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Mary Seacole

The Mary Seacole programme

The Mary Seacole Programme is a six month leadership development programme designed to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management. It is aimed at first time leaders in healthcare, or those aspiring to their first formal leadership role. 

It’s for you if you’re in a leadership role with responsibilities for people and services, and able to relate what you learn to your workplace.

The concept of learning how to be a leader when you’re in the thick of your day-to-day responsibilities can seem rather abstract but the Mary Seacole programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application.

The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. It empowers people to turn their success into consistent team and system success and to champion compassionate patient care.

There are two approaches to accessing the new Mary Seacole offer:

  • The first is by individuals joining a nationally run cohort at organisational level at a cost of £995 per person. Further information about the national programme is available here.
  • Alternatively, the team now offers the opportunity to work across systems, in partnership with local organisations across STP footprints, with the programme designed and tailored to local STP context and place-based needs.

The programme is six months in duration and costs £150 per participant.

The application process and delegate shortlisting is managed at regional level.

The programme consists of a blended learning approach of twelve units, each taking between five and ten hours of online study time.

Units 1-8 cover leadership fundamentals and build on each other as the programme progresses.

Units 9-12 are flexible and can be taken at any point in the programme. These relate to the core management skills of:

  • Fundamentals of finance
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Fundamentals of HR  
  • Appraisals and annual review

Assessment is through undertaking online activity, attendance at all three face-to-face workshops, contributing to the online discussion forums throughout, and submission of a 2,000 word assignment demonstrating how you’ve developed and applied your leadership.

Successful completion leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Healthcare Leadership.

To register your interest please contact us.

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