Lunchtime Talk: Camilla Child and Leslie Brissett – 15 October 2014
Following the live-streamed Assembly Meeting on the 18th September, Leslie Brissett and Camilla Child will discuss how the Tavistock Institute’s traditions are being utilised as part of the consortium of agencies working with NHS England.
The Tavistock Institute is leading the Relationships and Culture Change stream of work and co-ordinating the Learning and Evaluation process. NHS Citizen aims to create a system that will connect Citizens directly into decisions and thinking about the future of the NHS and its services. One of the keys to understanding and working with the complexity of the context has been the focus on conversations on the one hand and understanding the NHS Citizen team as a fractal of the wider NHS system as a whole. The talk will outline some of the challenges and the tensions in delivering the NHS Citizen programme and some of the emerging learning about working with Tavistock concepts and approaches in a contemporary system change programme.
Camilla Child’s practice has developed over more than 25 years leading her to a deep understanding of organisational cultures, change processes, organisational design and the implementation of new services. Mostly in and with the public sector, her work also takes her into the worlds of key institutions and cross-boundary relationships, often working with the dynamics of the critical spaces between people, departments, agencies. Camilla pays close attention to context, role and authority, and draw on political science, a range of organisational and learning theories, and systems psychodynamics to help clients make sense of interactions and support change. She brings all this to her work and a willingness to enter into the collective enquiry to create meaning together.
Leslie Brissett is the Company Secretary of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. He has worked in senior roles and at board levels in the NHS for 20 years. Having held Non-Executive Director roles in 2 Strategic Health Authorities during government changes, he brings an understanding of the lived realities of leading change in the NHS. He has studied at Judge Business School, Cambridge University’s International Health Leadership Programme been advised the WHO European Office.
Camilla Child and Leslie Brissett’s talk: Innovation and participation: NHS England co-design with citizens is part of the Tavistock Institute’s Food for Thought series.
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Every third Wednesday at the Tavistock Institute, staff, associates, trustees and partners have come together for these informal talks. Now as we enter the sixth year of talks we are looking to widen this community and to explore the possibilities for development and new thought through engaging with a wider audience.
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