Systems Leadership Programme: Change through Collaboration

Posted on 14 October 2015 (Permalink)

Are you a collaborative team of leaders that works across boundaries, systems and organisations? Do you have a common systems challenge that you would like expert support to tackle together to develop a sustainable solution? Do you want to develop your own systems leadership capability? 

This exciting new pilot programme from Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) is designed to develop and enable leaders that work across boundaries to collaborate as a united partnership-team to sustainably solve a complex systems challenge that they are in the position to collectively influence. Health and care are full of complex-interrelated services that span across organisational boundaries. The underlying policy context outlined in the Five Year Forward View requires a different way of thinking and acting across the whole system. The agenda for transformational change and developing new models of care is both exciting and stretching for leaders.

This programme aims to develop and enable leaders to collaborate to make a demonstrable difference though systems thinking around a common challenge, which in turn will develop them individually, as a team and finally demonstrate their impact to health and care though the co-design of a solution to their systems challenge. The ultimate ambition of this programme is that the system change developed will be embedded and highly likely to succeed long-term through the collaborative systems approach taken by the team of systems leaders and their change champions. 

You will apply for the programme together as a team of multi-disciplinary leaders who are already working together across boundaries, having identified a common system/service challenge you wish to solve, and mapped it against the ambitions within the Five Year Forward View. Your team needs to be championed by the NHS, however members can be from partnering sectors (e.g. social care, charitable sector etc). 

This programme is fully funded by HEWMs' Leadership Team.

For further information on this programme and how it can benefit you, please see the flyer and application form, or go to the HEWM website. For general queries, contact Adam Turner, Leadership Programme Lead, on or 0121 695 2335.