Issue 19                                                                                                                              Publication: June 2016
Welcome to KSS Leadership News, bringing you a round-up of news for Leadership across Kent, Surrey & Sussex. Here you will find dates for your diary, information on the latest development opportunities, and access to useful resources.

In this issue:

Opportunity for all HR, Organisational Development, Talent Management leads to Influence the National Leadership Development & Improvement Strategy
This autumn a new national Leadership Development and Improvement Strategy will be published that aims to bring clarity to the development of leaders, managing talent and building improvement capability at all levels. Over the next few months, staff across the NHS will be able to help develop the Strategy with the work being overseen by a new Board of the national bodies and a supporting programme team led by NHS Improvement and Health Education England. 

Team members from NHS Improvement working on the Talent Management elements of this Strategy will join our event and have invited us to use the next KSS Talent Management network meeting on 5 July to help shape the national thinking on an improved approach to managing the talent pipelines. The aim of this exercise isn’t to try to come up with something completely new but to try to build on what we already have and find ways to do it better and more consistently.

To find out more and to register to attend, please click here

If you are unable to attend, you can also feedback to the national team via a questionnaire.

#NHSJamLab, Join up and Join in

On 25th May we were joined by 100 people with a curiosity for systems leadership and a passion for working with others on the knotty challenges and opportunities this presents. We experienced your energy and shared our collective thoughts through conversation and connection. Read more about the day here.  

The feedback from those who attended the event on 25th May (and from those who were unable to attend) indicates that you would like to continue to work together, grow the community, focus in on areas of common interest and move into action.

We invite you now to confirm your attendance for our 23 June event and join with other people who share your passion for making things happen.  We are able to accommodate 150 participants and participation is free, however each place has a value of £70 per head.  Please confirm attendance by close of play on Tuesday 14 June.

No need to whisper, SHOUT IT OUT!  Please pass on this invitation to colleagues who share your interest in working together on system change challenges.
Reserve your place here

Improve your Leadership Style with 360° degree feedback

360° degree feedback is a powerful tool that is linked to the nine dimensions of the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model.  The tool is an opportunity and a means of enabling you to identify where your leadership strengths and development needs lie by receiving objective feedback from a trained facilitator. Your 360° report is compiled using confidential ratings given by a range of colleagues, giving you an insight into other’s perceptions of your leadership abilities and behaviours and helping you to identify your developmental needs and action planning around it. 
Click here for further information and details on how to access this opportunity.
Are you a Coach on the KSS Coaching Register?
Supervision is a mandatory requirement of your coaching practice. All registered coaches should undertake 2 Supervision sessions within a year. 
1:1 Supervision can be facilitated by a qualified Coach supervisor: Denise Harris or Jane Hubble, so please do contact either of these individuals to book.

There are still places available on 12 July 2016 supervision sessions at Crawley Hospital. Please email us to book your place on one of the following sessions: 9.30-12.30 or 13.15-16.15.

Take a look at our events calendar to stay up to date with our upcoming events and programmes.

KSS Leadership Collaborative &
NHS Leadership Academy
Leadership Development Roadshow

On Tuesday 24 May, at Holiday Inn Gatwick Worth, the KSS Leadership Collaborative team was joined by a variety of colleagues, from across the region, who came together to learn about both local and national leadership development opportunities.

The Roadshow was opened by Alan Nobbs of the NHS Leadership Academy, who spoke passionately about his own leadership journey and challenged participants to connect to their leadership purpose, highlighting the importance of making our workforce feel cared for and valued. Alan was followed by a number of KSS Programme Ambassadors who shared their real life leadership development experiences on the NHS Leadership Academy programmes, culminating in a Q&A session.

This was followed by an opportunity for participants to visit a number of stands to explore and seek advice about the next step in individual and organisational leadership development as well as how local and national programmes and tools available can help to support this.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making the Roadshow a success, with special thanks to our Programme Ambassadors: Ursula Clarke (Nye Bevan), Madhu Meshram (Edward Jenner), Janice Moorkite (Mary Seacole), Sandra Speller (Elizabeth Garret Anderson). Your stories are inspirational!

Read about the Roadshow, as it unfolded on Twitter here

NHS Leadership Programme Guide 2016

The NHS Leadership Programme Guide for 2016 outlines the programmes on offer for leaders in health and care and the benefits they bring to leaders and the people around them. 
Applications open for Intersect Programme

sect is a systems leadership programme which takes seriously the fact that to develop the leader is to develop the human being who is that leader.

It enables participants to spend a year exploring what it’s like being on the receiving end of their leadership and what qualities and skills they need to grow, using close-up face to face group work.

Applications are open until 15 August 2016. Find out more and apply here.
If you’re in a mid-level leadership position, the transition into a senior role can be a challenge.

The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson fully accredited programme aims to equip new or aspiring senior leaders with the confidence to drive lasting change improving patient experience.

Applications will open shortly and will close on 18 July 2016. Request an application pack here.  
Senior leaders can have a dramatic effect on the performance of their organisation. That's why developing the next generation of executive directors is so important.

The Nye Bevan programme allows you to develop the skills, knowledge, attitude and behaviours to succeed and operate successfully at executive level as part of the board.

Applications will open shortly and will close on 18 July 2016. Find out more and register your interest here. 

Important Information regarding recruitment for national NHS Leadership Academy Programmes 

Applicants will need to demonstrate that the appropriate level of financial support has been secured before an offer of a place is confirmed. The Leadership Academy are offering NHS Subsidised Programme Fees. The Academy’s decision to introduce a charging model for some of our offers is key in establishing longer term sustainability of leadership development within the system. The table below outlines the level of funding required by the Leadership Academy per place: 

Programme 2015 Price New Price Application closing date
Mary Seacole £3,000 £995 Applications opening soon
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson £10,000 £6,000 18 July 2016
Nye Bevan £12,000 £7,000 18 July 2016
* This applies to all NHS organisations in England and the home counties and all staff employed by the NHS.
Programmes can be self-funded or funded by the employing organisation. There are a very limited number of bursaries available for national programmes. 

If you have any questions about these programmes, please contact the KSS Leadership team via:

Confident Conversations Case Study

At the end of 2015, we ran a series of one day Confident Conversations workshops aimed at developing skills to manage challenging conversations with confidence and get voices heard within organisations.

A case study of the programme is now available to view here
E-Learning Module In Depth:
Performance Management

We offer a suite of free-to-access leadership and management development e-learning modules available to staff who work in organisations which provide or support NHS healthcare across Kent, Surrey & Sussex. We look in depth at each of these modules over the coming months. This month we will look at Performance Management.

This module introduces the concept of performance management as a way of effectively managing and supporting the individuals within your team so effectively increasing your overall team performance and contribution to the organisation.

By the end of this eLearning module, the learner will be able to: 
  • Identify personal barriers to dealing with performance problems
  • Set clear goals for yourself and your team members
  • Be more effective in giving reward and encouragement for a job well done
  • Identify and differentiate between performance and behaviour issues within the workplace

To complete this module and to find out what else is available, click here.
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