Creating healthy cultures for new ways of working


Growing leadership skills to support working in the Post Covid world

Every organization is an emotional space. It is an emotional place because it is a human invention, serving human purposes and dependent on human beings to function…  By the same token, organizations are interpersonal places so necessarily arouse those more complex emotional constellations that shadow all interpersonal relationships. - David Armstrong

  • The speed of transition to virtual working, forced by the COVID 19 crisis, has resulted in virtual working becoming the dominant forum for human interaction for leaders, managers and knowledge workers.
  • Virtual spaces are human systems that require healthy cultures to be effective and allow purpose and objectives of teams, groups and organizations to be effectively achieved.
  • As new ways of working move from being essential crisis responses to embedded business practices, we have an opportunity to understand and support healthy cultures in what will be new and blended environments.

Learning focus

The COVID 19 crisis has forced many organizations into working and interacting in virtual spaces. These spaces and how we work in them are now becoming hybrid and emergent – but are they emerging in a good way? Our aim is to positively impact how people enter and engage in all these spaces.

The 'Creating Heathy Cultures' programme focuses on culture and critical leadership behaviors. Working reflectively with participant’s experience of leadership sits at the heart of the programme. The Programme takes a hands-on approach by working with participants to review their live leadership and organisational challenges for real, practical outcomes.


The programme is composed of three Modules, each comprised of two sessions exploring the following topics:

  1. The critical role of culture in response to the crisis and emerging virtual ways of working
  2. The leader’s role in creating healthy and sustainable working and learning cultures
  3. Leadership in times of change - reframing leadership and culture for new ways of working 

The six, interactive, 2-hour virtual sessions will run weekly over the course of a month and a half. To make the most of participants' time together as a group, pre-work in the form of theory, videos or other will be sent to participants prior to the start of each session. In addition participants will benefit from access to two programme specific Reflection Circles where broader challenges for New Ways of Working will be explored in a small group format.


The prime challenge of organizational leadership is to create places of work that give people meaning, where they can feel truly alive and perform to their very best. - Manfred Kets de Vries​