16 June 2021
09:30 - 10:30
1 hour
Online video conferencing

Learned optimism is the antidote 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 story telling styles and will use techniques such as Tim Wilson's 'story editing' approach to help leaders listen for the signs of learned helplessness and adopt a coaching technique which clarifies what can, can't and could be done to stay motivated when tackling challenges.

Lead facilitator

Linda Keenan  

Linda joined NHS Elect in 2014, she brings considerable organisation and leadership development experience gained in the health, charity, and housing sectors. Prior to joining NHS Elect, Linda ran her own organisation development consultancy for 12 years, working predominantly in the charity sector with organizations such as Medecins Sans Frontieres and the British Heart Foundation. Linda has an MSc in Organisation Development from Roffey Park (University of Sussex) and an accredited advanced action learning facilitator (ILM) and facilitator trainer, advising members on how best to introduce action learning alongside leadership development and to support culture change initiatives. An experienced and accredited workplace mediator, Linda trained with the internationally respected Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

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