible and inclusive.

Your booking details (i.e. name, role, organisation, ICS) will be shared with the event provider and/or facilitator to allow them to understand participant thinking and adapt the event accordingly, in addition to other regional leadership academies (as required) and with the members of other relevant SELA networks to aid communication, sharing of good practice and support. Please note that this is in line with information governance and data protection guidelines. Please see our Privacy Policy here.

Should you have any queries, or if your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, or you wish to opt out of the above arrangements, please contact [email protected].

Additional follow up session:

The session will be virtually on Zoom

About the Facilitator

Rebekah is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with more than 18 years’ experience working with individuals, teams and organisations.

Rebekah is passionate about helping people realise their full potential. With her team of practitioners Rebekah provides a range of learning opportunities that hone and harness the skills, expertise and abilities of people to meet the situations and challenges they face at work.

Rebekah started her career in Primary Care and now works exclusively with the NHS. She currently delivers a range of bespoke interventions across GP Practices, PCNs, ICBs/ICS and secondary care. Rebekah is at the forefront of the provision of leadership, culture and team development for clinicians and managers and believes that understanding the context, culture and impact of now is vital l in supporting people to get through the challenge of now. All her work is grounded in the science of psychology but she focuses on how to apply that knowledge and learning in a practical and lived way.