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Developing Senior Systems Leadership

Integration lies at the heart of Scotland’s vision for health and social care. Realising the vision will require leadership with the energy and commitment to working across the whole of the health and social care system to bring about real change.

Developing Senior Systems Leadership is a new and specialist development programme for leaders aspiring to executive and equivalent senior roles within social care, social work and health in Scotland.

The programme has been specifically designed to help leaders move up the ranks of the profession, and provides essential training that is geared towards equipping individuals with knowledge and skills needed for senior leadership roles. With access to guidance, advice and careers workshops, those taking part in this programme can expect invaluable learnings, resources and tips for developing as a strong leader equipped with the experience needed for success a higher level.

We warmly welcome interest from aspiring leaders who are keen to be part of a vibrant and inclusive community that will learn and work together to develop the qualities of leadership that bring the vision for integration to life.

Designed and delivered with national and international experts in leadership and organisational development, the programme aims to support you to move beyond your current level of leadership, preparing you for the challenges and realities of executive level roles that involve working across boundaries and engaging whole systems in change.

Over 12 months this contemporary development programme will offer you innovative and engaging learning experiences that will equip you with insights into Board level leadership in a complex and changing system. It will help you to explore your own sense of leadership purpose, confidence, impact and support you to develop the critical skills and capabilities that are essential to success at senior levels.

At the same time as working on your own leadership, you will also be learning with others through live collaborative work on the real challenges of effecting change across the health, social work and social care environment.

Who is the Programme for?

Developing Senior Systems Leadership is for you if you are already a senior leader who is committed to delivering excellent systems leadership in Social Care, Social Work or Health. And you aspire to an executive director or equivalent role whether that be within an integrated care organisation or partnership, commissioning or delivery organisation.

You will also be interested in working in the spaces in between organisations in Social Care, Social Work and Health to improve collaboration and outcomes for people who use services.

The key thing is the difference you want to make rather than the specific organisation you want to work in.

We are keen to create a fully inclusive community whose members reflect the diversity of the population as a whole and the workforce of the Social Care, Social Work and Health communities. We strongly welcome interest from applicants who will help us to achieve this goal.

Applications are open and shared through our mailing list and that of our partners across social work, social care, health and our wider care system. You can sign up to our mailing list and find out more on the programme’s hub site.

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