What does it mean to be a member of Connect?
Becoming a member means putting your weight behind our mission to increase the number and quality of trusting connections across boundaries in service of kinder, more equitable care.
You’ll connect with members over common challenges, engaging flexibly with a range of developmental activities that will deepen your understanding of how to make positive change happen. Activities will range from digital and face-to-face learning and inspiration sessions to a ‘Walking in their shoes’ system leadership exchange programme. And you’ll also be able to access content and resources from inspiring system leaders within and beyond south east London.
These activities are being shaped by the Connect Leadership Group, a new representative group of 12 Connect members responsible for leading the development of the Connect community.
A uniquely south east London approach
Last year, over 200 individuals across health and care sectors and organisations began to form this community. Together they co-created five guiding characteristics that define the leadership we need for the 21st century.
All our activities will focus on developing and embedding these characteristics across our system.
Who can join the Connect community?
Connect’s vision is for a thriving, developmental and sustainable community of system leaders which is inclusive, inspiring and improvement focused. Anyone interested in the power of connecting across boundaries in south east London can become a member, regardless of role, experience, profession or sector.
How can I get involved?
To join the Connect community and receive regular updates, sign up using this short form.
System Leadership Characteristics
As a community we have co-designed five characteristics of a confident, joyful south east London system leader.
Together, they set out the skills and behaviours we need to develop to be able effectively work together across boundaries to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities.
Each characteristic was shaped by members of this community through learning and inspiration events, and discussions with expert panellists from across sectors, systems and continents.
Check out the detailed skills and behaviours of each characteristic, as well as the recordings, below: