Momentum and Pacesetter Series


System Leadership emphasises particular leadership qualities required to effectively work across boundaries, to work with diverse groups of people, patients and staff. Working in a system and at the same time acting as a change agent within that system to improve its overall performance.

We have two complementary development programmes designed to aid the development of critical systems leadership skills.

The Momentum Series

Key System Leadership behaviours, skills and techniques. A ready-made system Leadership toolkit enabling delegates to face and meet the challenges of system leadership with greater confidence. 

Suitable for managers at all levels (and emergent leaders) who need to get to grips with the challenges of working within new people systems or develop strategies to optimise the effectiveness of existing systems.


A Six Module Programme (made up of 1 day Masterclasses) - Conducive to a Cohort based approach or modular attendance. Consisting of: 

  • Compassionate Leadership

Thursday 27 September 2018, 09.30 to 16.00.   - Register your place here

Knowing ourselves as Leaders. Utilising Michael West's key qualities - Attending, Understanding, Empathising and Helping - how leaders show this and how they encourage it within and across teams. The impact of role modelling leadership and the neuroscience of engaging leadership behaviours.

  • Leading Through Change

Monday 15 October 2018, 09.30 to 16.00 - Register your place here 

Securing buy-in and commitment of the people who are being asked to change, along with developing a sound strategy, process and effective communications to help them 'activate' change.

  • Effective Facilitation and Consensus Building 

Wednesday 14 November 2018, 09.30 to 16.00 - Register your place here

Embracing new ways of working with dispersed power, leaders will be using a more facilitative style with groups when leading debates, meetings and solving shared problems. Practical tools and techniques to help in the forums where this skill set is paramount. 

  • Creative Collaboration 

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 09.30 to 16.00 - Register your place here

Finding ways of 'delivering' which may be seen as different or novel. STP forums are expected to operate in a way which release energy, creativity and ambition - via partnership working across organisational boundaries and sectors. Building creative behaviours and approaches in to leaders' natural repertoire. 

  • Resilient Leadership 

Wednesday 9 January 2019, 09.30 to 16.00 - Register your place here

Enabling leaders to increase personal and collective resilience - recognising the leadership skills and attributes for building and leading resilient teams during periods of transformation.

  • Holding Compelling Conversations 

Thursday 7 February 2019, 09.30 to 16.00 - Register your place here

Setting the landscape and agenda for meaningful and direct debate. Managing challenge and conflict within these forums and finding ways to diffuse tension, manage emotion and forge collaborative and constructive working patterns.

The Pacesetter Series

A 'follow on' series providing greater depth on key areas of the Systems agenda. 


Suitable for established leaders who are looking to fine tune their approach and behavioural flexibility within the context of their particular systems challenges. 

A three module programme consisting of:

  • Leadership Narratives to create transformational Cultures 

Thursday 7 March 2019, 09.30 to 16.00 – Register  your place here

The personal impact of leaders. Defining a vision and creating compelling narratives. The Leaders own world views and the need for consistency and flexibility in their 'storytelling'. 

  • Creativity & Innovation for Specific System Challenges 

2 April & 2 May 2019, 09.30 to 16.00 – Register your place here

A more bespoke intervention. Working to address themes around specific group, organisational or system challenges which need a burst of creativity and a focused and structured approach to encouraging innovation. 

  • Influencing & Negotiation

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 09.30 to 16.00 – Register your place here

The essential requirements of influence and persuasion. Achieving win-win outcomes and maintaining good will in dealings with others in a Systems context. Building a case, defining bargaining limits and conducting a structured negotiation. 

Terms and conditions:

To obtain a place on the individual modules you will need to register your place. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is no fee to attend this event, by registering you will be signing up to a cancellation charge of £150 for non-attendance unless you notify 10 working days in advance of the event date or your attendance is deputised.

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