Leading through a crisis

COVID-19 has had an extraordinary effect on our lives: personally and professionally; it is fair to say that our working environments will never be the same again.

This online workshop is designed by James Healy in conjunction with Dan Jones, New York Times's Bestselling Historian.

It unpicks lessons from similar historical crises and pandemics, then prompts participants to reflect and commit to actions that will help them - and their businesses - thrive through and beyond COVID-19.

Course content

This is not a history lesson per se. Rather, it is an examination of specifically curated historical prompts from Dan, that dovetail with James's expertise in leadership development and behavioural coaching. It looks at what has happened in the past, what we can learn from it, and how we manage our own behaviour, to ensure that we draw on this learning: now and for the future.

What you and your team stand to gain from this course

  • A deeper understanding of the life-cycle of crises and the opportunities they represent.
  • Specific takeaways and techniques to help navigate the constraints, and enjoy the potential inherent in this current pandemic.
  • The chance to share ideas and reflections with colleagues in the context of an innovative and compelling, historical, training framework.
  • An overarching sense that while there will most definitely be a new normal, change on this scale has happened to humans throughout the ages: we will learn, adapt and be stronger as a result.

Course format

This course is offered as an in-house course to individual practices, so the detailed discussions and conclusions drawn can be tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of each practice.

It is an on-line course delivered using Zoom technology and, depending on the number of delegates, will include breakout exercises and discussions as well as plenary teaching.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at those with leadership and people management responsibilities, within a practice, including those who are (or are about to be) newly promoted.


CPD Certificates are issued to all attendees.