Upcoming events

Here you find information about upcoming Leadership Links webinars and events and how to register for them. 

What is a digital leader?

27 January 2022, 1.30-2.30pm 

Digital technology in health and social care has the potential to transform and future-proof services for Scotland’s citizens. At the heart of all innovation and change is always people. This interactive webinar will explore your understanding of digital leadership. You will hear from a range of individuals working across health and care who consider themselves to be digital leaders. You will also find out how you might increase your own skills and knowledge to lead in a digital world.  

This webinar will be run by NHS Education for Scotland’s new Digitally Enabled Workforce team who are embarking on an initial two-year programme of work to increase digital capabilities and leadership across the health and social care workforce. 

Speakers' bio 

Paula Baird – Programme Lead – Digitally Enabled Workforce 

Paula’s role is about influencing people on the importance of digital skills, technology and creating a learning culture to increase the adoption of technologies at all levels to successfully transform services for users and employees. This involves engaging and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to develop and support access to resources linked to national priorities related to digital leadership and digital skills development across the health and social care workforce. 

Pamela Dimberline – Specialist Lead Digital Health and Care 

Pamela’s role provides specialist input for education, programmes and services supporting Scotland’s Digital Health and Care strategy. Her work supports the national rollout of Near Me remote consulting, remote health monitoring, digital telecare, and widening access to the new PDA in Technology Enabled Care SCQF Level 7 developed by NES to equip the workforce with the knowledge and skills required to embed digital into health and social care. 

Emma Scatterty – Digital Learning Specialist Lead 

Emma comes from a background of digital skills learning and development in the third sector. Her key area of focus at NES is increasing digital leadership capabilities across the health and social care workforce in Scotland. 

Date: 27 January 2022, 1.30-2.30pm 

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Postponed - Coming together in leadership - webinar with Julie Higgins and Susan Nevill

When we talk about service delivery within health and social services, we would often hear about collective & collaborative working and integration.

This session we are pleased to welcome Julie Higgins, Learning and Development Adviser, Scottish Social Services Council and Susan Nevill, Policy Lead, Adult Social Work and Social Care Wellbeing, Scottish Government to share with us:

  • their experience (as national organisations) of working collaboratively around the Leadership for Integration work
  • what’s important when it comes to effective cross sector/ collaborative working
  • what can hinder this.
  • the importance of listening skills, self-awareness and relationships as well as appreciation and respect for diversity.

Useful link: Six leadership capabilities

Date: To be confirmed

Time: To be confirmed

How can I contribute to creating an inclusive work culture? - webinar with Dr Debbie Bayntun-Lees

National Inclusion Week is the annual celebration of togetherness, recognising inclusion in all of its forms. It highlights the importance of inclusive practices, especially within the workplace, and the need to educate business leaders on their role in the quest for equality.

This session we are pleased to welcome Dr Debbie Bayntun-Lees, Professor of Organisation Development from Hult Ashridge to help us explore acts of inclusion at the level of our individual behaviour that are key to strengthening equality and enabling people (in whatever context) to be the best they can be. Participants will be encouraged to consider how you personally can contribute to developing an inclusive culture at work through building trust, becoming aware of unconscious bias and building your DQ (diverse intelligence).

About the presenter

Photograph of Dr Debbie Bayntun-Lees

Dr Debbie Bayntun-Lees

Debbie is an experienced leadership, DEIB and Organisational Development consultant.  She specialises in developing organisations ’capacity for change, innovation and equity’, working largely with boards, senior teams, HR practitioners, and often whole system interventions. Employing a range of theoretical perspectives, experiential learning, and 'real time' practical interventions, Debbie works at the intersection of leadership, strategy and cultural change. She has a track record of successfully supporting clients develop collaborative and inclusive leadership, lead strategic and cultural transformation initiatives, and develop high performing teams in large, fast-paced, complex organizations, including the UK National Health Service and local government, and global corporations. 

Debbie’s approach is informed by her practical business and organisational development experience. Previously she was Managing Director of Connecting for Change Ltd, Education & Business Development Director of Doctors.net.uk and has held several senior management positions in the UK National Health Service.

Debbie has recently led cultural change, leadership development and organisational transformation projects, in the UK, Europe, Egypt, and the Middle East. Her recent clients include British Land, Lowell, BP, Signify, Pearson, Euroclear, Swarovski, The American University in Cairo, Novartis (UAE), Bayer Health Sciences, DB Schenker, Deutchebahn, UK National Health Service.

Debbie has a first class degree in Education from Manchester University, a Masters in Organisational Change & Consulting and a Doctorate in Organisational change. She has a special interest in the strategic and systemic development of gender balance, strengthening women’s leadership, and leveraging the benefits of diversity in organisations through inclusivity. Debbie’s doctoral thesis explores the phenomena of women being “socially silenced” in everyday conversational life. She is passionate about working with forward thinking organisations to achieve cultures where inclusive conversations and ways of working are the norm.

Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

Time: 2 to 3 pm

For more information and to book register here.

Useful link: Six leadership capabilities

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