Jointly organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools (CHULS) this workshop, aimed at law school managers and leaders, will focus on wellbeing challenges in relation to performing those leadership roles.
Some of themes that will be addressed at the event, which takes place on 29 May, 9.30am–4.30pm, include: the difficulty of constructing staff and student wellbeing as a collective institutional project rather than as being in competition; staff development and performance; the culture of targets and metrics; the challenge of creative engagement and resistance; the danger of co-optation while striving to achieve improved performance.
The highly interactive format includes breakout and feedback sessions, and a keynote from Professor Richard Collierfrom (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne). It is entitled ‘Surely everyone else is coping, what is wrong with me?’ Wellbeing in university law schools – a missing piece of the legal profession’s “wellness” turn?’
An afternoon panel discussion features presentations from Dr Christine Rajah (consultant occupational physician), who will look at wellbeing from ‘The perspective of an occupational health physician’, Tina Buckle (Tina Buckle Consulting) on ‘The perspective of an executive coach’, while IALS director Professor Carl Stychin’s talk is entitled ‘The perspective of an academic manager’.
Date: 29 May, 9.30am–4.30pm
Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Where: 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR