The Confident Practice Manager
20 November 2018
The Confident Practice Manager programme is designed for those who aspire to improve in their leadership role in practice management. The programme brings together like-minded individuals in a safe and stimulating environment to learn together and share experiences, supported by experienced executive coaches who provide context and with expert input on a number of areas relevant to participants.
This programme aims to give practice managers knowledge and confidence to become more effective and higher achieving. It equips you with the resources to push on to the next stage of leadership and development of general practice.
The programme has been designed to resolve the dilemma that practice managers are under huge workload pressure but need time and space to develop the capabilities to take themselves and their practices to the next level. It also recognises that the need for change facing many practices is urgent, so there is not the luxury of endless time to spend developing leadership skills away from work.
Feedback from a recent programme included:
"What made it so enjoyable was the opportunity to apply learning in my work place and to learn from and share with the wider group's experiences. It was also a very nice small group and we gelled well together."
"I thought the course as whole was most enjoyable. We have changed our approach to dealing with other organistaions, how we work internally within our federation, working to our strengths and we have some good ideas still to take forward."
How it works
The programme consists of eight half-day sessions over nine months (November 2018 to August 2019), allowing time between sessions for reflection. Sessions include regular opportunities to discuss current issues and seek solutions.
Each session combines expert facilitation by experienced practitioners in their field with knowledge-giving, discussion and opportunities to work through scenarios and problems. A qualified coach will lead the sessions and will be supported by other facilitators and experts throughout the programme.
Sessions are supplemented with selected further reading allowing participants to increase their knowledge in their own time.
Learning groups are encouraged to keep in touch with each other between sessions and to maintain relationships after the programme has ended.
Each group has its own dedicated closed networking space on NHS Networks, enabling participants to virtually network between and after sessions.
Capacity is limited to maximise the learning potential of the sessions and it is recommended you attend all sessions to get the most from the programme.
To register an expression of interest or to book your place on the programme please contact the events team by email or call us on 0113 212 4184.