Learning programme and events, and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Notice of temporary activity suspension As a result of ongoing developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), all learning programmes and events of the South West Leadership Academy are being suspended with immediate effect from today, 18 March 2020, for 16 weeks in the first instance. This is not a step that we have taken lightly but given the unique nature of...

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Leadership Pride

We are taking a different approach this year by exploring the benefits of leadership and leading through examples of pride in our work. We will concentrate on the pride we all have from being an NHS leader, which is self-sustaining and motivating; leadership through our programmes and individual’s leadership journeys as well as directly looking and seeking out the...

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Introduction to Coaching Supervision open for applications

Here at the South West Leadership Academy, our aim is to increase the capacity and capability of our coaches and mentors across the South West by providing accredited programmes, CPD opportunities and supervision/reflective practice. We have a growing register of coaches and mentors and our future aim would be to provide supervision at all our CPD events. This programme...

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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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