Leadership Espresso – Sustaining a good team culture

About the session

This is an interactive, inclusive and practical learning burst style session to support line managers and team leads in creating, sustaining and in some cases resetting their team culture.

NHS Team Leaders, Managers and Clinical Leads shoulder an ever-increasing burden of responsibility as they are required to actively manage an increasing acute combination of competing factors facing their teams and the services they provide: financial constraints, backlog demands, workforce shortages, staff morale, over-reliance on regulation and a centrally-driven target culture.

This is an opportunity for individuals to access practical, easy-to-apply methods and approaches which are designed to support their teams. Providing individuals with invaluable thinking time to consider their teams current culture baseline, and the strength of the team’s foundations combined with a focus on how to support teams to move forward.

The approach

· We create a psychologically safe space for people to learn and share experiences developing new and trusted connections.

· We are agile in our delivery building trust and connection. We are able to draw on extensive professional knowledge, expertise and psychological practice to ensure that the sessions can flex to meet needs that might present on the day.

· We offer in the moment coaching feedback, and small group working to help build confidence and ensure a participative session.

· We use a supportive facilitating style to encourage individuals to reflect and stretch their thinking and their abilities.

· We provide opportunity for practice and consideration of application – to ensure new approaches, tools, and techniques are explored before they leave the session

We hope participants leave the session feeling confident, able and willing to ground their learning in their current context and implementation. The focus is on the transfer of learning and its application, ensuring that all material covered in the ‘virtual’ classroom can be used the same day in the work environment.

We run a ‘last in the room’ approach to ending each virtual learning session. Rebekah is always the last one to leave the session and invites people who may have specific issues, or team challenges, or simply didn’t feel able to speak out during the session to stay on the call.

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

Thursday 10th November – 10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday 9th March – 1:00 – 3:00

Book a place via our RSVP booking system below. 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].

About the Facilitator

Rebekah Giffney, Chartered Occupational Psychologist

Rebekah is a highly skilled and experienced Chartered Psychologist. A confident facilitator speaker and coach, Rebekah has a proven track record of delivering engaging and powerful development programmes. She is at the forefront of the provision of leadership development for clinicians and managers in health and care settings across the country. She strives to challenge mindsets, build belief and support change through the use of psychology based development. Her flagship leadership programmes develop individuals and their organisations using a range of innovative techniques, which result in demonstrable on-the-ground change and performance improvement.