Work well in teams: Sharing purpose, separating the people from the problems and celebrating success

26th October 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.

During this webinar, the second in a series of four, the panel will help you explore the leader and team player in you. It will discuss various dimensions of team working including dynamics, connectedness and culture in the context of the first session. Our guest speaker, Col Gill Wilkinson, who has just spent three years as Deputy Commandment of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst will talk about how the military promote team working especially in crisis. 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.


  • Col Gill Wilkinson
    Colonel Gill Wilkinson has served in the Army for 24 years, initially as a Regular Officer and now as a Reservist. She has led soldiers on operations in Northern Ireland and The Balkans and worked across a range of specialist logistic, human resources and training roles, including as an assessor of leadership potential at the Army Officer Selection Board. She has just spent three years as the Deputy Commander (Reserves) of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and recently moved appointment to be Colonel of The Royal Logistic Corps Reserves. For the past eight years Gill has delivered Leadership assessment and development programmes across sectors as diverse as the NHS and professional sport.
  • 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 your team and work effectively in a period of crisis
  • Create approaches to deal with different team dynamics
  • Understand certain concepts of teams and how to lead them


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