Mary Seacole programme

The Mary Seacole programme is a six month leadership development programme which was designed by the NHS Leadership Academy in partnership with global experts, Korn Ferry Hay Group, to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management.

The concept of learning how to be a leader when you’re in the thick of your day to day responsibilities can seem rather abstract, but the Mary Seacole programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application. It aims to provide the balance between learning the theory and putting it into practice. Designed for those in their first formal leadership role it empowers people to turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate patient care. For further information please email us or apply today.


Individual benefits:

  • Encouragement to look within themselves for the right leadership style, rather than comparing them to others
  • Increased awareness of themselves and their abilities, enabling them to more clearly identify; which styles fit their strengths, their emotional intelligence and how best to use it, how their behaviours might impact on others
  • The authority, capacity and motivation to implement change
  • The tools to transform emotion into an asset
  • Greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence, enabling them to work with others more effectively

Organisational benefits:

  • Better succession planning, due to having an increased number of capable leaders in the pipeline
  • A wider pool of professional skills to draw on within the organisation
  • Structured, evidence-based perspectives on decision-making which have a positive impact
  • People with greater positive impact on organisational culture
  • Leaders who have powerful strategies to achieve change
  • A healthier degree of challenge throughout the organisation rather than just at a senior level

“The programme gave me confidence in the way I worked, how I dealt with people and actioned things. It made me much more aware of the effect the team had on our patients and specifically how the way I communicated could make positive changes.”

Shona Jubb
Dispensary Manager/Technician, Dean and Smedley Pharmacists
For further information please email us or apply now.

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