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West midlands leadership academy

We are a local delivery partner of the NHS Leadership Academy, delivering national and local programmes against eight additional work streams.

There is significant strength in the collaboration and partnership working between the nine other LDPs and the NHS Leadership Academy. The network provides opportunities for sharing resources, knowledge and expertise about local approaches to leadership development, challenges and priorities.

The West Midlands Leadership Forum was revised and revitalised to become the Leadership Transformation Theme. This was a pivotal moment for the Forum as it meant leadership was truly embedded within Health Education England and seen of equal importance, as well as having a key role to play in the success of the other Transformation Themes. As part of this transition the existing business plan (2014/15) was amalgamated to be inclusive of 2015/16 and also included the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the National Leadership Academy. The finance allocation for leadership comes from two funding sources; from the National Leadership Academy and into the West Midlands through the Leadership Transformation Theme. The Figure below shows how stakeholders engage through the governance model of the Leadership Transformation Theme.

We invite you to take up our development opportunities, or guide and support your staff to do so. Please use the menu below to find out more.

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The Leadership E-learning Zone has been established and now has over 400 registrants which is steadily evolving through promotion. We have five E-Learning modules available to access including coaching skills, influencing stakeholders, engage, talent management, time management and stress management. To access  these please register

Inclusive Coaching and Mentoring offers are available to support staff across the West Midlands to discuss, explore and challenge themselves on a variety of topics. access this service at  http://coachingwm.hee.nhs.uk/. Services include; coachnet - inclusive coaching and mentoring, coaching culture and specialist mentors.

For more information on Coaching and Mentoring please contact the team at Leadership@wm.hee.nhs.uk

Our ambition is to work with our Universities to develop, champion and spread best practice in pre-registration leadership development so that our newly qualified healthcare workforce are entering the workforce with the leadership and service improvement skills at the start of their careers, rather than providing them with leadership development in retrospect having obtained a first-time leadership or management position.

We have undertaken research in partnership with our Universities and are now beginning to identify what good looks like in terms of developing our undergraduate pre-registration students leadership skills. Our aim is for this work to spring-board into wider research and practice with a view toward identifying helpful pre-registration leadership development standards, ready for when our University partners begin to re-develop curricula.

This will enable our multi-professional student population to enter the professional healthcare workforce already having started their professional, personal and continual leadership development journeys, reducing the need for leadership development later on in their careers and ultimately enhancing our return on investment in leadership development.

View our research report. on this page and for more information in this area, please contact adam.turner@hee.nhs.uk

Our ambition is to enable our thriving Organisational Development (OD) network to connect, share, learn and grow, supporting the national ambitions of the DoOD work by NHS Employers and the NHS Leadership Academy. You can apply to all OD programmes by downloading the application form attached to this page.


Maximising Leadership in the Pre-Registration Student Curricula Research


Watch our on Maximising Potential conversation Tool (MPCT).

After watching the video you can download the full conversation tool guide so you can integrate it into your 121s and appraisals