Care, Share & Inspire
A collaborative programme between the Janki Foundation and Brahma Kumaris UK for health and social care professionals.
Most health and social care professionals identify their compassionate, caring role as their strength and that which gives them a sense of purpose. The events of recent times have unfortunately made many critically examine their vocation, even to the extent of questioning where personal responsibility lies in a system where organisational leadership is struggling.
To celebrate both the Janki Foundation’s 25th Anniversary and the ongoing support that Brahma Kumaris provide to healthcare professionals, we invite you to spend a day with us to explore new models of good practice to enable health and social care professionals and organisations to continue to function effectively, and even to thrive within the current constraints. Highlights of the day will include keynote speakers, dialogue, panel discussion, poetry, meditation and small-group conversations.
Inspiring through compassionate leadership
An evidence-based approach to transforming the leadership and cultures of our organisations and institutions is desperately needed. By sustaining compassion in human communities, we can cultivate wisdom, humanity, presence and high-quality in all we do. This presentation will offer a simple, radical and powerfully effective strategy for change. It requires leaders to nurture compassion within themselves and across institutions, to support healthier and happier institutions and communities. Leaders at every level must have the courage and authenticity to embody compassion in their leadership now and for the long-term future.
Professor Michael West CBE,
Senior Visiting Fellow, The King’s Fund, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Lancaster University, Emeritus Professor, Aston University; introduced by Dr Sarah Eagger, chair of the Janki Foundation.
Creating a conscious caring culture
To show how to develop conscious caring cultures, and how they make a difference to staff, patients and the organisation.
Dr Mary Prendergast,
Director of Nursing, Innovation & Research at the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit South-East, Health Service Executive Ireland.
Professor Wilfred McSherry,
Professor in Nursing, Department of Nursing, School of Health, Science and Wellbeing, Staffordshire University.
In conversation with Chrissie McGinn - training consultant.
Courage to follow your heart
An exploration of 3 different journeys as healthcare professionals; integrating career changes and creativity, following unique and unusual paths and thriving.
Rev Lizzie Hopthrow, Retired Hospice Chaplain, Director of The Quiet View, Centre for Contemplative Spirituality and Community Retreat Garden.
Dr Rachna Chowla, Doctor by day; a poet by night and a medical advisor at Janki Foundation.
Nirmala Ragbir-Day, Health economist, currently spiritual care trainer and clinical research officer at SW Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Steering group member of Janki Foundation.
Panel discussion moderated by Dr Julia Ronder, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, NHS Kent, and Expert in Mind, Co-ordinator of the Kent Group of the Janki Foundation.
Caring, sharing, inspiring ourselves
An exploration of ways in which we can maintain enthusiasm and inner strength through spiritual insights.
Additional Administrative Head, European director and NGO representative at the UN in Geneva, of the Brahma Kumaris, interviewed by Suja Chandran, Registered Social Worker.
|9:30 - 10.00||Registration|
|10.00 - 10.15||
Dr Sarah Eagger- Janki Foundation Maureen Goodman- Brahma Kumaris
|10.15 - 10.35||
JF 25 years of caring, sharing and inspiringDavid Goodman and Dr Kala Mistry
|10.35 - 11.20||
Inspiring through compassionate leadershipProf Michael West
|11.20 – 11.35||
Stretch /comfort break
|11.35 - 12.20||
Creating a conscious caring cultureDr Mary Prendergast & Prof Wilfred McSherry in conversation with Chrissie McGinn
|12.20 – 12.30||
Dr Rachna Chowla
|12.30 - 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 - 13.50||
Thriving in Health careDr Julia Ronder - film of inspiring interviews
|13.50 - 14.20||
Courage to follow your heartRev Lizzie Hopthrow, Dr Rachna Chowla, Nirmala Ragbir-Day
Panel discussion moderated by Dr Julia Ronder
|14.20 – 14.30||
|14.30 - 15.20||
Small group discussions
|15.20 - 15.45||Refreshment break|
|15.45 - 15.50||
Our feedback distilled
|15.50 - 16.20||
Caring, sharing, inspiring ourselves - how to maintain enthusiasm and inner strength.Sister Jayanti interviewed by Suja Chandran
|16.20 - 16.30||Closure|
How to find Global Co-operation House:
Global Co-operation House,
65-69 Pound Lane,
London NW10 2HH
DOLLIS HILL (Jubilee Line) – Chapter Road Exit (12mins away)
226, 206 to Pound Lane
6, 52, 98, 260, 266, 297 & 460 to Willesden Bus Garage.
There are two exits from the station. Please take the Chapter Road Exit and turn right onto Chapter Road. Walk to the end of Chapter Road and turn left into Dudden Hill Lane. Walk up to the traffic lights and turn right into Willesden High Road. Then take the first turning left and you are in Pound Lane. Walk up the straight road and slight hill – Global Cooperation House is a big building on your right.
Parking (ULEZ zone)
Free parking at weekends
There is no charge for this event, but voluntary contributions are welcome.