Building resilience in challenging times

The first pilot project of the British Society of Echocardiography’s (BSE) new Leadership Academy aims to develop the leadership skills of echo team leaders to help support their teams over the coming months, at a time when resilience and wellbeing are more crucial than ever.

The purpose of this programme is to exercise a duty of care:

  • to look after the wellbeing and resilience of NHS staff over the coming months through one-to-one coaching support, peer-to-peer facilitated group support and leadership learning modules;
  • to provide a safe space to process stress, change, and uncertainty in new workplace realities – often referred to as a VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous);
  • to provide NHS team leaders with tools and skills to build resilient teams to generate new ways of navigating difficult situations;
  • to generate group spaces for structured reflection, leadership learning, and constructive peer exchanges.

We are looking for six participants to take part in this pilot project to help us develop an impactful leadership programme that could be rolled out to the wider BSE membership.

Please reflect on these statements:

  • You are a team leader of an echo service
  • You are open to new perspectives and ways of developing yourself and your team
  • You are prepared to reflect on and deepen your own self-awareness as a key part of helping your team
  • You regularly feel stressed or overwhelmed in your daily life and would like to feel more “in control”
  • You sense that your team members need support with dealing with exhaustion, high workloads, backlogs or fear/anxiety about a second COVID 19 wave
  • You are able to commit to completing the tasks, coaching sessions, group sessions and feedback
  • You are looking to develop your team or service in the future, for instance through Echo Quality Framework assessment or departmental accreditation
  • You are a member of the British Society of Echocardiography

If you answer yes to most or all of these questions, please return the application form below to [email protected] by Monday 30 November 2020.

Application form