Four-part Appreciative Inquiry webinar series available on YouTube


Posted on 24 June 2020 (Permalink)

Recordings of our highly successful four-part Appreciative Inquiry webinar series are now available to watch again on YouTube. The sessions are designed to support the wellbeing of health and social care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

The sessions were developed with health and social care staff in mind, from a range of settings such as acute, community, specialist, integrated and mental health NHS Trusts, clinical commissioning groups, GPs and care homes. The series aimed to provide an opportunity to: 

  • Understand Appreciative Inquiry and how it can be used to co-create new ways of working in both health and social care sectors
  • Explore tools, techniques and practices that can be used to support existing practice
  • Hear from topical experts who are already applying Appreciative Inquiry to both their professional and personal lives
  • Connect socially in the development of a community of discovery that can continue to share learning
  • Inquire into appreciative conversations and apply questions and reframes to enable resiliency growth

Part one: Power of the Narrative

Session speakers: 

  • Helen Hunt – Patient Safety Service Manager
  • Daniel Hodgkiss – Patient Safety Assistant Programme Manager
  • Alison Jones – Learning from Excellence Fellow

Part two: Focusing the appreciative lens during this time of flux

Session speakers: 

  • Suzette Woodward – National Patient Safety Expert
  • Sally Shiels - Anaesthetist
  • Amanda Mohabir – Anaesthetist
  • Caroline Maries-Tillott – Patient Safety Service Lead

Part three: Power of appreciative growth mindset in disruptive times

Session speakers: 

  • Adrian Plunkett, Consultant Paediatric Intesivist
  • Emma Plunkett – Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Jan Somers – Appreciative learning facilitator, personal - and leadership coach

Part four: Community of Discovery

Session speakers: 

  • Daniel Hodgkiss – Patient Safety Assistant Programme Manager
  • Alison Jones – Learning from Excellence Fellow
  • Sally Shiels – Anaesthetist
  • Jan Somers – Appreciative learning facilitator, personal - and leadership coach
  • Suzanne Quinney - Appreciating People
  • Tim Slack - Appreciating People
  • Caroline Maries-Tillott – Patient Safety Service Lead

Attendee feedback

We have received a wealth of positive feedback from attendees of our Appreciate Inquiry webinar series. Here is a selection of the comments provided by those who joined us: 

"Just listening to you all speak so authentically and deeply from your souls feels very moving and nourishing and opening somehow ... THANK YOU!"

"Fantastic powerful examples of application of AI in acute care setting !!! Thanks so much Sally and Amanda AWESOME."

"Such a great story, keeping us grounded and focused on the positives even in times like this."

"A big thanks to all the speakers, such powerful and yet simple examples of how we can change our cultures and get the best possible outcome from our teams for our patients."

"Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories and experiences today. Everyone is so motivational. I am glad to have reached the opportunity to sit in this webinar. Thank you! Fab session."

"Thank you. I am looking forward to using what I have learned and the tools and stories to create a positive impact."

Following positive feedback from these sessions, we are keen to continue the series in the near future. If you would like to request webinars on a specific topic or have thoughts on the future of the series, please contact Helen Hunt