Leadership Dispatch – 8 July

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Welcome to our July edition of the Leadership Dispatch. 

It has been refreshing recently to see some brighter days, lighter nights and you may have even been lucky enough to enjoy a summer holiday or have one planned. There is something about the summer months which help many of us take some time to reflect, recharge and reset for the rest of the year ahead, and its always much needed.

As we are moving into a quieter period over the summer months, we are taking this time as a team to reflect and plan head – we are looking to deliver a refresh of our programmes in September which will be focussed around Compassionate and Inclusive Leadership, High Performing Teams and Resilience as well as a new and exciting co-collaboration model with the rest of our Regional Leadership Academies for a National Coaching CPD offer and a new National Coaching and Mentoring Register. We look forward to sharing more details with you all soon, including booking links to the new programme and offers.

We’d like to highlight some of our events and resources still available to you over the summer, which include:

Population Health Management. I’m pleased to let you know that we have started registering expression of interests for our pan-regional masterclasses.  

We will be running three different masterclass topics on:

  • PHM and Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Techniques to embed PHM approaches in day-to-day work
  • PHM and Health Inequalities

Each masterclass will run 7 times. We should have confirmed dates by the end of the month but in the meanwhile we just want to advertise this offer as wide as we can and to ensure our colleagues in the South East region know about this upcoming offer.

E-Learning – South East Leadership Learning Zone (LLZ) – this exciting new resource focuses on building core management and leadership skills and is a flexible e-learning resource that takes a learner on an interactive exploration of key areas of leadership development. This resource is equally relevant to learners who are just starting in their careers as well as experienced managers who want to consolidate their capabilities. You can register to access 22 modules of online learning here.

E-Learning – NHSE London Equality & Inclusion Team are launching a Core Managers’ online training programme.  This is an exceptional resource that will be available to support all supervisors and managers to develop insight, skills and confidence to build cultures of compassion, inclusion and belonging for their diverse workforce.

Inclusive leadership in health and care

Develop inclusive and compassionate leadership skills to ensure diversity and equality in the health and care industry.

  • Duration: 6 weeks 
  • Weekly time commitment: 3 hrs
  • (Total suggested time: 18hrs)

If you are in the UK and have a role in public health and care, enrol today!


eCLiPS – embedded Clinical Leadership in Practice

eCLiPS (embedded Clinical Leadership in Practice Programme) – Applications are now open for the highly acclaimed 12-months leadership development programme for Specialists and Associate Specialists (SAS) and Higher Specialist trainees (HST3 – HST6) across all specialties in Kent Surrey and Sussex”.

If you wish to participate in the scheme, please request an application pack from [email protected]

Please see our SELA Offer deck that showcases our full range of offers, in addition below are some specific initiatives that we would like to draw your attention to.

National updates include:

The Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) team has refreshed a range of FTSU materials for leaders in NHS organisations and those providing NHS services. Updates to the Freedom to Speak Up guidance, reflection and planning tool, and NHS England’s national policy are now available.

In addition, the former Whistleblowers’ Support Scheme has been redesigned by the Freedom to Speak Up team following feedback from our NHS people. The enhanced Speaking Up Support Scheme includes a health and wellbeing session, psychological support, career coaching and personal development workshops. Applications to join the scheme are open until Friday 19 August 2022. If you have any queries please contact the Speaking Up team or visit the FTSU website for more information.

Lastly, on a personal note, I will be leaving the team and moving into a new role within a trust at the end of July. Over the last 2 years since joining SELA, I have met many of our wonderful colleagues across the South East in our events, including Leadership Espressos and in Coaching and Mentoring CPD and training – and I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. It really has been a pleasure connecting with you and thank you for sharing your experiences and learnings with me throughout my time on the team. Take good care, stay safe and keep learning and growing.

If you have any questions or would like to chat through any of the above, do feel free to get in touch with our team by contacting us via [email protected].

Emma Fulton, Leadership Development Manager, South East Leadership Academy.

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