Overcoming complexity in leadership


A programme which offers a package of leadership and management development for those in senior leadership has been extended to the third sector

2nd May 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Third sector leaders are being given the chance to boost their skills.

Leading for the Future offers a package of leadership and management development for those in senior leadership roles across health, social care and partner organisations.

The initiative, delivered by NHS Education for Scotland, has been extended to include leaders from the third sector, as part of work to deliver both the Scottish Government’s 2020 Vision for health and social care and wider public services reform.

As part of the contribution to building capacity, Leading for the Future is an innovative package of leadership and management development which has been designed specifically for those in senior leadership positions in health (both clinical and non-clinical), social care and partner public and third sector organisations. It is currently run in partnership across health boards and local authorities in Scotland. 

Graham Paxton, principal lead for NHS Education in Scotland, said the training aims to help leaders overcome complex challenges.

He said: “By drawing on public management theory, our intention is to help leaders both to make sense of as well as tackle the kinds of complex challenges they find themselves increasingly facing. 

“The approach recognises the diversity of those in leadership roles across health & social care and the wider public services.  The richness of the learning will come from your interaction with your peers from across different organisations, different professions and diverse backgrounds.

“In this sense, we recognise that how we lead and work as leaders is changing – and this needs to be reflected in how we learn together and develop ourselves as leaders.”

Those interested in taking part should contact odll@nes.scot.nhs.uk for further information document and an application pack. Entries are open until Thursday 30 May.