Compassionate and Inclusive Cultures

These sessions aspire to support increased synergy and engagement at the individual, team, and systems levels, identifying the environment to support high-performing teams and systems. Through these offers, we will help you develop skills and knowledge to support inclusive engagement and team development.

These sessions are aimed at leaders and managers at all levels across EoE health and system partner organisations.

Embedding Psychological Safety – Facilitated by Dr Jeanne Hardacre. This interactive masterclass offers you a safe learning space to consider how we create and sustain a climate of psychological safety and embed a sense of connection among our colleagues helping you:

  • understand why and how compassion can wane or feel difficult in the current context 
  • apply practical tools to enhance your compassionate leadership practice 
  • explore how to model inclusive, compassionate leadership, even when the pressure is on 
  • develop strategies for self-compassion 

You will be encouraged to consider thought-provoking ideas, share views, discuss issues with colleagues, reflect on your practice, apply your learning to your context and ask any questions you have.  

  • Thursday 26th January 09:30-11:00 currently full
  • Thursday 23rd February 13:00-14:30 currently full

Unpacking Power – Facilitated by Mark Cole. Please note, that this workshop is hosted by the South-East Leadership Academy and is open to all East of England health and care workforce to join. A two-hour online collective inquiry into our experience of power in the workplace – and of the ways in which we might ethically improve our organisational presence and practice in this respect. 

  • Thursday 26th January 2023 – 11:00 – 13:00 currently full
  • Thursday 23rd February 2023 – 11:00 – 13:00 currently full
  • Thursday 30th March 2023 – 11:00 – 13:00 currently full

Sustaining a healthy team culture – Facilitated by Rebekah Giffney. 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.  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.

  • Wednesday 11th of January 13:00-15:00 currently full

Supporting Growth through Adversity – Facilitated by Rebekah Giffney This session is grounded in the psychology of how people think, feel and behave. It will provide you will valuable insights and helpful tools to support you in your leadership as you continue to enhance your own self-awareness and your awareness of others.

  • Monday 16 January 10:00 – 12:00 currently full

Shaping your workplace culture – Facilitated by Dawn Scott. Shaping Your Workplace Culture is aimed at leaders who are new to line management or in the first year or two in a line management role.  As the NHS moves to a more collaborative style of leadership through the development of integrated care systems, there is a greater need for all leaders to deliver change through influence rather than authority.  This session will enable you to move forward with confidence to influence through a range of approaches and techniques.  

  • Wednesday 18th of January 14:00-16:00 currently full
  • Thursday 16th February 14:00-16:00 currently full

Leading Inclusively and Appreciatively – Facilitated by Vikram Millns and John Aspden. This workshop series is not just for Diversity and Inclusion leaders but for all leaders. It is about what you ‘do’ as a leader to create a socially inclusive culture and not who you ‘are’ as a leader.  In Workshop 2, Leading Inclusively and Appreciatively, we build on the theme of understanding, to focus on communication and messaging and to be an active catalyst for an inclusive culture. We will explore how to recognise micro-aggressions, how to generate agency, supportiveness and allyship in others and how to be an active bystander through interventions. Developing the courage to lean into difficult situations, developing the skills for adaptive styles of communication and messaging are all themes of this workshop.

  • Thursday 12th January 09:30-13:00 currently full
  • Thursday 26th of January 09:30-13:00 currently full

NEW! The Power of Compassion for Inclusion Programme – Facilitated by Byron Lee

Compassionate Self – self-care and resilience. This workshop provides those attending an opportunity to explore our roles and responsibilities in addressing inequality and discrimination. How self-compassion and resilience are important vehicles for change, helping us to stay present in uncomfortable situations, find our voice, and contribute to building inclusive cultures. 

  • Wednesday 25th January 09:30-11:00 currently full

Compassionate People – collective well-being and allyship. This workshop provides those attending an opportunity to better understand the roots of direct, indirect, and systemic racism and other forms of discrimination and how to relate this to their personal and working lives. It will also cover simple and practical ways to support others and build inclusive practices that ultimately positively impact everyone’s well-being.  

Compassionate Cultures – action for change. This workshop provides those attending an opportunity to understand how microaggressions and microinvalidations can manifest and their impact. To understand how to support change at different levels, whether for an individual, group, or organisation.  And how different approaches and practices can contribute to building an inclusive culture and make a positive difference. 

For more information on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion offers, please click here