A2B New Leaders

About A2B

The Aspiring to Be new leaders programme aims to support individuals at all levels within the Trust who are looking to take up their first leadership post.  The programme lasts for 12 months and aims to equip aspirant leaders with the knowledge they need to be a first line leader.

Programme participants will be required to commit to a total of 15 days over a 12 month period. Delivery will include a variety of workshops, 1-2-1s and shadowing opportunities along the themes of:

  • Self-awareness and management
  • Leading others
  • Leading through change

Leading within the system – understanding both internal functions and external bodies

Meet our cohort..

Click here to find out more about our graduating cohort of 2020-2021.

Cohort 1 - feedback

‘The A2B programme completely exceeded my expectations. The team spirit, support and guidance has been second to none.  As the weeks went by my confidence and self believe grew immensely. My message is believe in yourself and recognise your worth. Others will soon begin to share your vision’.  Danielle

‘I have found the process very eye opening from the beginning to the end.  It has given me the opportunity to reflect on myself, my leadership styles and how I impact on a team I may lead.  I have found the course both challenging and enjoyable, whilst also being able to network and understand the wider trust.  I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone- the support you get is second to none.  Katie

’The support and knowledge gained through A2B enabled me to manage and succeed through a period of change and uncertainty in my work life’ Hannah

‘This programme has given me so much - including the building of strong foundations and the confidence to be a leader. It has taught me what makes a great leader and that no matter what our role in DCHS is we can all be effective leaders!  It has also been a fantastic opportunity to discover and learn from some of our own (DCHS) talented and inspirational leaders.’  Lisa

A2B Contact details

For further information on the A2B programme, please contact:

Linda Kiernan
Leadership Development Training Manager
E: dchst.aspiringtobe@nhs.net
M: 07917 201565

A2B Featured in 'My Voice'

Our Aspiring to Be cover stars Rajvinder Shanker and Lucy Cocker are featured in 'My Voice.' Click on the picture to read more..


Other information

A2B - 2021-22 poster 

About A2B - 2019 poster