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This unique programme aims to identify and develop the next generation of leadership talent and succession to support Our Dorset.

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How we can support your talent development 

The Talent development programme provides experienced leaders across Our Dorset with protected space to develop skills and behaviours associated with a collaborative style of leadership, alongside driving complex ICS change projects.

We launched the first cohort of this programme in May 2019 with 22 senior leaders from across health and care in Dorset.

Who is the programme aimed at?

  • Clinical directors/leads
  • Deputy directors
  • Heads of service.

The programme is aimed at those who have the potential to be an effective senior leader in Dorset as well as the opportunity to lead a complex change, aligned to the delivery of the Dorset ICS throughout the duration of the programme and beyond.

What the programme involves

The programme runs over 12 months and involved a series of masterclasses that aim to challenge thinking and offer new ideas and approaches whilst firmly staying rooted in the participants own reality.

It will involve a co-designed event at the beginning to ensure the programme is tailored to participants development needs.

Masterclasses include a focus on:

  • System Leadership
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Courageous conversations
  • Leading Complex Change and more.

The programme will also feature peer learning, coaching and mentoring which all aim to make sense of and transfer the learning directly to delegates work and practice.

How participats benefit

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of models and frameworks that support a more collaborative style of leadership
  • Have the opportunity to identify how they will make a tangible difference as a collaborative leader
  • Develop strategies to help overcome the real challenges
  • Understanding of different organisational perspectives from other participants
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a local network with other NHS and social care leaders
  • Be able to progress transformation projects

Sign up for the next cohort

Note that the selection for this programme will need to be endorsed at Executive level within your organisation following a talent conversation.

Email to register your interest for the next cohort

Our Dorset Development Hub

A free dedicated training and development hub.

The Our Dorset Development Hub opened in April 2019. We have a beautiful space in West Moors to host health and social care meetings as well as development sessions for staff across Dorset.

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