Building community health – through systems convening and supporting staff self-awareness (5pm London time, 14 October 2021) | Q Community

Building community health – through systems convening and supporting staff self-awareness (5pm London time) Learn about the role of Systems Convening in a pioneering community health project in Yorkshire – which used Mindfulness and more to support changes in behaviour and awareness. Get Involved Communities of Practice Leadership Development Programme Q Visits Q Exchange Network Weaving: learning series Journals and Learning Resources QI Connect WebEx series Upcoming events Past events Your events Add your event Live streaming and webinar tools Resources Your resources Add your resource Report: The role of improvement during the response to COVID-19 Supporting local learning 14 Oct 2021 17:00 – 18:00 London Zoom Sharethis content Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Following on from the book launch of ‘Systems Convening – a crucial form of leadership for the 21st century‘ (free download here), we’re bringing to Q a series of follow-up Zooms delving deeper into the case studies featured in the book. ** Register here to receive your personal Zoom login ** This first one features Q member Esther Hall, who will share her work on a Sport England-funded community health development programme in Withernsea, Yorkshire, that used a Mindfulness/adult development programme to help staff be more self-aware, hold more complex views of the world, hear past their own agendas, especially in a community setting. All the things that one would associate with waking up to our later stages of adult development. (Is this the ‘inner journey’ of systems convener?). Esther ran a programme developed by University of Aberystwyth Mindfulness researcher Dr Rachel Lilley to help with this inner shift. She will share details about the real impact it created, and the interesting dynamics that emerged. Esther will also highlight the role of ‘Systems Convening’ in the project – and we hope to be able to briefly compare her experience with the ‘Systems Convening’ efforts in another Sport England-funded pilot project in the same series (in Greater Manchester). This one hour Zoom will explore: 1) Why we brought adult development into this community development project 2) Participant discussion: an opportunity to discuss our experience around building staff self-awareness 3) Dr Lilley’s programme and and the effects it generated in participants 4) Changes to the project resulting from Covid Esther is the convener of the Q group Closing the gap: developing improvers for a complex world.

Building community health – through systems convening and supporting staff self-awareness (5pm London time) | Q Community

To the Systems Convening mailing group, Matthew Mezey of the Q Community said:

Next month: all welcome to join the Q Community’s ‘Systems Convening’ Zoom on Oct 14th – building community health

Esther Hall, who is featured in the book, will also share her research on the ‘inner journey’ of Systems Conveners.

More info/to register: https://q.health.org.uk/event/building-community-health-through-systems-convening-and-supporting-staff-self-awareness-5pm-london-time/

Snippet from the event page:
This first one features Q member Esther Hall, who will share her work on a Sport England-funded community health development programme in Withernsea, Yorkshire, that used a Mindfulness/adult development programme to help staff be more self-aware, hold more complex views of the world, hear past their own agendas, especially in a community setting. All the things that one would associate with waking up to our later stages of adult development. (Is this the ‘inner journey’ of systems convener?).

Esther ran a programme developed by University of Aberystwyth Mindfulness researcher Dr Rachel Lilley to help with this inner shift. She will share details about the real impact it created, and the interesting dynamics that emerged.

Esther will also highlight the role of ‘Systems Convening’ in the project – and we hope to be able to briefly compare her experience with the ‘Systems Convening’ efforts in another Sport England-funded pilot project in the same series (in Greater Manchester).