Leading with Hope

Leading with Hope

Delivered virtually via Zoom

The past year has been incredible challenging for our NHS colleagues. This programme is designed to help leaders be able to foster hope for themselves and within their practice to support colleagues to maintain their health, well-being and continue to persevere with the valuable work they do.

The taster session on Monday 6th December will introduce participants to the exciting opportunity to engage in a series of creative, experiential workshops and drop-in calls exploring what it means to Lead with Hope, taking place between January and March 2022. The taster session will also be recorded. To sign up to attend or receive the recording please register here

The taster session will explore the nature of hope as it relates to your work, how it links to resilience and wellbeing at the levels of self (yourself across different spheres of life), circle (your colleagues, teams) and system (the ecosystem of your organisation and beyond). 

Questions to explore together include: How might we tap into a truly regenerative expression of hope that is not ‘rose-tinted spectacles’ or wishful thinking? What do we sense is the potential of Leading with Hope in our context? How can we apply creative arts, story-telling etc to generate new possibilities? 

Target Audience

These workshops have been designed for leaders who are curious in the relationship between hope and leadership and how they can create a culture and environment that is centred on purpose and well-being. 

Structure and Content of the Workshop Series

The Leading with Hope workshop series will be facilitated virtually via Zoom over seven 1.5 hour sessions, these have been designed to be linked but also stand-alone, therefore you have the choice around how many session you attend. Joining instructions will be sent one week before the workshop dates. There will also be drop-in sessions that support you and the content of these workshops, these will be advertised directly to you as a participant of this workshop series.  

Please register for each date you are intending to attend. 

Opening Taster Session – Monday 6th December, 14:00-15:00

  • Find out more about this workshop series

Session 1: Co-initiation – Thursday 13th January, 13:00 – 14:30

  • What brings you here?
  • What are your questions?
  • Bringing whole self to the process
  • What does it mean to lead with hope?

Session 2: Co-Sensing – Wednesday 26th January, 13:00 – 14:30

  • Sensing self, circle and system
  • Where are the stories of hope?
  • Deep listening
  • Stories from Nature

Session 3: Letting Go – Thursday 10th February, 13:00 – 14:30

  • The paradox of trauma
  • Holding space for different voices
  • Allowing ‘Life-Forward Movement’
  • Practicing Embodiment

Session 4: Pre-Sensing – Thursday 17th February, 14:00 – 15:30

  • Creating openings for hope within self, circle and system
  • Music, art and movement as portals for openness and inspiration

Session 5: Letting Come – Thursday 3rd March, 13:00 – 14:30

  • Noticing Green Shoots
  • Nurturing spaces for change
  • Self-care practices, breathing
  • Spontaneous and courageous action

Session 6: Crystallising and Prototyping – Thursday 17th March, 13:30 – 15:00 

  • Building participants for change
  • Finding your voice
  • Experimenting with the system
  • Building a vision for Hope

Register your place:

To obtain a place you will need to register here. You will be asked to indicate the dates you will be attending.

By applying, you are agreeing to attend these sessions. If you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances please let us know as soon as possible by emailing leadership.SW@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

Programme Facilitators

Katherine Long works as an experienced regenerative change practitioner in the areas of leadership and organisation development, bringing living systems thinking and creativity to support well-being and flourishing. Recent programmes she has designed and delivered include ‘Building Diverse and Inclusive Organisations’, ‘Wisdom of Self-Healing Systems’ and bespoke internal coaching programme based around regenerative principles. As well as being an EMCC Master Practitioner Coach, and having taught the Masters in Coaching at Warwick University, she also practices and teaches approaches to design thinking and well-being.  Katherine has lived and worked internationally, and is now based in the UK.

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