South East Leadership Academy

Leadership Espresso – Supporting the talent in your team

About the session:

There are many individuals who may not be at a point in their lives where extra responsibilities, more professional development or promotion will suit them. This can be for many reasons; childcare or other family responsibilities, the desire for some stability after this last 18 months and life changes. Managers want to keep these members of staff engaged and motivated, but can struggle to think what they might do as the usual suggestions of more responsibility, learning opportunities, promotion, mentoring others are not appropriate.

In the Leadership Espresso virtual interactive workshop, you will be encouraged to share views, discuss issues with colleagues, reflect on your own practice, apply your learning to your own context and explore the challenges and opportunities you face.

What will be covered?

During the session we will be:

  • Exploring where the individual is, the context and situation, what they hope for and what would be motivating and meaningful.
  • Input on conditions for change (Stages of readiness for change).
  • Working with ambivalence and uncertainty.
  • Input on facilitating change
  • Input on reframing situations
  • Encouraging problem-solving approach

As part of this session you will be asked to identify a real example of an individual that you want to support before joining the session, you will be sharing your thoughts in a small group and will be agreeing confidentiality as part of the ground rules at the start. Following the session we will share a handout and slides with the group.

Who is this session for?

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

Book your Place:

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 on Microsoft Teams

About the Facilitators

Alicia Pena, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

  • PsychD in Occupational Health Psychology: Doctoral research “An exploratory study of the facts influencing individuals’ recovery and ability to return to work after experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety or depression.
  • Experienced clinician working with individuals dealing with range of mental health problems, including trauma and burnout. Now working in the prevention of these conditions to contribute towards developing resilience.
  • Current work developing psycho-educational programmes for university students plus the design and delivery of training for staff around support students balanced with self-care
  • Wrote chapter on stress management in Coaching for Excellent book (4th edition available in the summer)