Sussex Community's Staff Leadership Conference: Leadership for Inclusion
21 June 2019

Leadership for Inclusion

Competent and compassionate leadership is a must have for all areas of the NHS and we embed this into the culture of our organisation as best we can by holding an annual Leadership Conference. This is a day for staff to come together to discuss and learn about what makes a good leader.

The theme this year is Leadership for Inclusion. As a certified Disability Confident and Stonewall Champion Employer, we take inclusion very seriously and endeavour to make everybody in our Trust feel welcomed and able to be themselves.

We’re thrilled to announce the speakers for our July conference, Professor Papadopoulos, Professor of Transcultural Health and Nursing and Matt King OBE, Leading motivational speaker, lawyer, artist, adventurer and author.

Professor Rena Papadopoulos is the founder and Head of Research for Transcultural Studies in Health at Middlesex University. She has been researching issues related to transcultural health and cultural competence for over twenty-five years. Since 2010, Professor Papadopoulos has been researching compassion, one of our Trust Values, and has coined the term ‘Compassionate Leadership.’

Following a severe neck injury and paralysis, motivational speaker Matt King OBE shares the strategies and coping mechanisms he has relied upon with the team around him to reach his goals.

We firmly believe in leadership at every level of the organisation and are excited to welcome staff from all levels and backgrounds to take part in workshops such as:

Understanding and Supporting LGBT+, Supporting Staff to manage their mental health and wellbeing, Working with Vulnerable Families and Supporting informal carers in the workplace, plus many more.

Staff can see a full list of workshops and their places on The Pulse 

Sue Eckstein Award

Also on the agenda for the day is the announcement and presentation of our annual Sue Eckstein award winner. The Sue Eckstein Award is given out once a year to a person or team that has excelled in the delivery of compassionate leadership – another one of our Trust values.

Sue was an inspirational woman who has had a big impact at Sussex Community and far beyond. You can read more about her here. This award is a tribute to Sue Eckstein and recognises people working at the Trust who display similar warmth, compassion and leadership.

Click here to find out our five finalists this year