You as a Collaborative Leader (YaCL)

You as a Collaborative Leader (YaCL) is a programme for health and social services professionals working in integration, to develop the skills and knowledge to lead effectively across integrated settings where effective collaboration is essential. This programme is part of Leading for Integration.

YaCL is designed to help you recognise your own leadership strengths and sources of resilience and how you can best use these to lead change more collaboratively and effectively to deliver health and social care integration. With a mixture of personal coaching, peer thinking and group workshop sessions, it is designed specifically to support you to increase your self-awareness as a leader, create greater presence, influence more effectively and have greater impact as a collaborative leader.  

Click on the tabs below to see social care, social work and health examples of who would be suitable for this programme.

Senior Social Worker (Social Work)

Senior Social Worker

Senior Social Worker

Role:

Responsibilities


Your responsibilities may be:

  • Working in national or regional committees across HSCP
  • Shaping integrated services
  • Managing large or multiple teams

Challenges

Challenges you may face in your role might include:

  • Integrated role and project that demonstrates need for collaboration across multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Relationship complexity arising from different cultures and priorities across systems

Personal

You may personally be:

  • Open to challenge and change and eager for development
  • You may want to share and learn from others, connect with colleagues from across the system and have thinking challenged

Career Stage

Your career stage might look like:

  • Middle to Senior Managers
  • Looking to develop in your current role

Previous Roles

Roles some of YaCL’s previous participants have had

  • Worked up the ladder to a leadership role

Care Home Manager (Social Care)

Care Home Manager

Care Home Manager

Role:

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities may be:

  • Responsible for a number of homes
  • Supporting integrated work to improve services

Challenges

Challenges you may face in your role might include:

  • Integrated role and project that demonstrates need for collaboration across multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Relationship complexity arising from different cultures and priorities across systems

Personal

You may personally be:

  • Open to challenge and change, eager for development
  • Opportunity to share, learn from others and connect with others across the system and have thinking challenged

Career Stage

Your career stage might look like:

  • Currently in Senior management or owner of care home with a number of years experience

Previous Roles

Roles some of YaCL’s previous participants have had:

  • Worked up the ladder to a leadership role

GP Cluster Lead (Health)

GP Cluster Lead

GP Cluster Lead

Role:

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities may be:

  • GP with additional role and responsibility for service improvement across specialism or cluster of practices

Challenges

Challenges you may face in your role might include:

  • Integrated role and project that demonstrates need for collaboration across multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Relationship complexity arising from different cultures and priorities across systems

Personal

You may personally be:

  • Open to challenge and change, eager for development
  • Opportunity to share, learn from others and connect with others across the system and have thinking challenged

Career Stage

Your career stage might look like:

  • Mid-career GP, taking on additional responsibilities

Previous Roles

Roles some of YaCL’s previous participants have had:

  • GP career ladder with a number of years experiences

Other learners said:

“I really enjoyed the coaching session at the end -something I wasn’t sure about but have taken huge value from. The peer sessions really built up towards this.”

Peer thinking was excellent. I really benefitted from this.  I was able to consolidate my learning in a practical way.”

“I felt the balance was right, but did find the workshops very intensive re theory, I needed time to review and reflect on the day!”

“I felt the combination of learning methods worked really well, I appreciated the space to able to reflect in the peer thinking and attending workshops where information was shared as well as the chance to break out into small groups to discuss. The coaching session was very skilfully facilitated. Thanks”

“It was interesting to learn about the different leadership styles and discuss strategies about how to implement them into my own practice. It was a very safe and free space to engage in conversation and allowed me to reflect on my own insecurities and present them to my group. This was something I would not have anticipated in the beginning and actually allowed me to present the real issue I was feeling to my group. It has allowed me to develop confidence in the leadership skills I already possess and work on developing those even further.“

The input from each of the speakers was very valuable.  They each expanded on the content of the programme in a different way based on their role, remit and experiences of working in or receiving services from agencies.  I was moved and touched by each of the facilitators’ inputs.  They energised me to believe in my approach and aim in order to continue to learn from Service User’s experiences, develop more ways to hear their feedback and also to continue to adopt a person-centred approach when -engaging with people.“

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