Aspiring Executive Development Programme
The Aspiring Executive Development programme offers innovative and interactive development for new and aspiring directors. This programme will provide exposure to system thinking and behaviour as well as deep personal development.
The programme is currently underway, if you would like to be informed of similar offers, please submit an expression of interest.Find out more
Building a Coaching Culture
Aimed at those in management roles Building a Coaching Culture provides an excellent introduction for those new to coaching and development for those with experience. Designed to enable you to develop practical coaching skills, the programme will give you a solid skills-base to hold coaching conversations within your role as a manager and help to embed a coaching style of leadership within the culture of your team/organisation.Find out more
Creating High Performing Teams
What makes an effective team? How, as a leader can I help build an environment of trust, respect and psychological safety?
This 2-hour workshop will provide team leaders with a comprehensive interactive guide to developing their team using Lencioni’s team development model. It combines theory and practice with particular emphasis on the role of the manager in creating psychological safety and role modelling trust in their team.Find out more
Cross-Functional Leadership: Integrating Perspectives in Health and Social Care
This standalone introductory and the following four workshops are designed by the London Interdisciplinary School to support anyone involved in collaborative, integrated working in Health and Social care. You might be leading a multi-disciplinary team, partnering with other providers, or working across services and sectors.Find out more
Embrace Leadership Learning Lounge (Primary Care)
The Embrace Leadership Learning Lounge Programme is a new virtual space, via Zoom, where up to 18 primary care colleagues (any role) new, relatively new, or aspiring leaders, can reflect with Primary Care peers for 2 hours.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn the key leadership theories, styles and behaviours that are relevant in the workplace, including system leadership, collective leadership and compassionate and inclusive leadership and how best to apply knowledge in a practical way in the workplace. Participants will be encouraged to consider how to unlock their own leadership potential alongside that of their colleagues.
Each of the four programme sessions will offer participants the opportunity to reflect and contribute to the learning and development dynamics of the interactive sessions. Programme participants will be asked to complete two web-based behavioural self-assessments for their profile reports to be explored during session 1 and session 2.Find out more
Due to the success of our Bitesize Coaching 2021-2022, we are delighted to introduce our Express Coaching offer to support health and care colleagues working across the South West.Find out more
Foundations in System Leadership; collaborating for health and care
The Foundations in System Leadership; collaborating for health and care programme is open to all colleagues working in health, care, local authorities, and voluntary sector partnerships, who have a desire to improve the way they collaborate across organisational, professional, and hierarchical boundaries to design and deliver better health outcomes for the communities they serve.
It covers 3 main themes – What is a system? Why is it important? How do you do it?
The programme will run for five weeks and will take approximately five hours of self-directed study per week so you can fit the course around your work, study and family commitments.Find out more
Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Giving and receiving feedback is an essential part of any role, when done in the right way and with the right intentions, feedback can lead to outstanding performance. Giving feedback is a skill. And like all skills, it takes practice to get it right. This 90-minute leadership workshop has been designed to support you to give feedback constructively and effectively across difference, for example race, gender, sexuality and disability.Find out more
GMTS Programme and Placement Manager Training
The NHS GMTS Team are delivering a series of training sessions aimed at current and prospective GMTS Programme and Placement ManagersThese short refresher sessions will provide an insight to the Graduate Management Training Scheme, the journey of the trainee and the roles and expectations of Programme and Placement Managers.Find out more
Introduction to Leadership and Management
Introduction to Leadership and Management aims to support leaders in gaining more awareness of self, others and the impact of those respective dynamics on team culture, effectiveness and development.
This programme of 5 x half day workshops is open to all leaders in health and care.Find out more
Influencing without Formal Authority
Focussed on providing participants with an understanding of how to influence and lead when they lack formal authority or the feeling of power, to build participants confidence to understand the power and influence they have and arm them with practical tools to take back to their teams.Find out more
Leading and Developing Great Teams
The Leading and Developing Great Teams workshop will focus on how you lead yourself, lead with other individuals and leading with others in teams. You will learn about your leadership style, the characteristics of what makes an effective team and how to develop your next steps when working with your teams.Find out more
Leading and Influencing through Social Media (Primary Care)
This programme of virtual seminars and workshops is for leaders of all levels and all backgrounds working in Primary Care. It will give you the ‘what’, the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of influencing and engaging as a leader through social media. Starting with a theory led interactive seminar which will cover the strategic thinking and best practice of these communication channels, followed by 4 deeper dive workshops that will allow delegates to understand the ‘how’s of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.Find out more
Leading for an Inclusive Culture
We know as we move into the winter this year the cost of living crisis will start to be felt by many in the NHS. While living with complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity and volatility compassion for ‘others’ can often be overlooked. Leaders need to think about their role in this changing landscape and how they can support the creation of relationship-based leadership work in the virtual and physical world.
This workshop series is for all leaders. It is about what you ‘do’ as a leader to create a socially inclusive culture and not who you ‘are’ as a leader.Find out more
Leading transformation for Integrated Care 2022/23
Colleagues working in health, social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector are welcome to join us for our new series of 90-minute, virtual sessions. We have different topics for you to choose from which have been co-designed with the seven Regional Hubs of the NHS Leadership Academy and will be hosted by our delivery partner, Tricordant.
So what is this series about? Based on insights and experience drawn from work with a number of Integrated Care Systems across England these sessions will explore what partnership working looks like across teams and organisations.
What does this mean for leaders? It is co-designed with input from local representatives to understand their current challenges and opportunities. The aim is to enhance participants’ capability to think and act as leaders within systems.
This series is for anyone involved in change and transformation, delivery of new integrated care services, organisation development and partnership development working in health and social care systems across England.Find out more
Leading with Hope
The past year has been incredibly challenging for our NHS colleagues. This programme is designed to help leaders be able to foster hope for themselves and within their practice to support colleagues to maintain their health, well-being and continue to persevere with the valuable work they do.
The sessions will explore the nature of hope as it relates to your work, how it links to resilience and wellbeing at the levels of self (yourself across different spheres of life), circle (your colleagues, teams) and system (the ecosystem of your organisation and beyond).Find out more
Nurturing Compassionate & Inclusive NHS Cultures
NHS England are offering a flexible online course for those working to create compassionate and inclusive cultures in health and social care through collective leadership.Find out more
Power of Compassion for Inclusion
It has long been known that human beings are social creatures, and we have an innate capacity to care. To care about the most vulnerable and those in need. It is also understandable that in these extraordinary times our personal reservoirs of compassion have become depleted and the need to renew and replenish ourselves has never been more important.
These 90 minute interactive virtual workshops offer those attending a chance to explore and learn about everyday ways to bring compassionate practice to life with the option of spending time with peers to deepen their understanding of ways to apply in their work.Find out more
Presentations in the Thinking Environment (Primary Care)
This highly practical session will allow participants to think for themselves about what presenting well means for them and their audience. They will have the opportunity to consider the components and purpose of an excellent presentation and importantly how to connect with their audience. Participants will leave having delivered two short presentations on an area of challenge (3 minutes) and passion (5 Minutes) and receive appreciation from a small audience.Find out more
Rising Stronger is a fast paced, entertaining and light hearted session on a very serious subject; YOU and your personal wellbeing. It is solidly based in the science of positive psychology with all the big words taken out and replaced with simple to understand and easy to action content.Find out more
Spaces for Recovery
Throughout the Spring of 2023 storyteller in residence, Clare Murphy will be hosting three live events, bringing together eclectic thinkers, experiences and practices that are carefully designed to invite you into alternative views on the world, of work, development and change. We hope to inspire you, to provoke and stimulate you, and to strengthen the bonds of our diverse communities as we all seek to find time and space to grow.Find out more
Supporting Growth Through Adversity
Supporting growth through adversity is aimed at leaders who are new to line management or in the first year or two in a line management role. Participants are welcomed from clinical or non-clinical backgroundsFind out more
System Convening – Masterclass
This masterclass is for people who are involved in complex initiatives and are looking for tools and perspectives for making a difference across multiple boundaries or silos of practice, institutions and geography. The goal is to help you think through a strategy for dealing with your project in its broader context of often-competing initiatives, perspectives, expectations, and politics.
- An understanding of the systems convening perspective
- A wider range of possibilities for taking a systems convening approach to move initiatives forward
- Specific examples of how to do this work
System Thinking Practitioner Apprenticeship – Level 7
Support decision-makers in strategic and leadership roles to understand and address complex and sometimes even ‘wicked’ problems through provision of expert systemic analysis, advice and facilitation.Find out more
Tackling Health Inequalities through Population Health Management (Primary Care)
These 90 minutes masterclasses are to help you to tackle some of the health and workforce inequalities from a regional, local and national level, to understand strategic workforce planning on population health management and to support you build and adopt a population health management approach in your day to day work. These series of masterclasses will be accessibleFind out more
The Edward Jenner Programme
Refreshed for 2022! The Edward Jenner programme is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role. The programme has been designed to offer flexibility as a suite of online short courses.Find out more
The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme
For middle to senior leaders, this programme will help you challenge the status quo, drive lasting change and prepare for senior roles.
24-month programme, leads to MSc in Healthcare LeadershipFind out more
The Mary Seacole Programme
If you’re in your first leadership role, the Mary Seacole programme will develop your knowledge and skills in leadership and management.
100 hours of online learning plus three behavioural workshops.Find out more
The Nye Bevan Programme
If you’re a senior leader who wants to move into a board role, the Nye Bevan programme will help you develop the skills attitudes and behaviours you need to succeed.
12-month programme. Online learning, residential workshop and self-managed learning sets.Find out more
The Ready Now programme
Ready Now supports senior BAME leaders to move into board level positions and significantly more senior roles.
12-month programme. Face to face, online and workplace-based learning, plus a three-day residential.Find out more
The Rosalind Franklin Programme
For mid-level leaders aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems.
120 hours of online learning, four days of workshops and small group work.Find out more
The Stepping Up Programme
For Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues, Stepping Up will help you develop your leadership and management.
5-month programme. Face to face, online and workplace-based learning.Find out more
Transforming Meetings (Primary Care)
This full-day, training is for anyone interested in having more productive, effective and energising meetings.
Underpinned by the 10 components of the Thinking Environment® conceived by Nancy Kline and outlined in her book, ‘More Time to Think’, the session will give participants the ability to…
- Set engaging agendas that get participants thinking before they arrive.
- Facilitate engaging meetings that achieve better results and in less time.
- Draw on the resourcefulness of meeting attendees.
- Create an environment for teams to be imaginative in their problem solving.
- Ensure that high quality thinking goes beyond the meeting itself.
A two-hour online collective inquiry into our experience of power in the workplace – and of the ways in which we might ethically improve our organisational presence and practice in this respect.Find out more
We Are All Leaders – Developing an “Outward Mindset”
The number one challenge of NHS and other care organisations is retaining and attracting colleagues in an already stretched service. One overlooked solution is ‘interpersonal resilience’. This is the resilience we gain from the quality of our work relationships and our levels of civility in the way we interact with others. Everyone can play their part by adopting an Outward Mindset that drives respectful relationship building behaviour.Find out more
Working at Scale: A Practical Leadership Skills Programme for Primary Care Network Managers 2023
The NHS Leadership Academy West are delighted to announce this programme providing support and development for PCN (Primary Care Network) Managers with a focus on their personal skills of leadership and collaboration to ‘work at scale’. It will consider the nature of the role and reflect on the rapid changes COVID has bought about to the way the PCN needs to work and move forward. It is designed to equip PCN Managers with the tools, skills, strategies and networks to lead, manage and influence change. It will create time to consider how PCNs and the Fuller Stocktake Report are shaping the way healthcare is delivered locally, regionally and nationally, and to support the voice of the PCN manager in the Integrated Care Systems.
The purpose of the programme is for PCN Managers to have an opportunity to step away from their busy operational environment and spend time networking, sharing best practice and working ‘on their local healthcare environment’ rather than ‘operationally in it’. It is not about how to be a PCN manager, rather how to develop the skills that will support you to be effective in the role and to enable you to connect with other PCN Managers to help build a regional support network.Find out more
Working at Scale: A Practical Leadership Skills Programme for Practice Managers 2023
The NHS Leadership Academy South West are delighted to announce this programme providing support and development for Practice Managers with a focus on their personal skills of leadership and collaboration to ‘work at scale’. It is designed to equip Practice Managers with the tools, skills, strategies and networks to lead, manage and influence change within their teams and their Primary Care Networks (PCN’s). It will create time to consider how PCNs and the Fuller Stocktake Report are shaping the way healthcare is delivered locally, regionally and nationally, and to support the voice of the Practice Manager in the Integrated Care Systems.
The purpose of the programme is for Practice Managers to have an opportunity to step away from their busy operational environment and spend time networking, sharing best practice and working ‘on their local healthcare environment’ rather than ‘operationally in it’. It is not about how to be a Practice Manager, rather how to develop the skills that will support you to be effective in the role and to enable you to connect with other managers to help build a regional support network.Find out more