Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme: Course 1

Inclusive Leadership in Health and Care

Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme: Course 1

Develop inclusive and compassionate leadership skills to ensure diversity and equality in the health and care industry.

Duration: 6 weeks
Weekly study: 3 hours a week, 18 hours total.

Part of the NHS Leadership Academy’s Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme.

What will this course cover?

Manage health and care teams with powerful inclusive leadership strategies

The importance of inclusive leadership is increasingly understood and sought after across almost every industry. This includes the health and care sector, and managers and supervisors need to develop these leadership skills if they want to stay relevant in the workplace. This six-week course from the NHS Leadership Academy will help you to do just that.

Get familiar with EDI basics

On this course, you’ll get an in-depth look at the core concepts relating to equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) policies. With this foundation, you’ll be able to examine and understand the impact that racism, privilege, intersectionality, and allyship have on levels of prejudice and acceptance at work.

Learn to put your leadership skills into action

After gaining a sound knowledge of EDI basics, you’ll move on to putting that theory into practice. As you move through the course, you’ll get to reflect on how your work experiences have shaped your own attitudes, identify staff and groups who need support, and design policies that allow you to lead with inclusion and allyship.

Study with top NHS Leadership Academy experts

Dr Sandi Dunne, the lead educator for this course, holds multiple qualifications including an MA and MSc Executive Coach degree. In her role as an NHS Leadership Academy faculty member, she also acts as a Diversity and Inclusion expert. With Dr Dunne’s guidance and the Leadership Academy’s commitment to improving healthcare by developing leadership skills, you can be sure that this course will prepare you to manage EDI workplaces with compassion and insight.

The syllabus:

  • Week 1: Understanding key EDI concepts
  • Week 2: Theorising race and understanding racism
  • Week 3: Power and privilege
  • Week 4: Intersectionality
  • Week 5: Intersectional lifelines
  • Week 6: Allyship

What will you acheive?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain the key concepts in relation to Social Justice, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (SJEDI).
  • Discuss the development of key ideas in relation to SJEDI.
  • Debate and raise awareness of current SJEDI issues and local strategies.
  • Identify key issues in terms of policy and practice for managers at work.
  • Develop a more inclusive team and organisational culture.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for health and care managers and supervisors. As the first in a series of training sessions on equality, diversity and inclusion in medical services, it will help you develop core inclusive leadership skills.

Who has developed this course?

Dr Sandie Dunne, BA (hons) MDip, MA, MSc, PHD – Associate Professor for HSMC Birmingham University, Executive Coach and Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Organisational Development Consultant.

Janine La Rosa, Strategic Head for Equality and Inclusion London Region and the Co-Director London COVID-19 Legacy and Equity Partnership for NHS England.

Developed in partnership

This course is a partnership between the NHS Leadership Academy and the London Race Strategy team.

NHS Leadership Academy’s purpose is to help people discover and fulfil their leadership potential to deliver outstanding health and care.

London’s Workforce Race Strategy team recognise the challenge and complexity involved in addressing race inequality. They work across London’s NHS to make a significant and tangible difference to the experiences of its BME workforce.

For non-UK applicants or if you are not eligible for free access please enrol through FutureLearn.

Find out more about other courses in the Core Managers: Developing Inclusive Workplaces programme suite.