Leadership Links Webinar: Compassionate Leadership – A resilience perspective

Date and time
Thursday, 22 August 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (GMT)
Virtual event.
About this event
Duration: 1 hour.
Thursday, 22 August 2024, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (GMT)

This webinar will give an overview of Compassionate Leadership and will then look at what leading in this way means both for the leader and for the team.

It will consider the questions:

• What does it mean to be a compassionate leader?
• Does leading in this way compromise our own resilience and wellbeing?
• How do we ensure we are compassionate to ourselves as well as to others?

Learning outcomes for this session are:

• Gaining an understanding of the concept of compassionate leadership
• Building a better understanding of our own wellbeing and resilience in the way that we lead
• Understanding how compassionate leadership can both support and inspire your team

Dr Patricia Armstrong OBE

Dr Patricia Armstrong OBE


Pat has a wealth of experience in leadership and governance. Following a career in the third sector, she completed her doctoral studies exploring leadership resilience and is now completing a book on “holistic leadership resilience”.
She spent almost 20 years as CEO of ACOSVO, the leadership body for third sector CEO’s and more recently led on the development of “Leading to Change” within NHS Education Scotland. She also served 8 years as a board member and Vice Chair of OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator.
In 2018 she was recognised in the New Year Honours list with an OBE for service to the voluntary sector, in 2021 was recognised as one of the top 100 women in social enterprise in Europe, is recognised as an honorary lifetime member of the EUCLID Network and is a fellow of The RSA.
She is currently a board member of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network and has a portfolio career in areas of interest.

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