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Leadership Quarter: Mindful Compassionate Leadership - From the Bedside to the Boardroom


Wednesday 1 March 2017

“There is a widespread call to put compassion at the heart of how health care is both delivered and led, and strong evidence that compassion in health care leadership has significant impact on health care outcomes” The Kings Fund 2015. This session will provide Senior Executives, Clinicians and Non-clinicians with an opportunity to explore what is mindfulness and compassion and how these both link to excellence in care and patient and family-centred care. Importantly, the session will also include experiential activities that leaders can experiment with in order to support their own ongoing mindful compassionate leadership. Participants will experiment with three brief facilitated meditations that support mindfulness, wellbeing and compassion.

The facilitator, Nickolas Yu, will share some pioneering work being done in Sydney Local Health District where meditation-based wellness and compassion training is now operating in every hospital. He will share some preliminary research findings and an overview of an internationally-funded Randomised Control Trial study, being conducted in conjunction with University of Sydney and Australian Catholic University, currently investigating the effects of the intervention on wellness and compassion outcomes.

It is anticipated that by the end of the session participants will be able to describe the link between meditation, mindfulness, compassion, wellness and patient and family-centred care; personally reflect on the use of brief strategies to support mindful compassionate leadership; and list practical steps that can be taken to support ongoing mindful compassionate leadership.

Leadership Quarter Breakfast Session Outline

7:00 – 7:30

Registration and breakfast

7:30 – 9:00

Key note presentation Nickolas Yu

9:00 – 9:30

Morning Tea

To RSVP please register your interest in this event with contact details (including name, location and email address) along with any dietary requirements to HETI-LeadershipUnit@health.nsw.gov.au by Friday 24 February 2017. Contact David Sweeney, Director Leadership on email David.Sweeney@health.nsw.gov.au if you would like additional information about this event or future events.


From: 01/03/2017 07:00:00 To: 01/03/2017 09:30:00


Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007


David Sweeney