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Add your voice to the conversation

The School for Health and Care Radicals of the NHS offers regular exciting free webinars. Their next one is “Necessary but not sufficient: undervalued and overlooked approaches for creating change”

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Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina, co-authors of ‘Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within’
Rebels at Work

Follow them on twitter:@Rebelsatwork / @LoisKelly / @Milouness

Session details
Date – Friday, 2 October 2015
Time – 9.30am (GMT +1) until 11.00am (GMT + 1)
Registration now open


Enter the session number 169 852 349 and you will be taken to the Registration page

Live captioning will also be available and can be accessed by following the link below and entering the code UKEDGE2707C just before the session starts;

Brief overview:
Urgent problems, rational solutions and passionate patient advocates are necessary but not sufficient to create change in health care organisations.

In this webinar, Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina of Rebels at Work will look at common mistakes in developing and introducing new ideas and discuss important and often overlooked organizational, interpersonal and personal self-awareness practices needed to navigate the journey from ‘I see a problem and have an idea’ to the idea being adopted.

Learning Outcomes

  • The real problem: Understand why most change initiatives fail because we get the problem wrong – and learn about a practice from Harvard University’s School of Education that helps uncover the real resistance to doing things differently.
  • Influence vs. preach: See why the best communications strategy for influencing people who may be uncomfortable with our ideas is to stop talking about our ideas, and use techniques for minimizing threat triggers and maximizing trust and empathy.
  • Manage often dreadful meetings in new ways: Advance our ideas rather than simply present our ideas.
  • Don’t take no for an answer: Get ideas on how to overcome common objectives like, ‘there is no budget for that’ or ‘we tried that before and it didn’t work,’ tapping into both persuasion science and win-win negotiation skills.
  • Learn how to manage our emotions: Especially anger, so that they don’t sabotage our credibility.
  • Practice self-care: all effective rebels and change agents are optimistic and resilient. But we’re not born that way. Hear about practices to develop your optimism, and to spot signs indicating it might be time to let go of your big idea.

Webinars such as this one coming up are valuable free opportunities to take advantage of. Watch in a small group and discuss afterwards.

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