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