Live, let live and thrive: Succeeding in organisations by navigating competing cultures, priorities and conflict

9th November 2020

As a healthcare worker you may have experienced certain challenges in navigating your work environment prior to the current pandemic. COVID-19 has caused huge shifts in life, life-style, work, and society in general causing deepening of such challenges. Seismic shifts in the past such these have seen irreversible change.

Where do you find yourself in this volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous environment?

The ABC of coping is generally held to be keeping active, taking breaks, and staying connected. Beyond just coping, resilience is about surviving by navigating the challenges and creating new opportunity to survive, thrive and lead yourself, others, and organisations successfully.

In this webinar, the third in a series of four, the panel will help you explore different aspects of an organisation to help to navigate yours. It will discuss aspects of organisational structure, culture and change. Our guest speaker, Jann Gardner, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, an organisation that provides innovation driven care to patients across Scotland will discuss the agile leadership and thinking beyond visible horizons in the context of change.

Different scenarios of common day to day issues faced at work, will be played out for the participants. Join this webinar to discuss non-technical aspects of life as a surgical clinician to be successful during and beyond the pandemic.


  • Jann Gardner - Chief Executive, NHS Golden Jubilee
    Having started her career as a clinical pharmacist, Jann worked through progressively senior roles in her professional field and then within wider hospital healthcare management. With a commitment to continuous personal development she holds, in addition to her undergraduate pharmacy degree, postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Pharmacy, Health Economics, Programme Management and an Executive MBA. She has a keen interest in robotics, innovation and the harnessing of eHealth solutions to accelerate outcomes and resilience. Prior to joining NHS Golden Jubilee, Jann was Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in NHS Fife.
  • Ali Mehdi - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Borders, Scotland, UK, Executive MBA Scholar, Warwick Business School, UK.
  • Omo Okonkwo - Cosmetic Dentist, Leadership and Wellbeing Coach, Executive MBA Scholar, Warwick Business School, UK.
  • Mathew Sewell - Paediatric and Adult Spinal Surgeon, Barts Healthcare FT, Executive MBA (Distinction), Warwick Business School, UK.
  • Vivek Srivastava - Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, Oxford, UK, Exec MBA scholar, Oxford Brookes Business School.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of organisational structure, culture and politics
  • Create practical approaches to deal with different teams and situations within your organisation
  • Understand concepts of navigating challenges and being an integral part of organisational change


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