Top Leaders

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Connecting commissioners and providers to lead across health and social care

Our Top Leaders programme is designed for the sector’s most senior leaders who are looking to enhance their own leadership capabilities. It meets the needs of those working in service provider and commissioner roles across health and social care.

The programme focuses on the key challenges and issues facing the health and social care sector. It enables senior leaders to improve their effectiveness as a leader within, and across, organisational and system boundaries to achieve impact at multiple levels for people who need care and support.

Top Leaders supports leaders to improve their performance, increase impact on organisational culture, partnership relationships and the systems that they oversee. Senior leaders will also learn how to extend the reach and influence of their organisation by collaborating with other sector leaders, senior policy figures and thought leaders.

The programme created a space for learning that went beyond the normal/typical approach. It forced us to address our own leadership styles in a challenging way and made me think about issues at work in a different way.  Previous participant on Top Leaders programme

The Top Leaders programme includes:

  • exploring key ideas relevant to contemporary health and social care leadership 

  • input from key speakers, policy strategists and thought leaders 

  • dialogue with system partners including those from health, people who need care and support and community leaders 

  • action learning using a distinctive peer coaching approach to embed reflective practice in 
tackling work-based leadership challenges 

  • access to the Leadership Qualities Framework 360 degree assessment tool 

  • access to Skills for Care’s tools and resources designed to facilitate application and 
impact of leadership development in the workplace. 


Top Leaders was one of the most personally challenging courses I have undertaken and the most productive in terms of what I learnt about myself and my approach to my work within health and social care. I returned back to my business enthused, encouraged and positively changed by the whole experience. Mandy Thorn MBE, MD, Marches Care

2019 programme dates and venues

Our 2019 Top Leaders programme is delivered over eight days, over a four-month period and includes both residential and module-based learning. It’s supported by a package of workshops, action learning sets and the use of diagnostic tools that bring maximum impact both in terms of collaborative working and system and workforce design.

 
Day 1 and 2       14 - 15 January 2019                        Midlands, residential        
Day 3 and 4 11 - 12 February 2019  Midlands, residential
Day 5 and 6 19 - 20 March 2019  London, 2 day module
Day 7 and 8 23 - 24 April 2019
Midlands, residential

 

Book your place on the Top Leaders programme

Download - Top Leaders Programme Flyer

 

Cost

  • £2850 + VAT

If you have any questions about the programme or require any further information please email leadership@skillsforcare.org.uk or call us to discuss on 0207 383 8941.


 

Leadership - it's all about people, relationships and values

As part of the Top Leaders programme in 2018 facilitated by National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), the participants used a large group intention technique to develop their own thinking about key leadership attributes. The short article below discusses what they found and how leadership is really all about people, working with others and getting the best out of them and ourselves.

Article: Leadership - it's all about people, relationships and values