The Our Dorset Training Hub are pleased to offer this series of practical, virtual, bite-size management tool and technique sessions for anyone in a new management or team leading position across Primary Care.

Target audience

If you are a team leader, supervisor or management lead within a GP Practice and are either new to the role or haven’t had formal training before, you would be an ideal participant.  This is a collaborated approach between NHS Dorset and GP Practices.  If you are a new team leader, department lead, line manager, GP, Nurse lead, Reception Manager, Practice Manager or Deputies this programme is for you.


The sessions will be delivered virtually via Teams and last up to 4 hours each. There will be one session per month, allowing for reflection and action learning time in between sessions. The delivery will be interactive and the content will be grounded in the realities you are working in and reflect the challenges faced as a manager within a Health and Social Care setting.

Group size

To enable the workshops to be interactive the cohort size will be a maximum of 15. We are starting with one cohort starting in March for 5 months.  Please therefore ensure that you will be able to make all of the scheduled dates before committing to the programme, as alternative sessions will not be available.


There are no costs to your organisation other than covering your time whilst on the programme.

Facilitator information

Francesca Pingarelli will run the first session on Leadership Awareness, using the Strength Deployment Inventory.  Fran is trained and experienced in this area and comes with a wealth of leadership and management experience.

Martyn Spendlove is an experienced training facilitator who has worked in large organisations, including the NHS, for many years. He is accredited by the CIPD and CMI, he also has certificates in coaching and personality profiling. Martyn’s style is facilitative, using engaging methods to empower all training delegates to reach their learning goals.

Application process

We would ask that participants complete this form and ensure you have a conversation with your line manager prior to completing the application and include their details on the form so we can ensure you will be supported and released for all of the dates outlined.

Please complete all elements of this form by the deadline date of 24th February 2023.  We will confirm places on the programme by 1st March 2023.

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