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Further Leadership and Management Development Opportunities

To complement our standard programmes we also deliver stand-alone programmes to meet the development needs of specific groups within NHSBT. These usually run once per year and are arranged in partnership with directorates.

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International Development Programme (IDP)

The International Development Programme (IDP) is currently under review; further information will be available in due course.

If you have any specific queries regarding this programme you can Raise a query online

Parallel Executive Team (PET)

The main purpose of this two-day programme is to give Assistant Directors and Senior Managers a better understanding of how the Executive Team (ET) makes decisions. Participants are nominated and recommended by their Director and given the responsibility to present a live, active ET paper in real-time and collaborate with other senior colleagues in order to progress the report, often to Board level. This will support the development of skills relating to the decision-making process, which will enable delegates to work together as an Executive team. Participants will then have the opportunity to observe the full ET discuss the same reports and compare their decision making process. To maximise this executive development opportunity, delegates will receive coaching feedback from Workforce colleagues following the programme.

Reach Higher

REACH Higher is a strategic aspiring leader’s programme for diverse leaders from a visible Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background working in the NHS/ALB (Arms Length Body) and or wider health economy/cross sector.

The programme has been designed to specifically develop and implement leadership strategies that reflect the unique challenges and experiences of BAME employees across NHSBT and the wider health economy/cross sector organisations.

We regularly review all of our programmes to ensure that we are doing everything we can to deliver the required objectives.  We are the process of further review for Reach Higher and will announce details for the next programme in 2018.

Senior Leaders Development Programme (SLDP)

The overarching aim of SLDP is to build the leadership talent pool and support people to compete for senior strategic roles. The programme is designed to prepare leaders to lead transformational change, develop and implement strategy, and engage more effectively with people they lead.

Delegate Nomination

There is no open application process for SLDP 2018. SLDP is intended to support directorates with their succession and strategic workforce planning objectives so rather than invest in a costly selection process, Directors will work with their teams to identify delegates from their service and the 14 places available will be allocated on a pro rata basis.

HR Business Partners will support Directors to nominate people who can satisfy clearly identified criteria.

SLDP 2018

Senior Leader's Induction

OWD run periodic Senior Induction Programmes when a cohort of new senior leaders (typically Heads of Function, Medical/Scientific Consultants, Assistant Directors) exists either via external appointment or internal promotion. Places are normally automatically allocated, however if you are a newly appointed senior leader needing a place or need to tell us about newly appointed senior leader please contact HR Direct

Shine Accelerate

Shine Accelerate is our talent development programme that takes a cohort of people at all levels from across NHSBT for a year long period of focused development.  The programme started in 2015 and over 130 people have completed it so far. 

We are taking a year out in 2018 to thoroughly review the programme to make sure that we are doing everything we can to ensure the right people are in the right places for the future success of NHSBT.  We will announce details about the 2019 programme in 2018.

360-degree Feedback Tool

A 360-degree feedback tool provides a structured way to collect information about your Leadership behaviour and performance from a range of people, each with a unique perspective. These raters are typically: yourself; your manager; your peers; your teams; and your customers / stakeholders. Comparing how others see you with the way you see yourself can support development of self-awareness, which is key to effective leadership. Leaders who seek and listen to feedback were highlighted by the 2013 Berwick report[1] as reducing risk and making healthcare safer.

NHSBT have an online 360° tool and trained feedback facilitators to help you to make sense of your report and how you can use it to increase your effectiveness. It is important to note that receiving 360-degree feedback should not be a sole solution and is not the only way to gain feedback; you are encouraged to seek and act on verbal feedback on a regular basis.

If you would like to request a 360 feedback report please complete a request for support form.  

[1] A promise to learn – a commitment to act, Improving the safety of patients in England.  National Advisory Group on the safety of patients in England August 2013.  ©Crown Copyright 2013

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