Keep your finger on the pulse and check out our series of inspiring and challenging Masterclasses for public sector leaders. We have lined up some of Europe’s most sought after speakers, who are experts in their field.
Social Leadership and Social Age Masterclass
Delivered by Julian Stodd and Susie Boyle, Sea Salt Learning
27 April 2018
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Julian Stodd proposes a new model for Leadership: enabling us to unlock creativity, collaborate widely and to act fairly. This masterclass will explore this model in more detail and provide a space to come together, share, listen, co-create and learn.
Social Leadership is based upon our reputation, earned within our communities. If we act humbly, with authenticity, if we are kind and generous, we will earn the reputation we deserve.
This masterclass, facilitated by Julian Stodd, author and founder of Sea Salt Learning and Susie Boyle, an experiential leadership consultant, is designed to be informal, bring people together, share thoughts, ideas and challenges Social Leadership and Social Age bring within the public sector. People in all roles and at all levels of the organisation are welcome.
Together we’ll consider some of the work that Julian and Susie are doing around Social Leadership, the importance of community, and on trust between individuals and organisations. This masterclass will cover;
The Socially Dynamic Organisation this gives context to the social leadership work, and explores the nature of organisational culture and change, and resistors to and amplifiers of change.
Why social leadership this allows us to see why we need social leadership, and we will go on to explore the NET model of social leadership.
The Triangle of Trust gives insight into the relationship between our intentions, impact and actions and will explore the landscape of trust.
The Psychology of Engagement Masterclass
Delivered by Damien Hughes, Liquid Thinker
15 May 2018
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Working with leading coaches, psychologists and business leaders, Professor Damian Hughes has identified the STEPS process, which explores the psychology of engagement.
Simple: Finding the core of your message
Coaches determine the single most important message and then use a high concept pitch to drive behaviours.
Tripwire: Create the Unexpected
We spend approximately 95% of our time using our basal ganglia, the part of our brain that loves routine and habits. How can you break the pattern of predictability by using the gap theory of curiosity?
Emotional: Make people care
If people care, they will act. Great coaches create emotional impact to engage an audience.
Practical: Help people understand and remember
Our brains do not easily retain abstract concepts. Great coaches make their ideas concrete to provide a common turf of understanding.
Stories: Get people to act
Stories act as simulation and help guide people in how to act. Pixar animators use their simple methodology to tell a story that can be translated into everyday use.
Leading with Kindness, Compassion and Joy for Greater Productivity, Innovation, Engagement and Wellbeing Masterclass
Delivered by Rene Barrett, Associate, North West Employers
27 June 2018
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Today’s public sector leaders are being asked to function with fewer resources and continually find new ways to tackle challenges. There has never been a time when more is expected from the public sector with greater requirements for compliance and regulation in our organisational life. At the same time the percentage of people who loathe their jobs has been rising and the number of people who love their jobs has been falling. With increasing demands on time, resources, and energy, in addition to poorly designed systems of daily work, it’s not surprising public sector employees are experiencing burnout at increasingly higher rates, with staff turnover rates also on the rise.
The last decade has seen the rise of behavioural economics and a growing interest in using it, together with positive psychology, to understand how behaviour influences everything from day-to-day life, to work, to how the economy functions. Behaviour in work not only impacts individual staff engagement and satisfaction, but also the experiences of citizens/patients, quality of service and organizational performance. We need to better understand how to motivate public servants to enhance employee productivity, engagement and innovation whilst protecting their wellbeing.
Happiness, joy, compassion and kindness – leadership which focusses on developing workplaces which embody these values and behaviours are much more likely to develop greater collaboration, better quality of service and innovation.
During this engaging, uplifting and interactive masterclass we will:
- Understand the importance of positive emotions in work (the “why”);
- Share steps leaders can take to improve joy, compassion and engagement in work (the “how”);
- Explore current thought leaders’ research and evidence for improving workplace cultures
- Use measurement and assessment tools for gauging efforts to improve positive cultures in work
- Craft and agree individual leadership action points
Join us if you want to better understand the elements of a culture for innovative, high-quality and continually improving services.
Leaders: Inspire, Dream, Experiment and Revolt! Masterclass
Delivered by Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree, Corporate Rebels
There is convincing evidence that organisations that focus on creating engaging workplaces put themselves in a position to flourish. Pim and Joost will spend the first part of the masterclass sharing their stories and experience after their visits to over 60 organisations, leaders and thinkers such as Patagonia, Spotify, Buurtzorg, Zappos, Simon Sinek, and Frederic Laloux. They will outline what they have learned about meaning in the workplace, the nature of 21st century organisations, their people and what this means for senior leaders as well as practitioners in HR, OD and L&D.
To see and get to this Promised Land, we should clear our minds of the old management paradigms. The old management paradigms that continue to focus on command-and-control structures in a time that demands a radically different approach. It is time to fill in an entirely new canvas.
In latter part of the masterclass attendees will have the opportunity to work together in small groups to make sense of what they have learned, to share their own experiences and questions and develop their thoughts on how their own practice and organisation might be ripe for change. It will deep-dive and share the 8 main trends they uncovered while visiting the world’s most inspiring workplaces:
- From profit to purpose and values
- From hierarchical pyramids to a network of teams
- From directive leadership to supportive leadership
- From predict & plan to experiment & adapt
- From rules & control to freedom & trust
- From centralized authority to distributed authority
- From secrecy to radical transparency
- From job descriptions to talents and mastery
Why attend this Masterclass?
- For greater understanding of purpose-driven organisations and leaders
- For greater sense of what it’s like to get underneath the rhetoric of meaning at work and what it actually means to put theory into practice
- For the opportunity to hear an intergenerational and global perspective on organisation purpose and meaning
If you truly want your organisation to be labelled “a company I’d love to work for” then this masterclass is a must – it will transport you and your organisation to a place you’ll love.