LOC in the Lakes 2017 - Learning to Unlock Your Creativity!

The second Learning Organisations Collaborative (LOC) in the Lakes Festival was held at the Rheged Centre, Penrith on 2 March 2017 and was an immense success!
It brought together committed learning organisations, committed ‘collaborators’ and everyone interested in establishing learning and improvement as ‘the way we do things around here’.

The theme for this year’s festival was ‘Learning to Unlock Your Creativity’ and featured a keynote speech from NHS England’s Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh.

The day was a huge success, some of the comments can be seen below:

I liked the exploration of creative thinking but with a very good grounding in scientific fact. The day was inspirational in a climate that seems to have become all about meeting targets.

The opportunity to think differently away from the pressure of everyday work. To do something stimulating & different - I have definitely approached things in a more thoughtful & creative way since the event.Great opportunity to network.

 Sir Bruce was inspirational and visionary in his speech. It is important communicate from the top of the organisation and he certainly rallied  everyone and made it clear what the challenges were in the future. All the presenters were excellent. A worthwhile day spent out of the office. The theme of creativity positively affecting the quality of output is something to take away from the day.

 All the participants, Keynote speakers, providers and attendees, where interested and engaged. The mix of speakers and providers was excellent for relating creativity to a range of familiar scenarios.

Further videos of the day can be found at the link below, for those who wanted to attend but were unable, or simply to relive the fantastic experience!

Sir Bruce Keogh – Medical Director NHS England 


Martin Wilson – Managing Director of Tin Art


Dr Umesh Prabhu – Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust


Roger Greenaway – Managing Director Reviewing Skills Training



Upcoming CLIC Workshops

We are pleased to announce that we now have new dates for a variety of CLIC courses, these are all live and can be booked via the links below:

Improving Leaders 

• Cohort 7: 25th April, 30th May, 27th June- Penrith Rugby Club

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/leadership/events/improving-leaders-cohort-7-day-1  

• Cohort 8: 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October- Cockermouth Hospital

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/leadership/events/improving-leaders-cohort-8-day-1  

CPS Awareness

• Cohort 55: 1st June 2017- Cockermouth Community Hospital

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/cumbria-production-system-awareness-session-cohort-55  

• Cohort 56: 20th September 2017- Rosehill, Carlisle

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/cumbria-production-system-awareness-session-cohort-56  

 CPS Practitioner

• Cohort 14: 9th, 16th & 23rd May 2017- West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/cumbria-production-system-practitioner-workshop-cohort-12-day-4  

• Cohort 15: 6th, 13th, 20th July 2017- Rosehill, Carlisle

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/cumbria-production-system-practitioner-workshop-cohort-12-day-7  

Influencing and Implementing Improvement:

• Cohort 2: 8th May 2017- Rosehill, Carlisle

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/influencing-and-implementing-improvement-cohort-2  

• Cohort 3: 31st July 2017- West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/influencing-and-implementing-improvement-cohort-3  

Bitesize sessions: 

• 12th April 2017- Rosehill, Carlisle

o Cohort 8: Waste and Workplace Organisation- http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/waste-and-workplace-organisation-workshop-cohort-8  

• 10th May 2017- Rosehill, Carlisle

o Cohort 9: Value Stream Mapping- http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/value-stream-mapping-workshop-cohort-9  

• 10th August 2017-Workington Community Hospital

o Cohort 10: Value Stream Mapping- http://www.theclic.org.uk/cumbria-production-system/events/value-stream-mapping-workshop-cohort-10  

Coaching Skills Workshops:

• Cohort 9- Rosehill Carlisle: 4th & 5th May 2017

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/leadership/events/coaching-skills-workshop-cohort-9-day-1  

• Cohort 10- CREA, Penrith:  21st & 22nd August 2017 

o http://www.theclic.org.uk/leadership/events/coaching-skills-workshop-cohort-10-day-1