Serve to Lead – Open Community Conversation



12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Serve to Lead – Open Community Conversation

Alongside our five topic-led conversations, we have been testing a new venture for Project Lift: the opportunity for you to participate in a session hosted by people from within our Project Lift Leadership Community. Due to the success and engagement of our 2020 hosted events, we are pleased to be able to share more in 2021.

These sessions offer space for the hosts to open a conversation on a leadership issue that is important to them, and for you to contribute to that conversation. With a focus on storytelling, we are providing space for personal experiences on the chosen issue.

This is very much a community-led element to our work in project lift and we are delighted to have  Army Officer David Goodacre and Brian Chittick, Interim Chief Executive  for the Shetland HSCP, to kick us off on a conversation about the parallels between leadership in the military and in health and social care, as well as how we can instil leadership at all levels and what it means to ‘serve to lead’. They will also raise the topic of different leadership types and how they can earn the respect of a team.


About the Event

David and Brian look forward to  hosting a conversation around these questions:

  • what does it mean to ‘Serve to Lead’?
  • what similarities are there between military leadership and our current climate?
  • what are the differences between management and leadership in this context?
  • how well do we prepare people to lead before they take positions of leadership?
  • what does this mean for us in our own work?

We welcome those engaged in the health, social care and voluntary sectors to join this conversation. If you have a story or perspective to share, an idea or are looking for some inspiration from others, why not join us?  It is an informal conversation, who knows where it may lead, and what insights we may all learn together.

Read the thought provoking blog from David to get us thinking about these questions.

This event has now completed and the insights pack is available for all who would like to revisit or explore the session.