Category Archive Leadership

Hilary Shields JP

Hilary’s early career was in the Royal Air Force where she was commissioned as an Officer in the Personnel Branch. These early leadership skills, earned in some very testing situations, have been an excellent base for the career roles that followed.

With over 23 years of experience of the NHS and the Pharmaceutical Industry, Hilary has developed and delivered training to a wide variety of organisations and individuals within the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. She is ABPI qualified, so understands the ethical requirements of the NHS and training delivery. This training builds excellent partnerships that will benefit clients and their customers.

Hilary has also written a series of leadership articles for the Journal of Pharmacy Management.

In July 2005, Hilary was appointed a Justice of the Peace for England and Wales and now sits as a Presiding Justice in the adult courts. This is an entirely voluntary role which is undertaken in addition to her training work.

Ascensys Ltd delivered, pro bono, CV and Interview Skills training to groups of local sixth formers. The feedback received from Mrs Penny Walkinshaw (Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire) was:

“You have been so generous with your time, professional knowledge and experience. You both made a massive impact on the students and the staff. It was so evident that this was a Rolls Royce session grounded in what works and what makes a difference.

Thank you again for all your hard work beforehand. You are a very impressive team and I consider myself fortunate to have your help and support.”

Bob Shields MVO

Bob had an extensive aviation career in the Royal Air Force, which included being part of The Queen’s Flight. His exceptional attention to detail and high standards were acknowledged by the award of the MVO (Member of The Royal Victorian Order) in 1993.

Throughout his world-wide RAF career, Bob was renowned for his leadership skills and his professional and moral courage.

Bob has formed an extensive working partnership with Hilary at Ascensys Training since 2002, where he has run workshops on Time Management and Crew Resource Management (CRM) principles in the healthcare environment.

Bob’s expertise as an interview panel chairman have been much in demand, with both clients and delegates appreciating his attention to the finer points of interview technique.

What You Need to Lead

What do you need to lead others to success?

Tailored leadership programmes that are:

  • A blend of theory, discussion and exercises
  • Practical and inclusive
  • Focussed on immediate application

This is an example of a recent programme that was delivered on different days to over 100 delegates. They also completed a leadership project that was presented at a final award ceremony.

Day 1BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR CONVERSATIONS Creating leadership relationship strategies
Day 2ENABLE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS BY ADAPTING TO THE OCCASION How to maintain objectivity under pressure
Day 3THE UPSIDE TO CONFLICT Managing conflict, the effect on you and saying  ‘No’
Day 4HARNESS THE POTENTIAL OF OTHERS TO ENABLE POSITIVE OUTCOMES Explore your team’s hidden talents as a leader
Day 5HOW TO LEAD WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN CHARGE Running brilliant teams and meetings
Day 6CREATE GRAVITAS AND GREAT PERSONAL IMPACT How to engage and inspire others, through excellent communication