Leadership academy programme

The full outline of programme below leads to an NHS Leadership academy award


Launch contains the elements below, each of which contains film, activities and discussions to take part in; it takes around 5 hours to complete.

How Launch works

Why does leadership matter?

Stages of personal development

Personal values – what’s important to me?

The New Leader Pathway – routes, options & purpose Levels of learning What next?


There is approximately 35 hours of learning in Foundations, which can be completed in as little as six weeks. However participants are given the flexibility to set their own timeframes for completing the programme, which covers:

Understanding person-centred care

Is ‘patient experience’ a verbal analgesic?

Methods of understanding the patient experience Leadership behaviours for person-centred care The Francis Inquiry Challenges in healthcare Johari window – illustrating and improving self-awareness Healthcare Leadership Model Power and influence Levels of listening Giving and receiving feedback Adaptive leadership What next?

A final piece of written evidence looks at leadership difference gained from this programme. Submitting leadership difference will enter for a NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.