Stepping Up programme – South West cohort

Where: Taunton (venue tbc) When: Starting February 2020 Are you a black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leader or an aspiring leader? Do you want to progress your skills and go further? Stepping Up is a fully funded, two month positive action programme from the NHS Leadership Academy. It has been designed for individuals working in bands 5 to 7 who...

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The Authentic Leader – a compassionate approach to leadership

A leadership role in today’s health service brings many challenges, motivating others to deliver high standards of care whilst balancing operational pressures and meeting targets. How do leaders remain themselves – treating those they lead in the way they would like to be treated – with compassion and humanity. The South West Leadership Academy is delighted to launch this...

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Applications for the Rosalind Franklin programme now open!

Are you a clinical or non-clinical middle leader across health and care systems, aspiring to lead large and complex programmes, departments, services or systems of care? Our Rosalind Franklin programme aims to help shape middle leaders’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours to help them become outstanding, compassionate and inclusive leaders, working at all levels across the health and care...

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Launch of the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring – BAME Cohort for applications

We aim to provide all colleagues with the support and opportunity they need to reach their full potential. We also strive to reflect the diversity of our workforce within our development opportunities, following a recent review of the South West Leadership Academy coaching register, we are taking some positive actions to provide a more diverse coaching register. As a...

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Coaching for Primary Care Leaders

With time pressure and heavy workload it is often difficult to find space and time to reflect and think. We are offering the opportunity for primary care leaders in the south west to access a programme of virtual coaching (via telephone, skype or zoom), with a professionally qualified coach, at times that suit you. One thing that all forms of coaching...

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GMTS Welcome event

Following their first week on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, the new intake came together on Monday 16th September at Taunton Rugby and Football Club for their Regional Welcome Event. The day was intended as an informal get together to allow trainees to start developing their networks and support systems that will be vital across their 2-2.5 years...

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EMCC EQA Bespoke Practitioner Mentoring Programme with EIA Professional Designation open for applications

Are you an active Mentor who would like the opportunity to professionalise your practice? The second cohort of our EMCC EQA Bespoke Practitioner Mentoring Programme with EIA Professional Designation is open for applications. Participants from the recent cohort found the programme to be  ‘Very engaging and relevant’ and a ‘fantastic course’. The SWLA have designed this programme to provide...

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