EACTS WOMEN IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY COMMITTEE (WiCTS)
WEBINAR SERIES: “The changing face of leadership: moving from diversity to inclusion”
Programme Director & EACTS WiCTS Chair:
“Our main objective is to make the Association an inclusive one where talent can flourish. We want to empower the female surgeons to work with the Association itself so that it is really inclusive. What for me is important is that we approach the topic with a very positive attitude. We are proud to be women and to be a role model for the next generation.”
Webinar Coach & Moderator:
Webinar Series Overview
Webinar Sessions Outline
Registration for the Webinar Series is open! Once registered, participants will receive each individual session link prior to the scheduled date.
15 September 2022 – 11 May 2023 | x8 monthly webinars | 20:00-21:30 CET (Central European Time)
Jolanda Kluin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The EACTS Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Committee has launched a new webinar series to discuss the changing face of leadership, explore the topic of gender in medicine and enhance management and leadership skills for cardiothoracic surgeons. Blending theory with practical information from experts and guest speakers, this series of eight 90-minute webinars will offer a space to explore and enhance understanding of women’s challenges and roles in the current landscape and offer ‘tools’ to help all surgeons gain and maintain influence and leadership in their roles.
Interactive Lectures, presentations, group discussions.
Non-members: €275 (one fee to access all webinars)
Open to all who support the advancement of inclusion and diversity in cardiothoracic surgery (regardless of gender). For all Skills Levels.
Medicine is not gender-neutral – She is male
Introduction to webinar series from EACTS President, Professor Friedhelm Beyersdorf, followed by keynote from Professor Kiki Lombarts.
• Physicianhood and gender: the uncomfortable truth
• Gender construct of physicianhood and patient care
• Benefits of a gender-diverse construct of physicianhood
Disrupting Everyday Bias
About the various ways unconscious bias may have an impact on decision-making involving hiring, promotion, performance, communication and leadership. Tools and strategies to disrupt everyday bias and create situations to make decisions and communicate in a more conscious manner and foster diversity and inclusion by doing so.
• What is bias?
• The impact of bias on interactions, behaviours and decision-making
• Exploration of own biases and of the medical system
• Practical tools and strategies to disrupt everyday bias to provide for a more inclusive workplace
Enhancing your Leadership Strengths
Dr Penny Newman
Understanding yourself: passions and strengths – personal assets: skills and experience, values – Motivations and concerns – Fears; Self-care and resilience (Healthy mind platter. Self-care as a win-win). Keynote from Dr Penny Newman.
• Your instrument is you: know thyself
• ‘Instruments’ to navigate your journey
• It all starts with selfcare (Eva Noorda)
Communication with Impact
Communication as key-factor in diverse working environments.
• Impact = LEAD (Live in the now, Expressive, Attention and Disclose)
• Differences (M/F) in communication styles (status versus connect)
• Use of voice – The importance of consistency
Mastering Everyday Negotiations
Dr Deborah Kolb
Keynote from Dr Deborah Kolb.
• The concept of shadow negotiation
• Common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them
• Preparation and communication critical for success
Building and Leveraging your Network
The meaning, value and importance of social networks: instrumental vs. support networks (we need both). Support others in their aim to achieve individual and organizational goals.
• Network is a need (not nice) to have
• Professional versus social support network
• Network design
• Networking as path to inclusiveness (with men as allies)
Political Savvy as a Critical Leadership Skill
Understanding of organizational politics from a positive perspective.
• The two sides of political savvy
• Understanding of organizational politics from a positive perspective
• How to develop political skills
Becoming an Inclusive Leader: from Hero to Host
Moderator Maleene de Ridder will kick off this webinar with an overview of the theme’s and conclusions from earlier webinars. If we want to transform complex systems, we need to abandon the exclusive reliance on the masculine leader as-hero perspective and invite in the leader-as host perspective.
In this closing webinar, Kiki Lombarts will guide us in exploring this perspective as a way to move to a more inclusive workplace and will provide participants with what it takes to be a good host. Closing remarks by Jolanda and Friedhelm.