The need to provide opportunities for midwives to develop leadership skills has been widely recognised for the past few years and in England Department of Health funding was made available to get things moving. The RCM working with Phi Learning, a market leader in leadership development across many sectors, are now building on this work. Many midwives have already benefited from attending the strategic leadership programmes.
The NHS Modernisation Agency Midwifery Leadership Programme development workbook arose from the Head of Midwifery Development Centres that were run during 2002. It aims to provide midwifery managers with learning support to enable them to develop the critical midwifery leadership competencies including:
develop a vision
think strategically and systematically
The workbook is based around a realistic but fictitious case study set in South Shires University Hospital NHS Trust.
Leadership Workshops for 2014:
- 23 June, London, details TBA
- 25 June, Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh
- 10 September, Wales, venue TBC
- 30 September - 1 October, venue TBC
Strategic Leadership Programme
Places on the Leadership Workshops are free but limited to only 50 delegates per event - so make sure you book early! You can do so by emailing us Reni.Vadgama@rcm.org.uk