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Art of Being Brilliant

The Art of Being Brilliant 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.

In a nutshell Being Brilliant is about being the best version of ourselves, something we all know how to do brilliantly. But work, pandemics, the cost of living and life in general can get in the way sometimes. This session aims to do two things, to remind you of how awesome you are and give you some simple tips that will help you form the habits that will help that best version of you be present more often.

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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.

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Bitesize Wellbeing Workshops

It’s become clichéd to say that these are challenging times. Everyone knows that many people are more stressed, anxious, worried, and exhausted than usual. It is entirely reasonable to feel these things, given what’s going on. While some degree of worry is understandably widespread, more severe mental ill health is being experienced by some groups.  Experiences will of course vary from person to person – It’s important to acknowledge that staff and teams may be going through a wide range of responses.

These sessions are designed to enable individual reflection and exploration of the latest developments in neuroscience, positive psychology and resilience to help leaders enhance their own well-being, feel less pressured and facilitate resilience and well-being in their teams.

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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.

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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.

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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 Leadership

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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.

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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.

24-month programme, leads to MSc in Healthcare Leadership

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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). 

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Population Health Management Masterclasses (Primary Care) – coming soon

COVID19 has brought to wider consciousness inequalities in different areas from healthcare to technology. Population health brings significant concerns into focus and introduces ways that resources can be allocated to overcome problems that drive poor health conditions. This programme of masterclasses will support individuals and teams to have a solid understanding of Population Health Management and the importance of it in addressing inequalities, workforce planning and embedding population health with your system.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 backgrounds to this 2-Hour online session.

This session is grounded in the psychology of how people think, feel and behave. It will provide you will valuable insights and helpful tools to support you in your leadership as you continue to enhance your own self-awareness and your awareness of others.

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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.

Outcomes

  • 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
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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.

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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.

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Rising Stronger

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.

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Teams and Teaming in Turbulent Times

This interactive workshop is aimed at managers at all levels and roles, and those aspiring to their first management role. Join us to gain insight and skills in understanding and responding to shifting team dynamics.

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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.
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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.

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Unpacking Power

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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