Bristol Conversations in Education - Leadership and Change as Emergent Patterns of Interaction
Room 2.17, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA
This event is part of the Graduate School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series.
This seminar explores the notion that the quality and effectiveness of leadership arises as on-going patterns of interaction between leaders, colleagues and others. Drawing on insights from the complexity sciences, this way of thinking challenges approaches that focus primarily on using systems, processes and tools to bring about desired, controlled change in organisations. It sheds light on why the experiences and reality of leaders is that change processes are often extremely challenging and unpredictable. Key concepts are illustrated using the transformation of mental health services at a hospital in Sri Lanka. Further examples show how thinking about leadership as patterns of interaction has been used in different scenarios, and what leaders can do in practice to support more effective change.
There will be refreshments available before the event.