Impact event – Wednesday 6th February

Impact is less than a week away and we’re looking forward to welcoming you on the day at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. The focus of our special event is what impacts change in terms of great leadership. There will be some wonderful speakers and workshops, all detailing the leadership difference made in our ability to deliver, commission and sustain our health and care series.

There will be four open workshops available to you at the event:

  • Aspire Together

Ann James, Chair – South West Regional Talent Board & John Monahan, Deputy Director – South West Leadership Academy

An exploration of the vision and aspirations for the South West Regional Talent Board. This interactive session will give participants the opportunity to contribute to defining the principles for systematic Talent Management in the South West to ensure maximum impact.

  • Celebrating Impact among our Frontline Leaders – the Power of Storytelling

Tim Robson, Managing Director – NSU Media, an employee engagement agency and the author of Showing Up: How to Make a Greater Impact at Work.

This session will focus on how frontline engagement, storytelling and sharing best-practice drives better outcomes for frontline teams and their customers, alongside delivering on key organisational promises.Tim Robson, Managing Director – NSU Media, an employee engagement agency and the author of Showing Up: How to Make a Greater Impact at Work.

  • Learning from Integration

Dawn Butler, Deputy Director of Strategy, Performance and Planning – Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Felix Gradinger, Researcher in Residence (Integrated Care) – Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

The NHS Long Term Plan places integration at the heart of future transformation of our NHS. Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust has a long legacy in integrated working and became an Integrated Care Organisation in 2015. In this workshop we share learning and insights into what integrated working means in practice and how together as systems across the region we can make a difference to the people we look after through greater joined up delivery of care.

  • A conversation with Michael West

Professor Michael West, Senior Fellow – King’s Fund

An opportunity to discuss with one of the country’s leading academic thinkers and influencers who has made a difference through his work dedicated to compassionate and collaborative leadership and staff engagement, about what is really needed to transform health and care cultures. What role does leadership development play? How do we really put staff first and the money follows?

  • Non-Executive Directors in a System Context (NED Session)

Jackie Pendleton, Chief Officer NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group and Jim Hanbury,  Managing Director – Exeter Leadership Consulting Ltd. This workshop focused on the Non-Executive role within a system.

The aim of this session is to seek your views on the development of a series of seminars aimed specifically at the NED community and that role within a system context.

We will also be showcasing the many powerful stories we hear of individuals who’ve taken hold of opportunities to learn and develop. We are also really pleased to highlight some of the work we have undertaken to evaluate and research the impact of what we do.

The event will facilitate and create the conditions for conversation, collaboration and partnership working which paves the way for us to make a difference, together, alongside the policy thinking which will shape our future.








Receive our ‘Outlook’ newsletter

Latest issue: Jan-March 2019  

To receive updates about the team and what programmes are on offer, just click below to sign up!


Contact us

NHS South West Leadership Academy
South West House
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Somerset TA1 2PX

Telephone: 01454 252719



Privacy policy