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Welcome to the website of the London Leadership Academy. We are a pan-London NHS leadership development organisation, working to support leaders across the Capital. We create time and space for leaders to learn together, creating connections across London and building networks, to enable them to deliver the best care possible to patients and service users.

As the local delivery partner of the NHS Leadership Academy we are your link with national leadership development programmes as well as having an increasing portfolio of  development opportunities available to leaders across London, which can be seen in our portfolio here.

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London Leadership Academy 2016-17 Annual Report

We are pleased to launch our Annual Report for the 2016-17 financial year. This report highlights the work we are doing in developing leaders across the system. In this document, we reflect on our key successes look forward to what the future holds for the LLA.Read more

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New Voices, New Narrative, New Culture: What's your story

Do you want to build culture, communicate power, increase connections, skills, dialogue, fresh thinking, confidence and hope, with a view to create a new, more inclusive, cultural narrative across London’s NHS?

If this resonates with you, we welcome you to join us on the 25th of July (and on following sessions) where you will have the opportunity to discover the power of stories and their impact on staff, the organisation, and culture. We will then explore a variety of stories (both traditional and digital), and begin to move into a space where you will begin to dream up some of your own...

There will be four sessions in total, throughout which we will provide you with time, space and support to help you shape your stories about inclusion and exclusion at work into publishable pieces (whether that be on a website, in a newspaper article, a journal etc). Remember, there is no pressure or rush to publish!


Date: Tue 25 July 2017

Time: 16:00 – 18:30

Location: Session 1: Room 22, Events Centre, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DN

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Fit For Futures Webinar

The LLA is delighted to offer health and social care leaders across the capital access to this webinar which will be run for us by Eitan Reich from Fit For Futures later this month.

Eitan, who works in the area of managing in complex adaptive systems, has developed a framework that supports leaders to find their way through specific challenges and define suitable responses in those particular contexts.

Building on the work that we have been doing on leadership in the face of wicked problems and in the context of complexity, we are delighted to collaborate with Eltan on this in the form of a small pilot of 20 participants, drawn from attendees at an event run for us last year by Dave Snowden, and earlier this year at our Systems Leadership Summit.

The aim of this pilot is to make the ‘Fit For Future’ decision making tool, which is based on future scenarios planning, adapted to the needs of managers and staff at the NHS. We are also pleased to be able to open up these webinars beyond the pilot group to anyone with an interest in the topic.

The webinar will run twice in the month of July, in order to maximise attendance – and we invite you to join us for these initial conversations which are set to launch the pilot.

Date: Fri 28th July 2017
Time: 09:00 – 10:00

For further information please get in touch with Mark Cole, Leadership Development Programme Manager

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Ready Now Programme 
Applications open for Senior BAME Leaders

The NHS Leadership Academy (the Academy) opened recruitment for intake six of the Ready Now programme on 3rd July 2017. Intake six will offer three cohorts starting from April 2018. There are up to 35 places available per cohort.

Ready Now is an innovative and inspirational positive action programme from the NHS Leadership Academy. The year-long programme will take senior leaders from a BAME background on a transformational learning journey, helping them to realise their potential and take that next step up to a more senior role, to the boardroom and beyond.

The programme begins with the assumption that BAME staff face complex and unique challenges to their progression. These challenges are due to multiple day to day obstacles that are embedded within all aspects of the system. BAME staff have a particular and powerful role to pay in changing this.

Ready Now gives participants the space to deeply consider how they lead. They engage with experimenting with and testing new strategies for enhancing their leadership impact. The work involved here is key to enabling voice, choice and growing the confidence and capabilities to powerfully lead for inclusion, for the benefit of patients and staff.

Designed to respect and build upon the skills, experience and wisdom participants already have, Ready Now aims to nurture curiosity, expand horizons and help participants consolidate their practice with even more authority. It is a means to further develop their leadership skills, styles and behaviours; providing an opportunity to connect with contemporaries across the health care system more broadly.

Successful applicants will already have leadership experience as the programme is designed for leaders from under-represented groups that want to become senior leaders in the health or social care system. The programme will positively reinforce your view that the NHS should be more inclusive of the communities it serves.

To complete an application, visit the Academy’s website.

Applications close on Monday 9th October.


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