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Leadership Development Programmes


A suite of leadership development programmes are available to support our current leaders and develop the next generation of leaders. The provision consists of:

All of which provide a comprehensive suite of development opportunities for leaders at all levels.

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes 


Future Clinical Commissioning Leaders Programme

Currently closed-​This programme is for senior clinical leaders looking to move into top commissioning roles.


Aspirant Director of Workforce Development Programme

Currently closed - The career development programme aims to prepare those with the potential to become directors of workforce, within the next 12-24 months, through targeted and individualised career development.


Edward Jenner Programme - Leadership Foundations

Currently open - An online programme for all NHS staff to develop the fundamentals of leadership in their roles.


Mary Seacole Programme 

Currently open - The programme is for team leaders looking to move into their first formal leadership role.


Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme

Currently open -This is for clinicians, senior leaders and managers who lead complex teams.


Nye Bevan Programme

Currently closed - For aspiring senior Clinical Leaders and aspiring Directors.


The Director Programme

Currently closed - For Accountable Officers, Clinical Chairs, and Executive Directors.


Aspiring Chief Executive Programme 

Currently closed - For individual who aspire to be Chief Executive of provided trust organisation within the next 12-24 months.


Graduate Management Training Scheme

The GMTS is for high potential emerging leaders in five specialisms; General Management, HR, Finance, Health Analysis and Informatics.


The Ready Now Programme

Currently open - This positive action programme is for clinicians, managers and senior leaders from a black or minority ethnic background (BME) at band 8a and above, or equivalent. 


Health Education England with Yale University Health and Social Care Strategic Leadership Programme

This is a unique opportunity for senior leaders to solve problems, accelerate solutions, build relationships and leadership capacity whilst working beyond organisational boundaries.


HOPE Exchange Programme

Currently closed -This programme is open to healthcare professionals who have managerial responsibilities in the UK.


Stepping Up Programme

Currently closed - The Stepping Up programme is a leadership development programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care).

It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS by addressing the social, organisational and psychological barriers restricting BAME colleagues from progressing.

 

Health Education East of England Programmes


Bringing People and Organisations together,System Leadership Development in Norfolk, Suffolk and North East Essex

Currently closed

This new 1-year development programme will bring together a diverse group of leaders in the form of action learning sets to develop their leadership skills and consider and solve shared problems across the local system. It is fully funded and is open to staff working in health or social care, including primary care, community, mental health, acute, ambulance, CCGs, Local Authorities, social services, care homes, domiciliary care and voluntary sector.


Improvement Leaders Collaboratives

Currently closed

- Improvement Leaders Collaboratives is an exciting development opportunity, enabling leaders from across the system in the East of England to enhance their leadership skills to enable quality of care, service transformation and innovation. This is the fourth iteration of the highly successful ‘Change Leaders’ programme, commissioned by Health Education East of England, and delivered in partnership by The King’s Fund and Hay Group.


Accelerated Director Development Scheme

Our Accelerated Director Development Scheme is a Chief Executive sponsored scheme to identify and develop leaders for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, who have the potential to fill key executive director roles within 9 to 18 months. It is co-designed, owned and delivered on behalf of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Talent Forum. Member CEOs and AOs will sponsor and retain oversight of high potential participants. The ADDS is focused on identifying and developing high potential leaders from operational and clinical backgrounds. The ADDS is a unique scheme offering automatic shortlisting for appropriate Executive Director roles, thereby linking development and job opportunities. Nominees are Band 8c and above or equivalent, nominated by their line manager and sponsored by their CEO.


Primary Care Leadership Collaboratives

Are you passionate about improving primary or dental care? Are you already working to increase the quality of the care delivered across your wider area? Do you want support to develop your initiative and at the same time to develop your skills as a leader in healthcare?


 

Affiliate Programmes 


Leadership for Change

Currently closed - Building on the success of the first three cohorts, Leadership for Change Cohort 4 has been redesigned specifically to support teams that are leading the implementation of STPs.

Leadership for Change Cohort 4 will work with groups of 4-6 leaders who are playing a leading role in the implementation of some aspect of a specific STP. Participants could come from any sector including Children’s Services, Adult Social Care, Public Health, CCGs, Hospitals, health and social care providers and the Voluntary Sector.

For more information please visit, http://leadershipforchange.org.uk/


Future Directors Programme

Currently closed - The Future Directors Programme, which is part of the ‘Leadership for Change’ suite of programmes, is an ongoing collaboration between the Staff College and Public Health England. The programme has evolved from other senior leadership programmes offered to aspiring directors across the public sector and provides an opportunity for senior officers to jointly prepare for the next phase of their careers and learn from each other

For more information please visit, http://leadershipforchange.org.uk/futuredirectors/


 

LeaP - Leadership Programme for Trainee Doctors

Currently open - The programme ensures trainees are exposed to Leadership and Management development over a one-year period early in their Specialist Training, rather than simply as a “quick fix” five-day course in their final year.  


Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR)

Currently closed - This suite of programmes provides clinical and non-clinical staff with the know-how to design and implement more efficient, patient-centred services. Based on tried and tested tools and approaches, it covers the breadth of service improvement skills.


Transformational Change Through System Leadership (TCSL)

Currently open - The TCSL programme is for senior teams from health and care systems who are actively engaged in delivering system-wide transformational change. It offers the opportunity to build personal and team capabilities in transformational change whilst putting theory into practice.


CUHP Senior Medical Leaders Development Programme

Currently closed - In response to local demand Cambridge University Health Partners is pleased to offer 'Leading for Excellence' a Senior Clinical Leadership & Management Development Programme aimed at current or aspiring Clinical Directors or Senior Clinical Leaders.


CSLE - Leading Into the Future

Currently closed - This programme brings together leaders from health, policing, fire and rescue, central & local government, offender management, education and the voluntary and charitable sector to understand and influence the intertwining and at times, competing agendas within the public sector, whilst providing an opportunity for organisational leaders to work together on cross cutting issues.


 

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