Top Leaders

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Connecting commissioners and providers to lead across health and social care

Our Top Leaders programme focuses on the key challenges facing the health and social sector, but also looks at the new models of care and future innovations within the sector.

It aims to improve your effectiveness as a leader within, and across organisational boundaries to achieve the greatest impact at multiple levels for people who need care and support.

Programme content

The programme will allow you to meet other senior leaders in the same roles and situations as you, with whom you can learn from and share issues and ideas.  It will give you the opportunity to collaborate with other organisations and you will discover ways to build stronger networks and utilise your own existing connections.

It will focus on tools and techniques to give you the confidence and ability to increase your own personal reach and influence within your organisation, and across sectors, to identify and lead change effectively.

You’ll enhance your leadership capabilities and learn about your own leadership style, emotional intelligence and behaviours and how to communicate and influence more effectively within the sector.

You’ll expand your political intelligence and understand the importance of the political climate and how to influence and communicate within it.

There will also be lots of opportunities to engage in thoughtful discussions with your peers and learn from our specialist guest speakers who will lead interactive sessions around many topics including personal impact, the psychology of leadership and resilience.

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



Who should attend

The programme is aimed at CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and Assistant Directors working in health and social care within local government, public services, housing, care homes and third sector organisations

What will I learn

  • You will learn from others in similar positions to improve the effectiveness of your services in partnership with other senior leaders.
  • How to expand your political intelligence and how to influence politically.
  • How to increase your own personal impact and influence within your organisation and across sectors.
  • You will enhance your leadership capabilities to communicate and influence more effectively within the sector.

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


2019/2020 programme dates and venues

Venues for the programme will be confirmed shortly.

 
Day 1 and 2                   14 and 15 January 2020             Residential (Midlands)     
Day 3 and 4  13 and 14 February 2020 Residential (Midlands) 
Day 5 and 6  10 and 11 March 2020 London
Day 7 and 8  21 and 22 April 2020 Residential (Midlands)

 

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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 07717 0723443.


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