Growing Your Workforce

The Programme

We know that recruiting and retaining talent is becoming more competitive, how can we as leaders work to retain our current workforce and inclusively support them to progress within the NHS. We believe it is critical for line managers and leaders to recognise that they are part of a bigger system, to develop the skills and confidence to build their team, maximise retention, and grow talent. They also need to recognise where their organisation is responsible and areas where they may not be able to influence.

Aimed at Emerging Leaders, this programme will give you the line management tools and techniques, combined with the leadership skills and behaviours to support you to grow and build your workforce with inclusion and compassion at the centre. Providing you with dynamic tools and techniques to take back into the working environment. The modules focus on;

  • Debiasing your workforce processes within the context of your environment
  • Critical conversations
  • Career development and retention

This programme consists of;

  • Four Leadership Espressos – short 90 – 120 minute virtually delivered interactive workshops that explore the subject matter in greater depth
  • Four Leadership Learning Zone (LLZ) modules – interactive e-learning modules to provide you with a base understanding of the principles and behaviours
  • Two Action Learning Sets (ALS) – 120 minute facilitated sessions to engage as a small working group, to reflect, share and work through challenges.
  • Access to an appropriate Coach or Mentor to support you through the programme and beyond

Structure and dates for 2023

Module No.FormatTitle Dates
1LLZUnconscious BiasTo be completed prior to the 18th January
2EspressoDeveloping Recruitment: Identifying Talent 18th January – 09.30-12.30pm
3LLZEffective CommunicationTo be completed prior to 15th February
ALSVirtualAction Learning Set2nd February 9.30-11.30am OR 1-3pm
4EspressoDeveloping Recruitment: Supporting retention and progression15th February 9.30-12.30pm
5LLZHow to give effective feedbackTo be completed prior to the 7th March
6EspressoGiving and Receiving Effective Feedback7th March – 9.30 – 11am
7LLZSuccession PlanningTo be completed prior to 28th March
8EspressoMaking the Most of Your Team28th March 9.30-12pm
ALSVirtual Action Learning Set19th April – 9.30 – 11.30am OR 1 – 3pm

Please download our flyer to see more information on each module

Who is this session for

The NHS Leadership Academy provides leadership development for people of all backgrounds and experiences across health and care.

All sessions will be held virtually

Book your place

Reserve a place via our Application form

The closing date for all applications is the 12th December. Confirmation of successful/unsuccessful applications will be confirmed by the 19th December, if not before. You will receive joining instructions at the point at which your place is confirmed, and further information 1-2 weeks prior to the event.

Please be aware that these spaces are limited. It is paramount that you let us know in advance of non attendance, so we can re allocate delegates. Please refer to our Cancelation Policy, as failure to meet any of these commitments will result in a cost to the NHS. A requirement of this programme is for you to engage with and attend all elements, if you are unable to do so please see our stand alone Espressos page for individual sessions.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected]

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above please register via our Expression of Interest page, this will help us to understand the demand for our programmes and plan accordingly. You will also be notified when we release new dates for this programme.