27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

Adrian Pennington

Chief Executive
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

1:30 PM Case Study: Preparing your Organisation for the Passage of Change by Exercising Foresight and Being an Aspiring Leader

As with any major infrastructure and digital transformation project, the key to success lies in how well you prepare your organisation for the shifts on culture, workforce, workflow and environment. With reference to his experience across Canada, the UK and Australia, Adrian will underline the importance of:
  • Foresight around capacity, deliverance and expectations to develop a long term vision as your organisation transitions into a new and more complex landscape
  • Attracting and retaining talent with the requisite skill sets and who nurture a culture that challenges current norms to work more efficiently, productively and safely
  • Developing a future workforce plan and change management strategy to support this transition; in particular the role of leaders in driving the right culture to support the program

9:00 AM Having a Vigorous Change Management Approach in Place to Ensure a Smooth Transition From the Old to New Clinical Environment

Relocating into a new clinical environment, especially where the transition is on a large-scale, can be a daunting and complicated task. Change management is absolutely fundamental and acts as the ‘glue’ that keeps the business together. Change management activities and mechanisms can help maintain cultural alignment, synergies, operational efficiencies and continuation of workflow which is especially important where the transfer occurs in a live hospital environment.

A change management approach should be identified and established in the initial stages of planning and continue well into the transition. Led by Adrian Pennington, CEO of Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, this interactive workshop offers you the opportunity to discuss among your peers your role as a leader of change and the change management activities and mechanisms you could apply to your own scenario.

This interactive workshop offers you the opportunity to discuss among your peers:

  • Your role as a leader of change
  • The change management activities and mechanisms you could apply to your own scenario
  • How to manage and execute extensive levels of clinical engagement, increase community engagement and
  • Consultation and clinical assessment of the whole health service’s readiness to transition
  • How to appoint change champions to support their colleagues through the process
  • Building a dedicated training program to prepare staff for the change, including change management tool kits and help portals to support staff during the immediate post-occupancy period
  • How to communicate change and engage the community

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Adrian.

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