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Seeking expression of interest in the NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole programme

We are currently seeking expressions of interest in the opportunity to apply for a place on the NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole programme with colleagues from across Derbyshire.

The Mary Seacole programme is a highly successful and nationally recognised leadership development programme for first time leaders in health and care. The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice.  A high-quality virtual campus, provides the majority of the learning and includes films, interactive content, discussion forums and online resources; the online facilitated discussion forums encourage participant refection on applying their learning in the workplace, three face-to-face experiential workshops and a final written assignment. The content covers leadership fundamentals, quality improvement and practical management models to ensure a broad range of development.

The Mary Seacole programme is six months long with 100 hours of online study, plus three face-to-face behavioural workshops.

The programme is delivered in 12 units, each taking between five and ten hours of online study time:

  • Units 1-8 covers leadership fundamentals and build on each other as the programme progresses
  • Units 9-12 are flexible and can be taken at any point in the programme. These relate to the core management skills of: – Fundamentals of Finance, Recruitment and selection, Fundamentals of HR, Appraisals and annual review

Assessment is based on online activity, attendance to all three face to face workshops, contributing to the online discussion forums throughout and submission of a 2,000 word assignment demonstrating how you’ve developed and applied your leadership. Successful completion will lead to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

Provisional dates are below – please hold these in your calendar if you express an interest in taking part. You must be able to attend all three workshops to successfully complete the programme, venues have yet to be confirmed for workshop delivery.

Online Start Date: 11 February 2020

Face to Face Workshop 1: 10 March 2020

Face to Face Workshop 2: 5 May 2020

Face to Face Workshop 3: 30 June 2020

Assignment Hand in: 11 August 2020

Places have been offered free of charge but timescales are tight. If you would like to be considered for a place on this first Derbyshire programme, please complete the expression of interest form and return to dchst.leadingforimprovement@nhs.net by Monday 13 January. Please note we will not be able to accept any late submissions as this is a Derbyshire led project.