Let’s explore why caring for our colleagues needs to be front and centre of your leadership.



12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Let’s explore why caring for our colleagues needs to be front and centre of your leadership.

Join us for our first ‘courageous conversations’ event “Let’s explore why caring for our colleagues needs to be front and centre of your leadership.” – where we’ll explore how leadership has everything to do with sustainable workforce recovery.


About this Event

COVID-19 has affected us all, in all aspects of our lives and in different ways.  The response to the pandemic by society and especially by health and social care colleagues across Scotland has been immense.  It’s been tough and enlightening.  It makes us all pause for thought about all sorts of things, not least about how we recover ourselves and enable our amazing colleagues to do the same over the coming weeks, months and years.  

At Project Lift, we believe that great leadership can and does make all the difference to the quality of working environments we inhabit.  The courage to create spaces to listen and learn, to seek to understand and to empathise will serve our future selves well.  Indeed if we dare, our time of recovery will lead us all to a more sustainable workforce down the line.


Join us for our first ‘courageous conversation’, where we aim to offer fresh perspectives on some of the big questions of what it’s like to be a leader right now and what we need to be paying attention to if we are to have a thriving and sustainable workforce in the future.


Our Speakers

We’re delighted to welcome to this conversation:

  • Ben Farrugia, Director, Social Work Scotland
  • Laura Lamb, Acting Director of Development and Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council
  • Tim Mart, CEO & Co-founder, KnowYouMore
  • Dr Emma Hepburn, Programme Lead for We Care Staff Wellbeing Programme, NHS Grampian & Clinical Psychologist

At this event, we’ll explore how leaders and leadership make their contribution to the journey ahead. With our speakers we’ll be asking questions such as:

  • Why does great leadership practice matter now and for the future?
  • How can we genuinely pay attention to recovery within our own teams?
  • What works and what will trip you up?


Resources to Inspire

To provoke some thought ahead of this conversation, why not take a look at the wealth of resources available for staff, carers, volunteers and their families across social care and health at the National Wellbeing Hub. You may also be interested in checking out Coaching for Wellbeing, a digital coaching service for all health and social care staff.


The need to build a shared understanding and commitment on what it takes to recover well in service of the future is everyone’s concern. Everyone is welcome to this is a stand alone event, as part of a series that you and your colleagues are free to dip in and out of.

This event has now completed – Access Speaker videos and the Insights Pack

This event has now taken place and our insights pack  from the event  is open to all to revisit or explore for the first time . Please do use this to start a conversation about caring for our colleagues in your team, community or network – see the DIY event guide in the pack and contact us hello@projectlift.scot if you would like to talk this through.

Our Speaker videos are available to review here: