What we can offer
Here at KSS we offer a range of development opportunities to support both individual staff and team development.
Rather than offer a range of open programmes, we work with our stakeholders to design and commission programmes that meet specific organisational needs. If there is something you think we could help with then please get in touch with us.
We work closely with the NHS Leadership Academy to support a set of national programmes to combine successful leadership strategies from international healthcare, private sector organisations and academic expert content.
This one day taster workshop is based on a major long-term study into what it takes for ‘truth to be spoken to power’ and years of practical experience in working with the psychology of conflict. The day will address what it takes both to speak-up safely, and to make it safer for other people to speak up - especially when speaking to those who are seen as having more power.
In addition, a professional voice coach, will share vocal techniques used by a wide range of speakers and performers to increase their presence and enhance their capacity to influence conversations.
As a result of this workshop participants will:
Understand how their experiences of power and hierarchy underpins their interactions with others
Explore what it takes to create conditions of psychological safety that enable people to speak more freely
Diagnose their own, and their teams, capacity to speak up and listen up
Identify what steps they can take to improve their existing speak-up, listen-up culture
Gain confidence in getting their message across
This exploration, which will be a mix of the experiential and presentational, will explicitly consider these areas from the individual, inter-personal and systemic perspectives. In addition, participants will have a much greater understanding of the barriers to the free flow of communication - and some tools and strategies for lowering the barriers and finding their voice.
To apply, please email email@example.com to request an application form.
Leadership in Turbulent Times
Collaborating across boundaries to improve Services
The aim of the day is to stimulate new thinking and learning, join up more of the system to itself, make new connections, and begin conversations that lead to tangible innovation and changes in how people lead across cultural, professional and organisational boundaries.
This conference will provide a forum for leaders in health and social care to meet and discuss shared challenges, shared visions and successful practices for how to improve collaboration, share learning and make improvements across the KSS region.
The conference will draw presenters and participants from across the spectrum of health, social care professionals, patient and community groups, systems leaders and specialists in leadership development, staff engagement and service design and innovation.
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