Are you are a senior or emerging leader who wants to enable better cross-system working? Do you want to bring about change, and learn how to do it? Do you want to know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of your leadership?



Intersect is a leadership development programme which will empower you to:


  • Explore what it’s like to be on the receiving end of your leadership
  • Discover the qualities and skills you need to grow
  • Learn the skills that will enable you to bring about change in the system


We use personal and group work to explore:


  • Inequality
  • Social exclusion and conflict
  • The need for leadership that goes beyond the superficial to make a tangible difference



Participant experience: Kerry Jackson, Chief Executive, St. Gemma’s Hospice



Intersect is a leadership development programme like no other. There are no short cuts.


Systems change only at the speed of trust. As a systems leader, you need to be a person who inspires trust in you and who works trustfully with others. There is no room on Intersect for anyone who is not open and willing to spend a year taking the deepest possible look into themselves to discover what it’s like being on the receiving end of their leadership and the qualities and skills they need to grow. The programme uses methods of close-up face to face group work to enable this deep dive.


Intersect complements this profound personal work with immersion in and engagement with whole systems. It engages with the realities of inequality, social exclusion and conflict and the need for leadership that can go beyond the superficial to make a tangible impact.


If what we do is sincerely care for the pathways of the local citizens as opposed to merely protecting our own organisations, we have to develop the human capacity of systems leaders to become trustworthy, trusting people who are adept at human relationships and who people want to trust and follow. This programme will help to bring about that change.



Nicholas Bradbury
Senior Associate
NHS Leadership Academy


  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of leading edge thinking


  • Increased confidence to be able to establish meaningful and productive relationships


  • A deeper understanding of the psychological forces that underlie human behaviour, feelings, and emotions, and cross sector dynamics


  • Engagement with participants from other sectors to understand behaviours, practices and processes outside your organisation


  • Increased emotional intelligence and self-awareness


  • The self-awareness and self-knowledge fundamental to successful systems leadership


  • Clarity on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of your leadership


  • The personal authority and relationship skills needed to co-create systems leadership networks which are integral to the future of our public sector


Who is the Intersect programme for?