Skills for Care and The National Care Forum have refreshed their successful digital leadership programme designed specifically for registered managers working in social care.
The four day programme, delivered virtually, has been developed to build confidence and ability to identify and embed digital technology in the delivery of care and support.
- The digital basics – Equipping the essential knowledge for understanding digital technologies in care, providing the foundation of knowledge for the modules that follow.
- Leadership and transformational change – A good leader must possess strong change management skills. This module considers change management with a digital lens, developing an understanding of leadership styles and influence, methodologies for procuring technology, developing and aligning digital strategy and ‘baking in’ feedback into the process.
- Co-production – Designing and developing with people in receipt of care, identifying their needs and expectations provides better defined, safe and ethical solutions.
- Using data to create change – An effective digital leader can use data and feedback to lead decisions, defining what data technology needs to collect and analyse will provide opportunities to improve, influence and inform innovation.
How it helps managers
The Digital Leadership programme is a national development between Skills for Care and The National Care Forum for both new and experienced managers of adult social care services.
The learning programme will support managers to have the underpinning skills, knowledge and models of digital leadership that can be practically applied when implementing technology in a care service and promote best practice.
It will improve confidence in identifying how digital technology supports the delivery of quality care and will enable managers to identify technology in the market, understand the barriers to technology adoption and how an organisation may choose to address them.
The programme includes an emphasis on reflection, helping individuals to learn from their day-to-day experiences and think about how they can do things differently or get better at recognising what they do well.
Programme delivery and structure
The programme is delivered virtually. It’s interactive and includes a variety of group and individual activities.
Participants need to attend each workshop and be able to spend time developing an action plan and creating a presentation which will be delivered during the final workshop of the programme.
Due to the interactivity and inclusivity of the programme, participants are required to have access to a PC or laptop with a working camera, speakers and microphone.
Full attendance by the registered participant* at the four online workshops is a mandatory requirement of the programme. Participants will only be able to receive a certificate of completion if they have fully participated in all four workshops.
The programme workshops
Workshop 1 - The digital basics - Tuesday 9 January 2024, 10:00 - 15:00
Workshop 2 - Systems knowledge and governance - Tuesday 23 January 2024, 10:00 - 13:00
Workshop 3 - Being a digital leader - Tuesday 30 January 2024, 10:00 - 13:00
Workshop 4 - Critical thinking and action planning - Tuesday 13 February 2024, between 10:00 - 15:00
The facilitators of the programme have been selected by the National Care Forum for their extensive adult social care experience and digital expertise, gained from co-produced digital transformation within the sector in varied settings. The National Care Forum is the leading voice for over 165 not-for-profit adult social care providers and work closely with colleagues across the sector.
Cost and funding
The cost is £575+VAT per person
Registration will close at 17:00 on the 29 December 2023.
Payment can be made by invoice or credit card. Payment in full is required ahead of the programme starting. Failure to pay will result in your registration being cancelled.
A valid and authorised Purchase Order (PO) number is required at registration.
If you wish to pay by invoice** please register by 17:00 on the 22 December 2023.
We are pleased to confirm that employers can now claim £500 per participant once the learner has completed the course and received their certificate, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the Workforce Development Fund (WDF).
Find out more information about the WDF and how to claim.
Book your place
You can now register through our events portal.
You can register yourself and/or others on the programme.
Get in touch
The digital leadership programme can be commissioned by trusts, partnerships, organisations, local authorities or other commissioning groups. Please email email@example.com to ask for details.