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Leading Change with NextGen GP

Free leadership development programme to help Next Generation GP participants to go further with leading change.
Starting 10 May, with 6 evening sessions through to the autumn.

A chance to develop your insights, skills and confidence to address the most common challenges facing change leaders in general practice. Come with your questions, leave with a plan. Workshops hosted by Dr Robert Varnam.

Next Generation GP connects and inspires early career GPs, opening up a world of potential for leadership. Now we’re going to the next stage – how do you lead change in a way that’s successful and sustainable? Is it even possible to lead when you’re not the boss? How to handle resistance? How to ensure we’re implementing the right changes in the right way?

This is a very practical action-learning style leadership programme. Together we’ll explore the evidence about successful techniques and tools for leading change, and over the year we’ll develop and use plans in our own work. 

The programme begins online and will move into in-person workshops, COVID-permitting. 

Each workshop will be accompanied by comprehensive resources to further your learning, pursue additional interests and turn your ideas into structured plans that work. Read more about the why, the who and the how of leading change

Kindly funded by RCGP NorthWest, Greater Manchester and Lancashire & S Cumbria training hubs. Participation is entirely free. Registration is essential, and participants are asked to commit to attend at least 4 sessions.

Our first 3 modules provide a grounding in the evidence and practice of the vital areas of change leadership…

1. WHY ?

Using your story of why

10 May, 7:30-9:30pm

Getting and keeping people on board with your ideas for change. A chance to deepen your understanding of how stories engage others in change, and to practice a story for your own ideas in a safe environment.

2. WHO ?

Handling resistance

7 Jun, 7:30-9:30pm

Addressing common responses when we try to lead change. Introducing three powerful frameworks for understanding resistance, and working up your own plans to ‘roll with resistance’.

3. HOW ?

QI in the real world

19 Jul, 7:30-9:30pm

A practical look at using Improvement Science methods in everyday general practice. Taking three of the most-used QI tools (process mapping, PDSA, run charts) we’ll look at the practicalities of engaging the whole team.

As you apply your learning to real-world situations, we’ll check in on how it’s going and what else could help…

4. PROGRESS

Optional coaching

9 Aug, 7:30-9:30pm

Group coaching about your leadership journey. A chance to check in and bring your questions & challenges.

5. PLANS

Take stock & plan

20 Sep, 7:30-9:30pm

What are you working on? How is it going? What next? Small group discussion and action planning.

COVID-permitting, we’ll gather in person to share and celebrate. Choice of three venues…

6. YES !

Connect, share, celebrate

8 Nov, 7:00-10:00pm
IN PERSON, Lancashire

In-person event for networking, sharing progress and learning, and solving problems together.

Venue details TBC

6. YES !

Connect, share, celebrate

9 Nov, 7:00-10:00pm
IN PERSON, S Cumbria

In-person event for networking, sharing progress and learning, and solving problems together.

Venue details TBC

6. YES !

Connect, share, celebrate

15 Nov, 7:00-10:00pm
IN PERSON, Manchester

In-person event for networking, sharing progress and learning, and solving problems together.

Venue details TBC

Each workshop will be highly participatory, and will focus on ways you can apply new insights, skills and tools in your own situation. No prior work is required, but optional information will be provided to help you prepare if you wish. Participants will be provided with free learning and planning resources after the workshop. 

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Module details

The programme begins with three modules that address three vital areas for successful change leadership – the why, the who and the how.

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Using your story of why

Getting and keeping people on board with your ideas for change. A chance to deepen your understanding of how stories engage others in change, and to practice a story for your own ideas in a safe environment.

Getting others on board with change is one of the hardest challenges many leaders face. Connecting with your colleagues’ motivation is an essential task early in your project, enabling you to achieve more, faster.

In this module, we look at:

  • the mistakes we often make in jumping into what we want people to do
  • what we can learn from successful leaders of social movements
  • how to create a compelling story of why that inspires commitment

You will get:

  • fresh understanding of the common challenges of getting people on board
  • confidence to create and use your own stories to engage others
 
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Handling resistance

Addressing common responses when we try to lead change. Introducing three powerful frameworks for understanding resistance, and working up your own plans to ‘roll with resistance’.

Resistance to change is a near-universal experience for leaders and often slows or even blocks progress. Understanding what’s behind resistance will enable you to work with colleagues respectfully, compassionately and more effectively.

 

In this module, we look at:

  • the three most common types of resistance to change
  • your own experience of how these are seen in practice
  • the importance of a compassionate leadership approach
  • a framework for working with resistance rather than just pushing against it

You will get:

  • fresh confidence to engage positively with people when you experience resistance
  • deeper insights into successful ways to work through resistance
  • an action plan to address specific issues in your own project
 
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QI in the real world

A practical look at using Improvement Science methods in everyday general practice. Taking three of the most-used QI tools (process mapping, PDSA, run charts) we’ll look at the practicalities of engaging the whole team.

Promising ideas almost never work without adaptation and a process of embedding innovations alongside existing ways of working. The science of improvement helps ensure your changes are effective, safe and sustainable.

In this module, we look at:

  • the ways in which improvement (or ‘implementation’) science can help with common challenges in leading change
  • three essential tools for your work
  • approaches to using improvement methods in a truly human-centric way

You will get:

  • skills to use driver diagrams, PDSA cycles and run charts to achieve better results with fewer obstacles
  • fresh confidence in engaging colleagues more closely through the process of implementing change
 

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