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Speaking up - Listening up 16 May 2017
Tue 16 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
The London Leadership Academy is delighted to invite you to a full day event on 16th of May 2016 entitled:
Making it safer for everyone to have a voice
In this one-day taster workshop, based on original research by John Higgins and Ben Fuchs, participants will explore:
- How we silence ourselves and are silenced
- How we silence others (intentionally and unintentionally)
- The individual and organisational consequences of silencing
- What we can do to find our voice and give voice to others
This exploration, which will be a mix of experiential and presentational, will explicitly consider these areas from the individual, inter-personal and systemic perspectives.
By the end of the workshop 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.
Speakers: Ben Fuchs and John Higgins
Ben Fuchs has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, developing people, teams and organisations. He works with leaders and organisations facing strategic and cultural challenges, often within a pressured environment of complexity and uncertainty. He has particular interest in systems leadership development, working with FT's CCG's, Community and Local Authority services. He has also worked in international development, leading conflict resolution projects in Nicaragua and Northern Ireland.
He is a senior associate with Ashridge Business School’s NHS consulting practice and works with the London and Kent Surrey & Sussex Leadership Academies.
John Higgins is a researcher, author, coach and consultant who has worked for many years with the faculty and students of the Ashridge Doctorate and Masters in Organisational Change, most recently co-editing a synthesis of leading practice based on this experience with Dr Kathleen King ('The Change Doctors - reimagining organisational practice'). For the last 2 to 3 years he has been immersed in a major study into the practice of 'speaking truth to power', summarised in his July 2016 paper (co-authored with Dr Megan Reitz) 'Being silenced and silencing others; Developing the capacity to speak truth to power'.
Throughout all his work the persistent theme has been around the exercise of authority - and how people experience their own, that of others and how it gets created, sustained and changed in the moment of encounter. His most recent experience of the NHS has been with the NIHR and Kingston Hospital.
The event will be held at a Central London location TBC, 09:00 to 17:00. We have a limited number of spaces available, early registration is recommended.
Please note that this event is free to attend, however there will be a £100 charge if you fail to attend without prior notice of 5 working days (please refer to our cancellation policy attached). If you are no longer able to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a colleague in your place.