Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme open for applications (Mid & South Essex practices)

22nd November 2019

Mid and South Essex STP have the pleasure of inviting applications from staff working within the local system to join one of the next three local cohorts of this long-established leadership development programme, starting in January, March and May 2020 respectively.

Mary Seacole is run by the NHS Leadership Academy and is aimed at first time leaders in healthcare.

The programme, which was designed by the NHS Leadership Academy in partnership with global experts, Korn Ferry Hay Group, to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management, runs over 4-5 months and is ideal for individuals stepping into their first leadership role or who are already undertaking such role and looking for formal development alongside it.

More about the programme can be found on the Leadership Academy Website 

Applications are encouraged from local primary care staff and expressions of interest together with a completed requests for CPD funding form to cover the £250 cost of participation, should be directed to primarycare.workforce@nhs.net by Wednesday, 4th December 2019.

Commitment is required from individuals to attend all planned dates of the programme to ensure they undertake the required stages of the programme and are able to complete the programme successfully.  Line managers are encouraged to discuss with staff and ensure they are aligned to individual personal development plans and talent discussions. Additional study time may be required for online learning and this should be considered in your discussions.

The cohorts:

Cohort 15 – being delivered at Southend Hospital, Southend

  • Launch day – 28th January 2020
  • Workshop 1 – 11th February 2020
  • Workshop 2 – 24th March 2020
  • Workshop 3 – 12th May 2020
  • Celebration Event – mandatory to attend and receive certificate and reflective learning session – Date and venue to be confirmed

Cohort 16 – being delivered at Colchester General Hospital, Colchester

  • Launch day – 5th March 2020
  • Workshop 1 – 21st April 2020
  • Workshop 2 – 4th June 2020
  • Workshop 3 – 9th July 2020
  • Celebration Event – mandatory to attend and receive certificate and reflective learning session – Date and venue to be confirmed

Cohort 17 – being delivered at Basildon Hospital, Basildon

  • Launch day – 6th May 2020
  • Workshop 1 – 13th May 2020
  • Workshop 2 – 24th June 2020
  • Workshop 3 – 4th August 2020
  • Celebration Event – mandatory to attend and receive certificate and reflective learning session – Date and venue to be confirmed

Benefits of Attending:

Individual benefits:

  • Encouragement to look within themselves for the right leadership style, rather than comparing them to others
  • Increased awareness of themselves and their abilities, enabling them to more clearly identify; which styles fit their strengths, their emotional intelligence and how best to use it, how their behaviours might impact on others
  • The authority, capacity and motivation to implement change
  • The tools to transform emotion into an asset
  • Greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence, enabling them to work with others more effectively

Organisational benefits:

  • Better succession planning, due to having an increased number of capable leaders in the pipeline
  • A wider pool of professional skills to draw on within the organisation
  • Structured, evidence-based perspectives on decision-making which have a positive impact
  • People with greater positive impact on organisational culture
  • Leaders who have powerful strategies to achieve change
  • A healthier degree of challenge throughout the organisation rather than just at a senior level

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