South East Leadership Academy

Previous offers

The following events ran previously for Primary Care. If any of these are of interest, we would like to know. Please email us on [email protected].

The Power of Coaching Techniques Programme

An introduction to coaching and skills you can use to support your Primary Care Network Development.

The programme will reflect on the rapid changes COVID has bought about the way we work and designed to equip primary care staff with the understanding, tools, and skills that using a coaching approach can bring to support your Primary Care Network (PCN) to develop and evolve.  

For PCNs, operating in the context of increasing complexity and ambition requires the ability to build relationships, listen and talk openly, to set aside preconceived ideas of best practice and truly collaborate. This, in turn, needs a leadership shift from ‘problem-solver’ to ‘coach’. Evidence tells us the development of these vital coaching skills can build confidence, develop non-clinical leadership skills and support change.  

This programme has been developed to support anyone who is working to bring about changes to support their PCN development, and is aimed at those who are relatively new to coaching or who have had some experience but little formal coaching training.

Link to further details and to register your interest for the Power of Coaching Techniques Programme.

Leading without Formal Authority in Primary Care

About the Event

Leading in primary care is a daily juggling act, balancing the needs of your patient population with PCN-wide developments. Some aspects of your leadership require everyday organising and managing of colleagues and services you’re responsible for. Other aspects involve complex influencing across your local area, engaging a wide range of people in a context where you don’t have formal authority.

This virtual workshop provides some protected ‘headspace’ and ‘thinking time’ for busy practice managers, primary care practitioners and other key primary care colleagues to consider:

  • What are the differences between leading in a hierarchical context and influencing across networks?
  • Which aspects of my work are best achieved through a conventional management approach and which aspects require a more networked approach to leadership?
  • What are my key challenges in influencing beyond my sphere of authority?
  • How do I apply this learning to my everyday work as a leader in primary care?

You will be encouraged to consider thought-provoking ideas, share views, discuss issues with colleagues, reflect on your own practice, apply your learning to your own context and ask any questions you have.

Who will Facilitate the Event?

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Jeanne Hardacre, Founding Director of Impact4Health, which is a specialist leadership, OD and culture change consultancy.

Among a wide range of NHS teams, Jeanne is supporting several primary care practices, PCNs and practice manager forums with their leadership in a virtual context.