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 Programme
15 September 2022 – 11 May 2023 | x8 monthly webinars | 20:00-21:30 CEST (Central European Summer 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)
Final webinar – free for non-members
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
Unconscious bias can have an impact in various ways on decision-making involving hiring, promotion, performance, communication and leadership. In the second webinar of this new series on leadership and diversity, keynote speaker Esther Mollema will discuss this important topic and provide useful strategies to disrupt everyday bias, create situations to enable more conscious and informed decision making and communication, and foster diversity and inclusion for a better team.
• 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
|Professor Jolanda Kluin||Maleene de Ridder MSc|
Enhancing your Leadership Strengths
Dr Penny Newman
• Your instrument is you: know thyself. Understanding motivations and passions, strengths, skills, experience, values – as well as concerns and fears.
• ‘Instruments’ to navigate your journey
• Selfcare and resilience as key factors
Communication with Impact
Keynote Speaker: Dorothy Grandia
Communication as a 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
Find out more about how to negotiate for yourself in the workplace, how to overcome stumbling blocks, and how to build collaboration with others, in ways that work for you and your organization.
Keynote from Dr Deborah Kolb on:
• The concept of shadow negotiation
• Common stumbling blocks and how to overcome them
• Preparation and communication critical for success
Building and Leveraging your Network
Keynote Speaker: Mirella Visser
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
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jane Horan
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 and Programme Director Prof. Jolanda Kluin will kick off this webinar with an overview of the theme’s and conclusions from earlier webinars, supported by reflections and advice from a Panel of experts including Dr Marta Sitges. 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.