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Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities Programme



Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities Programme

This innovative programme explores how leaders can grow and nurture capacity in local communities to improve health and wellbeing and ensure better outcomes for people living with long-term conditions, disabled and older people. 

The programme is aimed at senior leaders and clinicians across health, social care and beyond who want to be part of a movement for change.  Participants will be encouraged to think radically about the role of ‘social capital’ in health and social care and the role of public service leadership in shaping the communities that citizens need and want.

The programme involves a series of one-day workshops one of which is residential, action learning sets, one-to-one leadership coaching sessions, a Myers-Briggs (MBTI) analysis of personality style and a specialist 360 degree feedback diagnostic. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about best practice as well as developing the leadership skills required to embed co-production into organisations and enable strong and empowered communities to grow and flourish. 

The programme, is a joint venture between Thames Valley and Wessex NHS Leadership Academy, Coalition for Collaborative Care, Skills for Care, and Think Local Act Persona.

A New Economics Foundation evaluation programme found, “The leadership programme was regarded in positive terms unanimously by those that attended. It was described as “excellent”, “inspirational” and perhaps most crucially, has already led to new leadership behaviours in those attending.” It also found the fact that, “…most of those who attended the programme had already begun to transform their role or services is evidence of the extent to which the programme inspired.”

For more information about the programme or to register interest please email