Being ready for change that’s coming – a National Health Service case study (Members Webinar)

4:00pm Tuesday, 16 October 2018
5:00pm Tuesday, 16 October 2018

We are leaders in a world that is increasingly dynamic, fast moving and with so many complex dilemmas that there is often no “right” answer to the problems that we face. In this lively and interactive session, Dr Helen Bevan will help us explore some of the latest ideas, tools and approaches from leading practitioners of large scale change around the globe.

We’ll reflect on the practical implications and opportunities for leaders in a world where the balance between “old power” (positional power and authority) and “new power” (networks and social movements) is shifting. We will consider how to build our individual and collective capability for leading change and delivering results in this new world.

Participants will: 

  • Appreciate trends and approaches that can help us to deliver change in the coming era
  • Examine the difference between “old power” and “new power” and how leaders work with both
  • Understand the skills needed by leaders in the future and prepare to seize the opportunities that the environment for change offers

Take home approaches and frameworks that can help us to lead change in our own context. 

About our Speaker

Dr Helen Bevan, OBE is a senior leader and change agent in the English National Health Service (NHS), the biggest health system in the world. Helen has been at the forefront of many initiatives to create improvements across England.  She also supports healthcare leaders in many other countries in their change efforts.

Helen leads the NHS Horizons team, which is a source of ideas and knowledge to enable the spread of improvements at scale. The team uses a variety of different tools and approaches including social movement thinking, community organising, improvement science, accelerated design, digital connectivity and digital curation. She leads The School for Change Agents, a virtual school that builds skills, confidence and connections for change. More than 20,000 people from 44 countries have taken part in the school.

Helen has demonstrated a constancy of purpose and resilience to stay within the system over the years that is rare in internal change agents. She has managed to keep learning, growing and delivering change. Over time, her focus has shifted from managing big programmes of change to approaches that mobilise and build energy and commitment to change on a very large scale. Helen recently co-wrote Leading Large Scale Change: a practical guide which is a guide to implementing change in complex health and healthcare environments.

Helen has an ability to connect directly with thousands of frontline staff and patient leaders. She is one of the top social influencers in healthcare globally, reaching more than a million people each month through her social media connections, virtual presentations, commentaries and blogs.

Free members only webinar. Times are UK BST (4pm British Summer Time,  11am USA Eastern Time). No registration needed - please click on the link below to join the webinar on the 16th October. 

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