The Executive Director Pathway (EDP) scheme builds upon historic uni-professional programmes for aspiring executive directors, with enhanced content relevant to the current health and care context. It makes the shift to supporting and preparing participants to develop personal and collective insights into their future executive role, working as part of a multi-professional unitary board.  

We have designed the EDP scheme around the 70:20:10 model of development: 

70% “on the job” learning-‘in place’ 

Experiential placement aligned to your requirements – this could be a shorter-term opportunity in your own organisation through stepping out of your current role for up to 12 months  

20% learning about self- through others 

Pathway Guide


Pathway groups                             

Access to the career portal 

Peer group sense making 

10% formal learning 

The development content of the scheme is as follows: 

  • 6 core multi-professional modules across 1 to 2 years – participants will choose which multi-professional modules to undertake in partnership with their Pathway Guide 
  • 6 compulsory uni-professional modules across the first 12 months – participants will undertake all uni-professional modules relating to their specific profession 
  • Executive coaching
  • Mentoring 
  • Peer support groups/Pathway groups 
  • Experiential placement (for up to 12 months) tailored to individual’s specific areas of development/required exposure 

Multi-Professional Modules 

  1. Transitioning into the executive director role 
  2. Leading with executive presence and impact 
  3. Leading others to create a high-performance culture 
  4. Leading for service quality, improvement and innovation 
  5. Leading for improving population health outcomes 
  6. Inclusive leadership for social justice