Collaboration & Working Across Boundaries in COVID19 & beyond



12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Collaboration & Working Across Boundaries in COVID19 & beyond

This is the fourth of five topic-led digital conversations we are hosting over the coming months with our Community Partners, Kaleidoscope.

When the COVID19 first appeared in the UK,  health and care organisations across Scotland had to respond quickly and often with fast changing information.  We heard  many different experiences, perspectives and stories about redesigning processes and pathways in very short time frames, stepping into roles at short notice, sometimes in teams who had never come together before, and haven’t again since.  Working across boundaries came to the fore as boundaries changed, even if only for a short time.

But we know that collaboration and working across boundaries is not just for times of crisis response and can be formal or informal, taking place on a small or larger scale, in the everyday and in the unusual.

We know leaders have a preeminent influence on culture, that is, how we experience our environment and relationships in the workplace.  Being open to, encouraging and enabling working across boundaries are ways that leaders can role model and actively encourage a more collaborative culture.  We don’t have to be in a time of crisis to experience this.

Join our conversation where we consider how can we make the most of both the everyday and the crisis lessons we have learned as we invite the health and social care community to explore experiences of collaboration and working across boundaries during the pandemic, in the everyday and the impact this has had.

Are you interested in participating in this lively online and interactive session? This event has now taken place and our insights pack is available here

In this event, 

We will welcome some fantastic speakers to kick off our discussion:

  • Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
  • Tam Begbie, National Co-ordinator, Medics Against Violence, Navigator Scotland
  • Heather Shearer, Executive Coach with Belmont Research Ltd and Teaching Fellow with University of St Andrews

We hope you can make it as it promises to be a constructive and engaging discussion.  You can also check out the learning from our previous events here.

If you haven’t been to one of our events before:

This is the fourth event in our series exploring “what is good leadership?” from different angles. Each event is an opportunity to share stories and insights, point each other to practical resources, offer support and encourage building lasting connections. They are also an opportunity to make sense of new insights generated since COVID-19, as well as long-standing challenges from before the pandemic. We welcome anyone and everyone involved in the health, social care, voluntary and third sector system in Scotland.