Collaborative Pairs

Collaborative Pairs Australia is an exciting opportunity for health and community services professionals and consumers to form a partnership to develop collaborative leadership skills and lead system change. This program is based on collaborative leadership programs developed by the Kings Fund in the UK (https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/search?search=collaborative+pairs) and is delivered via a partnership between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and the Kings Fund (https://chf.org.au/collaborative-pairs) and is being evaluated with the support of the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Next Program to start in 2020

Who is it for?

This program has been designed

Collaborative Pairs Australia is an exciting opportunity for health and community services professionals and consumers to form a partnership to develop collaborative leadership skills and lead system change. This program is based on collaborative leadership programs developed by the Kings Fund in the UK (https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/search?search=collaborative+pairs) and is delivered via a partnership between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and the Kings Fund (https://chf.org.au/collaborative-pairs) and is being evaluated with the support of the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Next Program to start in 2020

Who is it for?

This program has been designed for pairs of health and consumer leaders from the same local health care system to work together to develop their collaborative leadership skills and apply these in a shared challenge/project.

The Program

The program is structured as 5 one-day sessions (or the equivalent) with approximately one month between each session. The sessions enable participants to work together as a pair and a learning community to:

  • Understand your personal leadership and conflict resolution styles
  • Develop relationships and lead change across the health system with people who might have different perspectives and priorities
  • Develop the tools and practices to communicate, handle difficult conversations and manage the political context
  • Understand the power dynamic in collaborative practice and how to operate respectfully and equitably
  • Build a support network to develop and apply collaborative leadership.

The program will involve reflection and analysis, input from facilitators and experiential and interactive exercises. It has been designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the participants.

Facilitators

Debra Kay

Debra is a consumer representative and is the Consumer Lead. She has worked for many years in community health partnerships to build accessible, safe and effective health care. She has led consumer organisations; developed accredited consumer engagement training; holds a number of roles in governance and advocacy; and undertakes volunteer support and advocacy roles with a wide range of community organisations.


Dr Walid (Wally)Jammal

Wally is the clinical lead, a GP and an associate Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University. He has a strong interest in health economics and models of care in general practice, foremost the Patient Centred Medical Home framework. His practice is a lead site in the Commonwealth’s Health Care Home trial and the NSW Integrated Care project. He was awarded NSW RACGP GP of the year for 2017.

.


When: Group 2 will start in 2020

Where: WentWest, Level 1, 85 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

Fees and costs: Successful applicants will participate in this training program at no cost

Enquiries:

Sarah Bowe (02) 8811 7100

consumers@wentwest.com.au