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professional development

Compassionate Leadership Training

May 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST


Compassion is not a virtue – it is a commitment. It’s not something we have or don’t have – it’s something we choose to practice.

Research shows that compassion gets embedded in an organisation when there is buy-in and modelling from the top. Positive emotion in leaders is associated with more positive emotion in staff, enhanced team performance and higher rates of prosocial behaviour. And, when nurses are spoken to harshly, for example, by a supervisor, this affects their subsequent interaction with patients over the course of a day. So, it’s no exaggeration to say that compassion demonstrated by leaders will have a significant effect on a patient’s experience and outcomes.

In the course, we focus on cultivating self-compassion and what it means to be a compassionate leader. The course draws on mindfulness practice, research and the recognition that our vulnerability as humans allow us to connect, listen to the challenges of others and be helpful. At the heart of compassionate leadership is understanding the difficulties staff experience, through collaboration and fostering collective responsibility for complex challenges.

Event Details

May 3, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BST
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Managers, leaders

Partner Profile

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Sussex Mindfulness Centre

Registered Jun 2020
Training Partner


At Sussex Mindfulness Centre we aim to improve wellbeing through mindfulness. We bring together mindfulness practice, research and training. We do this for the benefit of people with mental or physical health challenges and the wider community. We want to learn more about who and how mindfulness can help. We have heartfelt values: helping those in need, with compassion, based on evidence


0300 304 2057


Brighton, United Kingdom