Sarah on her leadership journey

Education delivery lead Sarah Hodgson is moving forward in her leadership track journey after completing a specialist course.

Sarah has passed the Mary Seacole programme which is a six month programme run by the NHS Leadership Academy.

The programme aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those looking to move into their first formal leadership role, or those new to first time leadership, it empowers people to turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate patient care.

Sarah said: “I have really enjoyed the programme. It is a mix of structured online learning and three full day workshop days with the other people in your group.

“Areas covered have included looking at your own role, creating successful teams, organisational culture, recruitment and selection and appraisals.

“I’ve picked up lots of good practice and learning from the workshops and content, as well as from my peers on the course, who are all working in various different roles across the NHS, whether that’s as a leader or someone who aspires to be a leader.

“I would absolutely recommend it to anyone interested in looking to develop their leadership skills.”

The trust’s organisation development team has designed a leadership track, which is a structured programme of courses staff can enrol on to develop their skills. Many of these are run in-house free of charge.

For more information visit the Journey into Leadership on the staff intranet.

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