NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

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26 June 2019 Newsletter

27 June 2019


Stepping Up programme open for applications from 09 July


The Stepping Up programme is a leadership development programme for aspiring black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care).

It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS by addressing the social, organisational and psychological barriers restricting BAME colleagues from progressing.

The programme is designed to bridge the gap between where applicants are and where they need to be, to progress into more senior roles. Successful applicants will be empowered to drive forward the inclusion agenda and develop their skills and abilities in order to grow and progress.

See more and apply online from 09 July via the NHS Leadership Academy website.


Leadership development from the NHS Leadership Academy 

The following programmes are available now to leaders at all levels in the NHS, read more on their website via the links below:

Edward Jenner programme for leadership foundations
Mary Seacole programme for first time leaders
2025 Leaders for aspiring Chief Execs (ALB) and Director Generals
Action Learning Set Facilitator programme

Find a Coach or Mentor


Coaching and mentoring are recognised as being a major part of how we do things in the NHS. They enrich the possibilities; using the right approach between colleagues to working with patients; improving performance; changing jobs, careers and so much more.

If you are seeking a coach or mentor to progress you in your current role or to aim for the next, see our my e-coach platform to find someone you can work with in your organisation or nearby. 

We welcome all public sector coaches and mentors qualified to ILM 5 or equivalent to register their profile with my e-coach also. 

For further information, contact Lucy Scarisbrick


Manager as Coach workshops - last chance to express your interest

Our popular Manager as Coach one day workshops are taking place as follows. 

04 September
15 January
13 February

Please use the link below to express your interest in taking part, before 5pm Friday 28 June. There are up to 48 places available in total and we are already over-subscribed; as such we are closing expressions of interest a week earlier than previously advertised. 

If you applied for one of the workshops previously and were not able to secure a place, please fill out the link below again to let us know you would like your application carried forward. 

For further information contact Lucy Scarisbrick.

Manager as Coach workshops expressions of interest

Express your interest for the OD Essentials programme


We have commissioned Hart Consultancy to run a three-day OD Essentials Programme for 20 OD Practitioners in the region.  The aim provides participants with an introduction to Organisation Development and is ideally suited to practitioners who are new to the field or who would like to enhance their practice with some theoretical underpinnings. 

This interactive programme will be delivered over a 13-week period enabling participants to apply their learning between each session. Participants will be required to track their own impact and learning as well as contribute to an evaluation of the programme itself.

The programme will help participants to:

  • Be introduced to the OD consultancy cycle
  • Understand action research as a key approach within OD work
  • Explore how data from the field of practice is used to inform intervention design
  • Be introduced to the difference between diagnostic and dialogic OD
  • Gain an understanding of OD evaluation and measurement
  • Reflect on their own practice and apply the learning in practice

We are looking for health and care colleagues who currently have a role as an OD Practitioner and are involved with delivering change.

For further information and to express your interest, see our website


Leadership Masterclasses - booking now

Click on the links below for more information and to register your place now.

For further information contact Amanda Reszczynski
iCan Masterclass with Richard McCann, 09 July
S.U.M.O. (Stop, Understand, Move On), 17 October
S.U.M.O. (Stop, Understand, Move On), 08 January