01 February 2023
14:00 - 15:30
1.5 hours
MS Teams
Online video conferencing

This ninety minute session will provide an overview of system thinking that will help you to relate it to your own leadership practice. The discipline of systems thinking gives you the tools to challenge your approach to complex situations; to assess the relationships of different components within a situation; to consider the roles other people play; to recognise that each person brings with them their own perspective on a situation and to work with those multiple perspectives.

Key features of the session:
• Deepens your understanding of the nature of complex and messy problem situations and how they can be tackled
• Helps you develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline, organisational and skill boundaries
• Provides skills to think more holistically and work more collaboratively to obtain deeper insights into the nature of systems and the causes of systemic failures.

From the module you will begin to appreciate the limitations of many current ways of thinking and learn how they can exacerbate complexity, creating unintended consequences that can lead to systemic failure.   The session can only provide a brief overview of the topic, but it is hoped that it will encourage you to explore the topic of system thinking further. 

Lead facilitator

Gareth Corser  

Prior to joining the NHS, Gareth worked in the commercial sector and has a strong marketing background. Gareth has worked at a senior level in acute, community and primary care settings and was previously Executive Director of Strategy at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He has a strong track record of successfully leading complex initiatives and has led on a number of significant strategic and commercial projects including corporate and clinical strategy development. Gareth’s expertise ranges across leadership development, strategic planning, system-thinking, project management, the impact of mindset and commercial skills. His passion is to help create an environment where leadership is inspired by kindness and compassion, where individuals and teams hold themselves accountable for their impact on others and where leaders see their role as being to create leaders not followers.

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