13 October 2021
09:30 - 10:30
1 hour
Online video conferencing

Learned optimism is the antitode to learned helplessness; a phenomenom which paralyses teams and individuals in the face of adversity. This session will cover the mechanics of optimistic and pessimistic storytelling styles and uses techniques to help leaders listen for signs of learned helplessness. It will also look at how to adopt a coaching style which clarifies what can, can't and could be done to stay motivated when tackling challenges. 

Lead facilitator

Jim Timpson  

Jim joined Elect in 2004 to set up the “Business of Healthcare” work-stream focusing on the financial sustainability of NHS services. This built on 7 years of experience in the IT recruitment business and 10 years of general management experience gained via the NHS Management Training Scheme. After a few years helping members on joint ventures, business cases, tender responses and negotiation strategies he was being asked to do increasing amounts of facilitation, change management and leadership development work. This prompted him to gain first a certificate in practice and then an MSc in Organisational Development from Roffey Park Institute. He still works on business oriented projects but a growing proportion of his time is devoted to work on Resilience; Conflict and Culture.

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