Compassion as a Bridge to Engagement Programme

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Compassion as a Bridge to Engagement Programme (Registration by Application only)

Central London Venue TBC

5 day programme

Creating more systems leadership is a priority for NHS Improvement and it is one of four objectives that underpin the new national leadership framework. Compassionate leadership sits at the heart of working collectively across systems. By staying open and mindfully aware to whatever is happening across the system, coupled with an empathic concern for others, compassion leadership acts as a guide to enable us to take appropriate action to relieve the suffering we see. Compassionate leadership also provides the foundation for greater self-compassion; expanded perspective taking; and increased creativity.

Who is this for?

This programme is for individual leaders who want to be supported to work more compassionately. Developing more mindful ways of leading will be balanced with opportunities to think about whereabouts in the system there are opportunities for them as individual leaders to help the system be more compassionate and inclusive. By visiting a range of healthcare users – refugees, addiction, prison and healthcare uses, participants will be able to think creatively about what they can do as leaders to create opportunities for a more compassionate system which comes together around the needs of patients.

What you can expect?

The programme aims to allow participants to

  • Work together in learning sets on real workplace challenges
  • Understand what you as a leader can do to help others work collectively across boundaries
  • Be more mindful and emotionally present in challenging or emotive situations
  • Be better able to bring a deeper understanding of how relationships can influence change
  • Develop more emotionally intelligent ways of leading
  • Be inspired by study tours to think about whereabouts there are opportunities to co-design a more compassionate, inclusive NHS

We are delighted to announce cohort two of this programme, which will run on the following dates:


Module 1: 27 & 28 Sept 2017

Action Learning Set 1: 1 Nov 2017

Module 2: 5 Dec 2017

ALS 2: 10 Jan 2018

How to book:

Please note registration for this event is via application only, which you can obtain from

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