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Welcome to the East Midlands Leadership Academy

Directors Update

The East Midlands Leadership Academy is playing a key role in the NHS Midlands and East leadership development offer – we are pleased to be working alongside our colleagues in the East of England and West Midlands: sharing ideas, participating and leading cluster wide activities and offers.

The launch of the NHS Leadership Academy in April ensures that leadership remains on the agenda during a time of significant change, and the East Midlands Leadership Academy welcomes the profile, support and direction this national body will give.

We have now had 1492 people use the Academy’s offers on 2069 occasions since 1 April 2011 a real increase on this time last year. We have appointed an Associate to lead on the development of Clinical Commissioning Groups, Linda Garnett, and two Programme Lead's Anna O’Kane and Ed Tempest to support the delivery of our programme portfolio, we are also pleased to welcome Peter Pearson, Admin Assistant to our team.

From 1st May 2012 I will be on secondment to the new National Leadership Academy to support and develop the Inclusion agenda. This secondment is for six months and in my absence I would like to welcome Paul O’Neill from Nottinghamshire Healthcare as Interim Director. Paul has worked with the Academy previously and I am pleased that he has chosen to take on the role.

A message from our Interim Director - Paul O'Neill

I am really pleased to be taking on the role of Interim Director and look forward to working in collaboration
with our member organisations to continue to build on our leadership excellence across the region.

I am also delighted to share with you our new East Midlands Leadership Academy prospectus for 2012/13. The prospectus provides an overview of the main activities for the coming year which have been planned in collaboration with our member organisations. There are some ‘old favourites’ along with an exciting range of new initiatives. Please click on the link below to download the prospectus.

We will continue to engage with our members and co-produce further offerings throughout the year – so look out for addendums to this prospectus. I am pleased to say that the website is in the process of being updated and re-designed and will be re-launched shortly- so again watch out for an email alert in the coming weeks.

The prospectus provides an overview of the main activities for the coming year which have been planned in collaboration with our member organisations. There are some ‘old favourites’ along with an exciting range of new initiatives.

We continue to work with our colleagues across the SHA Cluster, in the East of England and West Midlands, and some of the offers in the prospectus and future offers are of a direct result of this collaboration. We are also busy working with the NHS Leadership Academy and we hope to become a Local Delivery Partner for the national Academy from next year, providing offers of national importance and relevance, but still retaining our strong local links and focus.

I hope you enjoy reading the prospectus and very much look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you over the coming months.

Paul O'Neill

Interim Director, East Midlands Leadership Academy

Latest News

Double Success for East Midlands Leadership Academy: Two places as Finalists in the 2012 HSJ Efficiency in Training & Education Awards.

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted twice for a HSJ Award. Our entries for the Emerging Leaders Programme and Clinical & Medical Leadership Programme have been selected in the Efficiency in Training & Education Category.

On Friday 13th July 2012 our Business Development Manager Rachel Wingfield presented our pitches to the HSJ Judging Panel in London - the Winner will be announced at the HSJ Efficiency Awards on the 25th September 2012, Lancaster London, Hyde Park.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the delegates on our programmes, our programme providers and staff at the Academy for the support and information which they have all provided in preparation for our submissions.

We are delighted to have been confirmed twice as finalists and   we will update you on our progress at the Awards ceremony.


Aspiring Senior Leaders Programme- Apply Now!

The Aspiring Senior Leaders programme will provide participants with an intensive development opportunity that will equip them with the qualities and skills to enhance their potential for Director level roles or equivalent within the NHS and support delivery of high quality, efficient and effective patient care. This innovative programme will be designed and run in partnership with Ashridge Consulting, an internationally recognised business school. 

For further details and to apply click here


East Midlands Leadership Academy Bulletin - May 2012

Please find attached our May Bulletin providing you with the latest information on East Midlands Leadership Academy activity.  In this issue you will find updates on the national and cluster approach to leadership development, an overview of the Derbyshire Big Conversation 2012, upcoming Academy Alumni ‘dates for your diary’, Programmatic Updates (including the Academy’s plans for Inclusive Leadership offers), plus many more interesting articles.

Have your say!!

We are always looking for interesting articles or success stories to share across the region.  If you have anything you would like to share, please email eastmidlands.leadershipacademy@nottshc.nhs.uk.


 NHS Leadership Academy Update

'Academy News - Issue 3' is now available to view. 


NHS Leadership Academy Update

National centre of excellence for NHS leaders opens:  see below update from the NHS Leadership Academy

Have your details changed?

In order to ensure that we can communicate effectively with you would you kindly complete the Academy change of details form linked below and return to eastmidlands.leadershipacademy@nottshc.nhs.uk

Latest Events

                           Forthcoming Academy Activity

New BME - Mid Level Programme:-
Applications are now open - click here to apply

Visible Leaders:- Career Management Training 26th July 2012 places still available call Charlotte Harris on 0115 748 4275 to book

New Commercial Awareness Programme:-                        New dates coming soon 

New Board Programme:- 
Coming soon.

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