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Friday 13 November

Gathering of Kindness 2020

Online Session Series


With Covid-19 changing event plans across the globe, we're doing things a little differently this year.


Join us on World Kindness Day as we livestream three online sessions, featuring healthcare experts from around the world. Each session will also include an interactive Q&A where attendees will be able to ask the speakers questions.

If you have not registered, or would like to register for additional sessions, you can do so up until the start of each session. A password will be sent to you with your purchase confirmation so you can enter the session. 

Our warmest thanks to this year's Principle Partners


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Kindness in practice, in policy, and within a pandemic

8:00am - 9:00am AEDT Friday 13 November 2020

The pandemic has provided countless examples of how small acts of everyday support can help to render life 'liveable' for many in our community. Politicians, meanwhile, have urged us all to check in on neighbours and practice 'random acts of kindness'. Reflecting on his prominent qualitative research into the infrastructure of kindness, and subsequent conceptual work, Scotland's social research expert Simon Anderson will explore these themes, as he takes us through the implications of kindness in practice, in policy and within a pandemic. This session will include interactive Q&A.

Simon Anderson

Scotland's renowned social researcher

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An exploration of wisdom and styles of leadership

9:30am - 10:30am AEDT Friday 13 November 2020

"We are all stressed right now. It can be tempting to jump to conclusions about the motivation of others when they may have behaved poorly. However, all staff keeping society/healthcare going have made a deliberate decision to help - they are, by definition, good people.”

- @civilitysaveslives

Join internationally renowned speaker Chris Turner, as he explores the notion of wisdom, different styles of leadership, while also reflecting on the work of the Civility Saves Lives movement. This session will include an interactive Q&A.

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Chris Turner

Founder of Civility Saves Lives (London)

Resilience at a time like now, and what's next for healthcare?

11:00am - 12:00pm AEDT Friday 13 November 2020

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not!”

– The Lorax (Dr Seuss)


Resilience. A word thrown around a lot right now, but what does it really mean? And who’s responsible for our resilience in the healthcare setting? Hear from an expert panel as together they consider the role that individuals, teams and organisations all play in the building of resilience – especially during a time like Covid, and beyond.

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David Clarke

CEO, The Australian Institute of Health and Safety

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Dr Carmel Crock

Director of Emergency Medicine, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

Julia Harper

CEO, The College of Intensive Care Medicine

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Sharee Johnson

Pyschologist and Executive Coach and Founder of Coaching for Doctors

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