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Capital People: Journaling for Change

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Session 2: Senate House (the court room)

Senate House

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If you are an individual committed to making a real change on the inclusion agenda, then this programme is for you. It offers the support of a group of peers who will go with you on an inner journey that will challenge you as well as the system to make a difference.

To meet today’s challenges the NHS needs fresh, radical thinking and to tap into the talent of all its people, whatever their background and wherever they come from; talent that for a myriad of reasons has too often been diminished, belittled or ignored. This is not an easy task and it takes courage for individuals to lead real, lasting change on the inclusion agenda.

The great leaders of social change movements teach us that transformation begins with the individual; that we must be the change that we want to see and that participating in this ‘human revolution’ has to come first from within if system change is to follow.

At the heart of the programme will be your Journal. You’ll learn how the act of writing is itself generative and how it can give you a private, non-judgmental forum to work through issues, help generate ideas and new perspectives and provide a place to vent emotions so you can be more temperate in public.

The programme:

  • You will meet 6 times over 6 months for 2 hours, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm (although the 1st session will be 2.5 hours from 3:30pm to 6:00pm)

  • The sessions will take place on the

- Wednesday the 12th of July 2017 (3:30pm to 6:00pm)

- Monday the 11th of September 2017 (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

- Friday the 20th of October 2017 (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

- Tuesday the 14th of November 2017 (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

- Friday the 15th of December 2017 (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

- Friday the 19th of January 2018 (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

  • We would also love to have a follow up phone call with you at a later date to find out about your experience of the journaling programme

  • On the programme, you will be introduced to a way of being together that will allow you to be fully present and allow others to be the same.

  • At the first meeting you will be introduced to a short reading that will inform, inspire and challenge.

  • There will be time to privately jot down any insights that occur and for those who wish to do so, these can be shared. We will then look at questions to discuss as a group.

  • A key aspect of the programme is dialogue – being able to respectfully listen and hold tension and from there think well together.

  • In between sessions you will continue to reflect and write in your journals about what the reading, discussion and questions has raised for you.

  • A week before the next session another reading will be sent out so that you come prepared to reflect, discuss and continue to journal as part of your journey.

The group will be a ‘space apart’ from those you are exposed to on a regular basis. You will not be asked to establish your expertise, sound smart, represent others, be efficient or problem solve. Instead we invite you to be open and humble, respect the power of silence, to speak only for yourself and your own experiences, to hold tension and, perhaps even, to have fun.

This programme is delivered by Mitzi Wyman, a member of the Capital People Faculty.

A solicitor by training, and with a background in organisational psychiatry and psychology, Mitzi brings fresh insights and experience from a career that spans private and public sectors.

This programme is part of her Beyond Difference series and focuses on dialogue, the exchange of ideas and the exploration of subjects from very different perspectives in order to expand understanding and gain insight.


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