Edward Jenner programme: Course 1 – Exploring what leadership means to me

Exploring what leadership means to me

Edward Jenner programme: Course 1

Learn how leadership capabilities will help you whatever your role; become more self-aware, authentic, resilient, and begin to develop a more inclusive workplace.

Duration: 4 weeks
Weekly study: 5 hours

Discover what ‘leadership’ really is

Some people have the word ‘leader’ in their job title, others are completely unaware they are leading. But all health and care staff contribute to the delivery of great care, it is part of the job. 

When you understand some of the foundational skills of leadership you will understand more about yourself, how to think differently about the challenges you face, how to be authentic and how to work with a team of unique and different individuals.

What is ‘leadership? What makes a great leader? And even through a period of massive upheaval and uncertainty how can health and care staff be inclusive and effective?

Answer these questions and ask your peers many more in this introduction to leadership that will impact your day-to-day work, at any level.

Part of the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner programme

When working a full-time job, it can be difficult to make time for learning and development.

On this four-week course, you’ll learn how to make space to understand yourself and others as you develop foundational leadership competencies.

With guidance from the experts at NHS Leadership Academy, you’ll discover how you can make the most out of life-long learning opportunities in everyday workplace situations.

One of the courses in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner leadership development programme of foundational leadership development.

What topics will you cover?

– An introduction to the method of study and the courses that make up the Edward Jenner programme

– The elements of good decision making

– The types of issues that leadership capabilities help with

– The concept of leadership

– Why leadership matters

– What makes good leadership

– How to be authentic

– Why valuing difference matters and inclusive leadership

– The roots of resilient leaders

When would you like to start?

Start on the first Monday of the month and learn at your own pace.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone working in the health and care sector but has been designed for anyone curious about understanding the personal skills of leadership or management.

Take the introductory course “Course 0 : An introduction to personal development” to get the most out of the Edward Jenner programme before enrolling in this course.

For non-UK applicants or if you are not eligible for free access, look out for the Edward Jenner programme on FutureLearn from May 2022.

Find out more about other courses in the Edward Jenner programme suite