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Growing your leadership skills

25 October 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
This event is free and open to DCP members only. Registration is required. Please see the Pricing tab for more information.
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This workshop, ’Growing your Leadership Skills’, is being presented by Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw and Jo Hemmingfield.

Registration at 9.30am, the event will start at 10am

Please see the programme tab for further information. 

Holiday Inn Express Hull City Centre, 
St Stephen's Shopping Centre,
80 Ferensway,

The Holiday Inn is situated next door to Hull train/bus station. There are public parking in a number of care parks on or near Ferens Way.

Further information is available at:

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The PQT/DCP joint day on Growing your Leadership Skills will be an experiential workshop acknowledging the role of leadership in our practice. It will offer the opportunity to learn from Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw's experiences in leadership, mentorship and supervision. Joanne Hemmingfield, national EbE Lead for the BPS will also offer her perspective on where and how psychologists can grow further as leaders.

Aims for the day include:

  • Consideration of leadership skills we use on an everyday basis in our work- to help individuals consider and reflect on their current and future leadership status.
  • Exploration of our implicit values of leadership in psychology - thinking about difference and diversity and how we visualise a leader.
  • Reflections on what service users need from psychology in terms of leadership in the NHS

Hull city of culture 2017 has lots to offer in terms of theatre, novel shows and interactive events, and music. There will be an opportunity to sample music by some of Hull's young musicians to put you in the mood for city of culture!

The presenters

Zenobia Nadirshaw: With 39 years of clinical and senior management experience in the NHS and Social Services in the Learning/Intellectual Disabilities field as well as in the mental health services-influencing service planning, service provision and service delivery within the profession at national and international levels. She is also Prof at the University of West London, External Examiner to 4 post-graduate clinical and counselling courses, National Assessor for Consultant posts in the NHS, Chair and Committee Member of several British Psychological Society - Division of Clinical Psychology. She has influenced the profession through organisational change in service delivery, service planning and service provision as well as in the teaching and training of psychologists to work more efficiently and effectively with people from Black and Minority communities. Working in partnership with , clients and carers to ensure positive outcomes for this vulnerable group has been recognised at national and international levels She has also won several awards and her portrait was hung at the National Portrait Gallery in 2007 for a short period of time as a Woman of Inspiration. She is a Trustee of several organisations-including The Race Equality Foundation and acts as a Mentor to several practioners and students. Dr Nadirshaw has received several professional Doctrates given to her by 3 different universities.

Jo Hemmingfield: Jo is DCP lead for England for Experts by Experience. She has worked with the DCP for the last 12 years advising on the perspective of people who use clinical psychology services. As a member of the DCP Executive, she works to ensure coproduction with people with lived experience of distress is part of everything the DCP and the profession do. As a Yorkshire woman, resident of Sheffield and fan of Humberside, Jo is devoted to the people of our region and has the privilege to be a member of DCP Yorkshire and Humberside Committee. When not working, Jo spends her time easing her (recently) adult children into the world, launching an independent mental health service user group in Sheffield and striving to be a force for good in her family and community. For fun, she adores making pots at the Sheffield Art House.

Who can attend?

This event is free and open to members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) only.

To join the Division please follow link:

Registration information 

Clicking on the register button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

Once you have signed in, click on this event to register and you should be able to complete the form and add to basket.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DCPYH-Growing-Oct17', at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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