Aspire to Lead is a short course of four modules, helping aspiring leaders in intensive care and related fields to consider clinical leadership in practice in the ICU, learning some leadership ideas and reflecting on practice. These sessions are modular - you can attend one or two, or all four as you wish.
These are workshops, so please attend with your camera on and be prepared to interact.
Aspire to Lead Module 4: Transformational leadership and understanding the importance of role clarity, vision, meaningfulness and predictability.
Dr Julie Highfield, Director of Wellbeing at the ICS, outlines the concept of transformational leadership, what that means within intensive care (considering barriers and enablers) and how to create clarity of vision, no matter what your leadership status.
Clinical Psychologist ,
Dr Julie Highfield is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Lead for Organisational Health in Adult and Paediatric Critical Care, Cardiff. She is the National Project Director for Wellbeing in the Intensive Care Society. She has a long experience of working as a psychologist in medical and health care settings and works closely with staff in their experience of working in healthcare, as well as advising managers on matters of workforce wellbeing. Julie has worked with the British Psychological Society and its Division of Clinical Psychology in Wales. She led the BPS team writing the National Guidance for Staff in the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Julie works with the Welsh Assembly Government in various projects, including as the lead for Critical Care Workforce Task and Finish Group, and Modelling for Rehabilitation for patients post COVID-19, and the Wellbeing Conversation Tool. She has a number of publications and book chapters in the field of critical care, staff wellbeing, and leadership.