Slow Swimming Club – The Road Back

Stories and Perspectives on Regeneration

Monday 28th June, 15:00 – 17:00, delivered via Microsoft Teams.

We are pleased to bring you the second Slow Swimming Club event: The Road Back.

The Slow Swimming Club will be a home for creative expression, diversity of thought and a rich tapestry of concepts curated at this moment in time.  Created with and for our community in the South West, the Slow Swimming Club has been designed with space, time and place in mind, a reflection and extension of the idea that the faster we go, the slower we need to be.

Bringing together eclectic thinkers, experiences and practices that are carefully designed to invite you into alternative views on the world, of work, development and change.  We hope to inspire you, to provoke and stimulate you, and to strengthen the bonds of our diverse communities as we all seek to find time and space to grow.

This June, we are talking about regeneration, it’s not something colleagues have had time to think about of late. In this epic year it has simply been about getting from one task to another.  Now there is a moment to consider what does regeneration and regenerative practise look like for us?  What are the new roads we can take to allow for deep regeneration to occur?

This Slow Swimming Club brings ideas from neuroscience, comedy, medical and mission critical team research to the fore.

These two hour events will include four short talks, a discussion and a Q&A.

Our Speakers:

Elizabeth (Zab) Johnson, PHD

Executive Director & Senior Fellow, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative at University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Preston B. Cline

Cofounder and Director of Research and Education at the Mission Critical Team Institute

Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dr Jon Hallberg

Associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and is an active clinician at the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis.



Barry Ferns

Stand Up Comedian, Writer, Director, and Founder of Angel Comedy and The Bill Murray. Barry Ferns has written for the BBC, C4, Radio and has won awards for both Stand Up and directing Short films.


Read more about each of our Guest Speakers

Target audience:

We welcome all healthcare colleagues from across the system.

How to register:

Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your place, please follow the link below and fully complete the online registration form. Once registered your place is confirmed and joining instructions will be sent a week before the event. Please add the details to your diary.

There is no fee to attend, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

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