Shared Leadership with Helen Ballantyne at Congress 2021

We’re pleased to have Helen Ballantyne, NHS as a speaker at  this year’s VMG SPVS Virtual Congress 13 – 14 May.

In her lecture Shared Leadership Helen will be discussing how in an increasingly complex world with more expertise and more specialisation, it is less effective in any setting for one person to give orders and others to follow.  This is the thinking behind ‘Shared Leadership’ which is a model increasingly promoted within the human healthcare setting.  In many cases, no individual clinician is an expert in all aspects of the care needed for the patient and therefore cannot lead the others in the team through an entirely command and control model. Instead, individuals within the team take on leadership responsibilities associated with their own area of specialism or interest. Shared leadership offers the potential to empower, and motivate staff at all stages of their career, and allow those in the formal leadership role to delegate with confidence.

Helen Ballantyne obtained a degree in Pharmacology before becoming a veterinary nurse. After ten years as a RVN, she retrained as a human centred nurse, spending two years in cardiothoracic intensive care before moving into transplant nursing.  She will share her thoughts on how the shared leadership model may be applied to veterinary practice, with particular emphasis on empowering nurses to achieve better outcomes for their patients, their clients, themselves and the whole practice team.

Helen is just one of the fantastic mix of international speakers at this year’s Congress which also includes:

  • Katherine Eitel Belt, LionSpeak
  • Pam Mosedale, RCVS Knowledge QI Clinical Lead 
  • Carolyne Crowe
  • Alan Robinson, Vet Dynamics
  • Mark Harwood, Hazlewoods
  • Rachel Davis, The Coaching Cabin
  • Wendy Nevins

Click here for the latest programme details.

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